Dr. Behrooz Chamanara

Ph.D. in Iranian Studies, Georg-August-University Goettingen

 

Director

E-Mail: b.chamanara@uok.ac.ir 

Tel/Fax: +98 (0)87 336 24 007

Office opening hours:

Saturday -Wedensday

08:00-16:00

Education

Ph.D.  of Iranian Studies

Department of Iranian Studies, Georg-August-University, Goettingen-Germany, 2014

M.A. in Persian Language and Literature

Department of Persian Language and Literature, Iran Azad University, Sanandaj Branch, Iran, 2009

B.A. in Persian Language and Literature

Department of Persian Language and Literature, University of Ilam, Iran, 2006

 

Professional Membership

Member of Supervisory Board on University of Kurdistan Press, Since Dec. 2018

Member of Supervisory Board on Kurdish Language and Literature, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Tehran, Since Apr. 2018

Board Member, Journal of the Middle Eastern Research (JMER), Soran University, Since Aug. 2017

Project Manager, Kurdish Orthography Project, University of Kurdistan, Since Jul.  2017

Project Manager, Kurdish Fairy-Tales Classification Project, Kurdistan Studies Institute, Since Jul. 2017

Board Member of Kurdish Language and Literature, Kurdistan Studies Institute, University of Kurdistan, Since Jan. 2017

Board Member, Kashkul: Journal of Kurdish Manuscriptology, 2015

IISKS Academic Member, 2015

DFG Training Group 896, Images of Gods – Images of God - Images of the World: Polytheism and Monotheism in Antiquity, Göttingen, Apr. 2010-Apr. 2014

The Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen (GSGG), 2013-2015

The Association for the Study of the Persianate Societies (ASPS), Since 2012

International Society for Iranian Studies, 2011-2012

Societas Iranologica Europaea (SIE), 2011-2012

Review Board member of Journal of the Kurdish Studies, Since Apr. 2012

Review Board member of Journal of Farhang-e Ilam, Since 2010

Member of Iran’s House of Music, Since 2009

 

Publications

Kurdish Shanama: Rusam and Babr-e Bayan, Mang Publication, Iran. (in Kurdish), In press

Kurdish Shanama: Rusam and Zurab, Mang Publication, Iran. (in Kurdish), 2016

The Kurdish Shāhnāma and its Literary and Religious Implication, Create Space, USA, 2015

 

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals (Selected list)

With Amiri C., “Kurds of Iran” in S. Maisel (ed.) The Kurds: Encyclopaedia of life, culture and society, Pp. 231-241, 2018 Aug.

“Kurdish Shahnama” in S. Maisel (ed.) The Kurds: Encyclopaedia of life, culture and society, Pp. 317-319, 2018 Aug.

With Gholami V., “Religion” in S. Maisel (ed.) The Kurds: Encyclopaedia of life, culture and society, 48-64, 2018 Aug.

Gurani: Practical Language or Kurdish Literary Idiom?, in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 45, Pp. 627-643, 2018 Mar.

Dynamics of Narration in Kurdish Oral Epic Narratives, in proceedings of the Narrative in Literary Genres, Pp. 1-10, 2017 Sept.

“Negāhī be Sāxtār-e Hamkārān-e Segāneh dar Shāhnāme-ye Kurdi” (On the Structure of Triad Hamkars in the Kurdish Shāhnāma), In: Yahaqi, M. J., Saket S.,Akbari Mafakher, A. (eds.) Dānesh va āzādegī..: Festschrift in Honor of Professor M. R. Rashed Mohassel, Sokhan Publications, pp. 209-231, 2014 Aug.

“Where is the Shāhnāma’s Happy End?” In: Iran Nameh, Vol. 28, No 4, pp. 46-54, 2013 Dec.

“An Investigation into the Kurdish Genre of the Shāhnāma and Its Religious Dimensions”, In: Journal of Persianate Studies 6, Pp.163-177, Brill, 2013 Nov.

With Prof. Dr. Kreyenbroek, Philip G., “Literary Gurani: Koine` or Continuum?”, In: L’e`ternelle chez les Kurdes, Pp: 151-169, 2013 Apr.

“An introduction to Kurdish epic and heroic literature”, In: Majale-ye Jostarha-ye Adabi, Mashhad University, Pp. 119-146, 2011 Apr.

