Spring 2020: On Desire and Separation: Persian Poetry Then and Now (In Translation) — PETR 3559
Mon. Jan 13, 2020 - Thu. Apr 30, 2020 (16 weeks)
Every Thursday from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Persian poets have expressed their desire, love and anxieties of separation in remarkable figurative ways throughout centuries. Beginning with Omar Khayyam, this course examines how Persian poetry writes about desire and separation in its thousand year history. In the course of the semester, we will read poetry from classical, mystical, Sufi traditions, as well as free verse modern poetry. Readings will include selections from classical poets such as Khayyam, Mahsati, Sa'di, Rumi, Hafez, and modern poets such as Ahmad Shamloo, Akhavan and Forough Farrokhzad.
This course fulfills the Non-Western Perspectives and Second Writing requirements.
Instructor: Pardis Minuchehr