Dr. Manijeh Mannani is Professor of Literary Studies and Dean in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Athabasca University. Dr. Mannani’s research and teaching interests include Persian literature, comparative literature, poetry, and life-writing. A distinguished record of scholarly publishing shapes the basis of Dr. Mannani’s reputation as an international scholar in the areas of her research expertise. Included in her rigorous research portfolio are peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and edited volumes, the reviews of which have appeared in such distinguished scholarly journals as Canadian Literature, University of Toronto Quarterly, Journal of Popular Culture, and World Literature Today, among others.
Dr. Mannani’s other publications consist of Divine Deviants: The Dialectics of Devotion in the Poetry of Donne and Rumi (Peter Lang, 2007) and Najvā: Selected poems of E.D. Blodgett in Persian (Nasl-i Nuvīn, 2006). She is the co-editor of Perspectives on Comparative Canadian Literature; Shades of Truth: Iranian Short Fiction of the Fifth Generation in Translation (Mazda Publishers, 2019); Familiar and Foreign: Identity in Iranian Film and Literature (Athabasca University Press, 2015); and Selves and Subjectivities: Reflections on Canadian Arts and Culture (Athabasca University Press, 2012). Speak Only of the Moon: A New Translation of Rumi (Guernica Editions, 2017) is a collection of ghazals and other poems by the Persian Sufi poet, Rumi, in English which she has published in collaboration with E.D.Blodgett.