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Deirdre Lashgari papers, 1962-2004.
BANC MSS 2018/161 box 1; BANC MSS 2018/161 carton 1; BANC MSS 2018/161 carton 2; BANC MSS 2018/161 ; ...
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Deirdre Lashgari papers, 1962-2004


Lashgari, Deirdre, creator, creator.


This collection contains correspondence, course materials, and writings related to the work of pioneering literary scholar, translator, and poet Deirdre Eberly Lashgari. Includes materials related to her studies at UC Berkeley and classes she taught on women's literature, the literature of the Middle East, world literature, and peace studies; materials related to the women's poetry anthologies she co-edited, "The Other Voice: Twentieth Century Women's Poetry in Translation" and "Women Poets of the World"; her Farsi translations, poetry, conference presentations, essays for anthologies, published articles, and collaborations with other women, including the unpublished manuscript, "Scary Tales for Grown-Up Girls." Audiotapes in the collection include a reading of "Scary Tales," as well as readings by other poets. There is also a small amount of personalia and material related to Lashgari's professional activities.


1962 (issued)


Lashgari, Deirdre -- Archives
Lashgari, Deirdre -- Correspondence
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona -- Faculty
University of California, Berkeley -- Faculty
University of California, Berkeley. -- Department of Comparative Literature -- Faculty
University of California, Berkeley. -- Comparative Literature Women's Caucus.
Women's Studies Program (Berkeley, Calif.) -- History
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
University of California, Berkeley.
Poetry -- Women authors
Poetry, Modern -- 20th century -- Translations into English
Persian poetry -- Translations into English
Women's studies -- California -- Berkeley
Women's studies -- Study and teaching
Women's studies -- Research
College teachers -- California
College teachers
Universities and colleges -- Faculty
Women's studies -- Research
Women's studies -- Study and teaching


Part of: Berkeley Women's Studies Movement Archive.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Deirdre Lashgari papers, BANC MSS 2018/161, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of Estate of Deirdre Lashgari; 2017.
Deirdre Eberly Lashgari (born April 7, 1941 in Ann Arbor, Michigan; died August 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California) was a professor emerita of English at California State Polytechnic University. Lashgari was a specialist in ethnic and world literatures; translated both classical and modern Iranian poetry; and wrote, published, and lectured on Iranian fiction and film and on women writers of fiction and poetry in Iran, China, India, Ghana, and the United States. At UC Berkeley in the 1960s, she studied Farsi, Arabic, and French, and worked to translate women's poetry that was then still unknown in the United States. In the 1970s, Lashgari was a member of the Comparative Literature Women's Caucus, and taught the first courses on women's literature in the department of Comparative Literature. She also taught in the Peace and Conflict Studies Program and in the experimental undergraduate seminar program, Strawberry Creek College, both at UC Berkeley.
In English.


Faculty papers.
Records and correspondence.

Physical Description:

2.9 (2 1




BANC MSS 2018/161 box 1
BANC MSS 2018/161 carton 1
BANC MSS 2018/161 carton 2
BANC MSS 2018/161
BANC MSS 2018/161



Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.