Haidar Khezri, PH.D.

Haidar Khezri, PH.D.

EDUCATION & LANGUAGE CERTIFICATIONS

·        Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (Arabic & Persian), Damascus University (2011).

·        M.A. in Comparative Literature (Arabic & Persian), Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran (2006).

·        B.A. in Arabic Language and Literature, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran (2003).

Additional Certifications:

·        ACTFL/ILR OPI Tester Certification in Kurdish/Sorani (2017).

·        ACTFL/ILR OPI Tester Certification in Persian/Farsi (2017).

·        Certified Trainee, OPI Assessment, English /Arabic, (2015).

TEACHING & RESEARCH INTERESTS

Middle Eastern literatures and cultures, comparative literature (including Arabic, Persian, Kurdish, and Turkish), postcolonial studies (internal colonialism), poetry, Middle Eastern minority cultures (Kurdish and Yezidi cultures), Middle Eastern cinema, Arabic, Persian, and Kurdish as second/foreign languages, with fieldwork and archival research in Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, Morocco, Germany, Scotland, and the United States.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

A. Books

·        The Walter De Gruyter Companion to Kurdish Literature . Co-editor with Alireza Korangy. Berlin: De Gruyter Publishers, 2021.

·        Sorani Kurdish: An Elementary Textbook, Georgetown University Press (currently under design at the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region, Indiana University Bloomington), 2020.

·        It Is Only Sound that Remains: The Life and Legacy of Forough Farrokhzad with a Translation of Two Collections of Her Poetry.  Erbil: Salahaddin University Press, 2016.

·        Comparative Literature in Iran and the Arab World, 1903-2012 (first edition, Samt Press, Tehran 2013; second edition, Egyptian Cultural Academy, Cairo 2017).

B. PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

·        “From Cairo to Tehran: The Reception of Arabic Comparative Literature in Iran,” Āfāq al-Ḥaḍarah al-Islāmyyah, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran, (forthcoming - 2020.)

·        “Arabic Comparative Literature: Intersections with West Asian Literature,” Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics (New Paradigms in the Study of Middle Eastern Literatures) American University in Cairo, no. 35, pp. 40–67, 2015.

·        “From Macarrat al-Nucmān to Shīrāz: ‘Abu al-cAlā’ al-Macarrī’s Influence in Fereydūn Tavallalī,” The Journal of Critical and Comparative Literature, Razi University, vol. 4, no. 16, pp. 63-84, 2015.

·        “Standing on the Border: Comparative Literature in Turkey,” Comparative Literature: Journal of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature, Tehran, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 89-106, 2014.

·        “Grim Legacy: Image of Kurds in Turkish Culture,” NuBihar Akademi (international peer-reviewed journal of Kurdish Studies) vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 58-68, 2014.

·        “The Image of Damascus in the Poetry of Jalāl al-Dīn al-Rūmī,” al-Turath al-cArabi, Arab Writers Union, Damascus, vol. 123, no.124, pp. 259-74, 2012.

·        “The Image of Arabs in Persian School Books,” Mukaddime, Mardin Artuklu University, vol. 4. pp. 81-110, 2011.

·        “The Influence of Russian Formalism in Comparative Literature,” The Journal of the Iranian Association of Arabic Language and Literature, Tarbiat Modarress University, vol. 10, no. 3, pp.19-37, 2009.

·        “Narcissism in the Poetry of cOmar Ibn ’Abī Rabīcah,” coauthored with Hamed Sedghi and Malek Pirzadnya, Āfāq al-Ḥaḍarah al-Islāmyyah, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran, no.22, 387-414, 2008.

C. BOOK CHAPTERS (*peer-reviewed)

·        “From the Past to the Future, East to the West: Yousef Bakkar and Comparative Literature,” Malʼā al-Sanābil: Dirāsāt Muhdāt ʼilā Yusef Bakkar, ed. cAbbās cAbdulḥalīm cAbbās (Beirut: Dār Ṣādīr), pp. 411-26, 2014.

·        “Theory, Time and Space in Comparative Literature in Iran,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of Comparative Literature (Turkey: Kirikkale University Press,) pp. 321-38, 2013*.

·        “Comparative Investigations between Persian and Arabic: Past, Present, and Future,” Proceedings of the National Congress of Persian-Arabic Comparative Literature (Kermanshah: Razi University Press,) pp. 437-67, 2012*.

·        “The Image of al-Quds in Persian Literature,” Al-Quds in Iranian Culture, (Damascus: Ministry of Culture, Syrian Public Organization for Books) pp. 27-66, 2009.

AWARDS, RESEARCH GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS

·        Co-applicant with Alla Kourova, UCF STARTALK Arabic and Russian project, “Where East Meets West” ($90,000), 2019.  

·        Co-recipient, with Assad Al-Saleh, Günther Jikeli, and Alvin Rosenfeld, Indiana University President’s International Research Award; “Syrian and Iraqi Refugees in Germany: Antisemitism, Islamism, and Integration,” ($50,000), 2017-2018.

·        Bilimsel Araştırma Projeleri (Scientific Research Projects Fund), Mardin Artuklu University, Turkey, “Comparative Literature in Iran and the Arab World 1903-2012,” (YTL 18,800 = $12,000), 2011-2013.

LANGUAGES

·        Kurdish: native in Central Kurdish (Sorani), near-native in Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji) and Southern Kurdish (Kirmashani)

·        Persian/Farsi: native

·        Arabic: near-native in Classical and Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Levantine Arabic

·        Turkish: intermediate in Ottoman and Modern Turkish

·        Azeri: elementary reading knowledge

·        Modern Standard Urdu: elementary reading knowledge

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10990 ARA1121C Ele Arabic Language & Civ Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W,F 01:30 PM - 02:20 PM Unavailable
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11317 ARA2201 Intermediate Arabic Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W,F 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Unavailable
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81893 ARA1120C Ele Arabic Language & Civ Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Unavailable
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81991 ARA1120C Ele Arabic Language & Civ Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM Unavailable
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81636 ARA2200 Int Arabic Language & Civ Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Unavailable
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61810 ARA1120C Ele Arabic Language & Civ Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) B Unavailable
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21674 ARA1120C Ele Arabic Language & Civ Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
18025 ARA1121C Ele Arabic Language & Civ Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
18633 ARA2201 Intermediate Arabic Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91914 ARA1120C Ele Arabic Language & Civ Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
90556 ARA2200 Int Arabic Language & Civ Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Unavailable
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Updated: May 10, 2020