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Dear all,
Happy New Year, and welcome back!
Please join us the first Persian Circle of the quarter, this Thursday 11th January, when we will be fortunate to host Sayeh Eghtesadinia once more. She will give a Persian-language talk entitled:
“War Poetry in Iran”
شعر جنگ در ایران

Thursday 11th January
Pick Hall 218
5828 S. University Ave
Chicago, IL 60540
Sayeh Eghtesadinia, literary […]

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Dear all,


Please join us for the final, and extra special meeting of Persian Circle at the University of Chicago this quarter, on Thursday 30th November, when we will be delighted to host Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, Professor of Persian Language, Literature, and Culture at the University of Maryland (https://sllc.umd.edu/user/karimi). Prof. Hakkak will give a talk in Persian […]

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با سلام


این هفته انجمن سخن فارسی در دانشگاه شیکاگو تقدیم می کند سخنرانی ای به زبان فارسی:


“شعر شاملو: آزادى مطلق يا قيدهاى تازه؟ “

سخنران ما در این جلسه استاد سعید یوسف از دانشگاه شیکاگو است


پنجشنبه ۲۶ اکتبر ۲۰۱۷

ساعت: ۵:۰۰ تا ۶:۳۰



This week, Persian Circle at the Univeristy of Chicago presents a talk in Persian:


“Shamlu’s […]

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Salaam dustaan,
This week, the University of Chicago’s Persian Circle are fortunate to host Andrew Hicks (Associate Professor of Music and Medieval Studies, Cornell University ) for a talk entitled:
“Musical agency in Ghaznavid court poetry” [this talk in English]

Please join us this Thursday 5th October for what promises to be a fascinating talk!
Pick Hall 218
5828 S. […]

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[If you missed John Perry’s talk, you can find a copy of it here]
Please join Persian Circle this Tuesday for a talk with Prof. John Perry, introducing his new translation of Dehkhoda’s Charand-o Parand with Janet Afary, Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909: Yale UP, 2016. This talk will given in English and Persian.
Tuesday, May 17, 4:30 […]

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Screening of “Silky Eloquence” followed by Q & A
نمایش فیلم ‘حریر کلام’ به همراه پرسش و پاسخ با کارگردان فیلم

With more than 38 years experience, Hossein Khandan, an Iranian-American filmmaker and photographer, will be in person to screen his award winning film “Silky Eloquence,” along with other short films. Subsequently, he will be available for […]

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If you missed Saeed’s Talk, you can listen (or download) it here.
Please join us on Tuesday, February 9th, for a Persian Circle talk with Dr. Saeed Ghahremani (NELC, University of Chicago). This talk will be in Persian, and all are invited to attend:
Modern Ghazal Testing Untrodden Grounds / راهی که “غزل نو” پیموده است
Saeed Ghahremani […]

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خنده در سالهای کودتا:
 چهرۀ کمتر آشنای ایرج پزشکزاد
Laughter in the Time of Coup d’État:
The Less-Known Iraj Pezeshkzād

Tuesday, January 19th, 4:30pm
Farouk Mustafa Memorial Seminar Room (Pick 218)
5828 S. University Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

For Those who missed Saeed’s talk, a recording can be found below:

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Please join us on Dec. 1st for a talk (in Persian) with special guest Sohila Saremi of Saddleback University. A scholar or Persian language and literature, in addition to many other publications she has written Mystical Terms and Prominent Concepts in ʿAṭṭâr’s Speech (in Persian), an incredibly useful analytic concordance. Hope to see you all there!
Attar, the Unhealed Healer
عطار، […]

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Please join Persian Circle on November 17th at 5:30pm (note the later time!) for a talk by Niloofar Sarlati of the University of Minnesota:
کودک و غرب در ایران: نگاهی به کانون پرورش فکری
The Child and the West in Iran: A Look at The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (KANOON)
توجه به کودک و اوقات فراغت […]

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