Forthcoming Issues

Forthcoming Issues Focus On

Literature, History, and Historiography

This issue of Alif will explore the relationship between literature and history.

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Literature Confronting Mortality

 This issue of Alif will explore the ways in which literature from a variety of genres and geographic contexts engages mortality.

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Brotherly/Sisterly Relations in Literature and the Arts

This issue of Alif explores representations of brotherhood/sisterhood in literature and the arts. What does it mean to be part of a brotherly/sisterly bond? And what do such bonds entail, positively or otherwise? These questions have been extensively posed and revisited in a variety of traditions old and new, from Antigone’s passionate quest to bury her brother in Sophocles’s play, to the Biblical murder tale of Cain and Abel, the Quranic chapter on Joseph and his envious brothers, or rancor in Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov

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