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New Ideas for Middle Eastern Societies: Analyzing Women's Writings

A workshop on women's writings in the Middle East.

Friday, January 19, 2007
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Royce Hall 314
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Royce Hall Room 314

9:00 – 9:15 am

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Nikki Keddie, Professor Emerita of History, UCLA


9:20 – 10:50 am

TWENTIETH CENTURY SOCIAL ISSUES
Chair/Discussant: Sondra Hale, UCLA

Missionaries and Slaves in Egypt
Beth Baron, City University of New York – Graduate Center

Educating Women to Write, Writing to Educate Women in Early
Twentieth-Century Iran

Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi*, California State University, San Marcos

Turkish Womanhood Is Not for Sale: The Journalist Sabiha Sertel,
Fighting for Women's Paid Employment and against Prostitution

Holly Shissler*, University of Chicago


10:50 – 11:00 am

BREAK


11:00 – 12:30 am

CONTEMPORARY IRAN
Chair/ Discussant: Nayereh Tohidi*, California State University,
Northridge

Transgression in narration: the life of Iranian women in cyberspace
Masserat Amir-Ebrahimi*, Le Monde Iranien - CNRS, France

Women Writers in Iran Speaking to Women Writers in the Diaspora
Nasrin Rahimieh, University of California, Irvine

* Keddie/Balzan Fellows, UCLA, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007

This workshop was organized by Nikki Keddie, Professor Emerita of History, UCLA and is sponsored by the Balzan Prize Fund, the Center for Near Eastern Studies, the Department of History, and the Women's Studies Program.


Cost : Free

PeterSzanton, Center for Near Eastern Studies
(310) 825-1455
www.international.ucla.edu/cnes
pszanton@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Department of History, Department of Gender Studies, Balzan Prize Fund

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