Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, York University
Research keywords: Iranian cinema; Persian literature and culture
Khatereh Sheibani is a scholar, author and curator of Iranian cinema and Persian literature and culture. She has established multiple courses in Persian studies at York University. Khatereh completed her doctorate degree in Comparative Literature and Film Studies at the University of Alberta in 2007. Her book entitled The Poetics of Iranian Cinema: Aesthetics, Modernity, and Film after the Revolution was published in November 2011 by I.B. Tauris, UK. She has co-edited a special issue of Iran Namag on Abbas Kiarostami (with Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi, University of Toronto Press, 2018). Khatereh has written articles on modern Persian literature, Iranian cinema and Middle Eastern cinemas in literary and film anthologies and journals such as Iranian Studies and Canadian Journal of Film Studies. She collaborated with Iran Namag for a special issue on radio. She has written two novels (in Persian): Hotel Iran (Nashr-e Ameh) and Blue Bird Café. Khatereh was consulted and interviewed on issues regarding Iranian cinema by broadcasting services and journals such as CBC, PRI, and the New York Times. She is working on a book-length project on gender representation in Iranian cinema.