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Thursday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 402, JW Marriott

Translations between Center and Periphery: From Iran to the West

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Program arranged by the forum LLC West Asian. Presiding: Amy Motlagh, American Univ. in Cairo

Speakers: Esmaeil Haddadian-Moghaddam, Univ. of Leuven; Franklin Lewis, Univ. of Chicago; Laetitia Nanquette, Univ. of New South Wales; Nasrin Rahimieh, Univ. of California, Irvine; Kamran Rastegar, Tufts Univ.

Translations from Persian into European languages are an important but often overlooked part of the history of the idea of world literature. By studying translation flows between Iran and Western countries, panelists seek to question the absence of Persian in most discussions of world literature and to situate translation experiences in a global context.

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