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Ehsan Yarshater in Conversation with Mandana Zandian

October 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
147 Dodd Hall, 390 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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A book talk by Mandana Zandian and Houra Yavari

Mandana Zandian is a graduate of Shahid Beheshti Medical School (1997) and presently works at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, where she is currently engaged in research on aggressive types of advanced cancers. Dr. Zandian is also a published poet, author and journalist and serves on the editorial board of Rahavard quarterly journal and collaborates with Homa Sarshar in her weekly radio broadcasting programs. Some of her recent publications include: Omid o Azadi (Hope and Freedom), on the life and works of Iraj Gorgin (2012) and Baz-khani-e Dah-Shab (The Ten-Nights Revisited, 2014).

Houra Yavari is Assistant Editor at the Center for Iranian Studies, and the Consulting Editor on Modern Persian Fiction for the Encyclopedia Iranica (Columbia University). She received a BA in English Language and Literature and an MA in Psychology from the University of Tehran. Pursuing her studies in France and the US, she received an M.ED., from the Bank Street College of Education, while studying literature and literary criticism, particularly as applied to modern Persian fiction. She has published extensively on topics in psychoanalysis and Persian literature, including numerous articles and six books such as Modernity & Persian Fiction: A Literary Perspective (Tehran, 2009), Living in the Mirror: A Literary Perspective (Tehran, 2005), and Psychoanalysis and Literature in Iran: Two Texts, Two Selves, Two Worlds (Tehran, 1995, repr., 2007).

*Lectures in Persian

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies


October 9, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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UCLA Iranian Studies
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147 Dodd Hall
390 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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