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Comparative Literature


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    Assistant Professor, Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Professorship in Persian and Iranian Studies, Director of Persian and Iranian Studies Program
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    Teaching Assistant
  • Professor Naomi Sokoloff
    Chair, Professor, Director of Modern Hebrew and Israel Studies Program


  • Aria Fani and Schwartz, KL. Persianate Pasts; National Presents: Persian Literary and Cultural Production in the Twentieth Century (Special issue), Iranian Studies 55.3 (2022): 603-790. Learn more
  • Edebiyatı Dizgeye Getirmek: Köprülü’nün İlk Darbesi Olarak “Türk Edebiyatı Tarihinde Usul" Usulden Yönteme M. Fuad Köprülü'nün Edebiyat Tarihçiliği Samsun Üniversitesi  Learn more
  • “The Nazi Beast at the Warsaw Zoo: Animal Studies, The Zookeeper’s Wife and See Under: Love.” In  The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture, edited by Victoria Aarons and Phyllis Lassner (Palgrave, 2020).    Learn more
  • “The Poet’s Tallit: Prayer Shawls in Poems by Abraham Shlonsky, Yehuda Amichai, Myra Sklarew, and Yehoshua November.”  CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly. Winter 2020, pp. 73-89.  Learn more
  • “Israel in Jewish American Literature. In The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Jewish American Literature. Ed. Hannah Wirth. Cambridge University Press, 2015. Learn more