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Women's Literary & Artistic Creativity in Contemporary Iran
concurrent with an Exhibition of Books Published by Iranian Women



Saturday, November 6, 2004

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Reception and Registration

10:00-10:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks

10:15-11:00 a.m.
Iranian Women Writers and the Public Sphere
Professor Farzaneh Milani, University of Virginia

11:00 12:00 noon
Women in Contemporary Iran
Shahla Lahiji

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Women in Contemporary Iran: Problems and Challenges
Ziba Abdolahzadeh Lahiji

1:00-2:15 p.m.
Lunch & Documentary Film
A Day in the Life of Saray

2:15-3:15 p.m.
Iranian Womens Employment Initiatives: Difficulties and Challenges
Firouzeh Saber

3:15-4:15 p.m.
Philosophy as a New Sphere for Iranian Women
Nushin Shahandeh

4:15-5:15 p.m.
Women and Drama in Contemporary Iranian Theater
Chista Yasrebi

5:15-6:15 p.m.
Documentary Film
A Day in the Life of Zinat

6:15-7:30 p.m.


Sunday, November 7, 2004

10:00-12:00 noon
Roundtable on Narrative Literature in Contemporary Iran
Chair: Farzaneh Milani, University of Virginia

Parinoush Sanii
Author of Muhim Man

Mahnaz Attarha Karimi
Author of Such Dance and Sang va Sanubar

Mehri Yalfani
Author of Khaneh Dur Ast, Afsanah-i Khak, and Mah

12:00-1:15 p.m.
Lunch & Documentary Film
Dialogue in a Fog

1:15-2:15 p.m.
Contemporary Iranian Women Journalists
Lili Farhadpour

2:15-3:15 p.m.
Iranian Women Beyond Iran
A Public Discussion

5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks