Yvonne Albers

Scholar of contemporary Arab culture and intellectual history. She worked for several years at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies at Marburg University, Germany. She currently lives and works in Beirut. Member of the Working Group on Periodical Studies.


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Start, stop, begin again

The journal ‘Mawaqif’ and Arab intellectual positions since 1968

The Lebanese journal ‘Mawaqif’, published in various incarnations between 1968 and 1994, was one of the leading cultural journals of the Arab World. Its seventy-four issues reflect the intellectual upheavals brought by the Six-Day War, the Lebanese Civil War, and the Iranian Revolution, as well as far-reaching processes of modernization in Arab literary culture.