Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive

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Interrogating how Alexandria became enshrined as the exemplary cosmopolitan space in the Middle East, this book mounts a radical critique of Eurocentric conceptions of cosmopolitanism. The dominant account of Alexandrian cosmopolitanism elevates things European in the city’s culture and simultaneously places things Egyptian under the sign of decline. The book goes beyond this civilization/barbarism binary to trace other modes of intercultural solidarity.


Halim presents a comparative study of literary representations, addressing poetry, fiction, guidebooks, and operettas, among other genres. She reappraises three writers―C. P. Cavafy, E. M. Forster, and Lawrence Durrell―who she maintains have been cast as the canon of Alexandria. Attending to issues of genre, gender, ethnicity, and class, she refutes the view that these writers’ representations are largely congruent and uncovers a variety of positions ranging from Orientalist to anticolonial. The book then turns to Bernard de Zogheb, a virtually unpublished writer, and elicits his camp parodies of elite Levantine mores in operettas, one of which centers on Cavafy. Drawing on Arabic critical and historical texts, as well as contemporary writers’ and filmmakers’ engagement with the canonical triumvirate, Halim orchestrates an Egyptian dialogue with the

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"This is a superbly researched and clearly (and powerfully) written study of a series of works devoted to one of the world's most fabled and fascinating cities, Alexandria, all within the overarching theme of 'cosmopolitanism.' In a word, it is an excellent exercise in rigorous comparative literature scholarship."--Roger Allen, University of Pennsylvania----Roger Allen "University of Pennsylvania "

"This book is firmly in the postcolonial mode, and on a topic that is both ti mely and important. As Egypt and other countries in the Middle East begin a political journey that takes them further and further out of the control of Western political institutions, it is essential to have nuanced studies that allow us to begin to understand how we (as Western writers and thinkers) have created comfortable spaces for certain non-western elites while excluding others."----Susan Stephens "Stanford University "

The strength of this work lies in Halim's ability to offer a much-needed postcolonial critique on the ubiquitous literary trope of Alexandrians, as a cosmopolitan city.--Mara Naaman "--International Journal of Middle East Studies "

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Hala Halim is Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Comparative Literature at New York University.

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