Dr. Anna Tessmann

Dr. Anna Tessmann
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Educational background

2012
[Dr. phil.]: University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2012)
Subject: Study of Religions
Dissertation: On the Good Faith: A Fourfold Discursive Construction of Zoroastrianism in Modern Russia
2005
[M.A.]: Ruperto-Carola-University of Heidelberg, Germany (2005)
Subjects: Comparative Study of Religions, Iranian Studies, History of European Art
Thesis: Astrozoroastrianism in Contemporary Russlia and Belarus (in German)
2000
[B.A.]: St Petersburg State University, Russian Federation (2000)
Subject: Comparative Study of Religions
Thesis: The kvarena-Concept in Zoroastrianism (in Russian)

Research Areas

  • Comparative Study of Religions
  • Zoroastrianism
  • Didactics of Persian and Russian languages
  • Ancient and Contemporary Iranian Religions
  • New Religious Movements
  • Soviet and Post-Soviet Esotericism and Astrology

Courses

  • New Persian I– IV: Grammar and Exercises (2014–2019)
  • The Religious Calendars in Iran (Seminar)
  • The Iranian Zoroastrianism: A Study of New Persian Texts (Seminar)
  • Religions in Iran (Seminar)
  • Modern Persian Literature (with Tayebe Rafiei-Sadi)
  • Texts and Rituals of the Iranian Shhīʿa Calendar (with Tayebe Rafiei-Sadi)
  • Persian Prayers: Terms, Genres, Contexts
  • Zoroastrian Pahlavī-Literature

Publications

Books

  • On the Good Faith: A Fourfold Discursive Construction of Zoroastrianism in Modern Russia, Stockholm: E-Print, 2012.

Editorial Works

  • (with Michael Stausberg & Yuhan S.-D. Vevaina) The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Study of Zoroastrianism. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
  • (with Sergey Pakhomov) Journal of the Association for the Study of Esotericism and Mysticism Aliter (5), 2015.
  • (with Sergey Pakhomov) Mystical and Esoteric Movements in Theory and Practice: Mystic and Esoteric Aspects of Contemporary Religions. The Proceedings of the 7th International Conference and the Symposium (5–7th November 2014, Ekaterinburg). Ekaterinburg, 2016.
  • (with Sergey Pakhomov) The Ways of Gnosis: Mystical and Esoteric Movements in Theory and Practice. The Proceedings of the 6th International Conference and the Symposium (10–13th April 2013, Moscow). St Petersburg: RKhGA, 2014.

Articles

  • (with Michael Stausberg, peer-reviewed) The Appropriation of a Religion: The Case of Zoroastrianism in Contemporary Russia: Culture and Religion 14 (4), 445–462, 2013.
  • Public astrological prognoses in the post-Soviet Russia: An analysis of mass media texts The Proceedings of the 6th International Conference and the Symposium (10–13th April 2013, Moscow). St Petersburg: RKhGA, 2014, 106–117.
  • Astrology in the postmodern era: tendencies and challenges (a comparative study): State, Religion and Church in Russia and Worldwide 4 (34), 168–183, 2013.

Reviews

  • Menzel, Birgit, Michael Hagemeister and Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal (eds.): The New Age of Russia: Occult and esoteric dimensions (SLCEEE 17). München; Berlin: Verlag Otto Sagner 2012: Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte 65 (1), 82–85, 2012.
  • Kovacheva, Eva: Die Weiße Bruderschaft des Peter Danov. Entstehung, Geschichte und Lehre. Marburg: Tectum 2011: Theologische Review 6, 515–517, 2012.
  • Langer, Robert: Pîrân and Zeyâratgâh: Shrines and Pilgrimage Places of the Zoroastrians in Modern Iran (Acta Iranica: Encyclopédie permanente des Études Iraniennes, 48). Leuven; Paris; Walpole, MA: Peeters 2008: Религиоведение (Religious Studies) 3, 205–206, 2011.
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