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Alireza Fakhrkonandeh

 

I have been appointed to a Lectureship in "Modern and Contemporary Drama and Theatre" at the University of Southampton since August 2016.

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/english/about/staff/

I did my Doctoral degree at the University of Warwick; and my doctoral thesis - entitled "Howard Barker's Drama of Aporias: from a Phenomenology of the Body to an Ontology of the Flesh" - comprised a philosophical-theoretical analysis of Howard Barker's drama. Currently, I am engaged in turning my doctoral thesis, with ceratin alterations and revisions, into a monograph. This academic year, I am teaching as a post-doctoral teaching fellow in the Department of Comparative Literary Studies at Warwick University.

My supervisors were Prof. Thomas Docherty, Prof. Daniel Katz, and Prof. Anthony Howard. Furthermore, I benefited from having the ensuing readers for the relevant chapters of my PhD thesis: Prof Nicholas Royle, Prof Elizabeth Sakellaridou and Prof. David Ian Rabey, among others.

I did my BA degree in English Literature and Language at Esfahan University and graduated as the top student. I attained the 2nd rank in the nationwide MA Entrance Examinations. I received my MA degree in English Literature and Language from Tehran University and graduated once more as the top student.

My MA thesis included a critical analysis of Howard Barker’s The Castle, Fence in Its Thousandth Year, The Last Supper, and Women Beware Women in the light of Badiou’s ethics of the event and (post-)existential aesthetics of self-cultivation (predicated on Nietzsche’s and Foucault’s relevant theories of subjectivity, morality and corporeality coupled with Butler's constructivist theory of discourse and meaning, and also with a view to feminist stylistics). In brief, it focused on the corporeo-ethical strategies that can be adopted by the individual, the implementation of which can occasion the disruption of the phallogocentric discourse and ontology, on the one hand, and sovereign, liberal-humanist identity, on the other.

I am the authorized academic transIator of Howard Barker's works (from English into Persian) and have also translated some other plays by Sara Kane, Terry Johnson and Tom Stoppard. I have also written numerous critical articles (in English and Persian) on his plays and his book on death. I have written a book on the linguistic, aesthetic and philosophical aspects of death and silence drawing on works of Blanchot, Heidegger, Bataille, Agamben, Levinas, Wittgenstein, Beckett, Derrida and Lyotard. I have also published a collection of my poems and proposed a new trend in Iranian poetry called Chaos Poetry.

 

My Academia.edu Page:

https://warwick.academia.edu/AlirezaFakhrkonandeh

Teaching:

This year (2015-16) I am teaching two Honours Level modules (Modern World Literatures), am in charge of the whole syllabus throughout the academic year, in conjunction with teaching in two as a sessional tutor.

In 2012-2013, I taught the following course as an Honour's core module: EN123 Modern World Literatures (to the students of literature):

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/about/people/parttimetutors/

You can also find this link on the navigation pane.


Peer-Reviewed Articles in English:

1. "Acousmatic Voice as a Chiasmatic Space" in Symploke (University of Nebraska) forthcoming in 22:1-2, December 2014; pp. 255-193.

Link to the article: http://www.symploke.org/symcurr.html

2. "Asyntactic Contact with Fleshless Words" in JCDE (Journal of Contemporary Drama in English) 2nd issue, December 2013.

Link to the journal and article: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jcde-2013-1-issue-2/jcde-2013-0022/jcde-2013-0022.xml?format=INT

3."Noli Me Tangere: The Efflorescence of the Third Skin in the Torsions of Pain"; forthcoming in Textual Practice, 2016.

4. “Melancholy Ontology, Crypt(ic) Subjectivity, and the Lost (m)Other in Howard Barker’s Theatre of Catastrophe” forthcoming in Comparative Drama 2016 (published by Wisconsin University).

5."Prufrock: on the Couch or in the Street: A Schizoanalytic Reading of Eliot's Early Poetry," under review.

 

Conferences:

1. "Noli Me Tangere: The Efflorescence of the Third Skin in the Torsions of Pain", delivered at the international conference of "Between Bodies/Bodies Between" held in Ireland, April 2013. You can see the details and the schedule of the conference by following the link provided below:

 http://maddalo.blogspot.co.uk/p/between-bodies.html#!/p/between-bodies.html

2. "Prufrock: on the Couch or in the Street: A Schizoanalytic Reading of the Poem", presented at Modernism Now International Conference, London 2014

http://bams.ac.uk/bams-conference-2014_modernism-now/

3. "Is Everything in the Text or the Context? Trace as a Means of Writing a Contextual Text", delivered at Warwick Annual Postgraduate Symposium, May 2014.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/currentstudents/postgraduate/pgsymposium2014/cb_2-4.pdf

4. "Aporia in Arcadia (A Philosophical Reading of Barker’s Ego in Arcadia)", presented at Warwick Annual Postgraduate Symposium, May 2013.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/currentstudents/postgraduate/pgsymposium/pg_symp_conference_programme2013.pdf

5. "Con/T(r)actile Aesth/Ethics: A Philosophical Reading of Howard Barker's The Castle", presented at Warwick Annual Postgraduate Symposium, May 2012.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/hrc/eventscalendar/?num=30&skip=30&start=070211&view=agenda


Translations:

1.Victory (by Howard Barker): Farda Pubs.

2. Scenes from an Execution (by Howard Barker): Boutimar Pubs.

Scenes from an Execution


3. No End of Blame (by Howard Barker): Gaame No and Farda Pubs.

No End of Blame Trans.




4. Pity in History (by Howard Barker): Porsesh Pubs.

Pity in History



5. Death, the One and the Art of Theatre (by Howard Barker): Gaame No Pubs.

Death, the One and the Art of Theatre

6. Aporias (by Jacques Derrida): forthcoming

7. The World of Perception (by Merleau-Ponty) Gaame No Pubs.

8. Judith (by Howard Barker) forthcoming

9. Arcadia (by Tom Stoppard) forthcoming

10. Blasted (by Sarah Kane), unbublished

11. Arguments for a Theatre (by Howard Barker) forthcoming

12. Blok/Eko (by Howard Barker) forthcoming

13. The Castle (by Howard Barker) Boutimar Pubs.

14. The Eyes of the Skin (Juhanne Pallasma) Cheshmeh Pubs.

15. Psychosis 4:48 (by Sarah Kane) Mehr Quarterly

16. Hysteria (by Terry Johnson) Mehr Quarterly

 

Authored Works:

The Lip-prints of Death on Photo: Essays on the Philosophy of Death

 

Poetry:

These Who Are Lying Awake under Your Skin forthcoming by Cheshmeh Publications, later in 2014.

 

Articles in Persian:

1. "Chaos Poetry"

2. "Bent Lines, Battered Bodies"

3. "Black Contains Infinite Colors"

 

 


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