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Faridi, Maziyar

Ph.D. Candidate, Comparative Literary Studies
Northwestern University


I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University. I received my B.A. in English and M.A. in Translation Studies and English from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran. I am interested in transnational (translational) modernist literature and the new wave cinemas of Iran and France, and American avant-garde literature and cinema. My dissertation reflects on the critiques of sovereignty and self-same identity that emerge from what I have characterized as a poetics of relation in twentieth-century Iran. My work draws on transnational studies, postcolonial theory, continental philosophy (Benjamin, Derrida, and Deleuze), ethics and philosophy of translation as well as media theory. In 2015-2016, I was a graduate affiliate of the Paris Program in Critical Theory and I spent the year in France studying the archives related to my dissertation. At Northwestern, I am also a graduate affiliate of the Middle East and North African Studies Program, the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, and the Critical Theory Cluster. Since 2011, I have been a member of the editorial board of the Iranian academic journal, Naghd-e Adabi (Literary Criticism Quarterly), Tarbiat Modares University.

DISCIPLINE
Literature
SUB AREAS
Transnationalism   
Translation   
Theory   
Mysticism/Sufi Studies   
Persian   
Nationalism   
Modernization   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Media   
Islamic Thought   
Iranian Studies   
Identity/Representation   
Cultural Studies   
Comparative   
Cinema/Film   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Iran   
Afghanistan   
India   
Tajikistan   
Indian Ocean Region   
SPECIALTIES
Global Modernism   
Translation Studies and Continental Philosophy   
Middle Eastern Visual Culture and Film Studies   
LANGUAGES
Persian (Native)   
English (Fluent)   
French (Advanced)   
Arabic (Elementary)   
Latin (Elementary)   
EDUCATION
PhD2017Comparative Literary StudiesNorthwestern University
MA2012English and Comparative Literary StudiesNorthwestern University
MA2011English and Translation StudiesFerdowsi University of Mashhad
BA2008EnglishFerdowsi University of Mashhad
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