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. 

Field of Research (FoR)

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 at UNSW and worked on: "A Global Comparative Study of Contemporary Iranian Literature". This project reveals how literature circulates in a globalized world and evidences the diversity generated out of globalization processes. As a case study of a rich culture constrained by recent political changes and decentralized in diasporic communities, the Iranian example is particularly significant in considering non-Western types of globalization. Detailing how national and global literary practices are connected, this project is the first comparative study examining Iranian literatures and their circulation on a global scale, in Iran and in the Iranian diaspora in Australia, the United States and Western Europe.

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 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). I am also Book Review Editor for Cultural Studies for the journal Iranian Studies.

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:

Joint supervisor: Elham Naeej "The Female Body in Contemporary Iranian Romance Novels: Repression and Resistance "

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

                           Adineh Khojastehpour "Cross-cultural adaptations in Iranian cinema"

 Secondary supervisor: Mazda Moradabbasi "Literary Adaptation in Iranian Cinema"

                                     Mariya Nikolova "Re-Considering American Avant-Garde and Neo-Avant-Garde Literature"

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

Successful Honours completion: Joyce Chew (2017)


My Engagement

Cultural Studies Association of Australasia

American Comparative Literature Association

Postcolonial Studies Association

Modern Language Association

Association for Iranian Studies

Centre for Iranian Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies

Association for the Study of Australian Literature

 

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Location

216, Level 2 Robert Webster

Contact

+61 (2) 9385 7792