She Who Tells a Story Faculty Panel

This is an Archive of a Past Event

Three leading scholars discuss the intersection of poetry and photography as they relate to the Cantor's special exhibition She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World.

  • Attiya Ahmad, Stanford Humanities Center Fellow and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the George Washington University, "Refracted Images: The Ordinariness of Middle Eastern Gendered Photography in Socio-Historical Context"
  • Dominic Brookshaw, Senior Research Fellow in Persian and Associate Professor of Persian Literature at the University of Oxford, "Telling Stories: The Female Voice in 19th and 20th Century Persian Poetry"
  • Nasrin Rahimieh, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, "Women Writing Ordinary Lives"

IMAGE: Shirin Neshat (Iran, b. 1957),Roja, 2012. Gelatin silver print with India ink. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Charles Bain Hoyt Fund and Francis Welch Fund. Photography © 2014 MFA, Boston