Title

"Exiled Identity":Women Writing about the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

Authors

Leila Pazargadi

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

My research investigates the writing of post revolutionary Iranian women in exile. In conducting the research, I explored the influence of censorship, audience as it influenced the ability of women to shed light on past events and their subsequent reconfiguration of identity. Such reconfiguration investigates identity politics and identity theory, explicating discursive maneuvers active in redefining the self. This particular essay inquires into the identities and roles of three women who have chosen autobiography, memoir, and in one instance, comic book, to write their identity through their personal reflections of the events that transpired in 1979 Iran. The negotiation of the exiled self in autobiography and memoirs is such that the self reformulates the identity outside nation through the process of recalling and recounting in narrative form.

Advisor

Deborah Martinson

Department

enwr

Support

The Paul K. and Evalyn E. Cook Richter Trust

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