Penguin to Publish Sassan Tabatabai’s Translation from Persian

Professor Tabatabai has signed a contract with Penguin to publish his translation of Sadegh Hedayat’s The Blind Owl, which is one of the most significant Persian novels of the 20th century. He was working on this project during his Professional Development leave last semester. The Boston Experimental Theatre Company performed The Blind Owl in 2015, sponsored […]

BUWA Publishes Second Issue of Alexandria

WLL’s Student Club, BUWA (BU Undergraduate WLL Association) recently published their second issue of the Alexandria Journal. Click here to view the new issue. Interested in joining BUWA? View their page on our website learn to learn more about the student organization. Follow them on Instagram! Alexandra Journal Issue II (pdf)  

Professor Sunil Sharma Published in Tehran

Professor Sunil Sharma’s 2004 book, Amir Khusraw: The Poet of Sultans and Sufis has been translated and published in Tehran. Professor Sharma is a Professor of Persianate and Comparative Literature in WLL. An English version of the book can be found here.

Liling Huang and Amber Navarre Publish Work in Routledge Chinese Teaching Handbook

WLL Lecturer, Liling Huang, and Senior Lecturer, Amber Navarre, published a book chapter in the Routledge Handbook of Chinese Language Teaching. In the chapter “Teaching Chinese through Authentic Audio-Visual Media Materials”, the authors explored different types of authentic audiovisual media, introduced three models of using these materials in Chinese classes, and provided curricular examples to demonstrate […]

Professor Roberta Micallef on Promotions and Publications

Please join us in offering warmest congratulations to Roberta Micallef who has just been promoted to Professor of Practice in Middle Eastern Literatures! Professor Roberta Micallef has also published a collection of essays in Illusion and Disillusionment, Travel Writing in the Modern Age. This publication aims to make an intervention in the diverse world of […]

Professor Sunil Sharma Publishes Work Exploring Persian Literature

“A celebration and deeply learned account of Persian poetry in Mughal India, this book traces how the idea of Hindustan in the Iranian imagination encountered the actuality of the place and ultimately transformed the literary and aesthetic landscape of the subcontinent. Mughal Arcadia is attractively written, with enthusiasm and erudition, and will delight anyone interested […]

Professor Yuri Corrigan Publishes Work Exploring Dostoevsky

“Strikingly original and marvelously written, Dostoevsky and the Riddle of the Self  not only solves the riddle of Dostoevsky’s conception of the self, but also provides a wealth of new insights into his works. Corrigan’s study is likely to become an event in the field. What is more, it has the potential to be read […]