Past Events

Fiction and the Formation of Romantic Love: The Afterlife of Nizāmī Ganjavi’s Khusru u Shīrīn in Hindustān
January 27, 2023

A Literary Journey: On Walls, Veils, Borders, and Thresholds
September 9, 2022

Desire, Power and Agency: Iranian Female Poets Reading their Poems before the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic
April 8, 2022

Reading Forugh Farrokhzad’s Poems Poetically
March 18, 2022

Zīb al-Nisā (d. 1702): A “Hidden” Poetess at the Mughal Court
March 4, 2022

Tracing the ‘Sensible Transcendental’: Forough Farrokhzad and the Question of Female Subjectivity
February 11, 2022

On Feminine Voice in Classical Persian Poetry: Invisible, Impossible, or Immaterial?
January 28, 2022

Tainted Veil: Desire, Poetry, and Literary Culture of South Asia
January 21, 2022

To Be a Dweller of Classical Poetry: An Ethnography of Women in Contemporary Iran
December 10, 2021

Daughters of Rabi’ah: Afghan Women Poets in the Digital Age
November 26, 2021

The Poetics of Threshold
October 29, 2021

Depicting the Others: Zhale Qa’em-Maqami and the Function of Poetry
October 15, 2021

The Gender of Poetry: Women Poets or Poets Who are Women!
September 17, 2021

The Unsung Poetry of Kurdish Women
July 16, 2021

The Woman I Want: Performing the Writings of Zandokht, 1906-1951
June 18, 2021

Feminine Intervention: Early Qajar Women Poets and their Engagement with the Bazgasht-I Adabi
June 11, 2021

Context and Concept: Early 20th century Women Poets
May 28, 2021

Anthologies of Persian(ate) Poetry by Women
April 30, 2021

Women Poets: Gendered Personhood and Displacement
April 16, 2021

Sonia Balassanian: Writing the Impossible
March 12, 2021

Shame, Stigma and Sin: From Tahirih, to Forugh, to Us
February 26, 2021

Forugh Farrokhzad, Modernity and Madness
February 12, 2021

A History of Iranian Women’s Poetry
January 15, 2021