Morteza Dehghani

Sessional Lecturer

MA, English Literature, Shahid Beheshti University
PhD, University of Waterloo



I finished my studies at the University of Waterloo, writing a dissertation on poetry and art nonfiction film to explore concepts of loss and consolation.

Among the courses I have taught are the following:

  • Children’s Literature (English)
  • The Rebel (English)
  • Creative Writing I: Poetry and the Short Story (English)
  • Creative Writing I: Poetry, Aphorism, Poetic Translation (English)
  • Poetry: Source of Knowledge? (Arts First)
  • Poetry Appreciation and Expression (Arts First)
  • Why DO We Tell Stories? (Arts First)
  • Topics in Creative Writing: Decreation and Ekphrasis (English).

Current Research

Poetry and knowing, Poetry and politics, lyric poetry, poetic and iterative translation. My work always returns to poetry; I’ve recently finished two poetry collections and am looking for a publisher, and am currently translating a book on poetic modernism in the Middle East.  

Research Interests

Poetry and poetics, especially 20th and 21st centuries, creative writing in particular poetry, poetic translation, world cinemas, particularly the European and Japanese film, visual arts and literature, continental philosophy and cultural history.