Alexander JabbariUniversity of Minnesota Twin Cities | UMN · Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
PhD, UC Irvine, Comparative Literature
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I work at the intersections of literature, history, and philology in the Islamicate world.
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August 2017 - May 2022
University of Oklahoma
- Farzaneh Family Assistant Professor of Persian Language and Literature
This article examines twentieth-century Persian translations of Urdu-language works about Persian literature, focusing on two different Persian translations of an influential Urdu-language work on Persian literary history, Shiʿr al-ʿAjam (Poetry of the Persians), by Shibli Nuʿmani. The article offers a close, comparative reading of the Afghan and I...
The thirteenth-century Gulistān (“Rose Garden”), a didactic prosimetrum by Sa‘di of Shiraz (1210–91 or 1292 CE), is among the best-known and most widely read works in the history of Persian literature. For centuries, study of this mirror for princes was a traditional staple of education throughout the Persianate world. Its status as a core text for...
This article examines the translation and domestication of an important piece of Persian didactic literature, the Gulistan of Saʿdi, into modern Chinese. We address all of the Chinese translations of this text, focusing on Yang Wanbao’s translation published in 2000. Yang transforms the text according to the imperatives of the Chinese state, alteri...
Hamid Rezaei Yazdi and Arshavez Mozafari (eds): Persian Literature and Modernity: Production and Reception. (Iranian Studies.) viii, 248 pp. London and New York: Routledge, 2019. £120. ISBN 978 1 138 58533 1. - Volume 83 Issue 2 - Alexander Jabbari
This article makes an argument for literary modernity as a shared discourse produced through scholarly exchange between Iranians and Indians reworking their shared Persianate literary heritage, considering literary history as an important and perhaps overlooked site for the production of literary modernity. Arguing for a verbal as well as textual d...
BucarElizabeth M.. Creative Conformity: The Feminist Politics of U.S. Catholic and Iranian Shi‛iWomen. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2011. xxv + 201 pages, epilogue, glossary, bibliography, index. Paper US$39.95 ISBN 978-1-589-01739-9. - Volume 47 Issue 1 - Alexander Jabbari