“The Kurdish Worldview Based to the Kurdish Shāhnāma”, In: Kurdish studies conference, Hakkari University, 2011 May 25

“An introduction to Kurdish Shāhname in compare with Firdawsi’s Shāhnāma”, In: The 1st National Congress on the Persian Epic Literature. Islamic Azad University Firuzabad, 2011 May 20

“Nokteyī naw az shā`eī kohan: taxalloṣe penhān-e Sanāyī-e Ghaznavī” (New Note on an Old Poet: the Hidden Pseudonym of Sanāyī Ghaznawī) In: Journal of Jostarha-ye Adabī, Ferdowsi Mashhad University, Pp. 27-48, 2009 Mar.

 

Conference Presentations

Reading as a German: A Life Experience Report, National Conference of Reading, University of Kurdistan, 2017 May 2

Dynamics of Performance in Iranian Oral Epic Narratives, in First National Conference of Narrative Across Literary Genres, University of Kurdistan, 2017 May 10

A Critical Analysis of the Plot of Ferdowsi’s Shāhnāma, in Seventh Biennial Convention of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS), Mimar Sinan Fine University, Sept. 8-11

“A Brief Survey on the Structure of Triad-Divinities in Kurdish Shāhnāma”, 6th Biennial Convention of ASPS, Sarajevo, 2013 Sept. 2-6

“The Kurdish Shāhnāma and its Religious Implications II”, 2nd International Conference on Kurdish Studies, Exeter University, 2012 Sept. 6-8

9th Biennial Iranian Studies Conference (ISIS), 2012 Sept. 1-5

“An Introduction to Kurdish Shāhnāma and its Religious Implications I”, 7th European Conference of Iranian Studies, Jagiellonian University, 2011 Sept. 7-10

“Kurdish worldview according to the Kurdish Shāhnāma”, The 1st International Conference on Kurdish Studies, Hakkari University, 2011 May 25-29

 

Lectures

Aspects of aesthetics in Gurani poetic repartees, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj Branch, 2018 Feb. 10

Comparing the motive of homicide in Iranian epics, Department of Language and Literature, University of Kurdistan, 2018 Jan. 22

Iranian Studies in the Europe, Department of Language and Literature, University of Kurdistan, 2017 Dec. 17

Resistance in a paper trench: Problems of Mother Language Learning in Iran’s bilingual speaking regions. Halabja University, 2017 Feb. 22

Kurdish Shanama within the Framework of Iranian Epics, Faculty of Language and Foreign Languages, Soran University, 2017 Feb. 1

The History of Iranian Studies and Kurdish Studies in the EU and Germany, Faculty of Language and Foreign Languages, University of Kurdistan, 2016 Oct. 18

“The Kurdish Shāhnāma: Another Narration from the Iranian Epics”, Public Presentation applied by House of Art, 2014 Sept. 13

“Gurānī as a Tradition”, Public Presentation applied by Association for Art and Literary Bokan, 2014 Aug. 24

“What is Gurānī Literary Language?”, Public Presentation applied by The Peyv Association for Art and Literature and The Association for Sociology Seqiz, 2014 Aug. 23

“On the Aspects of the Kurdish Shāhnāma”, Public Presentation applied by Vajīn Association for Art and Literary, 2014 Aug. 21

 

Qualified Courses

Presenting Well, Göttingen Graduation School of Humanities (GSGG), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 2015 Feb.

Hunting Job Position, Self-assessment and career development, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 2015 Mar.

Leadership without leadership position, Self-assessment and career development, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 2015 Mar.

 

Executive Experience

Co-chair of IISKS’s 1st Biennial Conference in cooperation with Soran University and Goethe-University Frankfurt a. M., 2017

Director of International Institute for the Study of Kurdish Societies, Since 2015

Art office coordinator at Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Ilam, 2006-2009

Director of Iran Music Association, Ilam Branch, 2005-2008

National Youth Organization; Vice Chairman of the Iran Cultural-Artistic Federations-Ilam, 2006

Editorial member of Sobh-e Ilam other weekly, 2005

 

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

Kurdish Orthography; Research methodology in Kurdish studies

Kurdish Epics I, II and III; Literary Gurani texts; Southern literary Kurdish texts

Stylistics of Kurdish poetry; Introduction to comparative literature; Persian poetry I, II

Persian prose I, II; Basics of Iranian Studies; Rhyming and Prosody; Basics of oral literature; Kurdish journalism; Basics of dialectology; Kurdish folklore

 

Graduate Courses

Oral literature; Research methodology; Literary criticism

 

Post Graduate theses

Kurdish Literary criticism. (in progress); Comparative study of nation and nationalism in modern Kurdish and Persian literature. (in progress)

Graduate dissertations

The comparison of Gholamreza khan Arkawazi & Mas’oud Sa’d Salman’s Prison poetry, 2018.