Iranian Studies Webinar Series: Women Poets

When and Where

Friday, January 15, 2021 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Online Lecture via Zoom


Ruhangiz Karachi


"A History of Iranian Women's Poetry"

Presented in Persian by Emerita Professor Ruhangiz Karachi

Ruhangiz Karachi is Professor Emerita of Literature at the Humanities and Cultural Studies Institute-Tehran. A pioneering scholar of women's poetry and an accomplished poet, Karachi received her PhD. from the University of Bombay in 1985, from where she went on to author and edit 16 monographs, three collections of poetry, and numerous journal articles. Her scholarly monographs include: An Inquiry into Poems of Thoughtful Poetesses during the Constitutional Period (1995); A Descriptive Bibliography of Parvin E'tesami (1997); Forough Farrokhzad (2004); 'Alamtaj Qa'im Maqami (2004); Eight Essays on Women's Issues, 1591-1896 (2011), and A History of Women's Poetry (2015). Her poetry collections include Women's Nightmares (Ba kabus'ha-yi zan, 1998); Cross-Eyed Earth (Chashm'ha-yi luch-i zamin, 2001), and Selected Poems (Guzinah-i ash'ar, 2018).

Organized by the Toronto Initiative for Iranian Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies (UTM), the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, the Department of Historical Studies (UTM), and York University's Department of History.

Zoom link:
(Meeting ID: 854 4622 0404 | Passcode: Bh7xCC)

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