Biblical proximity and women: the image of Arabs in Victorian works of religious nature

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/603744
Title:
Biblical proximity and women: the image of Arabs in Victorian works of religious nature
Authors:
Witwit, May
Abstract:
Abstract The pro-suffrage campaign to elevate the Oriental female did not give emphasis to Arab women; however, they were vividly presented in religious literature and romances of a religious nature. The inferior position and the victimisation of Arab women, attributed to Islam, delivered a political and a religious message that helped steer the Victorian reader’s opinion towards a desired effect. The paper will focus on the image of the Arab woman in some of these publications to highlight that the use of the biblical element of the Middle East was employed to reinforce Christianity and combat Ottomans. The image of the victimised Arab woman also prepared the public for a future military involvement in the Middle East. The paper suggests that the Victorian depiction of the Arab female may well be the precursor of present-day use of Islam-phobic slogans that trigger sorrow easily transformed into anger at the men, culture and the religion that victimise women.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Witwit, M. (2015) 'Biblical proximity and women: the image of Arabs in Victorian works of religious nature'. Arab World English Journal 6 (3) 5-17
Publisher:
Arab World English Journal
Journal:
Arab World English Journal
Issue Date:
Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/603744
Additional Links:
http://www.awej.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=779:may-a-witwit&catid=61&Itemid=138
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2229-9327
Sponsors:
Leverhulme Trust - University of Bedfordshire
Appears in Collections:
English Language and Literature

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWitwit, Mayen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-29T09:01:43Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-29T09:01:43Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10en
dc.identifier.citationWitwit, M. (2015) 'Biblical proximity and women: the image of Arabs in Victorian works of religious nature'. Arab World English Journal 6 (3) 5-17en
dc.identifier.issn2229-9327en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/603744en
dc.description.abstractAbstract The pro-suffrage campaign to elevate the Oriental female did not give emphasis to Arab women; however, they were vividly presented in religious literature and romances of a religious nature. The inferior position and the victimisation of Arab women, attributed to Islam, delivered a political and a religious message that helped steer the Victorian reader’s opinion towards a desired effect. The paper will focus on the image of the Arab woman in some of these publications to highlight that the use of the biblical element of the Middle East was employed to reinforce Christianity and combat Ottomans. The image of the victimised Arab woman also prepared the public for a future military involvement in the Middle East. The paper suggests that the Victorian depiction of the Arab female may well be the precursor of present-day use of Islam-phobic slogans that trigger sorrow easily transformed into anger at the men, culture and the religion that victimise women.en
dc.description.sponsorshipLeverhulme Trust - University of Bedfordshireen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherArab World English Journalen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.awej.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=779:may-a-witwit&catid=61&Itemid=138en
dc.subjectnineteenth century periodicalsen
dc.subjectBibleen
dc.subjectArab womenen
dc.subjectVictorian perception of Arabsen
dc.subjectmediaeval polemicen
dc.titleBiblical proximity and women: the image of Arabs in Victorian works of religious natureen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalArab World English Journalen
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