Al-Ḥadatha al-mumkina (The Possible Modernity): ash-Shidyaq wa-'s-Saq ʻala 's-saq: ar-riwaya al-ula fi 'l-adab al-ʻarabi al-ḥadith
The author analyses in her book the novel As-Sāq ʻalā 'l-sāq: Fī mā huwa al-fāryāq (The Leg on the Leg: What’s the Difference?) by Aḥmad Fāris ash-Shidyāq, which is believed to be the first Arabic contemporary literature novel, and was released in 1855.
The book looks into why ash-Shidyāq's book was a literary success, and why it dropped out of the memory of Arabic literature, while Ashour sees the ash-Shidyāq's book as the richest and most powerful in Arabic literature of the 19th century.
This publication emerged in context of three lectures held in the EUME framework.