R. Shareah Taleghani
Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies and Arabic
Queens Hall, Room 245D
PhD, New York University, 2009
Professor Taleghani's research focuses on modern Arabic literature and Middle Eastern cultural studies. Her research interests include the relationships between cultural production, aesthetics and political resistance, narrative theory and human rights discourse, and translation studies. She is currently working on a book manuscript about contemporary prison literature and human rights in Syria.
Prof. Taleghani teaches modern Arabic literature in translation, images of the Middle East (with a focus on The 1001 Nights), advanced Arabic reading, Islamic civilization and literature, and a new literature and film class on dissidence and revolution in the Middle East.
"'Axising Iran': The Politics of Domestication and Cultural Translation" in Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora in the Americas, University of Michigan, 2013.
"The Cocoons of Language: Torture, Voice, Event" in Human Rights, Suffering, and Aesthetics in Political Prison Literature, Lexington, 2012.