PhD Candidate Mostafa Abedinifard received a TAA Publication Grant to support the publication of his chapter, “Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis: Dialogues with Self and Other through Content and Form”, in the academic book, Familiar and Foreign: Identity in Iranian Film and Literature, which will be published by Athabasca University Press in April 2015.
“Having been a member of TAA for only several months, I feel very much excited to find my application for a Publication Grant accepted by the Association,” he said. “This is the type of support I have not been able to find locally. As a PhD Candidate, I find the grant highly reassuring as I am concluding my own program of study. Thanks TAA!”
Abedinifard is a doctoral candidate in the Comparative Literature Program at the University of Alberta. His research interests include world literature, critical theory, masculinities studies, and humour studies. His dissertation work examines the power of dynamics to ridicule, as a form/aspect of humour, in its relation to the gender order. View his academia.edu page
“In my paper, I read M. Satrapi’s world-renowned comics autobiography as a text that, on thematic and formal levels, advances respective and simultaneous dialogues with its Iranian and non-Iranian, particularly Western, audiences.”
TAA members can apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to offset expenses incurred in publishing already accepted print scholarly journal articles and academic books, including academic journal page costs or university press subventions; the cost of preparing artwork, charts, diagrams, or images to be included in accepted journal articles or academic books; and journal reprint costs. (Non-members can apply for grants of up to $250.) Learn more about TAA’s Publication Grant program or apply.