Dr Laetitia   Nanquette
Senior Lecturer

Dr Laetitia Nanquette

BA (Sorbonne University, Paris); PhD (SOAS, University of London)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

I work on modern and contemporary Middle Eastern literatures, particularly on Persian literature; World Literature; literature and globalization; sociology of literature; Digital Humanities. 

I was trained in France, the United Kingdom, Iran and the United States (Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Harvard University) before coming to Australia in 2013. I frequently travel to Iran for research fieldworks.

Between 2015 and 2019, I was an Australia Research Council DECRA Fellow at UNSW.

My second book is out: "Iranian Literature after the Islamic Revolution. Production and Circulation in Iran and the World" (published in 2021 with Edinburgh UP): https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-iranian-literature-after-the-islamic-revolution.html

I am interested in translation studies and in the practice of translation. My translations of Iranian short stories into French have been published in literary journals, and I have translated Persian texts into English with Ali Alizadeh.

I am editor for the Persian/Iranian Writing and Culture volume of The Literary Encyclopedia, ed. Dr Robert Clark: http://www.litencyc.com, and editor for the Modern Persian literature section of Abstracta Iranica (Peeters publishers). I am also Book Review Editor for Cultural Studies for the journal Iranian Studies.

My Academia profile is here.




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Here is the link to some of my publications on the UNSW repository:


Cultural Studies Association of Australasia

American Comparative Literature Association

Postcolonial Studies Association

Modern Language Association

Association for Iranian Studies

Centre for Iranian Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies

Association for the Study of Australian Literature