Lunch and a Lecture:
Prof. Haidar Khezri Presents Majnun Layla and its Development in the Islamic World
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: CSME Conference Room
Israel in the Middle East? Nonwestern identities in Jewish Israeli Society
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Time: 10:00am to 1:30pm
Location: Distinguished Alumni Room, IMU
Haidar Khezri, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar
Haidar Khezri is a Kurdish Scholar with research interests in comparative literature (Persian, Arabic, Kurdish, and Turkish), poetry, critical theory, post-colonial literature, gender studies, and modernism. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Damascus University, as well as a Master of Arts and Sciences in the same discipline from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran.
Among other things, Dr. Khezri is currently working with Indiana University faculty in developing a Kurdish language curriculum which will, in turn, provide valuable insight into the world of Kurdish literature and culture to Indiana University -- Bloomington students. Dr. Khezri has experience in teaching Kurdish and Persian grammar and conversation, Kurdish literature, contemporary and comparative Persian literature, Arabic literature, translation, and writing methodolgy. In addition, he has proficiency in 5 different languages, including English, Persian, Kurdish, Arabic, and Turkish.