Seminars on Persian Poetry

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“The Laughing Philosopher” in Costume as Persian Mystic: Whitman’s Iconography in Iran. Speaker Behnam Fomeshi. Discussant and Chair. Saeed Talajooy

Addressing Walt Whitman’s reception in Iran, the present essay focuses on the front cover of a book-length translation of Whitman into Persian to study how Whitman’s image is visually translated for an Iranian audience. Among literary discourses of contemporary Iran, the one which associates poetry with mysticism plays the most significant role in this translation.
Period2 Apr 2018
Event typeSeminar
LocationSt Andrews, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Persian Poetry
  • Comparative Literature
  • Walt Whitman in Iran
  • American Literature