The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Lecture Series: Women Poets

When and Where

Friday, June 18, 2021 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Online Lecture via Zoom


Gita Hashemi


The Woman I Want: Performing the Writings of Zandokht, 1906-1951 (in Persian)

The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies presents its Lecture Series: Women Poets with Gita Hashemi, Independent Artist.

Blurring the boundaries of artistic practices through constant experimentation, Toronto-based Gita Hashemi works in installation, performance, video, internet art and image-text, as well as curating and writing about culture and art. Hashemi's work is centered on marginalized histories and contemporary politics, often with an eye on woment's experience.

Co-sponsors: Toronto Initiative for Iranian Studies; Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations; Department of History; Department of Historical Studies; Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies-UTM; Cinema Studies Institute; Centre for Comparative Literature; Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity; Department of English (Ryerson University), and Iran Namag: A Quarterly of Iranian Studies

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Convenors: Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi (, Khatereh Sheibani (, Leila Pourtavaf (, Azita Taleghani (, or Arshavez Mozafari (