Laetitia Nanquette

Senior Lecturer and Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow
Senior Lecturer

I am a Senior Lecturer and Australia Research Council DECRA Fellow (2015-2019) in the School of the Arts and Media.

I was trained in France, the United Kingdom, Iran and the United States (Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Harvard University) before coming to Australia in 2013. I frequently travel to Iran for research fieldworks.

I am interested in modern and contemporary Middle Eastern literatures, particularly in Persian literature; World Literature; literature and globalization; sociology of literature; Digital Humanities. 

My current work project as a DECRA Fellow is entitled: "A Global Comparative Study of Contemporary Iranian Literature". This project reveals how literature circulates in a globalized world and evidences the diversity generated out of globalization processes. As a case study of a rich culture constrained by recent political changes and decentralized in diasporic communities, the Iranian example is particularly significant in considering non-Western types of globalization. Detailing how national and global literary practices are connected, this project is the first comparative study examining Iranian literatures and their circulation on a global scale, in Iran and in the Iranian diaspora in Australia, the United States and Western Europe.

I am also interested in translation studies and in the practice of translation. My translations of Iranian short stories into French have been published in literary journals, and I have translated Persian texts into English with Ali Alizadeh.

I am editor for the Persian/Iranian Writing and Culture volume of The Literary Encyclopedia, ed. Dr Robert Clark: http://www.litencyc.com, and editor for the Modern Persian literature section of Abstracta Iranica (Peeters publishers). I am also Book Review Editor for Cultural Studies for the journal Iranian Studies.

My Academia profile is here.

Current PhD supervision:

Joint supervisor: Elham Naeej "Romance, Women and Liminality in Contemporary Iran "

                           Max Bledstein, Scientia PhD "Terrors of Identity: Depictions of Historical Trauma in Contemporary Iranian Horror Cinema"

                           Adineh Khojastehpour "Cross-cultural adaptations in Iranian cinema"

 Secondary supervisor: Mazda Moradabbasi "Literary Adaptation in Iranian Cinema"

                                     Mariya Nikolova "Re-Considering American Avant-Garde and Neo-Avant-Garde Literature"

                                     Setayesh Nooraninejad "The Writing Culture of Ordinary People in Iran During the War Years (1980-1988)" (PhD at ANU)                        

Successful Honours completion: Joyce Chew (2017)

 

 

 

