Specializing in comparative literature, Behnam Mirzababazadeh Fomeshi is interested in Iranian studies, American studies and in particular the intersection of the two. He is also highly experienced in literary theory, with experience in teaching and considerable expertise in Persian language, literature and culture. In addition to Humboldt fellowship, Behnam received several grants including two for his research stays at the School of Modern Languages at University of St Andrews and the Department of Persian Studies at Leiden University. His works have been widely published. He lectured at various national and international conferences, symposia, colloquia, and workshops. He has taught courses on various genres as well as study skills.
Behnam is a fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to conduct research on Whitman and Persian poetry.
Behnam would like to keep in touch with scholars of Persian literature and Whitman scholars from around the world. Any piece of information regarding the presence of Whitman in Iran (e.g. an early translation of Whitman to Persian) is highly appreciated.
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