The Kurdish Literature and Culture

Friday, October 2, 2020 noon to 1:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Kurdish Political Studies Program and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

Dr. Haidar Khezri, Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida, moderates the event that will see the participation of Dr. Wendelmoet Hamelink, from the Oslo University, and Dr. Farangis Ghaderi, from the University of Exeter.

Dr. Wendelmoet Hamelink is a Research Fellow at the Social and Cultural Planning Office (The Hague), and at the Centre for Gender Research (STK) of Oslo University. She has an MA and PhD in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology from Leiden University, the Netherlands. Her book The Sung Home. Narrative, Morality, and the Kurdish Nation (Brill 2016) investigates the lyrics, life stories, and live performances of Kurdish singers. She will give a talk about “Music, Migration, and Conflict: Kurdish Women’s Memories in Narrative and Song”

Dr. Farangis Ghaderi is Research Fellow at the Centre for Kurdish Studies at the University of Exeter. She obtained her PhD in Kurdish Studies from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies of the University of Exeter in 2016. She is the author of several peer-reviewed articles on Kurdish literature and co-editor of the Kurdish-language academic journal, Derwaze. She will give a talk about “Poetics of Change: The Emergence and Development of Modern Kurdish Poetry”

The event is held virtually and can be accessed via Zoom: (Meeting ID: 975 8890 7668 - Passcode: 453140).

We look forward to welcoming you at our online event.

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