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The Enduring Legacy of Kahlil Gibran [2nd Gibran International Conference Proceedings], edited by S.Bushrui and J.Malarkey, with the assistance of T.Darabi, foreword by G.S.Zakhem, University of Maryland, College Park, 2013.

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Jay Sherry, Beatrice Hinkle and the Early History of Jungian Psychology in New York, Behavioral Sciences, 2013, 3, pp. 492–500.

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Suheil B. Bushrui, "The First Arab Novel in English: The Book of Khalid", Odisea, no 14, 2013, pp. 27-36. 

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Stacy Fahrenthold, "Transnational Modes and Media: The Syrian Press in the Mahjar and Emigrant Activism During World War I", Mashriq & Mahjar 1, no. 1 (2013), pp. 30-54. 
This article argues that during World War I, the Syrian and Lebanese periodical press in the American mahjar created new space for transnational political activism. In São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and New York City, diasporic journalists and political activists nurtured a new nationalist narrative and political culture in the press. In a public sphere linking mahjar to mashriq, what began with discussions about Ottoman political reform transformed into nationalist debate during the war. Intellectuals constructed and defined the “Syrian” and “Lebanese” national communities in the diaspora's newspapers, but the press also played an important practical role in promoting and shaping patterns of charity, remittances, and political activism towards the homeland. Using materials from this press, the article concludes that the newspaper industry's infrastructure enabled new patterns of political activism across the mahjar, but also channeled Syrian efforts into a complex alliance with France by the eve of the Mandate.
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Nidaa Hussain Fahmi Al-Khazraji - Mardziah Hayati Abdullah - Bee Eng Wong, "Critical Reading of Gibran’s World in The Prophet", English Language and Literature Studies, Canadian Center of Science and Education, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2013. 
Gibran Khalil Gibran (1883-1931), the Lebanese writer, poet, artist and philosopher, was the bearer of faith in the unity of all religions. He was a key figure in the history of modern EnglishandArabic literature in early 20th Century.The present paper is to show how Gibran represents the world and undesirable social practices in the time of writing his greatest book The Prophet (1923). Gibran lets the readers fell that the prophet (Al-Mustafa) doesn’t belong to this very world; he comes to Orphalese to teach humanity and to correct the society under the tenets of all major religious. Each character in The Prophet, except Al-Mustafa, resamples one member of the deformed society who seeks deliverance. Gibran shortens the process of life and its needs in the 28 texts allowing the readers take an active role to interpret and to dictate the context on oblique hints and innuendo. Gibran views the world as a place that lacks love and peace, where individuals’ life is depraved and corrupted. The most obvious, Gibran is speaking through the mouth of Al-Mustafa preaching many commandments, disciplines and rituals.
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