SOHEILA AMIRSOLEIMANI portrait
  • Associate Professor, World Languages and Cultures
801-585-3011

Research Statement

 

I work on classical Persian texts, especially from the 11 century AD.  I am interested in the history, historiography, and the literature of the early Perso-Islamic world, in other words, in events, the telling of events, and the contemplative and introspective tales of this distant past.

Research Keywords

  • women
  • metaphor
  • irony

Creative Research

  • A Mennonite in Khiva (collection of English poems) Literary Arts, scheduled 12/12/2020.
  • Ahuvan va maqbariha (Deer and the Shrines) (collection of Persian poems) Literary Arts, scheduled 12/12/2020.
  • poem, "Ghazni" solicited for publication in volume, *The Mirror of the Heart, A Thousand Years of Persian Poetry Written by Women*, editor, Dick Davis Literary Arts, submitted 02/25/2019.
  • Narinji, rang-i khushbakhti (Orange, the Color of Happiness) (collection of Persian poems) Literary Arts, scheduled 12/12/2014.

Languages

  • Arabic, basic.
  • Persian, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Afghanistan
  • Egypt
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Iraq
  • Pakistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • Uzbekistan

Publications

  • Dick Davis (2019). The mirror of My Heart: A Thousand Years of Persian Poetry by Women. Mage/Penguin. Published, 10/01/2019.
  • Narinji, rang-i khushbakhti (Orange, the Color of Happiness) (collection of Persian poems). Published, 08/01/2014.
  • Collection of English poems called, Awkwardly Do I Walk. Published, 11/01/2012.
  • Soheila Amirsoleimani (2009). The Blue Yarn. IBEX Publishers. Published, 01/01/2009.
  • Soheila Amirsoleimani (2002). Death is also Blue. IBEX Publishers. Published, 01/01/2002.