Azadeh Feridoun Pour

Azadeh Feridoun Pour

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts


July 2016 to Present: PhD Candidate in American Literature, University of Adelaide

September 2009: M.A in English Language and Literature, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

July 2005: B.A. in English Language and Literature, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

My study examines some American white women novelists of the 1950s/early 60s in a genre (“realist” novel) less attended to at an important crossroad of literary/cultural experimentations of a fading modernism and an emerging postmodernism. It intends to examine these women novelists’ “realist” novels as an integral part of a much wider cultural, political, social and economic context by re-contextualizing these works not as mere aesthetic entities but as politicizing narratives. My study will ultimately show that these novels were in fact a non-violent cultural activism in dialogue with other counter-hegemonic cultural practices of the time, aimed at undermining power relations that suppressed or marginalized rival stories/discourses to the hegemonic patriarchal grand narratives, whether sociopolitical or literary-critical. Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt (Carol) (1952), Pamela Moore’s Chocolates for Breakfast (1956), Joyce Johnson’s Come and Join the Dance (1962) and Maureen Howard’s Bridgeport Bus (1965) will be discussed as case studies. Content, language and structure of these novels will be analysed through close reading to reveal not only their literary qualities but also their strategies of contestation in their challenges to re-order their society/culture on the crest of Second-wave Feminism.

 

 

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2013 Feridoun Pour, A. (2013). “A Word with Many Edges: Sylvia Plath’s Nomenclature for the Collection Ariel”. Plath Profiles, 6.
    2012 Feridoun Pour, A. (2012). “To Be Playing to the Gallery of Oneself Alone: The Motif of Enclosure after WW II in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and Some Selected Poems”. Plath Profiles, 5.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2013 Barseghiyan, A. (2013). Sunrise. In . -. - (Ed.), Monday.
  • Original Creative Works

    Year Citation
    2014 Publication status: Published online
    NTRO sub category: 3 Written work
    Title: The Blue Cafe
    Authors: Feridoun Pour A
    Place of publication: Plath Profiles
    Publication date: 1 October 2014
    Extent: 30-31
    ERA Research Statement - 2000 character limit: Poem
    Record created at source: 2 April 2018
    2013 Publication status: Published online
    NTRO sub category: 3 Written work
    Title: Perdita
    Authors: Feridoun Pour A
    Place of publication: Plath Profiles
    Publication date: 1 July 2013
    Extent: 417-426
    ERA Research Statement - 2000 character limit: Poem
    Record created at source: 2 April 2018
    2012 Publication status: Published online
    NTRO sub category: 3 Written work
    Title: “‘Empty Benches of Memory’: Sylvia Plath, A Sketch”
    Authors: Feridoun Pour A
    Place of publication: Plath Profiles
    Publication date: 1 October 2012
    Extent: 40-47
    ERA Research Statement - 2000 character limit: Memoir
    Record created at source: 2 April 2018
    2011 Publication status: Published online
    NTRO sub category: 3 Written work
    Title: “Theatres of the Mind”
    Alternative title: None
    Authors: Feridoun Pour A
    Place of publication: Plath Profiles
    Publication date: 1 July 2011
    Journal: Plath Profiles
    ISSN: 2155-8175
    Volume: 4
    Extent: 328-30
    Language: English
    ERA Research Statement - 2000 character limit: Poem
    Record created at source: 2 April 2018
  • 20 October 2017: Global Learning Travel Grant for Overseas Research, University of Adelaide
  • 13 October 2017: DR Stranks Postgraduate Travelling Fellowship 2017, University of Adelaide
  • 20 September 2017: Harold J Rodda Scholarship & Cowan Bursaries 2017, University of Adelaide, Kathleen Lumley College (KLC)
  • May 2016: The Selection Committee of the GEMMA ConsortiumErasmus Mundus Scholarship for a European Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies (GEMMA) at Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and Hull University (England)
  • April 2016: Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand): Victoria Doctoral Scholarship for a PhD in American Literature at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences / School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies
  • March 2016: University of Adelaide: ASI (Adelaide International Scholarship) at Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Department of English and Creative Writing
  • February 2016: Copenhagen University: The Danish Governmental Scholarship for an MA in Advanced Migration Studies at the Faculty of Humanities / Saxo Institute

2006 to 2009: ILI (Iran Language Institute); Tehran & Urmia Branches, Iran: Teaching General English to Adults


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