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Persian poetry expert will speak at UC Davis

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From page A5 | January 29, 2013 |

The Suad Joseph Lecture Series in Iranian Studies will host Dominic Parviz Brookshaw on Thursday, speaking about “The Allusive Poet: Women’s Poetry and the Challenges of Shifting Attribution in Qajar Iran.”

Brookshaw, an assistant professor of comparative literature and Persian literature at Stanford University, will speak at 7 p.m. in Ballroom A at the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center.

He explores pre-modern Persian and Arabic literature through the intersection of performance, patronage and desire. His research examines the emergence and genesis of Persian wine poetry and its relationship to earlier and contemporaneous Arabic wine poetry, female poets and female patrons in the early Qajar period, and Iranian poets and their dialogue with the classical Persian poetic canon in 20th century Persian poetry.

Before arriving at Stanford, Brookshaw taught medieval and modern Persian literature and Persian language at the University of Manchester (2007-11), McGill University (2005-07) and the University of Oxford (2002-05). He is the assistant editor for Iranian Studies and serves on the board of the International Society for Iranian Studies.

The free program is sponsored by the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program at UCD. For more information, call 530-754-4926 or email mesastaff@ucdavis.edu.

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