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Persian Studies

Dr. Asghar Seyed Gohrab

Book chapters

forthcoming

  • (forthcoming 2016) “Improvisation as a Chief Pillar of the Poetic Art in Persian Literary Tradition,” in Improvisations: Sound, Image and Word in History, ca. 1000-1800, eds. P. Cramer, B. Hellemans and B. Jussen, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  • (forthcoming 2016) “Mystical and Literary Works in the 14th Century Manuscript Safineh-ye Tabriz,” The Age of the Il-Khanids (working title) in the series The Idea of Iran, ed. Sussan Babaie, London / New York: I.B. Tauris.
  • (forthcoming 2016) “Satan as the Lover of God in Islamic Mystical Writings,” in The Beloved in Middle East Literature: The Culture of Love and Languishing, edited by Alireza Korangy, Hanadi Al-Samman, Michael Beard, London / New York: I.B. Tauris.
  • (forthcoming 2016) “Aardse wortels van de mystieke geliefde: Perzische poëzie uit de Middeleeuwen” in Lessen in de liefde, ed. by P. Gerbrandy, C. de Jonge, and M. Heerink.
  • (forthcoming 2016) “The Flourishing of Persian Quatrains after Omar Khayyam” in The History of Persian Literature, vol. ii, ed. E. Yarshater, Columbia University, 54 pages.

 

