Sonia Balassanian: Writing the Impossible

When and Where

Friday, March 12, 2021 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Online event


Claudia Yaghoob!


Focusing on Iranian-Armenian poet/artist Sonia Balassanian's works, Yaghoobli argues that Balassanian treats writing (and art generally) as a medium which allow her to write the impossible, namely the 1915 Genocide.

Claudia Yaghoobl is a Roshan Institute Associate Professor in Persian Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of Temporary Marriage in lran: Gender and Body Politics in Modern Iranian Literature and Film (Cambridge UP, 2020) and Subjectivity in ‘Attar, Persian Sufism, and European Mysticism (Purdue UP, 2017).

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