About the Author

Patrick M. Kane is Instructor of History and General Studies at Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates.  He received his Ph.D. from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Recent Publications: The Politics of Art in Modern Egypt: Aesthetics, Ideology and Nation-Building. (London: I.B. Tauris, 2012)

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Selected Journal Articles:

Forthcoming (2016) “Egyptian Surrealism and Modern World History, 1938-1966,” a paper to be published in a volume of the conference proceedings of The Egyptian Surrealists in Global Perspective Conference, American University in Cairo (AUC), November 26-29, 2015.

Forthcoming – (2016):  “Historical Problems of Censorship:  the Example of Modern Egypt,”  Bonn University Conference Papers on Dissidence and Censorship in Modern Egypt (1880-1952).  A volume of proceedings from the International Workshop  (June 28-30, 2013), in Bonn, Germany.

“The Contemporary Arts Group and the Arts of Egyptian Civil Society, 1938 – 1951,” Journal of Aesthetic Education.  Vol 44, No. 4. (Winter 2010)

“The Politics of Egyptian Art Institutions and Art Education from 1908 to 1951:  Part One:  Art Institutions and Art Pedagogy in the Interwar Period,” Journal of Aesthetic Education.  Vol 44, No. 3. (Fall 2010)

“Comparative Approaches to Medieval Islamic Political Philosophy and Modern Political Concepts: A Review of Iraqi and Lebanese Writers,” (2010). American Political Science Association 2010 Annual Meeting Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1644441

“A Rereading of Juan Boza’s critique of Wilfredo Lam and the Emergence of Afro-Cuban Arts in Post-Revolution Cuba” in Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, Vol. 2, No. 2,  Summer, 2001.

Book Reviews:

Review of Kamal Boullata, Palestinian Art:  From 1850 to the Present, Saqi Books (2009), for the Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 41, No. 1, Fall 2011.

Review of Susan Noyes Platt, Art and Politics Now: Cultural Activism in a Time of Crisis. (New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 2010).  Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA).  Web, 2011.

Review of Samir Amin, The World We Wish to See: Revolutionary Objectives in the Twenty-First Century, Vol. 2, No. 4 of Theory in Action, October 31, 2009.

Review of Jacqueline Broad, Women Philosophers of the Seventeenth Century, (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2002)  in International Studies in Philosophy,  Vol. 38, No. 4, 163-4  (2006).

Review of Norman Finkelstein, Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict, (London:  Verso, 2003.  Second Edition) in International Studies in Philosophy, Vol. 38, No. 4, 164-5 (2006).

Review of J.N. Mohanty, Essays on Indian Philosophy. Ed. Puroshottama Bilimoria. (Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2002), in International Studies in Philosophy, Vol. 38, No. 4, 165-6 (2006).

Review of Gil Anidjar, The Jew, the Arab:  A History of the Enemy (Stanford:  Stanford University Press, International Studies in Philosophy, Vol. 38, No. 4, 172-3 (2006).