The Persian and Iranian Studies program offers undergraduate degrees in NELC with a focus on Persian literature and Iranian studies. The graduate program consists of the M.A. degree in NELC and the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies. The M.A. program concentrates on classical and modern Persian literature and culture, including the poetry and prose of greater Iran from the tenth century A.D. to the present.
Iranian Films Highlight
Thanks to a grant from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, a small database of films are available for all University of Washington's faculty and students to watch for free through July 3, 2013 on a secure website (login required). The 32 films include award winning narrative feature films by directors such as Majid Majidi (The Color of Paradise and Baran) and Dariush Mehrjui (Mum’s Guest, Shirak, The Mix, Mr. Gullible, The Lodgers, Sara and The Lady). Each film is introduced by a scholar who places the film within its proper cultural and historical context.
To view the films or see the list of available films, please visit the Asian Pacific Films website. To view the password for the Asian Pacific Films website, please click here. (UW NetID login required.)
Director, Persian and Iranian Studies Program