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The Representation of Women in Persian Poetry and Iranian Cinema

  • Wednesday, March 07, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sheraton Hotel - 600 Hwy 7 E, Richmond Hill

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Dear Memebrs,


You are cordially invited to join us in celebration of International Women's Day 2018 at Mohandes Monthly Seminar. The guest speaker of the seminar is Prof. Khatereh Sheibani and she will talk about:


"The Representation of Women in Persian Poetry and Iranian Cinema"


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Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Sheraton Hotel 600 Hwy 7 E, Richmond Hill

(Richmond A&B Ballroom)


Agenda of the Meeting:  


  • 6:00 pm  Refreshments & Professional Networking
  • 7:00 pm  Welcoming by the Chair
  • 7:10 pm  Statement by the Honorary Chair of the session
  • 7:20 pm  Seminar Presentation
  • 8:00 pm  Q/A



About the Speaker:


Khatereh Sheibani is lecturer and researcher of Persian language, literature and culture in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics and member of the graduate program in the Dep. of Humanities at York University. She studied English Literature in Shiraz University and general linguistics in the University of Tehran, Iran before coming to Canada. Khatereh completed her doctorate degree in comparative literature at the University of Alberta, Canada in 2007. She has written articles on modern Persian literature and the relations between Iranian cinema, Persian poetry, and the conventions of visual arts in literary and cinema anthologies and journals such as Iranian Studies and Canadian Journal of Film Studies. Her book entitled "The Poetics of Iranian Cinema: Aesthetics, Modernity, and Film after the Revolution" was published in November 2011 by I.B.Tauris, UK . Khatereh has been consulted and interviewed on issues regarding Iranian cinema by globally distinguished broadcasting services and journals such as CBC, PRI, and the New York Times. She has taught a wide array of courses on Persian language and literature, media and democracy, Iranian cinema, Middle Eastern cinemas, Contemporary Hollywood cinema, postcolonial literatures, and documentary film
and television. 


About the Seminar:




This talk investigates the portrayal of women in the two dominant forms of cultural expression in Iran: Persian poetry and Iranian cinema. Concepts such as poetic and cinematic point of  views or “gaze” as well as the representation of gender roles, patriarchy, modernity, democracy and gender equality are going to be discussed by providing examples from poetry. The discussion will further explore the expectations and ideal representation of women in poetic and filmic discourses in Iran. 


Honorary Chair of the Session: 


Dr. Hossein Banijamali is president and founder of several successful operations, engaged in Petroleum, Energy, and Education.  He received BSc. Degree with Honors from School of Engineering at University of Tehran, and PhD. Degree in Chemical Engineering from M.I.T.

He was an Assistant Professor at Tehran Polytechnic,  as well as Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, then moved to Canada in 1980.

Dr. Banijamali is a long lasting member of Kanoon and has served as chair of the board of directors at Mohandes during the years 1998-2001. 

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