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Editors’ Foreword

M.R. Ghanoonparvar: A Selected Bibliography

The Liminal World of The Blind Owl by Mardin Aminpour   
The Pre-Islamic Past in Modern Iranian Culture: A Cultural Materialist Reading by Mahyar Entezari
Mapping Dystopia in Ebrahim Golestan’s  Mud Brick and Mirror by Somy Kim
“As Fellow Asians?” Irano-Japanese Relations in the Interwar Period by Mikiya Koyagi
Shah Isma’il Comes to Herat: An Anecdote from Vasefi’s “Amazing Events” (Badayi’ al-Vaqayi’) by Azfar Moin
Enlightenment and Shades of Gray: Magic Realism in Women without Men by Dylan Oehler-Stricklin
Remembrance, Reflection, and Retention: Involuntary Memory in Ayenehha-ye Dardar by Farkhondeh Shayesteh
The Documentary Moment: War and Viewer Subjectivity in Bahman Ghobadi’s Turtles Can Fly by Blake Atwood

Teaching Culture in the Persian Language Classroom by Shahla Adel
Indefinite/Restrictive Maker as Evidence for a Raising/Promotion Analysis of Persian Restrictive Relative Clauses by Behrad Aghaei
The Contributors


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. He has recently co-edited (with M. R. Ghanoonparvar) Iranian Languages and Culture, Essays in Honor of Gernot Ludwig Windfuhr published by Mazda Publishers in 2012. 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.

Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami is Professor of Persian language and literature at NYU. His research field is contemporary Persian fiction. His forthcoming book, Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction: Who Writes Iran, focuses on identifying classical and modern rhetorical and aesthetic dynamisms and their functions in forming literary discourses. His publications include Modern Reflections of Classical Traditions in Persian Fiction (2003). He has translated and edited Sohrab’s Wars: Counter-Discourses of Contemporary Persian Fiction: A Collection of Short Stories and a Film Script (2008). He is also the co-editor and co-translator of A Feast in the Mirror: A Collection of Short Stories by Iranian Women (2000) and Another Sea, Another Shore: Persian Stories of Migration (2003) and volume three of The History of Afghanistan (2013).

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