Researcher

My Expertise

I am interested in modern and contemporary Middle Eastern literatures, particularly in Persian literature; Contemporary Iranian culture; World Literature; literature and globalization; sociology of literature; Digital Humanities. 

Fields of Research (FoR)

Comparative and transnational literature, Middle Eastern literature, Globalisation and culture, Digital literature, Book history, Migrant cultural studies, Print culture

Biography

I work on modern and contemporary Middle Eastern literatures, particularly on Persian literature; World Literature; literature and globalization; sociology of literature; Digital Humanities. 

I was trained in France, the United Kingdom, Iran and the United States (Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Harvard University) before coming to Australia in 2013. 

Between 2015 and 2019, I was an Australia Research Council DECRA Fellow.

My second book was...view more

I work on modern and contemporary Middle Eastern literatures, particularly on Persian literature; World Literature; literature and globalization; sociology of literature; Digital Humanities. 

I was trained in France, the United Kingdom, Iran and the United States (Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Harvard University) before coming to Australia in 2013. 

Between 2015 and 2019, I was an Australia Research Council DECRA Fellow.

My second book was published in 2021: "Iranian Literature after the Islamic Revolution. Production and Circulation in Iran and the World" (Edinburgh UP): https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-iranian-literature-after-the-islamic-revolution.html

Here's a blog post mostly about the book: https://centerforiraniandiasporastudies.wordpress.com/2022/04/18/iranian-diaspora-spotlight-dr-laetitia-nanquette-a-scholar-writing-from-outside-and-inside/

And an interview for SBS Persian on it: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/persian/audio/laetitia-nanquette-iranian-literature-after-the-islamic-revolution_1

And an interview in Spanish on my research in general: https://orientemedio.news/la-literatura-irani-despues-de-la-revolucion-islamica/

I am interested in translation studies and in the practice of translation. My translations of Iranian short stories into French have been published in literary journals, and I have translated Persian texts into English with Ali Alizadeh.

I am Associate Editor for the Q1 journal Iranian Studies (Cambridge UP) and editor for the Modern Persian literature section of Abstracta Iranica (Peeters publishers).

My Academia profile is here.

 

 

 


My Qualifications

BA (Sorbonne University, Paris); PhD (SOAS, University of London)


My Research Activities

Here is the link to some of my publications on the UNSW repository:

https://www.unsworks.unsw.edu.au/primo-explore/search?query=any,contains,nanquette&tab=default_tab&search_scope=unsworks_search_scope&vid=UNSWORKS&offset=0


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

I am available to supervise research related to all my research interests.

Current PhD supervision: Mehrdad Rahimi-Moghaddam "Literature, Language, and Nationalism in Iran: From the Berlin Circle to Modern Iranshahris"

Joint supervisor: Max Bledstein, Scientia PhD "Terrors of Identity: Depictions of Historical Trauma in Contemporary Iranian Horror Cinema"

Secondary supervisor: Setayesh Nooraninejad "The Writing Culture of Ordinary People in Iran During the War Years (1980-1988)" (PhD at ANU)                 

                                     Adineh Khojastehpour "Cross-cultural adaptations in Iranian cinema"      

 

Successful PhD supervisions: Elham Naeej "The Female Body in Contemporary Iranian Romance Novels: Repression and Resistance": 2021 Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Theses.

                                               Mazda Moradabbasi "Literary Adaptation in Iranian Cinema" (secondary supervisor)

                                               Mariya Nikolova "Re-Considering American Avant-Garde and Neo-Avant-Garde Literature" (secondary supervisor)


My Engagement

Association for Iranian Studies

Centre for Iranian Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies

International Comparative Literature Association

 

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Location

216, Level 2 Robert Webster

Contact

+61 (2) 9065 2101