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EVENT: Artists and Writers Series: Women Without Men/

(The 6pm screening will be followed by conversation.)/

Join celebrated writer Shahrnush Parsipur and artist Shirin Neshat as they reflect on their shared concern for the position of women in Iranian society and how they work with artistic means, whether literary or visual, to express their views. Parsipur was jailed after the publication of her novella, Women Without Men, in Iran in 1989 and Shirin Neshat adapted the book to film in 2009. The evening will draw out the fraught issues surrounding women and public space in the Middle East that are raised in the exhibition Shifters, on view in the James Gallery. Moderated by Katherine Carl, Curator, James Gallery./
For further information on this event follow this link:
http://centerforthehumanities.org/james-gallery/events/Artists-and-Writers-Series-Women-Without-Men./This event is free and open to the public

Added by Center for the Humanities on February 6, 2012