SOAS University of London

Centre for Iranian Studies

Crossing Religious Divides in Zoya Pirzad’s Works

Nasrin Rahimieh
Nasrin Rahimieh, University of California, Irvine

Date: 22 October 2018Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 22 October 2018Time: 8:30 PM

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

Type of Event: Lecture

Zoya Pirzad, a renowned and award-winning Armenian Iranian writer, has published short stories and novels in Persian.  In some of these works, Pirzad addresses the linguistic, ethnic and religious divides that separate the members of this minority community from their majority Muslim compatriots. This presentation will focus on the representations of seemingly impossible relationships and marriages between Armenians and Muslims and their ramifications for Iranian discourses of national formation.

Nasrin Rahimieh is Howard Baskerville Professor of Humanities and Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.

Her teaching and research are focused on modern Persian literature, the literature of Iranian exile and diaspora and contemporary Iranian women’s writing. Among her publications are Missing Persians: Discovering Voices in Iranian Cultural History and Forugh Farrokhzad, Poet Of Modern Iran: Iconic Woman and Feminine Pioneer Of New Persian Poetry, co-edited with Dominic Parviz Brookshaw. Her monograph, Iranian Culture: Representation and Identity, was published by Routledge in September 2015. 

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