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A Literary Journey: On Walls, Veils, Borders, and Thresholds

September 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

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University of Toronto

Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies

The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Distinguished Lecture Series


The Second AnnualElahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Distinguished Lecturefeaturing

Farzaneh MilaniRaymond J. Nelson Professor of Iranian literature and Gender Studies,University of Virginia

Speaking on

A Literary Journey:On Walls, Veils, Borders, and Thresholds

Friday, 9 September 2022, 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time (Canada and the US)

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Farzaneh Milani is Raymond J. Nelson Professor of Iranian literature and Gender Studies at the University of Virginia. She is the former Chair of the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures and past Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Middle East Studies Programs. Milani has published several books and articles in Persian and English. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Ms. Magazine, Reader’s Digest International, USA Today, All Things Considered, among others. She has presented more than 270 lectures nationally and internationally. A past president of the Association of Middle Eastern Women’s Studies in America and a Carnegie Fellow, Milani was the recipient of the All-University Teaching Award (1999), Zintl Leadership Award (2015), and Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Award and Professorship in 2020The Nobel Committee of the Swedish Academy invited Milani to join it as a member of its Board of External Experts for Literature in 2021. Milani will serve in that capacity for three years.


September 9, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT