Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Subject Area

Communication Arts/Rhetoric

Description

This study examined Marjane Satrapi’s novel Persepolis to better understand her attempts to deconstruct U.S. stereotypes and perceptions of Iranian culture during the Iranian Revolution. This artifact offers a unique perspective since it was written as a personal memoir in the graphic novel format. Using semiotic and feminist frameworks, the analysis looked at varying forms of oppression during that time period as well as the signs imbedded in the text. The study allowed for conclusions to be made regarding the common stereotypes placed upon the Iranian and Middle Eastern cultures by the U.S. culture as well as Satrapi’s presentation of alternative perspectives.

The paper upon which this poster was based was written for the Senior Seminar course in Communication Arts. The paper was competitively selected for presentation at the Northwest Communication Association Conference in April 2016, where the author received the award for the Top Undergraduate Paper.

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War, Religion and Loss of Innocence: A Semiotic Analysis of Persepolis

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

This study examined Marjane Satrapi’s novel Persepolis to better understand her attempts to deconstruct U.S. stereotypes and perceptions of Iranian culture during the Iranian Revolution. This artifact offers a unique perspective since it was written as a personal memoir in the graphic novel format. Using semiotic and feminist frameworks, the analysis looked at varying forms of oppression during that time period as well as the signs imbedded in the text. The study allowed for conclusions to be made regarding the common stereotypes placed upon the Iranian and Middle Eastern cultures by the U.S. culture as well as Satrapi’s presentation of alternative perspectives.

The paper upon which this poster was based was written for the Senior Seminar course in Communication Arts. The paper was competitively selected for presentation at the Northwest Communication Association Conference in April 2016, where the author received the award for the Top Undergraduate Paper.

 

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