About the Cultural Personality of the Year
Abdullah Al-Ghathami is a prominent Arab critic and scholar, born in Unaizah, Qassim province, in Saudi Arabia in 1946. Al-Ghathami undertook the task of critical enlightenment starting from the mid-1980s, starting with his book "Sin and Atonement". Since then, Al-Ghathami continued his scientific, critical, and philosophical methods that made a qualitative leap in the Arab critical discourse, as it contributed to the transfer and localization of modern literary criticism curricula in translation and application. He led the Arab academic criticism to broad horizons. Afterward, his critical studies have highlighted women's studies, ushering feminist studies in the Arab world. His studies then led to the establishment of cultural critical discourse in the Arab world by launching cultural criticism and critical discourse in the Arab academic arena. Al-Ghathami also has scientific and cultural interests in the fields of philosophy and reason. He has authored a large number of books and studies in these fields. He contributed to creating a state of consciousness in the humanities and the foundations of enlightenment in a careful scientific manner. Al-Ghathami’s intellectual works are marked with boldness, clarity, and sound application. His dissertations, thus, are characterized by novelty in the various scientific fields in which he has composed. Al-Ghathami’s academic influence extends to conferences, seminars, social media, and media outlets.