New publication: “Persian Literature as World Literature” co-edited by Dr. Mostafa Abedinifard

Congratulations to Dr. Mostafa Abedinifard on the co-edited publication Persian Literature as World Literature (Omid Azadibougar, Amirhossein Vafa, and Mostafa Abedinifard, Bloomsbury Publishing)!

Confronting nationalistic and nativist interpreting practices in Persianate literary scholarship, Persian Literature as World Literature makes a case for reading these literatures as world literature-as transnational, worldly texts that expand beyond local and national penchants. Working through an idea of world literature that is both cosmopolitan and critical of any monologic view on globalization, the contributors to this volume revisit the early and contemporary circulation of Persianate literatures across neighboring and distant cultures, and seek innovative ways of developing a transnational Persian literary studies, engaging in constructive dialogues with the global forces surrounding, and shaping, Persianate societies and cultures.

About Mostafa Abedinifard

Dr. Mostafa Abedinifard is the Assistant Professor without Review of Persian Literary Culture and Civilization in the UBC Department of Asian Studies. He is a literary and cultural critic and historian, with a special focus on modern Persian literature and the Iranian culture and cinema, within his broader interests in comparative and world literature. Outside UBC, he is serving as an Editorial Board member for Persian Literary Studies JournalHUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research; and The Journal of Men’s Studies.