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Embodied Bodies, Non-normativity, and Power Dynamics in Modern Iranian Literature and Film

September 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Panel II in “Revisiting Discourses of Love, Sex, and Desire in Modern Iran and Diaspora: A Symposium in a Series of Panels” will feature the following:

“Shirin’s Equal, Leyli’s Rival: Allusion, Embodiment, and Archetypal Stand-off in the Poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad”
Dominic Parviz Brookshaw, Associate Professor of Persian Literature, University of Oxford

“Race Against Time: Racial Temporality and Sexuality in Modern Iran”
Alexander Jabbari, Farzaneh Family Assistant Professor of Persian Language and Literature, University of Oklahoma

“Negotiating (Un)Desirability: Non-Normative Bodies and the Patriarchal Economy of Power in Modern Iranian Fiction and Film”
Mostafa Abedinifard, Assistant Professor without Review of Persian Literary culture and Civilization, University of British Columbia

Panel Chair and Discussant: Dr. Ellen McLarney, Duke University


Co-Sponsors: The American Institute of Iranian Studies, UNC Persian Studies Program, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, Department of Asian Studies, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean of Global Affairs, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Department of History, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Department of Geography, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina, The Library Collections’ Horner-Jarrahi Speaker Series, Countering Hate Initiative


September 12, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm