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Unknown artist (Neo-Assyrian, Mesopotamian), Tiglath-Pileser III Receiving Homage, 745/727 BC, Limestone relief carving. Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund. DIA No. 50.32

Wine, Song, and the Beloved: Desire and its Stimulants in Pre-modern Persian Poetry

Friday, July 19, 2013

6:00 PM Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall

Friday, July 19, 2013; 6 p.m.

Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall

 

Dominic Parviz Brookshaw

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Persian Literature

Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University

 

Wine, Song, and the Beloved: Desire and its Stimulants in Pre-modern Persian Poetry

 

This lecture explores the multiple dimensions of desire in the Persian lyric poetry of the fourteenth century. Focusing on poem as song, Brookshaw provides a close reading of selections from the DIA Islamic collection to investigate the relationship between material culture and the literary in the pre-modern Iranian world.

 

Sponsored by Asian & Islamic Art Forum

 
Image Credit: Riza-i 'Abbasi (Persian, c. 1560 - 1635); Mirror Case, 1617; Papier mache, painted, gilded, and  lacquered on mother-of-pearl. Founders Society Purchase, Henry Glover Stevens Fund. DIA no. 26.40.1A