Iran to hold its first international Shakespeare conference
2014-04-26
Iran to hold its first international Shakespeare conference

(The Shakespeare Standard) The International Conference on Shakespeare is scheduled to be held in Iran for the first time ever. Dubbed “Not of an Age but for All Ages: First International Conference in Iran on Shakespeare Studies (ICISS)”, the conference will explore themes such as ‘Shakespeare and Political Discourse,’ ‘Shakespeare under the Iranian Eye,’ ‘Shakespeare and Adaptation,’ ‘Radical Shakespeare,’ ‘Shakespeare and Mysticism,’ and ‘Shakespeare and Popular Culture.’ Organized by the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the University of Tehran, the conference will run from October 22 through October 23, 2014 in Tehran. Leading Shakespeare scholars as well as the admirers of the Bard will be attending the conference. The event will be chaired by Dr. Maryam Beyad and Dr. Ismail Salami, the two Iranian Shakespeare scholars and professors at the University of Tehran.