M. R. Ghanoonparvar
M. R. Ghanoonparvar is Professor Emeritus of Persian and Comparative Literature at The University of Texas at Austin. He has published widely on Persian literature and culture and is the author of Prophets of Doom: Literature as a Socio-Political Phenomenon in Modern Iran, In a Persian Mirror: Images of the West and Westerners in Iranian Fiction, Translating the Garden, Reading Chubak, Persian Cuisine: Traditional, Regional and Modern Foods, and most recently Iranian Film and Persian Fiction. His translations include Jalal Al-e Ahmad’s By the Pen, Sadeq Chubak’s The Patient Stone, Simin Daneshvar’s Savushun, Ahmad Kasravi's On Islam and Shi'ism, Sadeq Hedayat’s The Myth of Creation, Davud Ghaffarzadegan's Fortune Told in Blood, Mohammad Reza Bayrami's The Tales of Sabalan, Bahram Beyza'i's Memoirs of the Actor in a Supporting Role, Nima Yushij’s The Neighbor Says: Letters of Nima Yushij on Modern Persian Prosody, and Ja'far Modarres-Sadeqi’s Horse's Head. Among his edited volumes are Iranian Drama: An Anthology, In Transition: Essays on Culture and Identity in Middle Eastern Societies, Iranian Languages and Culture: Essays in Honor of Gernot Ludwig Windfuhr, and Critical Encounters: Essays on Persian Literature and Culture in Honor of Peter Chelkowski. His latest translations include Red Olive: The Memoirs of Nahid Yusefian, Amir Moazenzadeh's The Battle of Prophets & Wizards: The Nostradamus Code and Vampires, and Mohammad Reza Bayrami's Eagles of Hill 60. His forthcoming volumes include Death, Literary Diseases, and Persian Stories and translations of Modarres-Sadeqi’s Appointment in Allepo and Shahrokh Meskub’s In Alley of the Friend.
Behrad Aghaei holds a doctorate degree in Theoretical Linguistics from The University of Texas at Austin. At present, he is a lecturer of Persian language in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In addition to teaching Persian language from elementary to advanced levels, he is conducting research on Persian syntax and morphology. His recent publication includes a co-authored paper, "Criteria for the Selection of Persian Text," with Professor Gernot Windfuhr. He is also the co-author of “Persian Listening” with R. Saraf, M.C. Hillmann and A. A. Pejman Aryan, published by Dunwoody Press in 2008.
An Irate Goddess (CTH 710).
Zoroastrians as a Socioreligious Minority in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Jamsheed K. Choksy
Herodotus on Drinking Wine in the Achaemenid World: Greek and Persian Perceptions.
The Contributions of Nasir-i Khusrau and
Nasi al-Din Tusi to Shi'ite Theology.
Commerce and Migration in Arabia before Islam: A Brief History of a Long Literary Tradition.
The Aesthetics of Lone Moments in the Poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad.
by Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami
Translating Taghi Modarressi’s Writing with an Accent.
Iranian Films as Cultural Texts for Persian Language Instruction.
M. R. Ghanoonparvar
Intersection Zones, Overlapping Isoglosses, and “Fade-out/Fade-in” Phenomena in Central Iran.
Donald L. Stilo
Case Attraction in Persian Relative Clauses.
Iranian Languages in Linguistic Areas of Central Asia.
Leila R. Dodykhudoeva
and Vladimir Ivanov
Non-canonical Subjects in Balochi.
Carina Jahani, Behrooz Barjasteh Delforooz, and Maryam Nourzaei
About the Contributors.