The writings of al-Ghathami are characterized by change and difference. At the same time, they represent deep excavations of Arabic culture through the lens of cultural studies and cultural criticism. Ghathami has established this critical project through multiple volumes of work, and despite disagreements from many of his peers over the ideas he generated, his competence, expertise, and excellence are not contested. Ghathami remains, furthermore, a staunch defender of his intellectual and critical project. His latest book comes within the context of reading to construct new Arabic theories that do not annul tradition but interrogate it in light of new critical theories, especially those in the post-structuralist period.