Rebecca Gould: MUSA FORUM MUSA's 2nd Graduate Conference, in collaboration with the Royal Asiatic Society, will be held in London on 8, 9, & 10 October 2015. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Michel Boivin of CEIS Paris. Please do join us.
Thematic Keywords
Persian, poetry, historical narrative, violence, gender, autobiography, literature, poetics, Islam
Geographic Keywords
Central Asia-South Asia links, Delhi, Lahore
Full Name
Rebecca Gould
Email Address
Current Position
Faculty member
as of [08-09-2017 21:13:47]
Current Department
School of Languages, Cultures, Art History & Music
Position Title
Professor, Islamic World and Comparative Literature, University of Birmingham
Current Institution
University of Birmingham
Country of Institution
Most recently completed Degree and Institution
PhD, Columbia University
Discipline of most recently completed degree
Middle Eastern and Asian Studies
Year of graduation from most recently completed degree
Current Research Title
The Persian Genre of Incarceration: Prisons and the Literary Imagination
Current Research Abstract
Book project on Persian prison poetry (habsiyyat); first volume of the poems of Hasan Sijzi in translation
Other Research
"Global Literary Theory: Caucasus Literatures Compared 2018-2023," ERC Starting Grant (€1,498,982)
After Tomorrow the Days Disappear: Ghazals and Other Poems of Hasan Sijzi of Delhi (Northwestern University Press, 2016)

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