  • (2015) “The Political And Social Background of the Literature of the Period (1900-1940),” in Literature of the Early Twentieth Century: From the Constitutional Period to Reza Shah, ed. A.A. Seyed-Gohrab, Vol. XI, London / New York: I.B. Tauris, pp. 1-29.
  • “Poetry as Awakening: Singing Modernity,” in Literature of the Early Twentieth Century: From the Constitutional Period to Reza Shah, ed. A.A. Seyed-Gohrab, Vol. XI, London / New York: I.B. Tauris, pp. 30-132.
  • “Modern Persian Prose and Fiction Between 1900 and 1940,” in Literature of the Early Twentieth Century: From the Constitutional Period to Reza Shah, ed. A.A. Seyed-Gohrab, Vol. XI, London / New York: I.B. Tauris, pp. 133-160.
  • (2015) “Stylistic Continuities in Classical Persian Poetry: Reflections on Manuchehri from Dāmghān and Amir Mo‘ezzi” in The Age of the Seljuqs, ed. Edmund Herzig & Sarah Stewart, London / New York: I.B. Tauris.
  • (2013) “Politics and Persistence: The Development of Iranian Film” in Conflict and Development in Iranian Film, ed. A. Seyed-Gohrab & Kamran Talattof, Leiden: Leiden University Press,  (together with Kamran Talattof), pp. 9-18.
  • (2013) “Marzieh Meshkini’s The Day I became a Woman” in Conflict and Development in Iranian Film, ed. A. Seyed-Gohrab & Kamran Talattof, Leiden: Leiden University Press, pp. 135-43.
  • (2012) “Khayyam’s Universal Appeal: Man, Wine, and the Hereafter in the Quatrains,” in The Great Umar Khayyam: A Global Reception of the Rubáiyat, Leiden: Leiden University Press, pp. 11-38.
  • (2012) “The Companion of Your Tomorrow is Today’: Nezâmi from Ganja on Justice” in Liber plurium vocum voor Rokus de Groot, S. van Maas, C. Hulshof & P. Oldenhave, Amsterdam: UvA, 2012, pp. 251-55.
  • (2012) “Waxing Eloquent: the Masterful Variations on Candle Metaphors in the Poetry of Hafiz and his Predecessors,” in Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetry, Leiden/Boston: Brill, pp. 81-123.
  • (2012) “Introduction Persian Rhetorical Figures,” in Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetry, Leiden/Boston: Brill, pp. 1-13.
  • (2012) “Magie van Omar Khayyæm in hedendaags Perzië,” in Liber Amicorum voor Jos Biegstraaten: Jaarboek 6, van Nederlands Omar Khayyam Genootschap, Woubrugge: Avalon Pers (together with Jos Coumans), pp. 38-48.
  • (2011): “A Mystical Reading of Nezami’s use of nature in the Haft Peykar” in A Key to the Treasures of Hakim: Artistic and Humanistic Aspects of Nizami Ganjavi’s Khamsa, eds. J.C. Bürgel & Ch. van Ruymbeke, Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2011, pp. 181-93.
  • (2010) “The Erotic Spirit: Love, Man and Satan in Hafez’s Poetry” in Hafiz and The School of Love in Classical Persian Poetry, ed. L. Lewisohn, London: I.B. Tauris, pp. 107-21.
  • (2010) “‘The Traveller’ and the Sun’s Companionship: Universal Mysticism in Sohrâb Sepehri” in Writings and Writing: from another world and another era, Ed. R.M. Kerr & T. Milo,  Cambridge: Archetype, 2010, 393-447.
  • (2010) “Rumi en de school van de liefde: antinomistische motieven in Rumi’s werk” in Tree voor tree naar Gods troon: essays over het leven en werk van Mowlana Jalal al-Din Rumi, Leidschendam: Quist.
  • (2009) “The Lure of the East” in Iran and the Netherlands: Interwoven through the Ages, Rotterdam: Barjesteh, pp. 106-111.
  • (2007) “My Heart is the Ball, Your Lock the Polo-Stick: The Development of Polo Metaphors in Classical Persian Poetry” in The Necklace of the Pleiades: Studies in Persian Literature Presented to Heshmat Moayyad on his 80th  Birthday, ed. F. Lewis & S. Sharma, Amsterdam, Rozenberg Publishers / West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University Press, pp. 183-205.
  • (2007) “Casing the Treasury: the Safina-yi Tabriz and its Compiler” in Seyed-Gohrab, A.A. & S. McGlinn, The Treasury of Tabriz: the Great Il-Khanid Compendium, Amsterdam, Rozenberg Publishers / West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University press.
  • (2007) “Literary Works in Tabriz’s Treasury,” in Seyed-Gohrab, A.A. & S. McGlinn, The Treasury of Tabriz: the Great Il-Khanid Compendium, Amsterdam, Rozenberg Publishers / West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University press.
  • (2007) “Unfathomable Evil: The Presentation of Gog and Magog in Persian Literature” in Gog and Magog: The Clans of Chaos in World Literature, Amsterdam, Rozenberg Publishers / West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University press.
  • (2006) “Description (Wasf) and Ekphrasis in Anvari’s Poetry” in Studies on the Poetry of Anvari, ed. Daniela Meneghini, Venice: Studi Eurasiatici, Ca’Foscari University, pp. 111-26.
  • (2006) “Nawoord” in Shahrnush Parsipur: Vrouwen zonder mannen, Amsterdam: Bulaaq, pp. 117-27.
  • (2006) “Voorwoord” in De Perzische muze in de polder: de receptie van Perzische poëzie in de Nederlandse literatuur, Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers, (together with Marco Goud), pp. 7-11.
  • (2006) “Kwatrijnen van Omar Khayyam in de Boot uit Tabriz” in Jaarboek van het Nederlands Omar Khayyam Genootschap, Woubrugge: Avelon Press.
  • (2005) “Life, Cult and Impact of Khāja ‘Abdollāh Ansāri of Herāt.” in Āshnayan-e rah-e ‘eshq: majmu`a maqalati dar mo`arrefi-ye shanzda ‘aref-e bozorg, ed. M.R. Esfandyar, Tehran: Iran University Press, pp. 135-66.
  • (2005) “Ayatollah Khomeini en de wijnschenker” in Een vis in een fles raki: Literatuur en Drank in verschillende Culturen, ed., R. Kruk, & S. Houppermans, Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers, pp. 115-130.
  • (2004) “The Place of Persian Ra” in Words in Their Places: a Festschrift for J. Lachlan Mackenzie, ed. H. Aertsen, et al., Amsterdam: 2004, pp. 241-56. (with M. van Staden)
  • (2003) “‘De provincie van de zon’: volkspoëzie uit Khurasan” in De Band met u, mijn vriend, verbreek ik niet, Leiden: TCIMO, pp. 93-110.
  • (2001) Omar Khayyām: Geleerde en dichter uit Perzië in de overlevering en de verbeelding, Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden, Leiden. (with J.C.M. Biegstraaten, J.T.P de Bruijn, J.M.G. Coumans).
  • (2000) “Majnun’s Image as a Serpent” in The Poetry of Nizami Ganjavi: Knowledge, Love, and Rhetoric, eds. J.W. Clinton & K. Talattof, pp. 83-95, Palgrave, New York.
  • (1996) “In the Silence You Don’t Know” in Education for Transition: Bridging Non-Western Schools and Western Higher Education, pp. 35-7, VU University Press, Amsterdam.