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"Iranian Literature after the Islamic Revolution: Production and Circulation in Iran and the World" Webinar
Please join us on Monday, October 4, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST for a book talk titled "Iranian Literature after the Islamic Revolution: Production and Circulation in Iran and the World" by Dr. Laetitia Nanquette (University of New South Wales, Sydney) in discussion with Dr. Nasrin Rahimieh (UC Irvine).

In this talk, Laetitia Nanquette explores how Iranian literature, especially prose, has functioned and circulated from the 1979 revolution to the present. The book analyses contemporary Iranian literature in both Iran and its diaspora, in relation to the social, economic and political fields. It is based on 15 years of fieldwork and travels in Iran and countries of the Iranian diaspora (USA, Western Europe, and Australia).

Laetitia Nanquette is Senior Lecturer in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She studied in France, the United Kingdom, Iran and the United States, before coming to Australia. Nanquette was a fellow of the Australian Research Council between 2015 and 2019. She travels to Iran for research fieldworks and translates contemporary Persian literary texts into English and French. Her first book was Orientalism Versus Occidentalism. Literary and Cultural Imaging Between France and Iran Since the Islamic Revolution (I.B. Tauris, 2013). Her work on Iranian literature has appeared in leading journals including Iranian Studies, The Translator, Interventions. Iranian Literature after the Islamic Revolution: Production and Circulation in Iran and the World was published in May with Edinburgh University Press.

This event is presented by UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture.

Oct 4, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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