Session Title

The Truthful Lie: Fiction and Fictionality in Medieval Persian Literature

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Great Lakes Adiban Society

Organizer Name

Cameron Cross

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Presider Name

Nathan L. M. Tabor

Presider Affiliation

Western Michigan Univ.

Paper Title 1

Allusion and Anachronism: "Memorizing" the Noble Self in the Ayadgar-i Zareran

Presenter 1 Name

Samuel Lasman

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Chicago

Paper Title 2

New Meanings in Old Stories: The Rise of the Persian Romance

Presenter 2 Name

Cameron Cross

Paper Title 3

Justifying the Allegorical Fantastic

Presenter 3 Name

Austin O'Malley

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Chicago

Paper Title 4

Conventions of Truth: Sincerity and Hypocrisy, Fantasy versus Historicity, and Other Continua

Presenter 4 Name

Franklin Lewis

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Chicago

Start Date

12-5-2017 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1355

Description

This panel is dedicated to the question of truth, sincerity, meaning, and value in a range of genres of medieval Persian literature that we would now tend to call "fictitious": the epic, the romance, the allegory, and the lyric. These issues, as the papers in this panel show, are crucial to understanding how these various literary texts were presented, received, and utilized amongst their respective communities.

Cameron Cross

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May 12th, 10:00 AM

The Truthful Lie: Fiction and Fictionality in Medieval Persian Literature

Schneider 1355

This panel is dedicated to the question of truth, sincerity, meaning, and value in a range of genres of medieval Persian literature that we would now tend to call "fictitious": the epic, the romance, the allegory, and the lyric. These issues, as the papers in this panel show, are crucial to understanding how these various literary texts were presented, received, and utilized amongst their respective communities.

Cameron Cross