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Exploring the Concepts of “Homeland”, “Exile” and “Return” in the Palestinian Poetry through the Work of Mahmoud Darwish

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dc.contributor.advisor Rubenstein, Richard Asli, Chadi
dc.creator Asli, Chadi 2016-11-11 2017-10-03T17:20:39Z 2017-10-03T17:20:39Z
dc.identifier doi:10.13021/G8KT1J
dc.description.abstract This thesis studies the Palestinian discourse on exile and return through the exploration of Palestinian poetry. Special attention will be given to the work of Mahmoud Darwish, a leading figure of Palestinian poetry. To this end, different pieces of literature concerning theories on social identity and collective memory mechanisms were chosen and reviewed. The analysis was divided into four different sections. Each section corresponds to a theme present and typical of Palestinian poetry. The systematic exploration of these themes in Palestinian poetry informs us on the Palestinian narrative about exile and the return. The themes studied are bloodlines, love, nature and mythology. Palestinian poets have used poetry as a strong communicative tool to narrate their experiences and feelings, whether personal or political. This was a good enough reason for me to choose the study of Mahmoud Darwish’s poetry works as study examples.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Palestinian poetry en_US
dc.subject homeland en_US
dc.subject exile en_US
dc.subject return en_US
dc.subject Mahmoud Darwish en_US
dc.title Exploring the Concepts of “Homeland”, “Exile” and “Return” in the Palestinian Poetry through the Work of Mahmoud Darwish en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security en_US Master's en_US Conflict Analysis and Resolution en_US George Mason University en_US

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