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Unveiling the Veiled in Marjane Satrapi's Graphic Memoir Persepolis:: The Story of a Childhood and Persepolis 2 and Rajaa Alsanea's Girls of Riyadh: a Revolutionary Perspective

Lecture | November 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall


Engy Ashour Torky, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Egypt

Near Eastern Studies


This talk tends to unveil and crystallize a new image of the Arab Muslim women in Fundamentalist communities and how those women try to alter the frozen images constructed about them both in the Arab communities and in the Occidental West. The talk will explore this by focusing on Satrapi's “Persepolis and Alsanea's Girls of Riyadh” in the light of the selected Foucauldian notion: “Power” and “Resistance”.


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