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CFP: Representation of the Self in Iranian Literature, Art, and Film (Athabasca University Press)

The publication seeks articles that explore emerging concepts about the representation of the self and identity in contemporary Iranian film/television, fiction/non-fiction, and the visual arts.  Papers may discuss works in Persian or other languages in which Iranian writers are producing, and they may focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Dialectics of identity and diversity
  • Gender identity
  • Trans-cultural encounter and exchange between Iran and the West
  • Challenges of cultural diversity
  • Linguistic diversity
  • Displacement
  • Diaspora and exile
  • Trauma/the traumatized self
  • The proper and the improper
  • Transgression
  • Homosexuality and homoeroticism
  • Sexuality 

Papers must be in English, between 20-30 pages (5000-7500 words), double-spaced, in 12-point type, and in the MLA format. All citations should be verified for accuracy, and transliterations should follow the Library of Congress system for Romanization.

Please submit an electronic version of your article in MSWord along with a 150 word abstract and a 50 word bio with an emphasis on related publications and/or presentations no later than August 31, 2009 to Dr. Manijeh Mannani, AU Press (

Manijeh Mannani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, English & Comparative Literature
Centre for Language & Literature, Athabasca University
1 University Drive, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada, T9S 3A3
Phone: (780) 436-4898, 1-866-376-3105 (Long Distance)