Literary Trends in Contemporary Iran
Wed, October 6, 2010 • 2:00 AM • Texas Union Sinclair Suite (3.128)
A talk in Persian by Ali Dehbashi, Editor-in-Chief, Bukhara Magazine
This talk will address the literary and intellectual developments in present-day Iran. Mr. Dehbashi will highlight the innovations of Iranian thinkers, poets, and authors in style, design, narrative and aesthetics. He will also identify the emerging trends, and the individuals who are at the forefront of cultural production. These transformations reflect the social change underfoot in contemporary Iran.
Ali Dehbashi has been the editor-in-chief of Bukhara since 1999, a periodical focusing on Iranian and world cultures and literature. He has authored several books and edited over seventy volumes on Iranian history and literature. He has allocated special issues of Bukhara to world thinkers such as Rabindranath Tagore, Gunter Grass, Osip Mandelstam, Umberto Eco, Hannah Arendt, and Virginia Woolf. As the curator of Nights of Bukhara, a highly acclaimed lecture series in Tehran, Dehbashi has hosted Iranian and non-Iranian authors, scholars, artists, and public figures. As the Director of Shahab Publication, he has so far published fortyfive books. Additionally, Ali Dehbashi was the editor-in-chief of the monthly KELK and Tavous Art Quarterly, and cooperated with numerous literary and art journals including Arash, Borj, Cheragh, Donya-ye Sokhan, Adineh, Daftar-e Honar, and Academy of Science Quarterly.