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"Love and Devotion"

  • Thursday, 28th February 2013 at 5pm - 6pm
    Location: Convocation House, adjoining Divinity Schools at the Bodleian Library, Oxford

    An exploration of some of the highlights of the Bodleian's current exhibition on illuminated…

Photos from the lecture series: Prof. Alan Williams on Rumi

Posted by Johan Floderus, Thursday, 1st March 2012 @ 12:26pm



  • Prof. Alan Williams
    University of Manchester



    Prof. Williams gave an insightful lecture on Rumi's Masnavi from a literary-linguistic perspective.

Photo from Amara Elahi's lecture on Persian Literary Heritage

Posted by Johan Floderus, Sunday, 12th February 2012 @ 1:47am



  • Amara Elahi,
    President OUPS

Iran's Literary Heritage Lecture Series - Hilary Term 2012 - Program

Posted by Johan Floderus, Wednesday, 1st February 2012 @ 12:11am

  • IRAN’S LITERARY HERITAGE LECTURE SERIES

    Lectures will take place at 5.30p.m. in the Middle East Centre68 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF.


    Wednesday January 18th: Dr Farhang Jahanpour (University of Oxford) 

         Introductory Lecture on Iran’s Literary Heritage

    Wednesday January 25th: Dr Firuza Melville (University of Cambridge)
          Femme Fatale in Persian Literature and beyond.

    Wednesday February 1st: Dr Homa Katouzian (University of Oxford) 

          Women in Sadeq Hedayat’s fiction

    Wednesday February 8th: Amara Elahi (University of Oxford) 
          Vis u Ramin and Tristan: Resonance or Influence?

    Wednesday February 15th: Professor Charles Melville (University of Cambridge)
          Rubrics and chapter headings in the Shahnama story of Forud

    Wednesday February 22nd: Dr Leonard Lewisohn (University of Exeter) 
          An Introduction to the Poetry of Hafiz

    Wednesday February 29th: Professor Alan Williams (University of Manchester)  

          The Metamorphosis of meaning in Rumi's Masnavi

    Wednesday March 7th: Dr Saeed Talajooy (University of Cambridge)

          Modernity and Iranian Drama: Hassan Moqaddam and Mirzadeh Eshqui

    Admission free. All welcome.

Photo from Dr Farhang Jahanpour's Lecture on Persian Literary Heritage

Posted by Johan Floderus, Tuesday, 31st January 2012 @ 11:55pm


  • Dr Farhang Jahanpour

Persian Society Dinner

  • Thursday, 2nd February 2012 at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Prezzo

    The Persian Society start of term dinner will take place this
    Thursday, 2nd February,…

Iran's Literary Heritage Lecture Series: Dr Homa Katouzian - Women in Sadeq Hedayat's Fiction

  • Wednesday, 1st February 2012 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Location: Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road

    Dr Homa Katouzian will speak about Women in Sadeq Hedayat's Fiction. Abstract…

Women's Rights Research Seminar: Reconsidering Categories of Analysis: Possibilities for Feminist Studies of Conflict

  • Wednesday, 1st February 2012 at 12:45pm - 2pm
    Location: The Reading Room, St Antony's College

    Wednesday 1st February, 12.45-14.00, The Reading Room, St Antony's College

    Speaker:…


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