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    The Iranian queer

    Nourpanah, Golnoosh (2019) The Iranian queer. Doctoral thesis, Birkbeck, University of London.


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    The Iranian Queer is both an exploration and a literary creation of queerness in the context of Iran. This is a practice-based PhD in Literature and Creative Writing for which I am submitting a collection of twelve short stories (52000 words) and twenty poems (4000 words) and four flash fictions that I have translated (1000 words), themed around the identity and representation of Iranian queers. In the second volume of this PhD is the Critical Component which is 30000 words and consists of an introduction, three chapters, a long conclusion, and bibliography. In the Critical Component I explore the scholarly definitions of queerness by scholars such as Sara Ahmed and Judith Butler, and then continue to explore representations of Iranian queers in Iranian modern and contemporary literature produced by Iranian women both before and after the Islamic Revolution in 1978. This PhD is an exploration of queerness through a postcolonial lens. Therefore, whilst looking closely at the representations of queers and our erasure, I also explore depictions of Iran as a country in the literature produced by Iranian women mostly after the Islamic Revolution. In my conclusion, I argue why it is absolutely necessary to have postcolonial representations of Iranian queers in contemporary literature, whilst explaining why I have chosen short story and poetry as my main mediums. It is completely up to the readers to decide which volume they would like to read first; whilst my practice and research support each other and have enriched and influenced one another, each can also stand on its own and speak for itself.


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    Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2020 14:17
    Last Modified: 01 Nov 2023 14:15


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