S. (Saeedeh) Shahnahpur

Position:
  • PhD student
Expertise:
  • Persian Studies


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 7577
E-Mail: s.shahnahpur@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SMES APT
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
Matthias de Vrieshof 1
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 0.03b
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 7577
E-Mail: s.shahnahpur@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SMES APT
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
Matthias de Vrieshof 1
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 0.03b


Fields of interest

Classical Persian poetry
Modern Persian prose  
Iranian philosophy

PhD research

Wail and Word: The Emergence of War Fiction in Persian Post-Revolutionary Literature
Supervisors: Asghar Seyed-Gohrab and Ivo Smits

This thesis seeks to examine the emergence of Persian novels and short stories during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988). Namely, Persian war narratives will be studied from literary, narratological and historical points of view. As is often the case when grappling with historical, political and societal issues, these war narratives are complicated. Moreover, since many war writers do not explicitly indicate their positions on the war in their text, the reader has to get behind the fiction’s temporal front line so as to find it. Analysis of war fiction from these perspectives will therefore help readers go beyond the text in order to access greater meaning. More than any other literary form, the novel serves as the model, through which society perceives itself, as well as the discourse in and through which it articulates the world. In war novels specifically, words must be composed in such a way that propagate their emergence asocial culture models and models of individual personalities, as well as diagnose relationships between individuals and the culture.

CV

Education
· BA Persian Language and Literature (Tehran 2006)
· MA Persian Language and Literature (Tehran 2008)
Thesis: The comparative research of mythology factors in poems of Ahmad Shamlu and Furugh Farukhzad
· MA Persian Studies (Leiden 2011) 
Thesis: Persian Prison Poetry (habsiyyāt) in the Indian Sub-Continent: Mas‛ūd-e Sa‛d Salmān a pioneer

Scholarship
February 2010: Leiden University, LEXS SILVER Scholarship

Presentations in Iran 
· Research of political ideology of Byhaghi in first volume according to circumstances of his era (2006).
· Research and explanations of 80-130 verses from 1th part of ‘Masnavi’ according to Moulavi’s ideology (2007).
· Survey of import of love and lover in the seventh volume of Gazaliyāt-e Shams (2007).
· Analysis of different types of comparisons in the poems of Bidel Dehlavi (2007).

Languages
Persian, English, Urdu

Last Modified: 11-12-2015