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Department of Languages and Literatures at Lehman College

Faculty - Amin Erfani

Amin ErfaniE-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-8274
Office: Carman Hall, Room 275
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am-11:00am
Rank: Lecturer
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: Ph.D., Emory University

Amin Erfani received his BA in French and Comparative Literature and his Master in French from Stony Brook University (SUNY). He subsequently received a PhD in French with certificates in Comparative Literature and Psychoanalytic Studies from Emory University. He joined the Languages and Literatures Department at Lehman College in 2013. He has previously offered courses ranging from elementary to advanced French language, grammar, and culture; introduction to literature and special topics on French theater and 20th and 21st century French film and novel; interdisciplinary studies on modern France as well as the Francophone world. He has published articles and presented at conferences on avant-garde european theater, new media, critical theory, French 19th and 20th century poetry, and psychoanalytic studies. He has collaborated, within and beyond university walls, with cultural organizations on both sides of the Atlantic alongside French and American theaters. In that context, he has initiated a series of productions of contemporary French plays with his original English translations, particularly from works by Bernard-Marie Koltès and Valère Novarina.

Selected publications

  • Publish Translation : “The Night Just Before the Forests.” By Bernard-Marie Koltès. Trans. Amin Erfani. In Bernard-Marie Koltès : De l'oeuvre au style en passant par le registre. Ed. André Petitjean. Editions Universitaires de Dijon, June 4, 2014, pp. 271-288.
  • “La Chose musicale de Francis Ponge : vers une résonance pré-textuelle.” Ed. Scott Shinabargar. In La Revue des Sciences Humaines, n°314, avril-juin 2014
  • “ Traduire l'étrangeté de la langue chez Koltès: The Night Just Before the Forests.” In Actes du Colloque la Biennale Bernard-Marie Koltès 2012. Ed. André Petitjean. Recherches Textuelles n°12. Publié par le Centre d’Étude Linguistiques des Textes et des Discours de l’Université Paul Vérlaine-Metz, U.F.R Lettres et Langues, (forthcoming).
  • L "Le Souffle de Bernard-Marie Koltès: les inventions de l’autre dans la Nuit juste avant les forêts.” In Koltès maintenant et autres métamorphoses. Eds. Yannick Butel, Christophe Bident, Christophe Triau, Arnaud Maisetti. Paris, Peter Lang, coll. Liminaires - Passages interculturels italo-ibériques, vol. 18, 2010, pp. 145-160.
  • “ Charles Baudelaire et le Théâtre du Mal.” In Revue Littérature, no157. Ed. Martin Mégevand, Paris: Editions Armand Colin, pp. 51-65, April 2010.
  • “Le Texte errant: La Textualité incarnée dans L’Enfant de sable.” In Nouvelles Etudes Francophones, Vol. 21, No.1, pp.79-95, Spring 2006.