“Critics and their approaches” transfers from the ancient Arab discourse to the modern

10 August, 2021


The Qatari Forum for Authors held a new session of the “Critics and their approaches” initiative, within the activities of Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021.

This session which was presented by Dr. Abdelhak Belabed, Professor of Literature Issues and Curriculum of Critical and Comparative Studies at Qatar University, was held via Al-Multaqa channel on YouTube, was hosted by the critic Professor Dr. Fadel Aboud Al-Tamimi, Professor of Rhetoric and Literary Criticism at the University of Diyala, Iraq.

Dr. Belabed began the session by emphasizing that this initiative comes within the forum’s initiatives that call for promoting a culture of criticism in society, and a desire to read in a way different from what many are accustomed to, by hosting a number of best Arab thinkers and intellectuals.

Dr. Fadel Al-Tamimi began his speech by expressing his happiness to participate in this initiative, extending his thanks to the Ministry of Culture and Sports, which gave him the opportunity to talk about critical approaches within this initiative, which he described as a clear and prominent sign in the Arab cultural scene.

On the criteria and concepts of his critical project, Al-Tamimi stressed that his critical steps were formed through his apprenticeship at the hands of distinguished senior professors in the field of Arab criticism, explaining that this is what made him passionate between ancient and modern.

He pointed out that this is an Arab literary phenomenon, and he cited what the great criti, Dr. Salah Fadl said: “I find that criticism is now heading towards a panoramic scene in which what is cultural is combined with what is critical, and I find that the language of criticism is now renewed in a way that parallels the existing or studied literary patterns in a life full of critical approaches”.

Al-Tamimi emphasized that his precise specialization in the field of ancient Arabic rhetorical and critical discourse is what led him later to the shores of ancient knowledge that still lives between the lines of today’s books.