Posts Tagged ‘persian literature’

Ruse and Wit

Posted on September 6th, 2012 by Abbasi Staff

Dominic Parviz Brookshaw (Comparative Literature) published an edited volume examining a millennium of humorous and satirical writing in the Islamic world, from classical Arabic to medieval and modern Persian, and Ottoman Turkish (and by extension Modern Greek). Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it […]

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Sunil Sharma: The Ghazal in the Twilight of Indo-Persian Literary Culture

Posted on August 28th, 2012 by Abbasi Staff

November 29, 12:15 PM, Encina Hall West, Room 208 (616 Serra Street) Workshop Series: “Persian Literature on the Cusp of Modernity” Sunil Sharma (Boston University), “The Ghazal in the Twilight of Indo-Persian Literary Culture”* Abstract: The decline of Indo-Persian literary culture is thought to have been precipitated by the introduction of English as the official […]

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Wali Ahmadi: Subjects of Literary-Historical Marginality

Posted on August 28th, 2012 by Abbasi Staff

October 25, 2012, 12:15 PM, Encina Hall West, Room 208 (616 Serra Street) Workshop Series: “Persian Literature on the Cusp of Modernity” Wali Ahmad (University of California, Berkeley), “Subjects of Literary-Historical Marginality: Reflections on 19th Century Persian Poetry in Afghanistan” Abstract:The 19th century represents a major transitional period in the literary and cultural composition and […]

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Dominic Parviz Brookshaw: Sisters of the Pen: Women Poets in Early Nineteenth-century Iran

Posted on August 28th, 2012 by Abbasi Staff

October 11, 12:15 PM, Encina Hall West, Room 208 (616 Serra Street) Workshop Series: “Persian Literature on the Cusp of Modernity” Dominic Parviz Brookshaw (Stanford University), “Sisters of the Pen: Women Poets in Early Nineteenth-century Iran” Abstract: For many in nineteenth-century Iran (both female and male), women’s writing was seen as a transgressive act. However, […]

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