12/3 – Roger Sedarat on Emerson in Iran: The American Appropriation of Persian Poetry”

Professor Roger Sedarat, Queen’s College, CUNY, will discuss his new book:

Emerson in Iran: The American Appropriation of Persian Poetry

Roger Sedarat is an Iranian-American scholar, translator, and poet. Emerson in Iran: the American Appropriation of Persian Poetry, explores how Sufi mysticism and Persian verse informs the figural origins of the American Renaissance.

His previously published essays include “Middle Eastern-American Literature: A Contemporary Turn in Emerson Studies” in A Power to Translate the World: New Essays on Emerson and International Culture (2015) and “Of Fire and Goblins: Metaphorical Displacements in Rihani’s The Book of Khalid” (2012).

Sponsored by the Master’s Program in Middle Eastern Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center

Tuesday, 3 December 2019 CUNY Graduate Center, Room 9207, 7PM to 9PM.

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