volume 52, issue 1-2, P97-123 2021
DOI: 10.1163/1570064x-12341421
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Gonzalo Fernández Parrilla, Eric Calderwood

Abstract: Abstract What is Moroccan literature, where and when does it happen, and in what languages? In this essay, we tackle these questions by tracing the evolution of the definition of “Moroccan literature” from the first half of the twentieth century until the present. The earliest works of Moroccan literary historiography, such as ʿAbd Allah Kannūn’s al-Nubūgh al-maghribī fī al-adab al-ʿarabī (1937), situated Moroccan literature within the Arabic literary tradition and treated Moroccan literature as an important e…

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