Life after the Squares: Reflections on the consequences of the Occupy movements

Social Movement Studies  Volume 16, 2017 – Issue 1: Special Issue: Resisting Austerity: Collective Action in Europe in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis Editors: Cristina Flesher Fominaya & Graeme Hayes This section: Edited by Amador Fernández-Savater, Cristina Flesher Fominaya, With contributions by Luhuna Carvalho, Çiğdem, Hoda Elsadda, Wiam El-Tamami, Patricia Horrillo, Silvia Nanclares & Stavros Stavrides Pages 119-151  Abstract This is a roundtable with reflections on Tahrir Square, Egypt; […]

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Gender, Nation, and the Arabic Novel: Egypt, 1892-2008

By Hoda Elsadda Edinburgh University Press Publication Date: Jul 2012 Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm Extent: 304 pages Series: Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature A nuanced understanding of literary imaginings of masculinity and femininity in the Egyptian novel Gender studies in Arabic literature have become equated with women’s writing, leaving aside the possibility of a radical rethinking of the Arabic […]

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Imaging the “New Man”: Gender and Nation in Arab Literary Narratives in the Early Twentieth Century

Hoda Elsadda From: Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies Volume 3, Number 2, Spring 2007 pp. 31-55 Abstract The emergence of the New Woman in Egypt as a central trope in the nationalist narrative of nation-building and modernity has been the subject of scholarly interest for more than a decade, yet there has been little research on her logical counterpart: the […]

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Interview: Hoda Elsadda: Biggest conflict facing Constituent Assembly is the violent rivalry in the streets, on TV and the sharp division of society

Daily News, 13 September 2013 Fady Ashraf Freedoms and Rights committee head in the Constituent Assembly, Hoda Elsadda, affirms that criminalisation of discrimination is a must   You are known for your academic work concerning women, and your founding of (Women and Memory forum), what is the difference between academic work, since there is a belief that academic work does […]

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Egypt—The Revolution Will Continue

Women’s Media Centre, 20 January 2012 By Hoda Elsadda January 25 marks the anniversary of the onset of protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Here, Hoda Elsadda, an Egyptian women’s rights activist and professor at Cairo University, assesses women’s gains, potential losses and determination to move forward—as evidenced by last month’s 10,000-woman strong protest march. One year ago, the Egyptian people […]

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Dr. Hoda El Sadda Stands Up to Sexual Harassment

Cairo West, 6 March 2013 By Brian Wright Dr. Hoda El Sadda is a long-standing champion for women’s rights in Egypt and the Arab World, and a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cairo University. With degrees from both Cairo University and the American University, she taught Comparative Arabic Literature at Manchester University from 2005 to 2011. In the […]

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Egypt: the battle over hope and morale

Open Democracy HODA ELSADDA 2 November 2011 The deliberate attempt to discredit women’s rights by associating them with the ex- first lady Suzanne Mubarak is a key challenge for women’s rights activists in Egypt, so too is the battle not to surrender to the prophets of doom and gloom, Hoda Elsadda tells Deniz Kandiyoti   DK: As a women’s rights activist […]

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Narrating the Arab spring from within

Open Democracy HODA ELSADDA 8 March 2012 What are the evolving narratives of the Arab Spring? Hoda Elsadda reports from a conference in Cairo examining the conflicting narratives of and about the Arab revolutions, and the geopolitics of these narratives.   Conferences and symposia on the Arab Spring have been a defining feature of the past year in the Arab world […]

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