At the 16th Sharjah academic conference on the Arabic electronic (interactive) novel (Amman, September 2019)

D. V. Mikulsky
2020 Orientalistica  
The article provides an account of the Author's participation in the 16th Sharjah conference on contemporary Arabic literature (Amman / Jordan, September 2019). It comprises information about the institutions and people who organized this meeting, as well as an outline of the academic problems regarded as its main topic: the specific features of Arabic novel delivered in the electronic form. The author, Professor D. Mikulsky also offers a brief report on his personal conversations with Arab
more » ... tions with Arab writers and scholars of literature, as well as with people of Amman whom he met during his stay in the Capital of Jordan. These conversations were chiefly about these people's attitude towards Russia and its culture, and also about the academic and popular perception of the classical Arabic literary and cultural legacy of the Arabs and family and clannish roots of the Author's informants. The article, written in an elegant style offers a vivid picture of the present-day sociocultural situation in the Arab world, where the most recent cultural phenomena are amalgamated with traditional institutions.
doi:10.31696/2618-7043-2020-3-3-851-880 fatcat:edxbv6idv5eednhcp777hleh7e