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SOAS Shapoorji Pallonji Institute of Zoroastrian Studies (SSPIZS)

Intimations of Immortality: An Evening of Persian Poetry

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Date: 4 July 2019Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 4 July 2019Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Poetry Reading

The Parasol Unit in conjunction with Narguess Farzad of SOAS have organised an evening of Persian poetry, which forms a part of Parasol Unit's exhibition, The Spark Is You.

The event, 'Intimations of Immortality: an Evening of Persian Poetry,' will include a look at the pre-Islamic and Zoroastrian genesis of motifs that inform Persian poetic expressions, conversations on poetic inspiration, and a selection of contemporary and classical poetry, recited in Persian and in English translation.


The titles of poems read or discussed are listed here.

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Intimations of Immortality: An Evening of Persian Poetry

Speakers include Dr Sarah Stewart and Bruce Wannell. The evening is hosted by the Centre for Iranian Studies at SOAS, the British Institute of Persian Studies, and the SOAS Shapoorji Pallonji Institute of Zoroastrian Studies.

Light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6pm, talks and performances begin at 6.30pm.

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