1st Ferdowsi Conference

Conference Program, Participants, and Titles of Papers Presented

Thursday, March 25, 1999

Morning Session, chaired by Ehsan Yarshater

Gregory Nagy and Stephen Mitchell
“Epic and the Legacy of Milman Parry and Albert Lord”

Mohammad Ebrahim Bastani-Parizi
Barz Kooh in the Shahnameh”

Jalil Doostkhah
Shahnameh and the Oral Epic Traditions”

Afternoon Session, chaired by Iraj Afshar

Roy Parviz Mottahedeh
“Iran in the Shahnameh

Mohammad Shafii Kadkani
“The Function of Rich Rhyme”

Jerome Clinton
“Tragic Elements in the Story of Rostam and Esfandiar

Reception with music and bandari dancing

Friday, March 26, 1999

Morning Session, chaired by Asghar Mahdavi

Mohsen Ashtiany
“Dialogues in the Shahnameh

Dick Davis
Rostam Revisited”

Abbas Amanat
“Division of the World, the Royal Tree, and the Fruit of Vengeance in the Story of Feridun

Afternoon Session, chaired by Mohammad Jafar Mahallati

Prods Oktor Skjærvø
“Old Epic Traditions in the Shahnameh

Olga M. Davidson
The Poetic Heritage of Farr in the Shahnameh

Rahim Shayegan
“Old Iranian Epic Traditions and the Shahnameh