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ILEX Sponsorship & Panel |  1st Ferdowsi Conference 1999

 


1st Ferdowsi Conference


Cambridge, MA, March, 1999

Ilex Foundation and the Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies sponsored this conference.


Program:


Thursday, March 25, 1999
Morning Session, chaired by Ehsan Yarshater


Gregory Nagy and Stephen Mitchell
"Epic and the Legacy of Milman Parry and Albert Lord"

Mohammad Ebrahim Bastani-Parizi
"Barz Kooh in the Shahnameh" - in translation

Jalil Doostkhah
"Shahnameh and the Oral Epic Traditions"

Afternoon Session, chaired by Iraj Afshar

Roy Parviz Mottahedeh: "Iran in the Shahnameh"

Mohammad Shafii Kadkani: "The Function of Rich Rhyme"

Jerome Clinton: "Tragic Elements in the Story of Rostam and Esfandiar"

Reception with music and bandari dancing

Friday, March 26, 1999
Morning Session, chaired by Asghar Mahdavi


Mohsen Ashtiany: "Dialogues in the Shahnameh"

Dick Davis: "Rostam Revisited"

Abbas Amanat: "Division of the World, the Royal Tree,
and the Fruit of Vengeance in the Story of Feridun"

Afternoon Session, chaired by Mohammad Jafar Mahallati

Prods Oktor SkjÊrv¯: "Old Epic Traditions in the Shahnameh"

Olga M. Davidson, Brandeis University
"The Poetic Heritage of Farr in the Shahnameh"

Rahim Shayegan: "Old Iranian Epic Traditions and the Shahnameh"

 

 

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