CFP, Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World (Dec 10-12, 2020)
Call for papers: Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World
University of York (virtually)
10-12 December, 2020
This colloquium is underpinned by our conviction that the relationship between Iran and the West is as important and urgent as ever. It aims to explore the range and depth of the exchanges and encounters that connect Anglophone and Persian cultures across centuries of contact from antiquity to the present-day manifest in poetry, diplomacy, religious polemic, scholarship, travel narratives, material culture, art, and curatorship.
We invite proposals from all disciplines and all career stages, including postgraduate, and early career researchers. We welcome proposals for traditional short papers, or for presentations that exploit the online format in other ways, e.g. short discussions of single images, objects, or texts, or group roundtable discussions.
Please send proposals of no more than 200 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday 15 August. Proposals should be accompanied by a 50-word biography, and an indication (if known at this point) of your availability between 10-12 December.
Joanna de Groot (History/Centre for C18th Studies)
Shazia Jagot (English/Centre for Medieval Studies)
James Williams (English/Centre for Modern Studies)