Female Writers and the Millennial Myths of Shāhnāmeh in Iranian Children’s Literature 1990-2000
Education Journal
Volume 4, Issue 1-1, January 2015, Pages: 1-5
Received: Sep. 13, 2014; Accepted: Sep. 27, 2014; Published: Oct. 7, 2014
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Maryam Jalali, Department of Persian Language and Literature, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
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Abstract
Iranian myths in children’s literature are the reflection of believers and principles of different groups and they are used as literary and artistic treasure house within the framework of children’s books. By using this method, a child cannot be taught directly while communication with the previous world acquaints with cultural history of epic literature and national myth. Nowadays most of the myths and mythical creatures are with adopting of Ferdowsi’s Shāhnāmeh (940-1020) and these are entered in children’s stories. This article uses 10 years of children’s literature that was written by women and which adopts mythical stories.
Keywords
Children’s Literature, Female Writers, Ferdowsi’s Shāhnāmeh, Identity
To cite this article
Maryam Jalali, Female Writers and the Millennial Myths of Shāhnāmeh in Iranian Children’s Literature 1990-2000, Education Journal. Special Issue: Gender, Peace and Education. Vol. 4, No. 1-1, 2015, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.s.2015040101.11
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