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CCLPS PhD Student Hany Rashwan wins International Society for the History of Rhetoric’s (ISHR) 2014 Research Fellowship

16 January 2015

SOAS doctoral student Hany Rashwan, PhD Cultural Literary and Postcolonial Studies, has been announced as one of just four winners of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric’s (ISHR) 2014 Research Fellowship.

Hany‘s successful project is titled: "The role of Comparative Rhetoric in reconstructing the philosophical and literary rhetorical systems of ancient Egypt." According to Hany, the project aims to explore the two rhetorical systems that exist alongside each other in every culture: the literary and the philosophical.  Working towards a real understanding of persuasive language tools based on a literary/metaphorical/emotional system, and a parallel system based on logical argumentation, Hany’s research will work to shed light on how both systems were used together in creating religious texts, and how those texts effectively employed many poetic resources to affect judgements, hence attitudes and actions.

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For further information, contact:

Hany Rashwan mailto:540887@soas.ac.uk