restricted access   Volume 12, Number 1, March 2016

Table of Contents

Editorial Introduction

p. 1


Armenian Women, Legal Bargaining, and Gendered Politics of Conversion in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Aleppo

pp. 2-30

From Flat to Round Men: Male Characters in Saudi Women’s Fiction

pp. 31-49

The Politics of the Qabaday (Tough Man) and the Changing Father Figure in Syrian Television Drama

pp. 50-67

How “God Becomes a Lover”: Sufi Poetry and the Finitude of Desire in Kurdistan

pp. 68-87

Review Essay

Gendering Political Agency in the Maghreb

pp. 88-92

Book Reviews

Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging by Carol Fadda-Conrey (review)

pp. 93-95

The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature by Abir Hamdar (review)

pp. 96-98

Moroccan Fashion: Design, Culture, and Tradition by M. Angela Jansen (review)

pp. 99-101

Third Space

Exploring Third Space in the Beirut Decentrists’ Texts

pp. 102-106

From l’Écriture Féminine to Queer Subjectivities: Sevgi Soysal, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, and Perihan Mağden

pp. 107-111

Politics of Intimacy in Turkey: A Distraction from “Real” Politics?

pp. 112-121

Emerging Amazigh Feminist Nongovernmental Organizations

pp. 122-125

Revolutionary Religiosity and Women’s Access to Higher Education in the Islamic Republic of Iran

pp. 126-138