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Farzaneh M. Milani

Professor
Department Chair
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures
Office location and address
131 New Cabell Hall
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
1975-79 Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Comparative Literature - Concentration: Persian, French, and English Literature - Dissertation title: Forugh Farrokhzad: A Feminist Perspective
1973-75 M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Comparative Literature - Concentration: Persian and French Literature.
1968-70 B.A., (Magna cum laude) French Literature, California State University Hayward.
EGMT 1510: Engaging Aesthetics
Credits: 2
In this class students will learn to identify, describe, and analyze aesthetic phenomena, understand the social role and ongoing evolution of human creative expression, and develop their own approach to creative expression.
WGS 3140: Border Crossings: Women, Islam and Literature in the Middle East and North Africa
Credits: 3
A focus on a bloodless, non-violent revolution that is shaking the foundation of the Islamic Middle East and North Africa, a revolution with women writers at the forefront.  An examination of the rhetoric and poetics of sex segregation, voice, visibility, and mobility in a spectrum of genres that includes folklore, novel, short story, poetry, biography, autobiography, and essay. Prerequisite: Previous 2000 level course in the humanities or social sciences.
PETR 3559: New Course in Persian Translation
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic int he subject area of Persian Translation
PETR 5559: New Course in Persian Translation
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of Persian Translation
PERS 8993: Independent Study in Persian
Credits: 1–3
Independent study for advanced students of Persian. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
  • Zintl Leadership Award, University of Virginia, 2015
  • Chosen as one the top 26 Women Professors in Virginia
  • Raymond J. Nelson Endowed Chair of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Latifeh Yarshater Book Award for Words Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement, presented by the International Society for Iranian Studies.
  • Iranian Woman of the Year, 2012, International Iranian Women’s Studies Foundation (Ceremony: June 15, 2012 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston)
  • Lois Roth Literary Award in Translation for A Cup of Sin: Selected Poems of Simin Behbahani (with Kaveh Safa).
  • Carnegie Scholar, 2006-2007.
  • Mirhady Endowed Lecture Chair, Simon Fraser University, Canada, 2005
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, 2002-2003.
  • University Seminar's Teaching Award, 2001.
  • Storr's Fellowship, 2001.
  • Nominated: Virginia Teacher of the Year Award, 1999.
  • All University Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Virginia, 1998.