Words, not swords : Iranian women writers and the freedom of movement / Farzaneh Milani.

Author
Milani, Farzaneh [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2011.
Description
xxiv, 345 p. ; 24 cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
Gender, culture, and politics in the Middle East [More in this series]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction: keeping women in their place -- A legacy of containment -- Enclosed bodies, trapped voices, framed images: the poetics of sex segregation -- The bonds of beauty: immobilizing the ideal woman in Iranian literature -- Pardeh Neshin, or "she who sits behind the screen": the spatial politics of Iranian cinema -- Wings and words -- Badasht and Seneca Falls: Taririh Qurratulayn and Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- Icarus reborn: captivity and flight in the work of Forugh Farrokhzad -- The gypsy poet: fluidity and flux in the poetry of Simin Behbahani -- Women on the road: Shahrnush Parsipur and the conference of female birds -- Prisoners awaiting liberation -- Reading and misreading Iranian women in the United States: on abducted daughters, incarcerated girls, and invisible women -- Epilogue: words as ambassadors of peace and beacons of hope.
Other title(s)
Iranian women writers and the freedom of movement
ISBN
  • 9780815632788 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0815632789 (cloth : alk. paper)
LCCN
2011005040
OCLC
681500659
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