Abedinifard, MostafaInstructor, Department of English
I hold a PhD in Comparative Literature (University of Alberta, 2015) and a Master’s degree in English. With a transnational and interdisciplinary scope, I research mainly modern and contemporary Iranian and other Islamicate societies' literature, film, and culture. Within the broader areas of Comparative Literature, World Literature, Critical Theory, and Gender and Sexuality Studies, my current research interests include critical studies of men and masculinities, critical disability studies, and critical humor studies. Also, within the areas of Iranian literary and cultural studies, my current research interests and specializations include modern Persian literature, Iranian cinema, Iranian folk literature, Persian humor, Iranian gender and sexuality—particularly men and masculinities—studies, Iranian diasporic literature and culture, and Iranian identity. My scholarly writings and translations have appeared in numerous scholarly, peer-reviewed journals, edited collections, and other venues. While working on several article projects, I am currently advancing a monograph manuscript on the relation between Iranian modernity and modern Persian comedy and developing another monograph project on men and masculinities in modern Iranian literature and cinema. Also, along with two colleagues, Dr. Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi of University of Toronto and Dr. Sahar Allamezade of University of Maryland, I am guest-editing a special issue of Iran Namag: A Quarterly of Iranian Studies on the topic of Iranian men and masculinities. (Iran Namag is a bilingual, scholarly and peer-reviewed journal in English and Persian: http://irannamag.com.) I have taught courses in English and Comparative Literature at the college and university levels in Iran and Canada. Currently, I am teaching literature and academic writing courses at MacEwan University.
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Department of English
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