PhD defence Zhinia Noorian: Iranian social, political and religious critique through poetry

18 October 2022

On 7 November our team member Zhinia Noorian will defend her thesis ‘Sapling of Hope’! In her thesis Zhinia has explored the poetical work of the Iranian female poet Parvīn Iᶜtiṣāmī (1907-1941), who used poetry as a vehicle to deliver social, political and religious criticism. Many of the topics that Iᶜtiṣāmī treated in her poetry are still relevant today in Iran, such as women’s rights and the hypocrisy of the religious authorities.

For the full article on Zhinia Noorian’s defence click here.

Date: November 7 2022

Time: 16.15 – 17.15 pm

Location: Utrecht University Hall, Domplein 29 Utrecht or online (via this link)

Parvīn Iᶜtiṣāmī. Bron: Sajami110, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)