Persian Circle 2/10/2022: Maziyar Faridi

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Please join us this Thursday, February 10, at 5:00 pm CST for a talk by Prof. Maziyar Faridi! Maziyar Faridi is a scholar of comparative literature and film studies. His research interests include critiques of the sovereign subject in continental philosophy, identity and media, postcolonial transnational studies, and Middle East and North African modern literatures and cinemas. At the intersection of Iranian and global modernism (1922-1979), his current book project traces the emergence of a poetics that resists both colonial modernity and anticolonial recourse to identitarianism. Foregrounding an understudied corpus of Iranian literary and cinematic texts, Faridi argues that in this poetics rests the promise of new forms of political relationality beyond modernity’s politics of the sovereign subject. His research has been recognized by several awards, including the Charles Bernheimer Prize for the best dissertation from the American Comparative Literature Association (2020-2021) and the Ferdowsi Tusi Award for outstanding research in Persian literature and culture from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2018). He is an alumnus of the Paris Program in Critical Theory, a joint program between Northwestern University and Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle (Paris III). He holds certificates in Middle East and North African Studies (Northwestern), Critical Theory (Northwestern), and World Literature (Harvard University and City University of Hong Kong).

The title of his talk is “Awaiting Without Horizon: Notes on the Messianic Readings of Modern Poetry and Cinema of Iran.”

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We look forward to seeing you!

لطفا این پنجشنبه برای سخنرانی  استاد مازیار فریدی با ما همراه باشید! مازیار فریدی پژوهشگر ادبیات تطبیقی و سینما و استادیار گروه ادبیات انگلیسی و برنامه ­ی سینمای جهان در دانشگاه کلمسون است. وی مدرک دکتری خود را در رشته ­­ی ادبیات تطبیقی از دانشگاه نورث ­وسترن در سال 2020 دریافت کرد. در سال 2021، رساله ­ی دکتری وی با دریافت جایزه ­ی «چارلز برنهایمر» از انجمن ادبیات تطبیقی آمریکا به عنوان رساله ­ی برتر سال برگزیده شد. وی مشغول نگارش کتاب اول خود در مورد نقد سوژه ­­ی مدرن در شعر و سینمای قرن بیستم ایران است.   ا

عنوان سخنرانی ” یک انتظار بی افق: نقدی بر خوانشهای مسیحایی از شعر و سینمای مدرن ایران ” است.ا

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