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Asghar Seyed Gohrab

Professor of Iranian and Persian Studies

Book chapters

forthcoming

  • (2020) “The Rhetoric of Persian Verbal Contests: Innovation and Creativity in Debates between the Persians and the Arabs,” in Disputation Literature in the Near East and Beyond, ed. Enrique Jiménez and Catherine Mittermayer, in the series “Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records,” De Gruyter, pp. 261-82.
  • (2020) “The Manifestation of Wonders: Sufi against Preacher in Pseudo-ʿAṭṭār’s Maẓhar al-ʿajāʾib,” in Sufis and Their Opponents in the Persianate World, ed. R. Tabandeh & L. Lewisohn, California, Irvin: Jordan Center for Persian Studies, pp. 471-94.
  • (2020) “Sufism in Classical Persian Poetry,” in Routledge Handbook on Sufism, ed. L. Ridgeon, London: Routledge, pp. 187-200.
  • (2020) “Teaching Persian Literature in Persian: A Content-Based Approach,” in The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy of Persian, ed. P. Shabani-Jadidi, London: Routledge, pp. 410-30.
  • (2020) “‘A Noose of Light’: A Brief Biography of J.T.P. de Bruijn” in Pearls of Meanings: Studies on Persian Art, Poetry, Sufism and History of Iranian Studies in Europe by J.T.P. de Bruijn, Leiden: Leiden UP, pp. 1-8.
  • (2020) “‘Martyrs of Love’: Genesis, Development and Twentieth Century Political Application of a Sufi Concept,” in Martyrdom: Contestation and Afterlives, ed. Saloul & J.W. van Henten, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 129-51.
  • (2020) A Companion to World Literature, s.v. Longing for Love: The Romance of Layla and Majnun, ed. Ken Seigneurie, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, Vol. 4: 1771 to 1919, (601-1450), 2020, pp. 861-872.
  • (2020) A Companion to World Literature, s.v. Edward FitzGerald’s Translations of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: The Appeal of terse Hedonism, ed. Ken Seigneurie, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2020 pp. 2059-2070.
  • (2019) “The Flourishing of Persian Quatrains,” in A History of Persian Literature: Persian Lyric Poetry in the Classical Era 800-1500: Ghazals. Panegyrics and Quatrains, Vol. II, E. Yarshater, London: I.B. Tauris, pp. 488-568.
  • (2019) “The Bleeding Pen: Literature and Politics in Modern Iran,” in A Fire of Lilies: Perspectives on Literature and Politics in Modern Iran, by Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2019, pp. 13-25.
  • (2019) “A Glimpse into the Unique Manuscript, the Safineh from Tabriz,” in Iran After the Mongols: The Idea of Iran, ed. Sussan Babaie, Vol. VIII, London / New York: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 75-93.
  • (2019) “Of Love and Loyalty: The Middle English Floris and Blauncheflour and the Persian Warqa and Golshah,” in The Layered Heart: Essays on Persian Poetry, Washington DC: Mage Publishers, pp. 99-126.
  • (2019) “Spun from the Heart, Woven from the Soul” in The Layered Heart: Essays on Persian Poetry, Washington DC: Mage Publishers, pp. 1-19.
  • (2018) “Improvisation as a Chief Pillar of the Poetic Art in Persian Literary Tradition,” in Images, Improvisations, Sound, and Silence from 1000-1800 – Degree Zero, eds. B. Hellemans and A. Jones Nelson, Amsterdam: Amsterdam university Press, pp. 131-44.
  • (2018) “Het kroonjuweel: een millennium aan Perzische poëzie,” in Glans en geluk: kunst uit de Wereld van de Islam, ed. M.R. Lambooy & L.M. Mols, Zwolle: Waanders Uitgevers, pp. 43-9; (the English version, “The Jewel in the Crown: A Millennium of Persian Poetry”), pp. 261-63.
  • (2017) “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, pp. 85-101.
  • (2017) “Aardse wortels van de mystieke geliefde: Perzische poëzie uit de Middeleeuwenin Liefdesessen: Verleidingskunst en erotiek van schepping tot verlichting, eds. Gerbrandy, and M. Heerink and C. de Jonge, Amsterdam/Antwerpen: Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, pp. 141-60.
  • (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.