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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (3): 307–325.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Maryam Zehtabi Sabeti Moqaddam Abstract In Iran—as never before in the history of the country—prostitutes gained notorious visibility in twentieth-century Persian literature. Fixation on the image of the prostitute created a wealth of literature beginning in 1924 with the first Persian urban social...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Narges Montakhabi Bakhtvar; Hoda Niknezhad-Ferdos Abstract Women’s bodily experiences, radically stigmatized in Persian culture, have barely been approached in the literature of Iran. However, Rosa Jamali, an eminent postmodern poet in contemporary Iran, mobilizes her poetic palette...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (2): 103–123.
Published: 01 July 2020
... 2020 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Iran revolution Persian literature gender An impoverished peasant woman fights to keep a meager plot of land from being taken over by an industrial farming project...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 139–142.
Published: 01 November 2013
... dismemberment. When reviewing a book that is at once so provocative in its im- plications and so brief in its explications, the reader is inevitably left wishing for a fuller treatment of certain lines of inquiry. Motlagh fo- cuses exclusively on the literature of modern Iran, leaving the Persianate...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (2): 124–143.
Published: 01 July 2020
... Bedun-i Mardan . Stockholm : Baran . Rahimieh Nasrin . 2016 . Iranian Culture: Representation and Identity . New York : Routledge . Talattof Kamran . 2000 . The Politics of Writing in Iran: A History of Modern Persian Literature . Syracuse, NY : Syracuse University Press...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 220–239.
Published: 01 July 2021
..., Culture, and Language in the Near East: Studies in Honor of Georg Krotkoff , edited by Afsaruddin Asma and Zahniser A. H. Mathias , 87 – 104 . Winona Lake, IN : Eisenbrauns . Talattof Kamran . 2000 . The Politics of Writing in Iran: A History of Modern Persian Literature...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 103–116.
Published: 01 March 2010
... (Milani 1992). As a result, for much of its history Iran’s literary tradition belonged almost exclusively to men. But beginning in the 1950s, a new tradition of writing by women emerged in Iran, and it was a development that would completely transform Persian literature in the space of half...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 121–124.
Published: 01 March 2021
...). This novel signified a great shift in Persian literature because it was the first social novel ever published in Iran. Tehran-e Makhuf is also one of the first novels with a female protagonist who is not a caricature of an exceptional wife, mother, or daughter. Yaghoobi reads this novel as a critique...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (2): 238–259.
Published: 01 July 2022
... of Writing in Iran: A History of Modern Persian Literature . Syracuse, NY : Syracuse University Press . Tensuan Theresa M. 2006 . “ Comic Visions and Revisions in the Work of Lynda Barry and Marjane Satrapi .” Modern Fiction Studies 52 , no. 4 : 947 – 64 . Woolf Virginia . 1938...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (3): 58–88.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., received lessons in the Qur’an and religious stories, Persian and Arabic language, Persian literature, reading, writing, and perhaps some lim- ited instruction in European geography, history, and languages (Sheil 1973; Bamdad 1977, 71). Some upper-class girls received instruction in domestic science...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (3): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of national threat in the nineteenth century; see Floor 2004:33. For images of prostitution in interwar Persian literature, see Nikitine 1954. 4. For prostitution and the law in the interwar period, see Schayegh 2004: 360–3. In June 1941, the Iranian Parliament passed a law for the prevention...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 125–127.
Published: 01 November 2005
... seventh-century chronicles to the twentieth-century theatre, Baum is thorough in covering his sources. Th e slender book is divided into four sections titled “Persia in Late Antiquity,” “Chosroes II (590-628) and Shirin: Th e Persian Royal Couple,” “Th e Shirin Myth in Literature and Art...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 119–123.
Published: 01 November 2007
... . Copyright © 2007 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2007 BOOK REVIEWS  119 Sohrabi, Naghmeh 2005 Signs Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth-Century Persian Travel Literature to Europe. Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 416–437.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of Persian-language television programs, articles and news reports, weblogs, and Facebook posts responding to Ermia reveals how a reality television contestant came to disturb simplistic but powerful binaries of modest/immodest, religious/secular, Iranian/Western, and national/diasporic as she combined...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 108–110.
Published: 01 July 2013
... to move and settle in different parts of its extended domain, cosmopolitanism was taken for granted. With a Circassian mother—a freed slave—and a Turkish-speaking father, the aristocratic Taymurs used Persian as the language of literature and refinement and Arabic as the language...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 461–468.
Published: 01 November 2017
... . Tohidi Nayereh . 2016 . “ Goftego-ye Nayereh Tohidi ba filsoof-e feminist amrikayi, Judith Butler ” (“Dialogue of Nayereh Tohidi with American Feminist Philosopher Judith Butler”), translated into Persian by Mandana Zandian. Kharmagas: Nashriyeh falsafi ejtemayi (Gadfly: Persian Journal...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2024) 20 (1): 69–88.
Published: 01 March 2024
... mother(land) intertextuality The Age of Orphans Laleh Khadivi is a Kurdish Iranian American novelist and filmmaker. She was born in Isfahan, Iran, to a Kurdish father and a Persian mother in 1977. Following the Iranian Revolution, Khadivi’s family fled Iran, and after three years of living...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of the Persian Patriotic Women’s League at which Nour Hamada delivered the speech translated below was held on Friday eve- ning, November 11, 1932, at the Institute of Science and Literature in Tehran. Other women who spoke at this meeting, which proclaimed the link between women’s education...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 July 2023
...://blogs.lse.ac.uk/gender/2019/04/29/kadems-gender-justice-in-turkey/ . Baldez Lisa . 2002 . Why Women Protest: Women’s Movements in Chile . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . BBC Persian . 2015 . “ Rouhani’s Vice President for Women: We Seek Gender Justice instead of (Gender) Equality...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 March 2023
... (chap. 1), for pleasure. Chapter 3 gives an account of a spontaneous prayer, or doʾa . Unlike namaz, doʾa is not obligatory and is done in Persian instead of Arabic. Further, there is a difference between the doʾa spontaneously performed and the doʾa written by imams in the form of prayer...