"I Saw Myself Released": The Impact of Modernization on Women's Literature in Pre-Revolution Iran, 1941-1979

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dc.contributor.authorNasim, Mogharab
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-18T13:16:00Z
dc.date.available2016-03-18T13:16:00Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/34409
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5423
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the first collections of modern Persian literature written by Iranian female authors in the context of a process of gender modernization during the Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi’s reign (1941-1979). This thesis argues that women’s literature written during the period of transition from tradition to modernity is clearly influenced by the state’s gender policy and illustrates the changing position of women’s status in private and public life. Indeed, an examination of the collections of short stories and poems that were produced in this period demonstrates that female authors were concerned with the unveiling policy, arranged marriage and polygamy, women’s education, women’s social participation, women’s domestic obligations, women’s political awakening, and female sexuality. Furthermore, central themes covered by female authors changed significantly based on the transformations of gender politics the society experienced from the 1940s and 1950s to the 1960s and 1970s.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectModern Persian literature
dc.subjectIranian women authors
dc.subjectMuslim Women in literature
dc.subjectModernity
dc.subjectGender Politics and literature
dc.subjectFeminism and literature
dc.subjectIran
dc.subjectPahlavi
dc.title"I Saw Myself Released": The Impact of Modernization on Women's Literature in Pre-Revolution Iran, 1941-1979
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.supervisorSeferdjeli, Ryme
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineArts
uottawa.departmentHistoire / History
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