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Ba salam,

This week at Persian Circle, the organisers of Persian Movie Nights at the University of Chicago will be screening Hamid Nematollah’s critically-acclaimed 2017 film, “Rag-e Khab” (‘Subdued’), starring Leila Hatami.

You can watch the trailer here.

Synopsis:

Mina is recently divorced from her drug addict husband. With her mother deceased and estranged from her father, she leads an independent life. After finding a job in a restaurant she strikes up a friendship with its attentive manager. She starts having feelings she has never before experienced. These feelings, eventually shared, are shaken when the manager begins to distance himself from her. Thus commences a tumultuous emotional journey.

Address:
Thursday 8th February
5:00-6:30pm
Pick Hall 218
5828 S. University Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

Be omid-e didar!

Shaahin, Farinaz, and Nilofar

Dear all,

Please join us at Persian Circle at the University of Chicago on Thursday 1st February at 5pm, for a talk in Persian entitled:

Racism in Iran: The Roots, the Excuses, and Present Manifestations

نژادپرستی در ایران
ریشه ها، بهانه ها، و جلوه های کنونی

Our speaker is Dr Saeed Yousef from the University of Chicago.

Address:
Thursday 1st February
5:00-6:30pm
Pick Hall 218
5828 S. University Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

See you there!
Shaahin

با سلام

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

:نژادپرستی در ایران
ریشه ها، بهانه ها، و جلوه های کنونی

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

پنجشنبه ۱ فوریه ۲۰۱۸
ساعت: ۵:۰۰ تا ۶:۳۰

به امید دیدار
شاهین

Udabā’ va sukhansanjān-i muhtaram-i Chicago,

Please join us at the University of Chicago’s Persian Circle this week, on Thursday 25th January at 5pm, for a talk and discussion (in English) led by Francesca Chubb-Confer on the ever-challenging process of translating Persian ghazals, focusing on those of Muhammad Iqbal, in a session entitled:

اتصال و انحلال درترجمه‌ی غزلهای آتش‌خیال <شاعر مشرق> محمد اقبال
or,
‘Being Uptight and Letting Loose in Translating the Ghazals of the “Poet of the East” Muhammad Iqbal (d. 1938)’

Thursday 25th January
5:00-6:30pm
Pick Hall 218
5828 S. University Ave
Chicago, IL 60540

Francesca will lead conversation on the process of translating the ghazal poetic form as it mediates between tradition and modernity. We will focus on a selection of poems from Muhammad Iqbal’s 1923 Payām-i Mashriq (Message from the East), which was written as a riposte to Goethe’s West-Oestlicher Diwan.

Francesca Chubb-Confer is a PhD candidate in Islamic Studies at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Be omid-i didar,
Shaahin

Salam bar hamegi,

Please join us on Thursday 18th January at 5pm, for Persian Circle at the University of Chicago, where Farinaz Kavianifar will be giving a talk in Persian entitled:

“The Tradition and Music of the Yarsan”

“سنت و موسيقى يارستان”

Thursday 18th January
5:00-6:30pm
Pick Hall 218
5828 S. University Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

Farinaz Kavianifar is a second-year M.A. student at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at the University of Chicago. She is interested in Persian and Arabic Literature, philosophy, and ethnic music and practices. She’s also had first-hand experience learning tanbour from Yarsan masters.

Be omid-e didar,

Shaahin

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
5:00-6:30pm
Pick Hall 218
5828 S. University Ave
Chicago, IL 60540

Sayeh Eghtesadinia, literary critic, works in the Department of Contemporary Literature in the Academy of Persian Language and Literature. She has published many book and poetry reviews in literary magazines during the past 20 years.   

Be omid-e didar,

Shaahin

با سلام

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

شعر جنگ در ایران

  سخنران ما در این جلسه دکتر سایه اقتصادی‌نیا است. دکتر اقتصادی‌نیا  منتقد ادبی در فرهنگستان زبان و ادب فارسی است

پنجشنبه ۱۱ ژانویه ۲۰۱۸
ساعت: ۵:۰۰ تا ۶:۳۰

به امید دیدار

شاهین

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 entitled:
 
“Worlds of Love in Persian Poetry”
عوالم عشق در شعر فارسی
 
In order to allow more people from outside of the University to be able to attend, the talk will run slightly later than usual, from **6pm-7.30pm**.
 
