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ASIA 395 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

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ASIA 395 001Web-Oriented Course2 Tue Thu14:0015:30

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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 and ~

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.

BlockedASIA 395 W01Waiting List2 Tue Thu14:0015:30

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