Monday, June 30, 2008

June 2008-Bread and Roses

Interview with Professor Fatemeh Keshavarz, Washington University

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Fatemeh Keshavars is Associate professor of Persian and of comparative literature, and chair of the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages & Literatures of Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

Gabi Ross has interviewed Professor Keshavarz on her book "Jasmin and Stars, Reading more than Lolita in Tehran". Interview covers more than just the book and critiques the orientalists approach to literature and emphasizes on the richness of Iranian literature and samples from Iranian women writers whose works are translated to English. This was a "Bread and Roses" show and is being presented at "Voices of the Middle East" with permission.