PERSIAN 404 - Modern Persian Poetry
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Persian (PERSIAN)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
At least two years of Persian or its equivalent are required to enroll.
May not be repeated for credit.
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As the 19th century came to a close, the poets of Persia began to challenge the basic assumptions and techniques of their craft, leading to a literary renaissance that played a decisive role in the society and politics of modern Iran. This reading and discussion course offers a survey of the major figures, movements, and works from the poets of the Bâbi movement and the Constitutional Revolution up through the Pahlavi dynasty and the Islamic Republic of Iran, a period that witnessed the rise of the "New Poetry/' social symbolism, blank verse, engagement with the global left, neo-Sufism, post-modernism, and the experience of exile and diaspora. Among the major figures we will read are Nimâ, Parvin, Âref Bahâr, Akhavân-Sâles, Shâmlu, Farrokhzâd, Shafi'i Kadkani, Kho'i Behbahâni, Sepehri, Moussavi, and others. In addition to offering training in methods of literary analysis and social history, this course will enable students of Persian to build on their reading skills and broaden and consolidate their vocabulary.

PERSIAN 404 - Modern Persian Poetry
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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ISBN: 1780742495
Recasting Persian poetry : scenarios of poetic modernity in Iran, Author: Karimi-Hakkak, Ahmad,
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