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    Harry Ransom Lecture: Azar Nafisi

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    March 12, 2009


    Harry Ransom Lecture: Azar Nafisi

    As part of the Harry Ransom Center Lecture Series, Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, discusses the power of literature to influence culture on Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the AT&T Conference Center Ampitheatre. Her latest book, Things I Have Been Silent About, is a memoir about her mother. A book signing follows. Seating is free, but limited. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event. Nafisi is best known as the author of the bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, a portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students. Reading Lolita in Tehran is an incisive exploration of the transformative powers of fiction in a world of tyranny. Nafisi is a Visiting Professor and the director of the Cultural Conversations at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., where she is a professor of aesthetics, culture, and literature, and teaches courses on the relation between culture and politics. Nafisi has written for The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. The Harry Ransom Lectures honor former University of Texas Chancellor Harry Ransom and highlight the Ransom Center’s vital role in the University’s intellectual and cultural life. The program brings internationally renowned writers, artists, and scholars to Austin for a public event and conversations with University students. The lectures are made possible by the generous support of the University Co-operative Society.

    AT&T Conference Center

    1900 University Ave.
    Austin, TX 78705

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