Persian Mythology, Folklore, and Popular Culture History

June 10, 2014
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Mendenhall Lab, Room 115 125 South Oval
picture of a piece of Persian artwork

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.

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