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Elliott Colla

Researcher at Brown University

Publications -  14
Citations -  261

Elliott Colla is an academic researcher from Brown University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Cultural history & Normalization (sociology). The author has an hindex of 7, co-authored 14 publications receiving 243 citations. Previous affiliations of Elliott Colla include University of Washington.

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Conflicted Antiquities: Egyptology, Egyptomania, Egyptian Modernity

Elliott Colla
TL;DR: Colla draws on medieval and modern Arabic poetry, novels, and travel accounts; British and French travel writing; history of archaeology; and the history of European and Egyptian museums and exhibits.
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Badr Shākir al-Sayyāb, Cold War Poet

TL;DR: In the autumn of 1959, the Iraqi modernist poet Badr Shākir al-Sayyab (1926-1964) published a series of perplexing autobiographical vignettes entitled I Used to be a Communist (Kuntu shiyū‘iyyan) in the Baghdad daily, Al-Ḥurriyya (freedom).
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How Zaynab Became the First Arabic Novel

TL;DR: A History Compass conference cluster tracing the formation of national culture in Egypt was organized by the Middle East Centre (St. Antony's), The Faculty of Oriental Studies, The Khalid bin ‘Abdullah Al-Sa’ud Professorship (Professor Clive Holes), and The Centre for Political Ideologies as mentioned in this paper.
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In Praise of Insult: Slogan Genres, Slogan Repertoires and Innovation

TL;DR: For example, during the 18-Day Uprising, many observers treated slogans as if they were spontaneous linguistic statements of an unambiguous popular will as discussed by the authors, which both resonated and clashed with what I thoughtI knew about the history of protest culture in Egypt.