Subject areas

Publications

Books
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Nanquette L, 2013, Orientalism Versus Occidentalism. Literary and Cultural Imaging Between France and Iran Since the Islamic Revolution, Original, IB tauris, London, http://www.ibtauris.com/Books/Reference%20information%20%20interdisciplinary%20subjects/Interdisciplinary%20studies/Regional%20studies/Orientalism%20Versus%20Occidentalism%20Literary%20and%20Cultural%
2013
Book Chapters
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Nanquette L, 2019, 'Towards a Globalisation of Contemporary Iranian Literature?: Iranian Literary Blogs and the Evolution of the Literary Field', in Mattar K; Ball A (ed.), The Edinburgh Companion to the Postcolonial Middle East, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 383 - 406
2019
Nanquette L, 2019, 'Towards a Globalisation of Contemporary Iranian Literature?: Iranian Literary Blogs and the Evolution of the Literary Field', in Mattar K; Ball A (ed.), , Edinburgh University Press, pp. 383 - 406
2019
Nanquette L, 2018, 'Diaspora and Literary Production: Iranians in France', in Mobasher M (ed.), The Iranian Diaspora Challenges, Negotiations, and Transformations, University of Texas Press, pp. 178 - 195, https://books.google.com.au/books?id=Fa9lDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT227&lpg=PT227&dq=laetitia+nanquette&source=bl&ots=01lfN3jJHO&sig=DOFJ2ffRA9NC1Iv6gA_LFRTAdDs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjSos30v4DdAhWQOnAKHf_IC3Y4KBDo
2018
Nanquette L, 2015, 'Persian Literature of Exile in France Goli Taraqqi's Short Stories', in Mannani M; Thompson V (ed.), FAMILIAR AND FOREIGN: IDENTITY IN IRANIAN FILM AND LITERATURE, ATHABASCA UNIV PRESS, pp. 173 - 188, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000398807700009&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2015
Nanquette L, 2015, 'Cultural and Translation Exchanges Between Iran and the West (France, Germany, Great Britain, the United States)', in Publishing in Persian language in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Europe and the United States., International Alliance of Independent Publishers, pp. 111 - 130, http://www.alliance-editeurs.org/IMG/pdf/publishing_in_persian_language-9.pdf
2015
Nanquette L, 2013, 'Fiction, Persian', in Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, edn. 2007-, Brill, Leiden, http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-3/fiction-persian-COM_27116?s.num=0
2013
Nanquette L; Biniaz B; Moradi F; Hosseinipour M; Amiri A; Rakhimov D, 2013, 'Cultural and translation exchanges between Iran and the West (France, Germany, Great Britain, the United States)', in Publishing in Persian language in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Europe and the United States, International Alliance of Independent Publishers, Paris
2013
Nanquette L, 2013, 'Alizada, Ghazala', in Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Brill, Leiden, http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-3/alizada-ghazala-COM_24875
2013
Nanquette L, 2011, 'Persian Literature of Exile in France', in Studia Iranica, Peeters Press, pp. 95 - 105
2011
Journal articles
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Nanquette L, 2017, 'The Global Circulation of an Iranian Bestseller', Interventions, vol. 19, pp. 56 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2016.1191960
2017
Nanquette L, 2017, 'The Circulation of Iranian Texts around the World: The Appearance of a Transnational Iranian Publishing Industry?', AUSTRALIAN HUMANITIES REVIEW, pp. 157 - 169, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000418117000009&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2017
Nanquette L, 2016, 'Translations of modern Persian literature in the United States: 1979–2011', The Translator, vol. 23, pp. 49 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13556509.2016.1227530
2016
Nanquette L, 2015, 'Arab Occidentalism: Images of America in the Middle East', JOURNAL OF SHIA ISLAMIC STUDIES, vol. 8, pp. 516 - 517, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/is1.2015.0045
2015
Nanquette L, 2014, 'Iranian Exilic Poetry in Australia: Reinventing the Third Space', ANTIPODES-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND LITERATURE, vol. 28, pp. 393 - 403,
2014
Nanquette L, 2014, 'Iranian Exilic Poetry in Australia: Reinventing the Third Space', ANTIPODES-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND LITERATURE, vol. 28, pp. 393 - 403, http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/antipodes/vol28/iss2/12
2014
Nanquette L, 2014, 'Refugee Life Writing in Australia: Testimonios by Iranians', Postcolonial Text, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 18, http://postcolonial.org/index.php/pct/article/view/1786
2014
Nanquette L, 2013, 'An Iranian woman's memoir on the Iran-Iraq war: The production and reception of da', Iranian Studies, vol. 46, pp. 943 - 957, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00210862.2013.810077
2013
Nanquette L, 2012, 'Le roman en français des écrivains iraniennes : l’exemple du Cimetière de verre de Sorour Kasmaï', Revue de Téhéran, vol. 83, http://www.teheran.ir/spip.php?article1634
2012
Nanquette L, 2011, 'The Persian novel in French: A hybrid genre', Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, vol. 31, pp. 498 - 505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-1264379
2011
Nanquette L, 2011, 'Imagology as a Reading Practice for French and Persian Contemporary Prose Texts (text in Persian, translated by Mojdeh Daqiqi)', Comparative Literature. Journal of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature, vol. 2, pp. 100 - 115
2011
Nanquette L, 2011, 'Le discours sur l'Occident chez les intellectuels iraniens de la modernité', Sociétés et représentations, vol. 31, pp. 191 - 198
2011
Nanquette L, 2010, 'Comment peut-on être persan? versus Comment peut-on être français?', Analytica Iranica, vol. 1, pp. 115 - 130
2010
Nanquette L, 2009, 'French new orientalist narratives from the "Natives": Reading more than Chahdortt Djavann in Paris', Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, vol. 29, pp. 269 - 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-2009-009
2009
Other
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Nanquette L (ed.), 2017, Southerly, “Persian Passages”, Laetitia Nanquette and Ali Alizadeh, 76:3, 2016
2017
Motlagh A, 2016, “Translations between center and periphery”, edited with Amy Motlagh, in “Persian Passages”, Laetitia Nanquette and Ali Alizadeh, 76:3, 2016,
2016