Justine Landau

Justine Landau - Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Phone:
617-495-4654
Email:
jlandau@fas.harvard.edu
Address:

Semitic Museum #309
6 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Biography

Justine Landau’s research focuses on classical Persian literature and poetics. An alumna of the École Normale Supérieure of Fontenay/ Saint-Cloud, she holds a MA in medieval French literature from the University of the Sorbonne, and an Agrégation in French Literature. She received training in Iranian Studies from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris, ‘Allameh Tabataba’i University in Tehran and Columbia University in New York. She obtained her PhD in Iranian Studies from the University of the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris (2012). She has taught Persian literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle (2003-2007) and at the University of California in Los Angeles (2013), and worked as a researcher at the Institute of Iranian Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna (2010-2015).

Among her publications are a monograph, De rythme & de raison. Lecture croisée de deux traités de poétique persans du XIIIe siècle [Of Rhythm and Reason: A Comparative Reading of Two Thirteenth-Century Persian Treatises on Poetics], (Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle / IFRI, 2013), and, in collaboration with Agathe Sultan, a French translation of Daniel Heller-Roazen’s book, Echolalias: on the Forgetting of Language (Écholalies. Essai sur l’oubli des langues. Editions du Seuil, 2007).

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