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. 

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

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

Here's a blog post mostly about the book: https://centerforiraniandiasporastudies.wordpress.com/2022/04/18/iranian-diaspora-spotlight-dr-laetitia-nanquette-a-scholar-writing-from-outside-and-inside/

And an interview for SBS Persian on it: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/persian/audio/laetitia-nanquette-iranian-literature-after-the-islamic-revolution_1

And an interview in Spanish on my research in general: https://orientemedio.news/la-literatura-irani-despues-de-la-revolucion-islamica/

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 Associate Editor for the Q1 journal Iranian Studies (Cambridge UP) and editor for the Modern Persian literature section of Abstracta Iranica (Peeters publishers).

My Academia profile is here.




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


Association for Iranian Studies

Centre for Iranian Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies

International Comparative Literature Association