Moments of Silence Conference

16 March 2011

The Authentic Literary Narratives of the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)
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.

March 15-17, 2011
Conference Conveners
Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami Professor of Persian, NYU
Shouleh Vatanabadi Professor of Global Cultures, NYU
Arta Khakpour
Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi
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

Number of Visits: 4232


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An Overview of the Book of “The Lost Passage”

Memories of the sapper narrators of 14th Imam Hossein Division
Some feathers scattered and floated between barbed wires on a brown background in a dazzling and special mixture, evoke the concept and purpose which is emphasized in book cover of “The Lost Passage”. At the back of the book that there are separated pieces of barbed wire on the same brown background sporadically contain an excerpt from the text of the book, part of which we read: ...

A Look at the Book “Operational Physicians-2”

Biography, Memories and Viewpoints of Dr. Mohammad Ali Attari, Professor and Specialist in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine and Pain
In the book “Field Physicians 2”, after acknowledgement, we first come to a short text written by Dr. Mohammad Ali Attari, and on the next page to a photograph, as it is stated under the photo, taken with Professor Majid Samii in the operating room (Germany, Hannover). After that the content, the editor introduction, and then “Biography at a Glance” which is a six-page summary of the book text, are presented.
The Fourth Online Meeting of Iranian Oral History

Iranian Oral History beyond Borders – 2

Dr. Abolfazl Hasanabadi, Dr. Morteza Rasouli Pour, and Dr. Abolhasani participated in the fourth meeting out of the series of meetings on oral history in Iran held online on Saturday 11th of Dey 1400 (January 1, 2022) hosted by Mrs. Mosafa. In the meeting set up in the History Hallway of the Clubhouse, they talked about “Iran’s Oral History beyond Borders”. In continuation of the meeting, the host asked ...
Interview with Brigadier General Farzollah Shahin-Rad


We were supposed to experience a hot summer day at seven oclock in the afternoon. I got to his house in ten minutes to seven, but I knew that working with the militant had special rules. One of them is punctuality. I went up and down the alley several times to meet this Ironman at his house. When I saw him from afar at military conferences, his sense of toughness was evident in demeanor.