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Persian Studies

Dr. Asghar Seyed Gohrab

Journal articles

International (refereed) journals

  • (2016, accepted) “A Modern Persian Poet on Iran-Iraq War: Qayṣar Amīnpūr,” in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft, No. 166, issue 2.
  • (2016) “‘The Houses of the Tulips’: Persian Poetry on the Fallen in the Iran-Iraq War” in The International Journal of Persian Literature (Pennsylvania State University Press), issue 2016, Vol. 1, pp. 89-119.
  • (2015) “Corrections and Elaborations: A One-Night Stand in Narrations of Ferdowsi’s Rostam and Sohrāb,” in Iranian Studies, Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 443-461.
  • (2013) “The Rose and the Wine: Dispute as a Literary Device in Classical Persian Literature,” in Iranian Studies, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 69–85.
  • (2012) “Martyrdom as Piety, Mysticism and National Identity in Iran,” in Der Islam: Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur des islamischen Orients, issue 1-2, 87, pp. 248-73.
  • (2012) “Majnun and Other Characters in Udhrite Love Poetry,” in Iran-Nameh, 27: 4, pp. 192-201.
  • (2011) “Khomeini the Poet Mystic,” in Die Welt des Islams: International Journal for the Study of Modern Islam, 51, pp. 438-458.
  • (2005) “The Symbolism of Veiling and the Poetics of Unveiling in Early Modern Persian Poetry,” in Khil’a: Journal of Dress and Textiles in the Islamic World, No. 1, Leuven: Peeters, pp. 107-21.
  • (2003) “A Treasury from Tabriz: a Fourteenth-Century Manuscript Containing 209 Works in Persian and Arabic,” in Persica: Annual of the Dutch-Iranian Society, No. 19, Leuven: Peeters, pp.125-64.
  • (2003) “Majnun-i bahana-pardaz: nigarishi bar mafhum-i bahana in Abdullah Hatifi’s Layli-u Majnun” in Nashr-i Dānish, vol. 20 No. 2, pp. 27-32, Iran University Press, Tehran.
  • (2001) “‘The Spinning of the Mill Lightens My Soul,’” in Persica: Annual of the Dutch-Iranian Society, No 17, Leuven: Peeters, pp. 107-26.
  • (2001) “The Art of Riddling in Classical Persian Poetry” in Edebiyāt: Journal of Middle Eastern and Comparative Literature, Vol. 12, pp. 15-36.
  • (2000) “Insects in Classical Persian Literature: the Case of the Ant” in Persica: Annual of the Dutch-Iranian Society, No. 16, Leuven: Peeters, pp. 77-112,
  • (2000) “Sayr-i tahavvul va kārbandī-yi chīstān dar shi’r-i Fārsī” in Nashr-i Dānish, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp.7-16, Iran University Press, Tehran.
  • (1999) “Magic in Classical Persian Amatory Literature” in Iranian Studies, vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 71-97.
  • (1997) “Neither” and “As the Story Told” in Maks: A Persian Journal of Literature. No. 6, pp. 46-7, Baran Publishers, Sweden.
  • (1995) “Some Elucidatory Notes on Mas`ūdī’s Sūrat al-Ghorāb” in Maks: a Persian Journal of Literature. No. 1, pp. 8-21, Baran Publishers, Sweden. (This article is reprinted in the journal Baran: Persian Quarterly on Culture, Literature, History and Politics, no. 14-5, Winter/Spring, 2007, pp. 99-105).
  • (1995) “Animula Vagula” in Maks: a Persian Journal of Literature. No. 2, pp. 25-31, Baran Publishers, Sweden.

National Journals

  • (2016) “Poëzie en politiek in Iran: Ayatollah ook dichter,” in Volzin: magazine voor religie en samenleving, No. 05, jaargang 15, pp. 44-6.
  • (2015) “Safar be-Kheyr-i Shafi’i-Kadkani dar Kuche-ha-ye shahr-e Leiden” in Bukhara, 18, no. 107, pp. 424-30.
  • (2013) “De martelaarsoldaten: klassieke mystieke motieven in de Iran-Irakoorlog (1980-88)” in a book compiled by Societeit De Witte.
  • (2011) “Middeleeuwse Perzische poëzie op het antwoordapparaat,” in Madoc: Tijdschrift over de Middeleeuwen, 25, nr. 1, p. 21-30.
  • (2010) “De martelaarsoldaten: klassieke mystieke motieven in de Iran-Irakoorlog (1980-88)” in Eutopia: Internationaal venster op politiek, cultuur en kunst, nr. 25, 2010, pp. 67-73.
  • (2010) “Layla en Madjnun: liefde, poëzie en krankzinnigheid, de magische driehoek” in the magazine 41e Poetry International Festival Rotterdam, pp. 22-24.
  • (2008) “Drinkgelagen en vagebonden in Ayatollah Khomeini’s poëzie” in ZemZem: Tijdschrift over het Midden-Oosten, Noord Afrika en islam,
  • (2007) “Geloof en ongeloof in de poëzie van Rumi” in Eutopia: Internationaal venster op politiek, cultuur en kunst, no. 18, pp. 45-53.
  • (2004) “Ayatollah Khomeini als dichter-mysticus” in Sharqiyyāt: Journal of the Dutch Association for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, No. 16/2, pp. 89-108.
  • (2001) “De Kaars en de Nachtvlinder: een Liefdesmetafoor in Perzische Poëzie” in Sharqiyyāt: Journal of the Dutch Association for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, No. 12, pp. 1-19.