Internationell konferens om modern persisk exillitteratur

Tidsperiod: 2014-01-01 till 2014-12-31

Projektledare: Forogh Hashabeiky

Finansiär: Vetenskapsrådet

Bidragstyp: Projektbidrag

Budget: 40 000 SEK

International Conference on Persian Exilic Literature 13-14 December 2015, Uppsala University The Islamic Revolution in Iran, especially the great wave of repression in the 1980s, led many Iranians to flee from Iran. The literary production of Iranian emigrants in Persian since late 1980s has expanded to such a degree both quantitatively and qualitatively that it is now impossible to discuss Persian literature without taking into consideration the Persian literature of the Iranian Diaspora. It is worth noting that Persian modern exilic literature is the only literature in the history of Persian literature in general and modern Persian literature in particular which is written free from the religious restrictions and the censorship of the state and it touches forbidden topics and themes such as prison memoires, homosexuality, eroticism, and so on. The purpose of this international conference is to highlight Persian post-revolutionary exilic literature. The findings of the conference will contribute to a better understanding of the Iranians? life in exile during the last three decades. It can also contribute to a better understanding of the world?s exilic literature. It would be for instance very interesting to compare the results from this conference with the results from the study of exilic literatures produced by writer with Christian-European cultural background.