The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures presents a mini-conference: Persian Mythology, Folklore, and Popular Culture History
4:00 PM: Dr. Parvaneh Pourshariat, NELC, The Ohio State University “Can Popular Romances Speak to Architectural Relics? The Romance of Samak-e Ayyar and Roman Mithraic Temples”
4:30 PM: Dr. Saghi Gazeran, Independent Scholar, Tehran, Iran “Expressing Dissent through the Arts: The Example of the Theatrical Adaptation of the Medieval Story of Samak-e Ayyar”
5:00 PM:Dr. Ulrich Marzolph, Enzyklopaedie des Maerchens and Goettingen University, Goettingen, Germany “Negotiating Folklore in the Islamic Republic of Iran”
This mini-conference is sponsored by The Middle East Studies Center, organized by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and co-sponsored by the Center for Folklore Studies.
For more information or special disability needs, please contact Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, (614) 292-9255.