Maryam Sanjabi

Senior Lecturer in French
Fields of interest : 

18th century literature, French translations in Middle Eastern languages

Maryam Sanjabi is Senior Lecturer in the Department of French at Yale. She holds a doctorate in French literature from Sorbonne IV (1992) and specializes in 18th century literature. Her dissertation was on “The Influence of the Voltairian Polemics on the Pamphlets of the Iranian Intellectuals of Pre-Constitutional Period (1866-1906).” Among her publications are “Le Royaume Farfelu de Clara Malraux,” Bookbird, vol. 36, no. 2 (Summer 1998), 13-19; “Mardumguriz: An Early Persian translation of Moliere’s Le Misanthrope,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 30 (1998), 251-270; and “Akhundzada and his Voltaire: Re-reading the Enlightenment,”Iranian Studies, 28: 1-2, Fall-Winter 1995, 29-60. She formerly was Professor of French at Southern Illinois University and before that taught at Tehran University and the University of California (Chico). Among courses she is offering at Yale is “French Orient: The Influence of the Orient on French Literature.”