Rebecca Ruth Gould


Persian Literature

2021 (co-authored with Kayvan Tahmasebian) “Translation as Alienation: Sufi Hermeneutics and Literary Modernism in Bijan Elahi’s Translations,” Modernism/Modernity (forthcoming). Full text.

2017 “Literature as a Tribunal: The Modern Iranian Prose of Incarceration,” Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism 39(1): 19-38. Full text.

Qasr Prison (before the 1979 revolution)

2015 “The Geographies of ʿAjam: The Circulation of Persian Poetry from South Asia to the Caucasus,” The Medieval History Journal 18(1): 87-119. Full text.

2016 “Wearing the Belt of Oppression: Khāqānī’s Christian Qaṣīda and the Prison Poetry of Medieval Shirvān,” Journal of Persianate Studies 9(1): 19-44. Full text.

2012 “Prisons Before Modernity: Incarceration in the Medieval Indo-Mediterranean,” Al-Masāq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean 24(2): 179-197. Full text.


“The Kingdom of Persia.” Map by John Speed in his atlas, The Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World 1627.

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