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Dominic Parviz Brookshaw

Dominic Parviz Brookshaw dominicb
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My research on pre-modern Persian and Arabic literature explores the intersection between performance, patronage, and desire. I am currently examining the emergence and genesis of Persian wine poetry in the early Islamic period, its relationship to earlier and contemporaneous Arabic wine poetry, the connection of the genre in both literatures to both the heteroerotic and the homoerotic, and the interplay between the bacchic and the panegyric. In terms of nineteenth-century Persian literature, I focus on women poets and women patrons in the early Qajar period (circa 1797-1848), and the involvement of these women in the Literary Return movement (bazgasht-i adabi). My research on modern/ist twentieth-century Persian poetry is currently centred on Iranian poets and their dialogue with (and ultimate reconfiguration of) the classical Persian poetic canon. My other research interests include the literature of the Iranian diaspora, non-Muslim religious minorities in Qajar Iran, and Persian language learning. Before arriving at Stanford, Dominic Parviz Brookshaw taught medieval and modern Persian literature and Persian language at the University of Manchester (2007-2011), McGill University (2005-2007), and the University of Oxford (2002-2005). Since 2004 he has served as Assistant Editor for Iranian Studies. He is a member of the Board of the International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS), and a former member of the Governing Council of the British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS).

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