Azadeh Yamini-Hamedani is an Assistant Professor in the World Literature Programme, Simon Fraser University. She holds a BA, MA, and PhD from the University of California, Berkley. Her teaching interests involve interconnections of literature and philosophy, with particular emphasis on the semiotics of translation. Her current research includes Goethe's conception of World Literature in light of his reading of Hafez. She also explores Nietzsche's understanding of Zoroastrianism as it appears in his notations and in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.