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Milani, Farzaneh
Words, not swords : Iranian women writers and the freedom of movement / Farzaneh Milani
Alternate Title Iranian women writers and the freedom of movement
1st ed
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PK6413.5.W65 M55 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Persian literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Persian literature -- History and criticism
Women authors, Iranian
Muslim women in literature
Purdah in literature
Social control in literature
Women in literature
Women in motion pictures
Women and literature -- Iran
Feminism and literature -- Iran
Physical Description xxiv, 345 p. ; 24 cm
Note 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: Tahirih Qurratul'Ayn 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
Series Gender, culture, and politics in the Middle East

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