Alireza Anushiravani is Full Professor of Comparative Literature and Literature and Film and Literary Criticism. He has received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He is currently teaching at Shiraz University, and is an affiliated member of the Academy of Persian Language & Literature, Iran. He spent his sabbatical year in 2009-10 at the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is currently working on a book length project in Persian on "Theories and Methodology of Comparative Literature: From 19th century to Present".