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ASIA 395 001 (Lecture)

Modern Persian Literature

Modern Persian literature, including fiction, drama, and/or poetry, of Iran, Afghanistan, and/or Tajikistan dating from the mid-19th to the 21st century (in English translation).

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 2 (Jan 06, 2020 to Apr 08, 2020)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): January 17, 2020


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 17, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
February 14, 2020

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Thu15:3018:30Forest Sciences Centre1221
Instructor: ABEDINIFARD, MOSTAFA


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:4
Currently Registered:51
General Seats Remaining:4
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  If this course is blocked please sign up for the waitlist section. Students will be placed into the class based off our department priority guidelines. For more information please visit: http://www.asia.ubc.ca/undergraduate/department-wait-lists/ (Is the class blocked even though there are a few seats that are free? This is normal. Please check our website for what this means.) This course will familiarize you with modern Persian literature (in English translation) in Iran. You will also have a chance to conduct a small-scale, guided scholarly research project on the modern literature(s) of Iran, Afghanistan, and/or Tajikistan. The course is arranged thematically around readings from modern Persian literature in Iran from the mid-nineteenth to the twenty-first century. The readings include instances of representative short stories, novels, poems, plays, memoirs, and film adaptations. The themes include modernity; satire and self-ridicule; racialism; the West; diversity (gender, sexuality, class, etc.); the Iran-Iraq war; the environment; and the Iranian diaspora. While due to its limited scope, the course focuses on the case of modern Persian literature from Ir&~ an, for their major research projects, students are strongly encouraged and guided to conduct research on texts of their own choosing from the modern Persian or non-Persian (diasporic) literatures of Iran, Afghanistan, and/or Tajikistan.

Book Summary :
Title Reqd/Opt/Rel Author ISB
No Text Required Required NO TEXT REQUIRED 281000028734