Tuesday, September 20, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McKinney Conference Room
Registration Required - As seating in the McKinney Conference Room is limited, priority will be given to Brown faculty, staff, and students. We will note your response, and you will receive confirmation three days prior to the event.
About the project The Global Genres of Modern Iran: Flexible Forms and Cross-Cultural Exchange from Travelogues to Twitter
Iran’s geopolitical isolation from the West has only grown more entrenched in the past several years, with the canceled nuclear deal unlikely to be revived, Trump’s travel ban and “maximum pressure” sanctions campaign, and Biden's recent overtures to Israel and Saudi Arabia. Despite the impact of this political entrenchment on the creative arts, however, there is a deep and wide network of connections between Persian and Euro-American literary cultures that has only grown richer through the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. From feminist travelogues of the late nineteenth century that hint at anti-imperialism to techno-lyrical modes on social media that resist neocolonial militarism, this network grows through experimentation with genre and creation of new literary forms.