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Modern Persian Prose



The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (Literature)
St. George
Azita Hojatollah Taleghani

This course examines contemporary Persian prose, focusing on fiction, especially the novel and short story. After an overview of different genres of prose writing, the main elements of a story, such as plot, scene, character, theme, topic, point of view, and conflict, are discussed. The literary knowledge and abilities of students will be developed by analyzing different genres of prose writing, especially Persian short stories. At the end of this course students will be able to examine and analyze any form of story-writing and compose their own short stories. (Conducted in Persian.)