Huntington's Theory in a Literary Context: A Focus on Waldman's

    Saad Abd Saadoon ,Zeenat Abdulkadhim Mehdi Alkriti

    Abstract

    This paper deals with Amy Waldman's The Submission (2011) in the light of Samuel Huntington's theory, "The Clash of Civilizations", which accumulated in his The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996) and Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity (2004). Amy Waldman (b. 1969) is an American female writer in a post-9/11 era. She has reflected the current realistic attitudes she has encountered in her first novel, The Submission. The American theorist has foreseen since the closing years of the twentieth century that the future world war or clash would be between cultures not countries, taking 'religion' as the main reason by which, the conflict occurs to create what he calls the clash of civilizations. The general aim is to study Waldman's The Submission according to the main principles of Huntington's theory. The paper seeks to find answers to certain questions including: (1) What are the main principles of Huntington's theory found in the selected novel? (2) How far does Waldman depict her narrations with the sample theory? (3) Is there a connection between the chosen novel and the depended theory? Structurally, the study proceeds in several sequences illustrating the main parts of the paper. The conclusion sums up the main findings.

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