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Shareah Taleghani

R. Shareah Taleghani

Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies and Arabic

Queens Hall, Room 245D
Phone: 718-997-5570
rtaleghani@qc.cuny.edu

PhD, New York University, 2009

Research

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.  

Teaching

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.

Selected Publications

"'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.​​

 
 

 Office Information

 

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, there are currently no regular in-person office hours. For all matters, please send an email to the department, or leave a phone message.

Email: CMAL@qc.cuny.edu
Leave a Phone Message: 718-997-5570

Faculty can be reached by email and are holding office hours by phone or videoconference. See faculty contact information.

Yunzhong Shu
Department Chair
Location: Queens Hall, Room 215
Phone: 718-997-5570
Fax: 718-997-5577
Email: CMAL@qc.cuny.edu

Faculty and Staff Information 


 

Language Placement


Upcoming Language Placement Exams

Spring 2020

Arabic: Please ​contact Professor Kirsten Beck, the Arabic language coordinator, ​at kbeck@qc.cuny.edu

Chinese: Please contact Professor Xiao Li, the Chinese language coordinator, at xiao.li@qc.cuny.edu.

Ancient Greek: Please contact Professor Raymond Capra, the Ancient Greek language coordinator, at raymond.capra@qc.cuny.edu.

Hebrew: Please contact Professor Oded Nir, the Hebrew language coordinator, at oded.nir@gmail.com.

Japanese: Please contact Professor Mari Fujimoto, the Japanese language coordinator, at mfujimoto@qc.cuny.edu.

Korean: Please contact Professor Seongyeon Ko, the Korean language coordinator, at seongyeon.ko@qc.cuny.edu.

Latin: Please contact Professor Raymond Capra, the Latin language coordinator, at raymond.capra@qc.cuny.edu.



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