Entries by ایران نامگ

French Secular Thought: Foucault and Political Spirituality

   Bryan S. Turner <The Australian Catholic University (Melbourne)>is the Professor of the Sociology of Religion at the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne), Honorary Professor of Sociology Potsdam University Germany and Emeritus Professor of Sociology, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, USA, and a Fellow of the Edward Cadbury Centre University of Birmingham. […]

On the Borders of Documentary and Fiction in Kiarostami’s Homework and Close-Up

Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri teaches at Penn State Harrisburg’s department of Communications. Her current research is focused on documentary films and Iranian filmmakers. She has worked as a documentary filmmaker and producer on films focusing on Iran and Iraq, which were produced for KCET/Link TV, the National Geographic’s All Roads Project, Deep Dish TV, and independently. Her […]

Iranian American Comedic Memoirs: Interrogating Race and Humor in Diasporic Life Writing

Leila Moayeri Pazargadi is an associate professor of English at Nevada State College, teaching composition, postcolonial literature, life writing, and Middle Eastern literature. She received her PhD in comparative literature with a certification in gender studies from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2012. Her research focuses on Middle Eastern women writers producing autobiographical material in […]

Ten Theses on Iranian Cinema

Sara Saljoughi <sara.saljoughi@utoronto.ca> is Assistant Professor of English and Cinema Studies. She has published articles in Iranian Studies, Camera Obscura, Feminist Media Histories, Film International, and Jadaliyya. Her current book project, Burning Visions: The Counter-Cinema of the Iranian New Wave, examines the aesthetics and politics of art cinema in Iran during the 1960s and 1970s. She is […]

Risking Prophecy in the Modern State: Foucault, Iran, and the Conduct of the Intellectual

Dr. Corey McCall <cmccall@elmira.edu> is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Elmira College in upstate New York.  His teaching and research interests include 19th and 20th century European philosophy, American philosophy, postcolonial literature and thought, and the history of philosophy more broadly.  Recent and forthcoming publications include the co-edited volumes Melville Among the Philosophers (2017) and Benjamin, Adorno, and […]

The Abject Outsider: “The Story of Two Gay Men”

  Introduction In his “Homosexuality in Arabic Literature,” Frederic Lagrange offers the following categorizations regarding the presence of diverse sexualities, and representation of (male) homosexual characters in Arabic literature: “a typical aspect of traditional society, either to be denounced or simply neutrally described [. . .], a homosexual character, whether central or secondary, is often […]

Namag: A Concise Etymology and Semantic

نامگ /nāmag/ (هزوارشِ آن:[1] MGLTA) واژه‌ای است که در زبان‌های فارسی میانۀ زرتشتی و مانوی باقی مانده است.[2] صورت باستانی آن را می‌توان nāmanka*، متشکل از دو جزء nāman به معنای نام و پسوند ka- دانست که پسوند اسم‌ساز است. منتها، از آنجا‌ که اولاً این کلمه در هیچ‌یک از زبان‌های دورۀ باستانی باقی‌ نمانده، […]

Racial Profiling of Iranian Armenians in the United States: Omid Fallahazad’s “Citizen Vartgez”

 Claudia Yaghoobi is Roshan Institute Associate Professor in Persian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her PhD in comparative literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2013. She is the author of Temporary Marriage in Iran: Gender and Body Politics in Modern Iranian Literature and Film (Cambridge […]

Foucault and Epicureanism of the Iranian Revolution

Yadullah Shahibzadeh <yad79@hotmail.com> took his Bachelor, Master and PhD from the University of Oslo. He taught and researched at the same university for many years. Shahibzadeh is author of The Iranian Political Language: From the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present (2015), and Islamism and Post-Islamism in Iran: An Intellectual History (2016). He expects to publish his new book, Marxism and […]

Queering the Iranian Nation: Be Like Others and Resistance to Heteronormative Nationalism

  Dedicated to the life-affirming work of Maryam Khatoon Molkara (1950-2012)   Introduction Tanaz Eshaghian’s 2008 documentary Be Like Others simultaneously messages entrenched stereotypes about the Islamic Republic of Iran, but also moves beyond a cursory exploration about the life of trans Iranians living in the present-day country. The film offers the viewer opportunities for […]

An Approach to Humour in Persian Literature

  Homa Katouzian is the Iran Heritage Foundation Research Fellow, St Antony’s College, and Member, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. He is editor, International Journal of Persian Literature and co-editor, the AIS-Routledge book series in Iranian studies. In the eleven hundred years of literature in Persian, humour has been quite visible and has […]

Culture and Democracy

دموکراسی یا حقیقت محصول بحث‌هایی بود که طی اقامتم در ایران و حین تدریس در دانشکدة علوم اجتماعی دانشگاه تهران در سال 1378 با روشنفکران، استادان و دانشجویان داشتم. هر چند این کتاب اولین اثری بود که از من در ایران به چاپ می‌رسید، خوشبختانه مباحث کتاب با نقد و بررسی‌های مفیدی روبه‌رو شد و […]

Reflection of India in the Works of Hedayat

  Nadeem Akhtar obtained his PhD in Persian literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His area of research is Sadegh Hedayat. He has authored a book on Hedayat in India titled Hedayat dar Hindustan (Cheshmeh, 2017), written various research articles and papers for journals and magazines in India and abroad, and contributed an entry to the […]

What is at the Heart of the Dispute? Reflections on the Foucault Controversy Forty Years Later

Dr. Kevin W. Gray <kevinwgray@gmail.com> is a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. He was previously Assistant Professor of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah and director of its Gulf Studies Centre. His monograph, The Birth and Death of Legal […]

Transition from Orient to the Third World: Sketch of a Phenomenological Study of a Historical Fall

  Daryoush Ashouri  ­­­­­has studied at the Faculty of Law, Political Science, and Economics of the University of Tehran. He has worked extensively as author, essayist, translator, encyclopedist, and lexicologist. His main concern is with cultural and linguistic matters of his motherland as a Third World country encountering modernity. He is author, compiler, and translator […]

The Western Problematic and the Idea of Everyday Culture and Life in the Post-Revolutionary Iran

پیش‌درآمد با پایان جنگ هشت ساله و درگذشت آیت‌الله خمینی، دگرگونی بنیادینی در فضای زیست روزمرۀ ایرانیان پدید آمد. دولت پس از جنگ ، در رویارویی با واقعیت‌های اقتصادی-سیاسی و خسارت‌های سنگین بر جای مانده، نیازمند برخوردی عمل‌گرایانه‌تر و مبتنی بر نفع متقابل با جریان‌های سرمایه‌ای بین‌المللی بود. مذاکرات ایران با بانک جهانی اندکی پس […]

Desacralizing a Sacred Defense: The Iran–Iraq War in the Fiction of Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar

  Amir Moosavi is an assistant professor of comparative literature in the Department of English at Rutgers University–Newark. His research and teaching interests cover modern Arabic and Persian literatures, with an emphasis on Iran, Iraq, and the Levant, as well as the cultural history of the modern Middle East. His articles have appeared in Alif, Middle […]