Persian Autobiography Syllabus
19 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2018
Date Written: December 31, 2014
This course covers autobiographical writings in Persian from premodern times to contemporary Iran. It reflects the emergence of autobiographical writing in the first days of Islam and an evolving sense of self, identity, and cultural cohesion, and then records transitions within the political/economic power structures in the geographical region. In addition, travel literature and perceptions of “otherness” are recorded, as well as gender roles, and politics.
Keywords: Iran, selfhood, autobiography, literature
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