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Guide to the Ihab Hassan Papers
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Description
This collection documents the academic work of literary critic, scholar, and theorist Ihab Hassan. The bulk of these materials reflect his work on American fiction of the later twentieth century, in addition to his extensive writings on postmodernism, literary criticism, and cultural studies. The collection primarily contains holograph manuscripts, typescripts, offprints, and reprints of Hassan's published monographs and articles, in addition to professional papers and lecture materials. Some audio and video recordings are included.
Background
Ihab Habib Hassan is a prominent critic, scholar, and theorist in the academic study of literature. While focusing his scholarship on the post-war novel, he was among the first to articulate a concept of the postmodern. He was born in Cairo, Egypt on October 17, 1925. The son of a civil servant, he spent his youth in Egypt and eventually attended the University of Cairo to study electrical engineering. Upon graduation in 1946, he received the prestigious Egyptian Educational Mission fellowship and left for the United States to continue his studies in electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Hassan has lived in the United States ever since.
Extent
11.5 linear feet (29 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research. Access to original audio and video cassettes is restricted; copies will be made for researcher use.