Cyrus Amiri

Region of Interest

Middle East

Primary Country of Residence

Iran (Islamic Republic of)


Assistant Professor


University of Kurdistan


Mailing Address

Department of English
University of Kurdistan
Sanandaj 15175-66177

Countries of Specialization



Phd in Enghlish Literature

Research Interests

Diasporic Iranian literature, Persian literature, Kurdish fiction, comparative literature, world literature in English

Teaching Interests

Comparative literature, world literature in English, diasporic lranian literature in English, postcolonial literature, literary translation


--- “On the Flying Carpet of Orientalism: Reading Anita Amirrezvani’s The Blood of Flowers.” Persian Literary Studies Journal (PLSJ) (ISSN 2557-2322),Vol 2, No 1-2 (Spring-Summer 2013): 1- 19.

--- “The Archetype of Patricide in World Literature and Mythology.” Critical Language & Literary Studies (ISSN 2008-7330), Vol 6, No 10 (Spring & Summer 2013-2014): 31-49.

---“A Comparative Study of the Structural Function of Fantasy in Ahmad Mahmoud’s Derakhte-e Anjire-e Ma’abed and Nathaniel Hawthorn’s The House of the Seven Gabels.” Journal of Comparative Literature, Vol 4, No 2 (Fall & Winter 2013-2014): 62-90.

---“The Taming of the Shrew: A Cultural Approach to the Methods of Silencing Women in Renaissance.” Research in Contemporary World Literature (ISSN 1026-0188), Vol 18, No 1 (Spring & Summer 2013):

--- “Formal Problematization of History in Shakespeare’s Richard II.” Contemporary Discourse: A Peer Reviewed International Journal (ISSN 0976-3686 ), Vol 5, No 2 (July 2014): 277-284.

--- “Deconstruction of Iranian Woman’s Memoir in Firoozeh Dumas’ Funny in Farsi.” Research in Contemporary World Literature (ISSN 1026-0188), Vol 19, No 1 (Spring & Summer 2014): 103-122.

---“Dr. Noon Loves His Wife More Than Mussadiq: A Rememory of Politics and Paternity in Iran in the 1960s.” CSCanada Studies in Literature and Language (1923-1563), Vol 12, No 1 (January 2016): 1-4.

"André Brink’s The Rights of Desire: Modernized Apartheid and the Inaudibility Of Liminal Voices under Repressive Surveillance." Mediterranean journal of social sciences vol. 7, No. 5 (2016) 287-293

--- Roberts, Adam. "Dastane elmi-takhaioli chist? (What is Science Fiction?)" Trans. Cyrus Amiri (co-translator). Organon 25 (2004):

--- Riffaterre, Michael. “enteghale pish-farzha: dar babe neshane shenasie-e tarjomeye adabi (Transposing Presuppositions on the Semiotics of Literary Translation)." Trans. Cyrus Amiri. Pole-e Firuzeh 4.15 (2005): 111-124.