Leila Rahimi Bahmani: Forugh Farrokhzad, Modernity, and Madness

/ University of Toronto Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies


Leila Rahimi Bahmani


December 2, 2021

Join host, Yasamin, in exploring and analyzing the modernist features of Forugh Farrokhzad’s poetry, particularly the topic of female madness.

The 35th episode of Parse is an excerpt from a lecture given by Leila Rahimi Bahmany on Iranian poet, Forough Farrokhzad’s poetics of modernity. It will delineate the characteristic features of literary modernity that place Farrokhzad among the modernist poets of the 20th century. Among these modernist features is the topic of female madness. Dr. Bahmany is a research fellow and lecturer of Persian language at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Her field of research is Iranian women’s literature. Her book, Mirrors of Entrapment and Emancipation: Forough Farrokhzad and Sylvia Plath received the Latifeh Yarshater Award in 2016.  

To watch the full talk, click here: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AhNUYZU02k&t=251s