A Madman Who Does Not Love Me : the portrayal of men in the work of Emirati poet Maysoon Saqr

Author

Hamad, Muhammad

Source

al-Majma : Studies in Arabic Language and Literature

Issue

Vol. 2019, Issue 14 (31 Dec. 2019), pp.373-389, 17 p.

Publisher

al-Qasemi Academy al-Qasemi Arabic Language Academy

Publication Date

2019-12-31

Country of Publication

Palestine (West Bank)

No. of Pages

17

Main Topic

Literature

Topics

Abstract EN

In women's literature, whether poetry or prose, portrayals of women and portrayals of men are central themes. Feminist writers have adopted attacks on men as a means of defence, and those attacks can take on an overtly hostile character. Men are often depicted as mad, sexually impotent, bestial predatory upon women, clownish, traitorous, and mendacious. This study aims to elucidate the manifestations of these negative characterizations and the way they are manifested in Emirati poet Maysoon Saqr's collection, A Madman Who Does Not Love Me. The conclusions drawn point to these characterizations being a reflection of a patriarchal system and a negative social praxis in which religion and customs conspire to constrict the freedom and creativity of women, notably married ones.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Hamad, Muhammad. 2019. A Madman Who Does Not Love Me : the portrayal of men in the work of Emirati poet Maysoon Saqr. al-Majma : Studies in Arabic Language and Literature،Vol. 2019, no. 14, pp.373-389.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-888754

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Hamad, Muhammad. A Madman Who Does Not Love Me : the portrayal of men in the work of Emirati poet Maysoon Saqr. al-Majma : Studies in Arabic Language and Literature No. 14 (2019), pp.373-389.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-888754

American Medical Association (AMA)

Hamad, Muhammad. A Madman Who Does Not Love Me : the portrayal of men in the work of Emirati poet Maysoon Saqr. al-Majma : Studies in Arabic Language and Literature. 2019. Vol. 2019, no. 14, pp.373-389.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-888754

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 388-389

Record ID

BIM-888754