Rebecca R. Gould



KAYVAN TAHMASEBIAN (University of Birmingham)

co-authored and co-edited works:

Routledge Handbook of Translation and Activism (2020)

Inspired and Multiple: On Poetry and Co-Translation,” Overland 237: 39-43.


Ajnabi, or The Xenological Uncanny in Iranian Modernism,” New
Literary History 52.1 (forthcoming in 2021; you can read it below).

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“ ‘To Love is to Die’:  Master Narratives of Love and Death in Ḥasan Dehlevī’s ʿIshqnāma,” Journal of Medieval Worlds 2.3 (forthcoming in 2020; can be downloaded here or–in an older version–below)

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Translation as Alienation: Sufi Hermeneutics and Literary
Modernism in Bijan Elahi’s Translations,” Modernism/Modernity (forthcoming in 2021; preprint here).

“The Translational Horizons of Iranian Modernism: Ahmad Shamlu’s Global Southern Literary Canon,” Twentieth Century Literature (forthcoming in 2021; preprint here).

“The Translatability of Love: The Romance Genre and the
Prismatic Reception of Jane Eyre in Twentieth-Century Iran,” Close Reading a Global Novel: Prismatic Jane Eyre, ed. Matthew Reynolds (Cambridge: Open Books; preprint here).


High Tide of the Eyes: Poems by Bijan Elahi (2019)

Lecture on Fear and Other Poems by Kayvan Tahmasebian (2019).

“Dancing in Chains: Bijan Elahi on the Art of Translation,” Wasafiri Magazine 34.3 (2018): 64-68.

Saleh Razzouk (Syrian author and translator, University of Aleppo, now retired)

عشاق غرباء (Arabic translation of Strangers in Love), Translated by Saleh Razzouk (Basra, Iraq: al-Hajjan Press, 2021).

An Ax for the Frozen Sea

MALAKA SHWAIKH (University of St. Andrews)

co-authored works:

Prison Hunger Strikes as Civil Resistance in Palestine and Beyond, co-authored with Malaka Shwaikh (Washington, DC: International Center on Nonviolent Conflict Research Monograph Series). Recipient of ICNC Research Monograph Award. Forthcoming in 2020.

The Palestine Exception to Academic Freedom: Intertwined Stories from the Frontlines of UK-Based Palestine Activism,” Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 42(4): 752-73.

The Palestine Exception to Academic Freedom,” Academe blog (2020).

Researching hunger strikes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories,” BRICUP Newsletter 120: 4-6.

AMIER SAIDULA (Institute of Ismaili Studies, London)

Literature,” Central Asia: Contexts for Understanding, ed. David Montgomery (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press).

SHAMIL SHIKHALIEV (Institute of History, Archaeology & Ethnography, Daghestan Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Sciences)

co-authored work: “Beyond the Taqlīd/Ijtihād Dichotomy: Daghestani Legal Thought under Russian Rule,” Islamic Law and Society 24(1-2): 142-169.


co-authored work: “Obama Moves to ‘Unblock’ Medicine to Iran,” Common Dreams 17 June 2013 (reprinted in Truthout, 18 June 2013).



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