Events
Date
February 7, 2017
Time
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location
2125 Rolfe Hall
Contact


THE DEPARTMENT OF GENDER STUDIES PRESENTS

Unveiling the Veiled in Marjane Satrapi's Two-Volume Graphic Memoir Persepolis and
Rajaa Alsanea's Girls of Riyadh: a Revolutionary Perspective 

Dr. Engy Ashour Torky

Assistant Professor of English Literature, Sadat Academy of  Management Sciences, Egypt

Fulbright Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

 3-4:30 pm

2125 Rolfe Hall 

 

This talk will unveil and highlight the different "power" structures imposed on Muslim women in two Muslim dictatorial countries (Iran and Saudi Arabia) through comparing Persepolis, by Iranian-born French graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi, and Girls of Riyadh, by Saudi writer Rajaa Alsanea. The two literary texts are re-visited, tackled and dissected in the light of Foucauldian treatments of "power" and "resistance."