U.Va. Professor to Discuss Women Writers' Role in Iran's 'Green Movement'

September 22, 2010

September 22, 2010 — Farzaneh Milani, professor of Persian literature and Studies in Women and Gender at the University of Virginia, will deliver a talk Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Newcomb Hall Art Gallery, "Words Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Green Movement," discussing how Iranian women writers have been at the forefront of a non-violent modernizing movement for the last 160 years.

These writers, according to Milani, are the precursors of the Green Movement, which is currently shaking the foundations of Iranian society.

The talk is co-sponsored by U.Va.'s Women's Center and the Studies in Women and Gender Program.

— By Anne Bromley