This paper looks at the interplay of literary humor and urban representation in Nisāʾ al-Karantīnā (2013) by the Egyptian Nāʾil al-Ṭūkhī. This novel is set alongside other contemporary Egyptian writings that provide an unusual portrait of Cairo and its inhabitants through humor. Moving to Alexandria, Nisāʾ al-Karantīnā turns the whole city and the possibility to write about it into the target of its satire. This paper examines how humor dismantles some nostalgic clichés and how literary and non-literary discourses (anti-epics, popular culture, and hostile jokes) shape the Alexandrian culture of laughter in this novel.

Al-Qāhira – al-Iskandariyya rāyḥ ǧāy: al-fukāha fī riwāyat “Nisāʾ al-Karantīnā” li-Nāʾil al-Ṭūḫī From Cairo to Alexandria and Back: Humour in Nisāʾ al-Karantīnā by Nāʾil al-Ṭūkhī (in Arabic) / C. Dozio. - 17:(2021), pp. 1-12. ((Intervento presentato al convegno AGYA International Bilingual Summer School ‘Mapping the Urban: Cities in Arabic literature, Culture, and Society’ tenutosi a Venezia nel 2019.

Al-Qāhira – al-Iskandariyya rāyḥ ǧāy: al-fukāha fī riwāyat “Nisāʾ al-Karantīnā” li-Nāʾil al-Ṭūḫī From Cairo to Alexandria and Back: Humour in Nisāʾ al-Karantīnā by Nāʾil al-Ṭūkhī (in Arabic)

C. Dozio
2021

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This paper looks at the interplay of literary humor and urban representation in Nisāʾ al-Karantīnā (2013) by the Egyptian Nāʾil al-Ṭūkhī. This novel is set alongside other contemporary Egyptian writings that provide an unusual portrait of Cairo and its inhabitants through humor. Moving to Alexandria, Nisāʾ al-Karantīnā turns the whole city and the possibility to write about it into the target of its satire. This paper examines how humor dismantles some nostalgic clichés and how literary and non-literary discourses (anti-epics, popular culture, and hostile jokes) shape the Alexandrian culture of laughter in this novel.
contemporary Egyptian literature; Nāʾil al-Ṭūkhī; Nisāʾ al-Karantīnā; Alexandria; space representation; mapping the urban; humour
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