Sahba Shayani is instructor in Persian at the Oriental Institute, Oxford. He received his M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in Iranian Studies in 2011 and is currently writing his doctoral dissertation at the same institution on the representation of women in Persian literature. Sahba’s research focuses on the creation, use and re-use of female archetypes in both classical and modern Persian literature. He is also interested in female poets of Greater Iran, especially in the Qajar period (1785 — 1925 C.E.), epic literature, literary translation, and Persian language pedagogy.
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