The Shahnameh of Ferdowsi as World Literature

The Shahnameh of Ferdowsi as World Literature

Iranian Studies, volume 48, Number 3, May 2015. Special issue: “The Shahnameh of Ferdowsi as World Literature

The special issue of the Journal of Iranian Studies, guest-edited by Franklin Lewis is dedicated to studies on Shahname within a  “world literature”  framework.

Iranian Studies is a peer reviewed journal of history, literature, culture and society, covering everywhere with a Persian or Iranian legacy, especially Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia, the Caucasus and northern India.

Table of Contents

  • FRANKLIN LEWIS: The Shahnameh of Ferdowsi as  World  Literature
  • DICK DAVIS: Religion in the Shahnameh
  • LAURIE PIERCE: Serpents and Sorcery: Humanity, Gender,  and  the Demonic in Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh                                                    
  • EDMUND HAYES: The Death of Kings: Group Identity and the Tragedy of Nezhād in Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh
  • CAMERON CROSS: “If Death is Just, What is Injustice?” Illicit Rage in “Rostam and Sohrab” and “The Knight’s Tale”
  • RICHARD GABRI: Framing the Unframable in Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh
  • ASGHAR SEYED-GOHRAB: Corrections and Elaborations: A One-Night Stand in Narrations of Ferdowsi’s Rostam and Sohrāb
  • DOMINIC PARVIZ BROOKSHAW Mytho-Political Remakings of Ferdowsi’s Jamshid in the Lyric Poetry of Injuid and Mozaffarid Shiraz

This issue is available here.