Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali Symposium on Persian Language and Literature "Re-Reading Hafiz Today"

Department: Center for Persian Studies and Culture

Date and Time: December 6, 2019 | 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Event Location: Humanities Gateway (HG) 1010

Event Details

Please join us on Friday, December 6, 2019, 10:15 am - 3:00 pm in UC Irvine's Humanities Gateway (HG) 1010 for Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali Symposium on Persian Language and Literature titled "Re-Reading Hafiz Today".


10:15 am: Director’s Welcome, Touraj Daryaee, Maseeh Chair and Director of Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture

10:30 am: Dominic Parviz Brookshaw (University of Oxford), "Hafiz and the Poetic Landscape of Fourteenth-Century Shiraz"

11:15 am: Justine Landau (Harvard University), "Talmiḥ: the lyric power of invocation"

12-1:30 pm: Lunch Break

1:30-2:15 pm: Domenico Ingenito (University of California, Los Angeles), "The Divan of Hafez as a diachronic map: the geopoetical dimension of the Persian ghazal between the 13th and the 14th centuries"

2:15 pm: Claudia Yaghoobi (Roshan Institute Assistant Professor in Persian studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), "Zulaikha’s Displaced Desire in Jami’s Yusuf and Zulaikha"

3 pm: Wrap-up


This symposium has been made possible by the generous donation of Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute and its Founder and Chair, Dr. Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali.

This event is organized by Dr. Nasrin Rahimieh, Howard Baskerville Professor of Comparative Literature at UC Irvine.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Venue's address: UC Irvine, Humanities Gateway Building (4100 Humanities Gateway, Irvine, CA 92697), Room HG 1010.

Closest parking structures are Mesa Parking Structure and Student Center Parking Structure. Parking permits are required at all time at UC Irvine's campus and daily or hourly permits could be purchased from manned or automated kiosks in the parking structures.