Rebecca R. Gould


The Persian Prison Poem

FORTHCOMING IN LATE 2021 in the Edinburgh Historical Studies of Iran and the Persian World book series (Primus Books for South Asia):

حبسیات فارسی: حاکم و تخیل سیاسی

Zahhak bound on mount Damavand. Baysungur's Shahnama, 1430

This book builds on my prior scholarship, including

Wearing the Belt of Oppression: Khāqānī’s Christian Qaṣīda and the Prison Poetry of Medieval Shirvān,” Journal of Persianate Studies 9.1 (2016): 19-44.

The Geographies of ʿAjam: The Circulation of Persian Poetry from South Asia to the Caucasus,” The Medieval History Journal 18.1 (2015): 87-119.

“The Political Cosmology of Prison Poetics,” Literature Compass (special issue on the Global Middle Ages) 11.7 (2014): 496-515.

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