Leila Sadeghi, author of "Functions of the Silence in Short Story" said she would lecture on the same subject at 12th International Conference of Functions of Silence in Fiction to be held at the University of Manchester.
IBNA: According to Sadeghi this conference will be held from 3 to 17 July 2011 where she will make a survey of the role of silence in Iranian short stories. "The subject of my lecture and two other professors Cynthia Miller and Sylvia Adler will be on this," she added.
"I have been working on this subject for a long time and my related research book is under publication at Naghsh-e-Jahan Publications. In this lecture I will speak about how silence can turn into a technique of writing and further form the narrative of a short story. I will then elaborate on the idea by citing a number of works by avant-garde Iranian short story writers."
Sadeghi explained: "Some people misunderstand silence with lack of phonetic speech, whereas we look at silence as a technique and not-telling functions for us as a theme in a fictional situation. Therefore we are dealing with the case of forming words in a line so that not-telling is achieved."
Sadeghi added that in this conference a number of professors of linguists and literature are invited from various countries.