Biography

Mohammad  Dehghani was born in 1965 in Arak (the central province of Iran).He finished his elementary and secondary education in 1983 and entered the  university in 1984; received his B.A. degree in Persian Language and Literature from Chamran University of Ahwaz, in 1988. He accomplished his M.A. of  Persian Literature at Ferdowsi University of Mashad in 1994; In 1999, he achieved his Ph.D of Persian Language and Literature from the University of Tehran. He worked for two years (1999-2001) in Semnan Univesity. In Jan. 2001, he began his work as an assistant professor at the University of Tehran. He was expelled from the university and forbidden from teaching in Oct. 2007, due to his ideological and political disagreements with the university authorities of the time.

He has been the writer of seven books, more than 50 reviews and articles on literary criticism, Persian literary history, Iranian mysticism, intellectual and cultural history of Iran, etc. which have been printed in Persian journals. He taught Persian language and literature to the under and post graduate Chinese students in Beijing University for one academic year (2005-2006).

Parnassus, a famous Greek literary society, awarded him a diploma for translating Kazantzakis’ works in February 2006.

As a book critic, he was awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in 2013.

Approximately 10 doctorate and M.A. theses have been defended under his guidance and supervision in the University of Tehran.

Publications

Translation

  1. Seyr e Aafaaq(Journeying), by Nikos Kazantzakis; (from English) 1989.
  2. Chin o Japan (Japan, China), by Nikos Kazantzakis; (from English) 2001.
  3. Gedaa (The Beggar), a novel by Najib Mahfooz, the famous Egyptian writer; (from Arabic) 2004.
  4. Rowshanfekraan e Iran dar Qarn e Bistom (Iranian Intellectuals in the Twentieth Century) by Ali Gheissary; (from English) 2004.
  5. Osture (Myth), by Lawrence Cope; (from English) 2006.
  6. Be Suy e Azaadi (Towards Freedom) by Nikos Kazantzakis; (from English) 2007.
  7. Ravaanshenaasi ye Din (Psychology of Religion), by David M. Wulff; (from English) 2007.
  8. Budaa(Buddha), by Nikos Kazantzakis; (from English and Deutsch) 2010.
  9. Ravaanshenaasi ye Din (Psychology of Religion), by Bernard Spilka and others; (from English) 2011.
  10. Elm o Din (Science and Religion), by Thomas Dixon; (from English); 2015.
  11. Taarikh e Ejtemaa’i ye Iran dar Asr e Aal e Buyeh (Loyalty and Leadership in an Early Islamic Society), by Roy P. Mottahedeh; 2015.

Authorship

  1. Vasvase ye Aasheqi (The Temptation of Loving) is a study on the development of the concept of love in Persian culture and literature); 1998. (It was revised and reprinted in 2008.)
  2. Faarsi ye Omumi (A selection of the best texts of Persian literature); 2000. (Its 23rd edition was published in the winter of 2010.)
  3. Pishgaamaan e Naqd e Adabi dar Iran (Forerunners of Literary Criticism in Iran); 2002.
  4. An introduction on Divaan e Fasihi ye Heravi (A study on the life and poetry of Fasihi, one of the famous Persian poets in the Safavid’s period, edited by Ebrahim Gheissari); 2004.
  5. Az Shahr e Khodaa taa Shahr e Ensaan (From the City of God to the City of Man; Some essays and reviews on the classic and modern Persian literature); 2010.
  6. Hadith e Khodaavandi o Bandegi (The Story of Lordship and Slavery); a study on The History of Beyhaqi; 2015.
  7. Yaaddaasht-haa ye Pekan (The Diaries of Beijing); the author’s memoirs of his living and teaching in China; 2015.

Papers

Translation

  1. Screen, Palimpsest and Page – A Note on Time and Identity in Bergson, Freud and Proust; By Ali Gheissari and Jeff Schulz; in Adabiyat va Falsafeh (Literature and Philosophy), No. 25, Tehran, Aban 1378 (November 1999), pp. 32-35.
  2. Struggle For and Against Modernity in Iran (from Chapter 5 of Iranian Intellectuals in the Twentieth Century); By Ali Gheissari; Kiyan (A Monthly Persian Journal on Philosophy, Religion, and Literature), Tehran, 10/51, March-April 2000, pp. 11-19.
  3. A History of Literary Criticism in Iran; By Paul Sprachman; in Adabiyat va Falsafeh (Literature and Philosophy), No. 77, Tehran, Esfand 1382 (March 2004), pp. 132-135.
  4. Mythical Models (from Introduction 5 Myth); By Laurence Coupe; in Honar (Art), No. 63, Tehran, Bahar 1384 (Spring 2006), pp. 28-36.
  5. A Word Misunderstood; A Short Story by Naguib Mahfouz, in Samarghand, No. 17, Bahar 1386 (Spring 2007), pp. 57-65.
  6. Bab-o-Shams: A Story that Released Me – By Elias Khoury; in Samarghand, No. 17, Bahar 1386 (Spring 2007), pp. 151-163.

Authorship

  1. Book Review: Poetry Criticism in Iran (A book written bu Dr. Mahmood Dargahi); in Adabiyat va Falsafeh (Literature and Philosophy), No. 19, Tehran, Ordibehesht 1378 (May 1999), pp. 16-17.
  2. Anti Tradition – Literary Criticism from Qajar Era to the Constitutional Revolution; in Adabiyat va Falsafeh (Literature and Philosophy), No. 20, Tehran, Khordad 1378 (June 2000), pp. 4-13.
  3. Bahar and Literary Criticism; in Honar (Art), No. 34, Tehran, Zemestan 1376 (Winter 1999), pp. 30-44
  4. Forouzanfar’s Critical Ideas; in Adabiyat va Falsafeh (Literature and Philosophy), No. 37, Tehran, Aban 1379 (November 2000), pp. 24-27.
  5. 2003 – Lion of God and Rostame Dastan – Portrait of Ideal Man in Persian Literature and Folklore; in Zaban va Adabe Farsi (Persian Language and Literature; Formerly Persian Literature Department of Tabriz University Journal), No. 185; Tabriz, Zemestan 1381 (Winter 2003), pp. 63-71
  6. The Vindication of Tradition; in Adabiyat va Falsafeh (Literature and Philosophy), No. 79, Tehran, Ordibehesht 1383 (May 2004), pp. 4-5.
  7. Myth or Fiction – Criticism of We Will Get Used to It Novel; in Adabiyat va Falsafeh (Literature and Philosophy), No. 87-88, Tehran, Dey-Bahman 1383 (Jan-Feb 2004), pp. 38-41.
  8. The Poet of Flames – A Reserach on Fasihi Heravi and his Poems; in Zaban va Adabe Farsi (Persian Language and Literature; Formerly Persian Literature Department of Tabriz University Journal), No. 189; Tabriz, Zemestan 1382 (Winter 2004), pp. 81-114
  9. An Ancient Treatise in Reproof of Love; in Samarghand, No. 15-16, Payiz va Zemestan 1385 (Autumn-Winter 2007), pp. 26-38
  10. Why Our Contemporary Literature Does not Reach out Global; in Andishe va Honar (Thinking and Art), No. 13-14, Bahar va Tabestan 1387 (Spring-Summer 2008), pp. 141-146

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