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International Journal of Persian Literature

Alireza Korangy, Editor in Chief
Homa Katouzian, Editor


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ISSN 2376-5739
E-ISSN 2376-5755
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International Journal of Persian Literature

Alireza Korangy, Editor in Chief
Homa Katouzian, Editor

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International Journal of Persian Literature
is a peer-reviewed journal with a novel focus on Persian poetics, poetry, classical Persian philology, prose, and the literature of Iran and the broader geographical areas. The journal aims to examine how Persian has functioned as literary and cultural language, traversing the geographies of South, West, and Central Asia, including present day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan,Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, the Caucasus, and Southeast Asia. Published annually, this journal aims to create an international dialogue and forum for Persian literary culture in Iran and these wider geographical areas, while encouraging interdisciplinary interventions. The journal is published in association with the Middle East Centre, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford.

The mission of IJPL is to further knowledge in all aspects of Persian literature, in particular in the less-researched aspects of the literary and comparative studies in that field, and most importantly create an interdisciplinary dialogue with other world literary traditions. We intend to nurture novel ideas and create dialogue that is not only intra-regional but also international, all with a literary focus that is driven by poetics, philology, and an astute (objective) sense of interpretation. International Journal of Persian Literature is published in association with the Middle East Centre, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford.

Editor in Chief
Alireza Korangy, American University of Beirut

Homa Katouzian, University of Oxford

Book Review Editors
Sara Khorshidi, Justus Liebig University Gießen
Azadeh Vatanpour, Emory University

Editorial Board
Leili Anvar, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales
Michael Beard, University of North Dakota
Dick Davis, Ohio State University
François de Blois, SOAS, University of London
Arthur Dudney, University of Cambridge
Carl W. Ernst, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rebecca Gould, Bristol University
Marie Huber, Stanford University
Domenico Ingenito, University of California at Los Angeles
Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, University of Maryland
Prashant Keshavmurthy, McGill University
Haidar Khezri, University of Central Florida
Justine Landau, Harvard University
Franklin Lewis, University of Chicago
Leonard Lewisohn, University of Exeter
Behrooz Mahmoodi-Bakhtiari, University of Tehran
Mahsa Manavi, University of Tehran
Maryam Mavaddat, G. d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara
Daniela Meneghini, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Mahlagha Mortezaee, Independent Scholar
Claus Valling Pedersen, University of Copenhagen
Leyla Rouhi, Williams College
David Roxburgh, Harvard University
Marzieh Sadeghpour, Monash University
Martin Schwartz, University of Califonia, Berkeley
Ken Seigneurie, Simon Fraser University
Ali Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Utrecht University
Fatemeh Shams, University of Pennsylvania
Farzad Sharifian, Monash University
Daniel J. Sheffield, Princeton University
Matthew C. Smith, Harvard University
Sassan Tabatabai, Boston University
Kamran Talattof, University of Arizona
Wheeler McIntosh Thackston Jr., Independent Scholar
Christine van Ruymbeke, University of Cambridge

Advisory Board
Mohammad Estelami, Independent Scholar
Ahmad Mahdavi-Damghani, Independent Scholar

The IJPL is a peer-reviewed journal and our editors and peer-reviewers are asked to seek in the submitted manuscripts originality, academic rigor, and a very clear presentation of the argument. A manuscript submitted for publication to the journal must not at the same time be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We ask that submitted first drafts are presented in as much a perfect condition for publication as possible. We want to make sure that our reviewers access a very polished first copy. The bibliography and the endnotes (please no footnotes) shall abide by the Chicago Manual of Style’s latest edition. All transliterations in Arabic and Persian must abide by the guidelines provided on the journal's Editorial Manager site under the tab Instruction for Authors.

To submit a manuscript to the editorial office, please visit and create an author profile. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article for submission to the editorial office.

For any editorial correspondences prior to or after your submission, please contact the editor, Alireza Korangy, . All queries regarding reviewing books or suggesting books for reviews should also be directed to the editor.

Institutional Print & Online - $218.00

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Institutional Single Issue - $163.00

Individual Print & Online - $57.00

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Individual Single Issue - $48.00

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