Samaeinejad, Saharnaz

, University of Toronto

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Saharnaz Samaeinejad is a Joseph Bombardier CGS doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Comparative Literature. She works at the intersection of Marxist political philosophy, materialist-dialectical aesthetics, and lyrical responses to modernity, with a special focus on the history and politics of Persian poetic modernismduring the early-to-mid twentieth century Iran. Her dissertation explores the dialectical link between poetic creativity and critical capacity/dialectics in the lyrical oeuvre of Furūgh Farrukhzād. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Tehran University, and her M.A. in Individualized Studies from NYU.

University of Toronto