**Food (probably pizza!) will be available from 5.15pm.**
 
We anticipate more attendees than usual for this talk, so it will take place in a larger room – Pick Lounge – on the ground floor of Pick Hall.
 
Thursday 30th November 2017
6pm-7.30pm (food served from 5.15pm!)
Pick Hall, Pick Lounge (Ground floor)
University of Chicago
5828 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
 
Prof. Karimi-Hakkak will also be giving a talk *in English* on Friday 1st December:
 
“Institutionalization of Persian Literature: The emergence of Academic Literary Criticism in Iran.”
– 4.30pm, Stuart Hall, Room 105
 
Be omid-e didar!
Shaahin
 
 
با سلام
 
:هفته آینده٫ انجمن سخن فارسی در دانشگاه شیکاگو تقدیم خواهد کرد سخنرانی ای به زبان فارسی
 
عوالم عشق در شعر فارسی
 
.سخنران ما در این جلسه استاد احمد کریمی حکاک از دانشگاه مریلند است.
پنجشنبه ۳۰ نوامبر ۲۰۱۷
ساعت: ۶ – ۷.۳۰
(غذا از ساعت ۵.۱۵)
به امید دیدار
شاهین
Baa salaam,
This Thursday, Persian Circle at the University of Chicago presents a talk in a mixture of Persian + English by CMES student Tang Tian. Tang will talk to us about her experiences studying and travelling in Iran, in a talk entitled:
سفر و اقامت من در ايران

 

Thursday 16th November
5:00-6:30pm
Pick Hall 218
5828 S. University Ave
Chicago, IL 60540
Tang Tian is a second-year MA student in CMES. She is originally from China, and finished her undergraduate in Peking University. She will be talking about her travel to Iran as an exchange student in her third year of college.
Tea and refreshments will be served.
Be omid-e didar!
Shaahin

Dear all,

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

“University Years in Shiraz” by Dr. Michael Milgrim

Thursday 9th November 2017
5pm-6.30pm
Pick Hall, Room 218
University of Chicago
5828 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

This talk focuses on the American experience at the University of Shiraz (Pahlavi University) in the 1970s, when Pahlavi University had standing faculty and student exchange programs with Kent State University and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Milgrim taught for four years in Shiraz a newly-minted PhD, and will share his memories as an American in Shiraz in the years before the Iranian Revolution.

Dr. Michael Milgrim received his PhD in Ottoman History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974, with a dissertation topic on the war indemnity imposed on the Ottomans following the 1877-78 Russo-Turkish war.  From 1974 to 1978, Dr. Milgrim taught on the faculty of Pahlavi University (now Shiraz University), and then taught Modern Middle East history at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, and Rockford College before taking a job as a textbook editor and then as a technical writer at the Appraisal Institute (1986-98), a trade association of real estate appraisers, and from 1999 to 2008 he was technical writer and editor for the International Valuation Standards, published by the International Valuation Standards Council (formerly known as the IVS Committee), an NGO which has long held roster status with the UN Economic and Social Council.

Be omid-e didar!
Shaahin
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 style in poetry: Absolute freedom or new limitations?”
 
Our speaker is Dr Saeed Yousef from the University of Chicago.
 
Thursday 2nd November 2017
5pm-6.30pm
Pick Hall, Room 218
University of Chicago
5828 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
 
Be omid-e didar!
Shaahin

با سلام

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

“نظام جدید لباس مردان در عهد رضا شاه”
سخنران ما در این جلسه استاد هوشنگ شهابی از دانشگاه بوستون 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:

“Reza Shah’s Dress Reforms”
Our speaker is Professor Houchang Chehabi, Professor of International Relations and History, Boston University
(https://www.bu.edu/pardeeschool/profile/houchang-e-chehabi/)

Thursday 26 October 2017
5pm-6.30pm
Pick Hall, Room 218
University of Chicago
5828 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Prof. Chehabi will give a second talk, in English, on Friday 27th October at 4:30pm (Saieh Hall, Room 105 58th Street and University) on:

“The Legal Situation of Religious Minorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran”

Abstract: The constitution and the legal codes of the Islamic Republic of Iran differentiate between citizens on the basis of their religious affiliation. In this talk, the evolution of the legal situation of those citizens that are not Twelver Shiites of the official Usuli school is analyzed on the basis of official documents.

We hope to see you there!
Shaahin

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