Very soon I will write an actual post rather than throw a fistful of web links at you. Promise. In the meantime have a gander at these:
An interesting blog I stumbled across looking for critiques of Persepolis:
Hossein Derakhshan on the film version of Persepolis: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/may/15/goodversusevilagain
Arian sent a great link to an interview with Hamid Dabashi in the comments section of the last post. You can find that and more information here at HD’s home page.
And, just to get a foul taste of McCarthyite tactics masquerading as media analysis, take a look at the neo-Orientalists/ Islamophobes at CampusWatch.