Table of Contents Volume 5, Number 3

English Verso Forgiveness for what? Vis and Ramin and Troilus and Criseyde Dick Davis Tales of Two Cities: Tehran in Persian Fiction M.R. Ghanoonparvar Translating Race: Simin Daneshvar’s Negotiation of Blackness Amy Motlagh ‘O Lord! You Broke My Wine Jug’: Omar Khayyām’s Transgressive Ethics and their Socio-Political Implications in Contemporary Iran A.A. Seyed-Gohrab The Beginning […]

Tales of Two Cities: Tehran in Persian Fiction

M.R. Ghanoonparvar is a professor emeritus of Persian and comparative literature at The University of Texas at Austin. He has published widely on Persian literature and culture in both English and Persian and is the author of numerous books, most recently Iranian Film and Persian Fiction (Mazda, 2016) and Dining at the Safavid Court (Mazda, […]

Omar Khayyam’s Transgressive Ethics and Their Socio-Political Implications in Contemporary Iran

  Ali Asghar Seyed-Gohrab is an associate professor of Persian at Leiden University. In addition to many articles, blogs, and chapters, he has authored, edited, and translated several books on Persian literature and culture. His latest publications include the edited volumes Pearls of Meanings: Studies on Persian Art, Poetry, Sufism and History of Iranian Studies in […]

Reflection of India in the Works of Hedayat

  Nadeem Akhtar obtained his PhD in Persian literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His area of research is Sadegh Hedayat. He has authored a book on Hedayat in India titled Hedayat dar Hindustan (Cheshmeh, 2017), written various research articles and papers for journals and magazines in India and abroad, and contributed an entry to the […]

Desacralizing a Sacred Defense: The Iran–Iraq War in the Fiction of Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar

  Amir Moosavi is an assistant professor of comparative literature in the Department of English at Rutgers University–Newark. His research and teaching interests cover modern Arabic and Persian literatures, with an emphasis on Iran, Iraq, and the Levant, as well as the cultural history of the modern Middle East. His articles have appeared in Alif, Middle […]

Reading Lolita in Persian

  Paul Sprachman taught English at the University of Isfahan, worked as a researcher at Columbia University, and taught Middle Eastern studies and Persian at Rutgers University. Sprachman is the translator of numerous works from Persian to English including A Man of Many Worlds: The Memoirs of Dr. Ghasem Ghani (Mage, 2006); Journey to Heading […]