The representation of Arab Muslim Americans in post 9 11 American Novels : a study of Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and Laila Halaby’s Once in a Promised Land

Other Title(s)

تمثيل العرب و المسلمين الأمريكيين بعد أحداث 11 سبتمبر في الروايات الأمريكية : دراسة لروايتي "دون ديللو" (الرجل المتساقط)‎ و رواية ليلى حلبي (ذات مرة في أرض الميعاد)‎

Dissertant

Bani Fawwaz, Sufyan Fayiz Abd al-Qadir

Thesis advisor

Maqabilah, Rasha

University

Jerash University

Faculty

College of Arts

Department

Department of English

University Country

Jordan

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2020

English Abstract

The tragedy of 9/11 was a turning point in the life of all Americans.

Arab /Muslims Americans were no exception especially that the devastating event weakened their position in the wider multicultural American society.

Several American writers have tackled the trauma after the tragedy.

In response, Arab/Muslim American writers felt the need to voice their opinions and attitudes, their community’s responses to the tragedy, especially that they have suffered from racial discrimination and social exclusion.

This thesis aims at examining the literary representations of Arab/Muslim Americans in two novels: Falling Man by Don DeLillo (2007) and Once in a Promised Land by Laila Halaby (2007).

Written in the same year, the two novels represent Arab/Muslim characters in the framework of the event of the 9/11, but from two different perspectives.

While DeLillo represents Arab/Muslim Americans from the perspective of an outsider, Halaby’s novel represents the experience of Arab/Muslim Americans from the inside.

In this thesis, a number of concepts introduced within the postcolonial conceptual framework in Homi Bhabha’s, Edward Said’s, Bernard Lewis writings, will be used for a better understanding.

These concepts are: identity, belonging, cultural hybridity, representation, and orientalism.

The thesis is divided into three chapters.

First chapter charts the literary works written after 9/11 by both American and Arab/ Muslim Americans.

It also lays the ground for the theoretical background used in the thesis.

The Second chapter is devoted to the analysis of Don DeLillo’s Falling Man, while the third chapter shifts the focus to Once in a Promised Land.

Then, conclusion sums up the thesis by giving final comments of the research’s findings

Main Topic

Education

Topics

No. of Pages

87

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Abstract in Arabic.

Introduction.

Chapter One : The crisis of 9 11 in Don Delillo’s falling man.

Chapter Two : The other side of the story : Laila Halaby’s once in a promised land.

Conclusion.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Bani Fawwaz, Sufyan Fayiz Abd al-Qadir. (2020). The representation of Arab Muslim Americans in post 9 11 American Novels : a study of Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and Laila Halaby’s Once in a Promised Land. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Jerash University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-971314

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Bani Fawwaz, Sufyan Fayiz Abd al-Qadir. The representation of Arab Muslim Americans in post 9 11 American Novels : a study of Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and Laila Halaby’s Once in a Promised Land. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Jerash University. (2020).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-971314

American Medical Association (AMA)

Bani Fawwaz, Sufyan Fayiz Abd al-Qadir. (2020). The representation of Arab Muslim Americans in post 9 11 American Novels : a study of Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and Laila Halaby’s Once in a Promised Land. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Jerash University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-971314

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-971314