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ASIA 461 Gender and Sexuality in Modern Iranian Narratives

Literary, cinematic, folk, and/or popular culture texts from modern Iran. Emphasis on constructions and contestations of masculinities and femininities, as they intersect with sexuality, race, ethnicity, ability, and/or religion.

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

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
ASIA 461 001Web-Oriented Course2 Tue Thu15:3017:00

UBC has confirmed that all Asian Studies Term 2 courses will be online. The meeting days and times currently displayed reflect the maximum time that students will be expected to meet synchronously with the instructor. Courses that are meeting for fewer than 3 hours per week will have traditional lectures replaced with asynchronous learning tasks. The overall workload of the course will remain unchanged.

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What do a late nineteenth century Iranian womans satirical diatribe in response to a misogynisttract; an Iranian male authors candid memoir of his infertility; a Persian joke cycle about thealleged cuckoldry of a citys men; and a documentary about the proliferation of sex-reassignmentsurgery in post-revolutionary Iran tell us about the structures of gender in modern Iranian cultureand society? In this course, we study literary, cinematic, folk, and popular culture texts from modern Iran, and contextualize them to explore their representations, constructions, and contestationsof dominant and/or marginalized notions of genderas well as its intersection with sexuality, race,ethnicity, ability, religion, and class.

BlockedASIA 461 W01Waiting List2 Tue Thu15:3017:00

Registering for this section does not mean you are enrolled in the course, this is a waitlist section. Students will be moved off the waitlist into the course automatically once there is space. For more information including our department priority guidelines please see: