The Department of History presents a lecture by Fatemeh Keshavarz-Karamustafa, Ph.D., entitled, "Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran: Representations of Iran in the U.S." at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Adorjan Hall 142.
Fatemeh Keshavarz-Karamustafa is professor of Persian and comparative literature and chair, Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, at Washington University in St. Louis.
Among Keshavarz's works are her books: Jasmine and Stars: Reading more than Lolita in Tehran, Reading Mystical Lyric: The Case of Jalal al-Din Rumi, Recite in the Name of the Red Rose: Poetic Sacred Making in Twentieth-century Iran, and A Descriptive and Analytical Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine -- winner of the Dunne & Wilson Award.
She is also the winner of Peabody Award in 2008. She is also a published poet in English and Persian.