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256. Ecstasy: The Writing of Delirium in Middle Eastern Literature

Friday, 6 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Ballard, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Lucian Stone, Univ. of North Dakota

1. "Reading Guilt as a Signpost of Reality," Sharareh Frouzesh Bennett, Univ. of California, Irvine

2. "Delirium in Prerevolutionary Iranian Literature," Babak Rahimi, Univ. of California, San Diego

3. "Inhuman Ecstasies: Existential Transformation in the Works of Ahmad Shamlu, Nima Yushij, and Adonis," Jason Mohaghegh, New Jersey City Univ.

4. "Speaking from the Void: Subjectivity and Ecstasy in Wild Thorns," Aliza Atik, Stony Brook Univ., State Univ. of New York

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Themes, Myths, and Archetypes

  • Comparative Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

  • no longer used--was Other Literatures, now 126

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