2016 Student Research Conference:
29th Annual Student Research Conference

Feminism and Parenting in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis
Morgan L. White
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, a memoir in graphic novel form by Marjane Satrapi, tells the story of the author growing up during the period of political instability and revolution in Iran in the 1970s and 80s. Satrapi's perspectives on life and her ability to escape oppression were greatly influenced by her mother and grandmother encouraging education and being a feminist. This paper will examine Satrapi's mother's values and their positive effect on Satrapi's youth and her coming-of-age.

Keywords: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, graphic novel, feminism, parenting, Marjane Satrapi

Topic(s):English

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: -5
Location: VH 1328
Time: 2:00

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