M. R. Ghanoonparvar has published widely on Persian literature and culture in both English and Persian and is the author of Prophets of Doom: Literature as a Socio-Political Phenomenon in Modern Iran (1984), In a Persian Mirror: Images of the West and Westerners in Iranian Fiction (1993), Translating the Garden (2001), Reading Chubak (2005), and Persian Cuisine: Traditional, Regional and Modern Foods (2006). His translations include Jalal Al-e Ahmad’s By the Pen, Sadeq Chubak’s The Patient Stone, and his edited volumes include Iranian Drama: An Anthology, and In Transition: Essays on Culture and Identity in Middle Eastern Societies. Internationally recognized as an expert on Iranian culinary arts, he is also the author of three best-selling books on Persian cuisine and numerous articles on the history of food and food preparation in Iran in various encyclopedias and journals. His most recent books and translations include The Neighbor Says: Letters of Nima Yushij on Modern Persian Prosody, Ja'far Modarres-Sadeqi’s, The Horse's Head, (2011), and Red Olive: The Memoirs of Nahid Yusefian. He is working on two forthcoming books: Iranian Films and Persian Fiction and Literary Diseases in Persian Literature.
Professor of Persian and Comparative Literature and Persian Language, University of Texas at Austin
Co-sponsors: Persian Lecture Series, and the Association of Iranians in Southern Arizona
Friday, February 10, 2012
3pm in Marshall 490