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September 2020

Revisiting Discourses of Love, Sex, and Desire in Modern Iran and Diaspora: A Symposium in a Series of Panels September 5 – October 3, 2020

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - October 3 @ 5:00 pm

From their mundane to their sublime forms, love and desire have played a central role in various discourses in modern Iran. From romantic epics to ghazals, and from arranged marriages to white marriages, and from companionate love to contemporary cohabitations, desire is undoubtedly one of the most important theoretical topics for scholars. This symposium brings together a range of scholars from different disciplines focusing on modern Iran to analyze the wide variety of ways in which love and desire have…

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October 2020

Transformative Pedagogy in Times of Crisis ( a new Carolina Seminar).

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

We invite members of the UNC community and beyond to join us at our kick-off meeting for a new Carolina Seminar Friday October 2, 2020. 11am- 12:15, via Zoom. You can RSVP here How will we teach in the post or ongoing Covid-19 era? It seems a simple, perhaps mundane question, but we believe it merits serious discussion—not merely from a technological or technical perspective—but as a profound political, pedagogical and perhaps even spiritual/existential problem and opportunity. Managing and responding to Covid-19 on…

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