Cameron Cross discusses “Vis o Rāmin”

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, Cameron Cross presented some of his literary research on Vis o Rāmin, a Persian narrative poem written in the mid-11th century CE by Gorgāni. The discussion centered on the poem’s portrayal of characters’ falling in love. Cameron’s remarks, and the Q&A that followed, were recorded. You can listen to it here.

Teaching Persian in Tajikistan

Dr. James Clark, Ms. Niyavarani, Ms. Fazeli, and Ms. Zendebad, all of whom work with the Persian CLS (Critical Language Scholarship) program in Tajikistan, talk about their  experiences and challenges of teaching American students Persian in Tajikistan. Listen to the talk here.

Saeed Ghahremani: Torbati Dialect, a Khorāsāni Dialect, and the Struggle to Keep It Alive through Poetry

گویش تربتی، یکی از گویشهای خراسان، و تلاش برای زنده نگه داشتن آن از طریق شعر

You can listen to the talk here. The ghazal that we listened to can be downloaded here. The pictures from the slide show are displayed below.

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