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Conference: The Life and Work of Shahrokh Meskoob


Date and Time 
October 29, 2020
10:00am to 11:30am
Zoom webinar
General Public
Event Sponsor 
Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, Stanford University Libraries

Scholars discuss the life and work of Shahrokh Meskoob, one of modern Iran’s most respected and acclaimed public intellectuals, literary critics, and memoirists. His papers were recently donated to Stanford’s Green Library and include hundreds of letters from some of Iran’s most prominent intellectuals, thousands of pages of notes, and first drafts of many of his manuscripts. This conference celebrates the launch of the archive.
Links to panelist presentations will be emailed one week before the discussion. Join the live Zoom webinar on October 29th for a discussion with the panelists, chaired by Dr. C. Ryan Perkins, Stanford University.
Ali Banuazizi: Meskoob and the Question of Iranian Cultural Identity
Bahram Beyzaie: Meskoob’s Reading of Mythology
Reza Farokhfal: Meskoob: A Contemporary Voice Who is Still Contemporary
M.R. Ghanoonparvar: Translating Meskoob: In Pursuit of Iranian Cultural Identity
Hassan Kamshad: 63 Years of Friendship
Sorour Kasmai: Leaving, Remaining, Returning: The Question of Form in Three of Meskoob’s Narrative Texts
Abbas Milani: Meskoob and Modernity

Speaker bios may be found on the Iranian Studies event page.