1. De l’ascèse au libertinage : les champs de la poésie mystique persane
Sanā’ī (1087 ?-1130 ?) et `Aṭṭār (ca 1145-ca 1221)
De Eve Feuillebois-Pierunek
2. ONLINE Seminar: “Continuity and Creativity in Persian Poetry” by Prof. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak (UCLA), Iran Heritage Foundation, 7 July 2021, 5:00 pm GMT
Starting in the tenth century, the initial language gave way to perceptions based in discourses of Islamic mysticism. Various mystical discourses took over Persian poetry to the extent that it rendered it almost im-possible to assume a posture based on negation of diverse belief systems. With the advent of modernity through the nineteenth century and the gradual realignment of the poetic language, contemporary discourses began to make themselves visible.
Information and registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kg6TH-09RRCbI_7L4Sxblg
3. Conference: “Contemporary Iranian Studies Conference”, University of Tehran, 1-2 November 2021
The conference aims to investigate new approaches and methods to this field of study. Panel proposals and abstracts related to all major fields of Iranian studies in four general categories of politics, sociology, culture, and economics are welcomed.
4. ONLINE & IN-PERSON Summer Course: “Romanization and Islamization in the Western Med-iterranean”, Córdoba, 19-23 July 2021
The course will take place from Monday, 19 July to Thursday, 22 July in Casa Árabe Córdoba´s head office, while the class of 23 July will take place in the Umayyad palatine city of Medina Azahara.
5. PIMo 1st Training School: “Diasporic Communities in the Mediterranean: Between Integration and Disintegration”, El Museo Canario, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1-4 September 2021
The program aims to explore the “visible and invisible networks” between cultures in the Mediterranean area, from the 15th century to the present and to show the ways such connections were artificially separated by ideological and literal borders; it offers an opportunity for research development for PhD and postdoc students in Mediterranean Studies, Migration Studies, Cultural Transfers and History of Emotions.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 June 2021. Information: http://www.peopleinmotion-costaction.org/wp-con-tent/uploads/2021/06/Canarias-Final-1.pdf
6. Chapters for Volume on “Gulf Women’s Lives: Voice, Space, Place”, Co-edited by Emanuela Buscemi, Shahd Alshammari and Ildiko Kaposi
This volume will consider Gulf women’s lives by looking at the interrelated fields of writing, gender, and the body, broadly defined. The submissions will emphasize embodiment, conflicts, resistance, agency, identity, disability, and other central notions as experienced in women’s lives and expressed in their narratives.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2021. Information: https://gsc.gust.edu.kw/content/gulf-wo-men%E2%80%99s-lives-voice-space-place
7. The British Library
8. The 3rd International Conference
on Teaching Persian Language and Literature
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
University of Cambridge. 13-14 December 2021 (provisional)
This third conference addresses teachers and lecturers of Persian and
examines developments and innovations in Persian language and literature
teaching and particularly focuses on the importance of using Persian literature
and culture in teaching Persian language. The organisers welcome abstracts
related but not limited to the following topics:
Using literary texts in teaching Persian
Iranian cinema and teaching Persian
Culture and teaching Persian
Cross-cultural issues in teaching Persian
Cultural challenges of teaching Persian as a heritage or second language
The language of the conference is English and the papers are allocated 20
minutes each. Would interested teachers and lecturers of Persian language
and literature send their English abstracts (not exceeding 300 words) by
Monday 05 July 2021 to Dr. Mahbod Ghaffari firstname.lastname@example.org . The
successful applicants will be informed by 19 July 2021.
Depending on the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the third conference may be
partially or totally online; however, we encourage successful applicants to
approach their institution to cover their travel and accommodation costs if the
conference goes on in-person.
Deadline: 05 July 2021