Farzaneh Milani, professor of literature and women's studies at the University of Virginia, presents "Iranian Women Writers and Their Bloodless Revolution.”
An unprecedented flourishing of women's literature is one of the unexpected collateral benefits of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Finally, the pantheon of Persian literature is integrated in terms of the gender of its producers, consumers and objects of representation. A diverse group of women have appeared on the literary scene, publishing a record number of bestsellers in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. And they are winning some of the most prestigious literary awards. Their work depicts a consequential, even if bloodless, revolution. The object of this presentation is to discuss the role these writers have played at the forefront of sociopolitical movements in contemporary Iran.
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