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The Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Iranian and Persianate Studies Present: Genre Fiction and Narrative Epistemologies: The Case of Detective Fiction in Persian
Abstract:
In this talk, Omid argues that detective narrative presupposes the cultural permeation of epistemologies that justify and sustain the genre. In other words, there are cultural factors other than censorship that defer the rise of detective fiction in Persian. Omid will discuss how “alternative” epistemologies have been used to adapt detective fiction to different systems of thought; present examples from Persian to elaborate on their epistemological assumptions; propose that narrative epistemology is largely missing in debates about world literature; and specify how the concept can be useful in discussing both popular culture and orientalist narratives.

Guest Speaker:
Omid Azadibougar, PhD, Hunan Normal University, China

Omid Azadibougar is Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation at Hunan Normal University. He is the author of ‘The Persian Novel: Ideology, Fiction and Form in the Periphery’ (Rodopi | Brill, 2014) and ‘World Literature and Hedayat’s Poetics of Modernity’ (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2020).

Mar 27, 2021 04:00 PM in Vancouver

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