Examines the use of absurdity in literature written by Arab women, specifically Beirut Fragments by Jean Said Makdisi, Sharon and My Mother-in-Law by Suad Amiry, and the short story "Thirty-One Beautiful Green Trees," by Salwa Bakr. The PDF includes the author's entry submission essay for the 2011 Undergraduate Research Awards.
Hammond, Melissa, "Absurdity as Resistance in Arab Literature" (2011). Undergraduate Research Awards, Hollins University. 3.
Literature in English, Anglophone outside British Isles and North America Commons, Modern Literature Commons
Finalist, Junior/Senior category, 2011