Rebecca Ruth Gould

Rebecca Ruth Gould

Keywords : law Poetics Persian literature world literature free speech and Literature

Country : United Kingdom

Organization : University of Birmingham

Department : School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

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Rebecca Gould is the author of Writers and Rebels: The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus (Yale University Press, 2016), which was awarded the University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies and the best book award by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies, and the translator of After Tomorrow the Days Disappear: Ghazals and Other Poems Hasan Sijzi of Delhi (Northwestern University Press, 2016), and The Prose of the Mountains: Tales of the Caucasus (Central European University Press, 2015). From 2018-2023, she is PI for the ERC-funded project, “Global Literary Theory: Caucasus Literatures Compared.”​


Memorializing Akhundzadeh: Contradictory Cosmopolitanism and Post-Soviet Narcissism in Old Tbilisi 2018 Interventions > International Journal of Postcolonial Studies

Language Dreamers: Race and the Politics of Etymology in the Caucasus 2007 Caucasus Paradigms: Anthropologies, Histories and the Making of a World Area (Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia)

Writers and Rebels The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus 2016

Beyond the Taqlīd/Ijtihād Dichotomy: Daghestani Legal Thought under Russian Rule 2017 Islamic Law and Society

Topographies of anticolonialism: the ecopoetical sublime in the Caucasus from Tolstoy to Mamakaev 2013 comparative literature studies

Secularism and Belief in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge 2011 Journal of Islamic Studies

The Geographies of ͨAjam: The Circulation of Persian Poetry from South Asia to the Caucasus 2015 The Medieval History Journal

Becoming a Georgian woman 2010 Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies

Finding Bazorkin in the Caucasus: A Journey from Anthropology to Literature 2016 Anthropology and Humanism

Aleksandre Qazbegi's Mountaineer Prosaics: The Anticolonial Vernacular on Georgian–Chechen Borderlands 2014 Ab Imperio

Languages and Cultures in the Caucasus 2013 Slavic Review

Strangers in a Strange Land: Occidentalist Publics and Orientalist Geographies in Nineteenth-Century Georgian Imaginaries by Paul Manning 2013 Ab Imperio

The modernity of premodern Islam in contemporary Daghestan 2011 Contemporary Islam

Islam and Sufism in Daghestan (Book Review) 2011 Central Asian Survey

Chechens Through the Russian Prism 2005