Persian Language Circle

October 28, 2021 | 5:00PM

Please join us this Thursday, October 28, at 5:00 pm CST on Zoom for the second lecture in the Heshmat Moayyad Lecture Series in Persian Literature and Culture! This series is made possible by a generous gift to NELC and the Humanities Division, and will support at least one lecture per year on Persian literature or culture to honor the legacy of NELC Professor emeritus, Heshmat Moayyad. 

Our speaker is author, satirist, and journalist Mr. Iraj Pezeshkzad. Iraj Pezeshkzad was born in Tehran, Iran in 1928. Educated through high school in Iran, he completed his studies in France, where he studied law.

Among Mr. Pezeshkzad’s works are several short stories, translations of Moliere and Voltaire into Persian, several plays, articles on Iranian history, and a number of novels (such as Haji Mam-ja'far in ParisMashalah Khan in the Court of Haroun al-Rashid, and Hafez-e Nashenide Pand). The most famous among his works is My Uncle Napoleon, a a coming of age novel set in World War II-era Iran.