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My name is Omid Azadi. I am a literary critic based at Hunan Normal University, China. I did my graduate studies in Comparative Literature and Theory at the University of Leuven, Belgium, and have previously lectured in Hong Kong, Germany, and Iran.

In my first book, The Persian Novel: Ideology, Fiction and Form in the Periphery, I explore the influence of epistemological systems on social ideologies that shape and legitimize literary forms. My second book, World Literature and Hedayat's Poetics of Modernity, revisits the legacy of Sadegh Hedayat, examining how world literature nurtured his imagination and yet received him reductively and through preferential networks of literary circulation. 

I am interested in the relationships and mutual influences of literature and society, aesthetics and politics, as well as peripheral modernity, translation, and epistemology. I am also intrigued by popular culture in developing contexts, and by the differences that hold between literary and cultural forms in terms of the necessary conditions for their existence, persistence, or adaptability to social contexts.

To get in touch, please write to: omid[at]omidazadi.com.