Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute is pleased to share that the Persian and Iranian Program at the University of Washington has invited Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi to give a lecture titled Iran’s Girls of Revolution Street: From Literary Narratives to Text-Based Protests to Cyberactivism, on October 11, 2018, at the UW Allen Library Auditorium.

Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi is Roshan Institute Assistant Professor in Persian Studies and Coordinator of the Persian Program in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of Subjectivity in ‘Attar, Persian Sufism, and European Mysticism (Purdue University Press, 2017) and her recent publications include an article titled, “Pirzad’s Diasporic Transnational Subjects in ‘A Day Before Easter’” in International Journal of Persian Literature and another one titled, “Mapping Out Socio-Cultural Decadence on the Female Body: Sadeq Chubak’s Gowhar in Sange-e Sabur” in Frontier: A Journal of Women’s Studies in 2018.

Examining literary narratives written between 1979-2018 that reflect socioeconomic elements essential to contextualizing questions surrounding the veil, Dr. Yaghoobi’s lecture addresses women’s lived experiences with veiling and the ways that Iranian women’s national and cultural identity is associated with the veil as reflected in the literature written after the 1979 Islamic Revolution of Iran. In order to produce a nuanced analysis of these themes, Dr. Yaghoobi’s approach selects literary narratives as “literary counterpublics” in Hoda Elsadda’s words (2010), or discursive mechanisms of counter-discourses shaped alongside official narratives pertinent to a social and cultural issue, here the modest dress codes and mandatory public hijab.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Allen Library Auditorium | University of Washington

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