Saturday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 404, JW Marriott
“Imagined” Performance Contexts in Medieval Persian Literature
A special session. Presiding: Austin O’Malley, Univ. of Chicago
1. “In My Own Words: Songs and Letters in the Early Persian Romance,” Cameron Cross, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2. “Embodying the Beloved in Textual-Performance Contexts: A Queer Reading of Medieval Biographical and Hagiographical Accounts of Poetic Performance,” Matthew Thomas Miller, Washington Univ. in St. Louis
3. “Preaching through Text: ʿAṭṭâr and the Homiletics of Transformation,” Austin O’Malley
4. “Textually Divided: Performance Context and the Model Reader in ‘The Suffering Lover,’” Amin Azad Sadr, Salt Lake City, UT
For abstracts, visit https://persian.commons.mla.org/.