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Session C5040 (Reading Middle Eastern Literatures Comparatively), 2017
Literature Inside/Outside --- Reading literature of Iran and Iranian Diaspora in a transnational context. By reading literature by Iranians inside Iran and comparing it to literature by those outside, both in terms of themes, content, as well as the issues of censorship, access to audiences, and publishing, I examine how the diaspora context is also shaping a new literature of Iranians that doesn't quite reside in one geographical context.