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Roxane Haag-Higuchi


Academic Profile

Roxane Haag-Higuchi specializes in Persian literature, literary history and cultural history from the early 19th century until present. She completed her PhD in 1984 with a thesis on traditional Persian story-telling. She has been teaching Persian language, literature and history of the 19th and 20th centuries at Bamberg University, Dept. of Iranian Studies, since 1989. In 2009 she obtained the Venia Legendi in Iranian Studies. Her Habilitation thesis portrays the early Qajar poet Yaghma Jandaqi in the socio-political context of his time.

Sample Publications

- Modernization in Literary History: Malek al-Shoʿara Bahar’s Stylistics, in: Bianca Devos, Christoph Werner (eds.), Cultural Politics under Riza Shah: The Pahlavi State, New Bourgeois Culture and the Creation of a Modern Society in Iran (forthcoming, London: RoutledgeCurzon) - Religion in Public and Private Life: The Case of Yaghma-yi Jandaqi (1781-1859)”, in: R. Gleaves (ed.): Religion and Society in Qajar Iran, Oxon/New York 2005, 195-210. - Praise and Criticism in Politics. Contemporary Voices on Hajji Mirza Aqasi, in: Natalia Tornesello (ed.): Scritti in onore di Giovanni M. D’Erme, Neapel 2005, 583-598.

Current Position

Senior Lecturer, Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg