Researcher

Dr Laetitia Nanquette

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. I frequently travel to Iran for research fieldworks.

Between 2015 and 2019, I was an...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. I frequently travel to Iran for research fieldworks.

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 journal Iranian Studies (Cambridge UP). I am editor for the Persian/Iranian Writing and Culture volume of The Literary Encyclopedia, ed. Dr Robert Clark: http://www.litencyc.com, 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