MES 324K • 2-IRANIAN LIT IN EXILE - W
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Since 1979, when the Islamic Revolution occurred in Iran, a number of Iranian writers have migrated to various other countries. Their work in exile is now recognized as an important chapter in Persian literary history. The new environments, mostly in Europe and the United States, have influenced the subject matter, worldview, style, and language of these authors, some of whom also write in languages other than Persian. After a survey of other Persian literary writings in exile prior to the 1979 revolution, the course focuses on the works of the leading Iranian literary figures who have lived and written in exile in the recent decades.
Novels, short stories, and other writing by Tara Bahrampour, Farnoush Moshiri, Persis Karim, Taghi Modarressi, Nahid Rachlin, Majid Amini, and others. All materials are in English.