Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute is pleased to announce the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Symposium on Persian Language and Literature titled “Roads (Not) Taken: Literary Translation in Iran” that will take place on Friday, December 7, 2018, 9:45 am – 5:30 pm, in UC Irvine’s Humanities Gateway (HG) 1002.

For more than two centuries literary translation has played a key role in Iran’s intellectual life and literary production. Literary translation has also impacted Iran’s political, social, and cultural trends. The participants in this conference will analyze how literary translation has influenced or shaped Persian literature and culture.

This event is organized by Dr. Nasrin Rahimieh, Howard Baskerville Professor of Comparative Literature at UC Irvine’s School of Humanities. Opening remarks will be made by Professor Touraj Daryaee, Maseeh Chair and Director of the Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at UC Irvine. The day-long symposium will be divided into four panels on the topics of Conceptual and Theoretical Frames, Literary Translation Then and Now, Politics of Translation, and Anomalies of Literary Translation.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.