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May 6, 2014

The Stray Dog | Sadeq Hedayat | Ali Salami

 326 total views Sadeq Hedayat (1903-1951) He was born to an aristocratic family and was educated at Dar ol-Fonun (1914–1916) and the Lycée Français (French high school) […]
July 22, 2015

Culture and Gender Representation in Iranian School Textbooks

 92 total views This study examines the representations of male and female social actors in selected Iranian EFL (English as a Foreign Language) textbooks. It is grounded […]
December 14, 2015

The gendered discourse of ‘equal opportunities for men and women’ in Iranian EFL textbooks

 88 total views Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the representations of male and female social actors within the subversive gendered discourse of […]
May 21, 2016

Hosna as Bride of Desire and Revolutionary Par Excellence in Tayib Salih’s The Season of Migration to the North

 71 total views Most readings of Tayib Salih’s Season of Migration to the North have focused on Mustafa Saeed and the nameless narrator, both male characters, and […]
June 20, 2017

Toward an Affective Problematics: A Deleuze-Guattarian Reading of Morality and Friendship in Toni Morrison’s Sula

 98 total views By Naeem Nedaee and Ali Salami It might sound rather convincing to assume that we owe the pleasure of reading the novel form to […]
May 20, 2018

Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day: A Deleuzian Reading Of Pynchon’s Language

 103 total views By Ali Salami, Razieh Rahmani This study explores Pynchon’s mammoth novel, Against the Day, in terms of the minor practice of language as proposed […]
May 21, 2018

From Tradition to Modernity: Nina’s Quest for Hybrid Identity in Manju Kapur’s The Immigrant

 136 total views The paper explores the liberating power of Bhabha’s concept of hybridity in Manju Kapur’s novel The Immigrant. By concentrating on Nina’s immigration to Canada, […]
December 29, 2019

The Portmanteau | Bozorg Alavi | Ali Salami

Bozorg Alavi, also spelled Buzurg Alavī, (born February 2, 1904, Tehrān, Iran—died February 18, 1997, Berlin, Germany), one of the leading prose writers of 20th-century Persian literature.
January 5, 2020

Selected Poems of Hafiz | Translated by Ali Salami

Khwaja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥafeẓ Shrazi (Persian: خواجه شمس‌‌الدین محمد حافظ شیرازی‎), known by his pen name Hafez (حافظ Ḥāfeẓ 'the memorizer; the (safe) keeper'; 1315-1390) and as "Hafiz", was a Persian poet who "lauded the joys of love and wine but also targeted religious hypocrisy". His collected works are generally regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature and are often found in the homes of people in the Persian-speaking world, who learn his poems by heart and still use them as proverbs and sayings. His life and poems have become the subjects of much analysis, commentary and interpretation, influencing post-14th century Persian writing more than any other author.