Moments of Silence Conference



16 March 2011

The Authentic Literary Narratives of the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)
Overview
This conference will provide a space for literary and artistic expressions based on the Iran-Iraq War, as developed in these two societies. Situating these literary productions in their historical contexts, this conference will demonstrate how official efforts to appropriate the narratives of war have created the problem of authenticity for these narratives. This forum is particularly invested in highlighting historically marginalized voices, such as the role of minorities, and advancing a theoretical framework that transcends nationalist and political paradigms.

Dates
March 15-17, 2011
RSVP
Conference Conveners
Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami Professor of Persian, NYU
Shouleh Vatanabadi Professor of Global Cultures, NYU
Contact
Arta Khakpour arta.khakpour@nyu.edu
Location
Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Agenda
March 15, 2011
• 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Panel 1: Transnational Contexts: Inter-connected Histories, Geographies and Languages
• 1:00 – 2:30 pm Panel 2: Theorizing Cultural Expressions of War
• 3:00 – 4:30 pm Readings: Excerpts from Literary Production of the Iran-Iraq War
• 5:00 – 6:15 pm Film: Kilometer Zero by Hinêr Saleem
March 16, 2011
• 9:30 – 11:00 am Panel 3: Literary Narratives of War
• 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Panel 4: War through Visual Representations
• 2:00 – 3:30 pm Panel 5: War and Accommodating Literary Genres
• 4:00 – 5:30 pm Film (excerpts)
March 17, 2011
• 2:00 – 3:00 pm Thematic Conversation
• 7:00 – 8:00 pm Public Lecture: Survival: In the Folds of War
Please Note Location: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Source: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/institute/conference.Moments.of.Silence.html



 
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