1/17 Persian Circle

Dear friends and colleagues, please join us this upcoming Thursday, 1/17, for first Persian Circle of the quarter. Monire Taliebakhsh (PhD candidate in Persian Mystical Literature at Tarbiat Modares University, and visiting scholar at the Phenomenology Research Center at Southern Illinois University) will be giving a talk in English entitled:


Open Subject in Persian Mystical Literature

سوژه گشوده در ادبیات عرفانی فارسی


Thursday 17th January, 5-6.30pm, Pick Hall 218

(5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637)


Monire Taliebakhsh is a PhD candidate in Persian Mystical Literature at Tarbiat Modares University in Iran. She did both her bachelor's and master's degrees at Guilan University in Iran. The title of her master's thesis was “Cognition & Metacognition in Rumi‘s couplet-poem (Masnavi)” and the title of her PhD thesis is: “Negativity and Its Role in the Genesis of Mystical I in Persian Literary Texts until the End of the Seventh Century”. It is an interdisciplinary study between Mysticism and Philosophy, especially Phenomenology, which focuses on the problem of identity and self in mystics. All her works and the horizon of her studies combine Persian literature, mysticism and philosophy. She is currently a visiting scholar at Phenomenology Research Center at SIU in order to consult and work with Prof. Anthony J. Steinbock.