CFP: Persian Literature as (a) World Literature (3/9/07; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Jeffrey Newman
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Submission Deadline: March 9, 2007.
Please send submissions to:

Controlling Question: If Persian literature is not only literature written
in Persian, but also literature written by people who, in or way or another,
claim a Persian heritage and/or who translate Persian literature into other
languages, then Persian literature is being produced right now, all over the
world, in many languages other than Persian. Is it fair, then, to call
Persian literature a world literature? If so, what does that label mean not
only for Persian literature in itself, but also for the other literatures
that interact with it, either by virtue of translation or because writers of
Persian descent are producing in the languages of those other literatures?

For a special, Persian literature edition of ArteNews
(, the online journal
published by ArteEast (, whose mission is "to exhibit the
works of artists and filmmakers from the Middle East and its diaspora," we
are soliciting submissions in the following categories:

1. Poetry (3-5 poems): written by Iranians, people of Iranian descent, or
people for whom Persian is their language of composition. The poems need not
have been written originally in English, but any non-English poems must be
accompanied by a strong, literary, English translation.

2. Persian poetry in translation (3-5 poems): from any historical period;
the translator must show proof that he or she has the right to publish the

3. Brief essays of no more than 1000 words on any aspect of Persian poetry
or literature.

4. Responses of no more than 300-500 words to the controlling question at
the top of this call.

Submission Deadline: March 9, 2007.
Please send submissions to:

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