MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize

Amanda Caterina Leong

University of California Merced, Interdisciplinary Humanities

2021 Winner

Amanda Caterina Leong

Amanda Caterina Leong

Re-thinking female javānmardī: Neẓāmī’s Haft Paykar as a ‘Mirror for Princesses’

An imaginative and original argument, this paper employs complex theoretical frameworks and rigorous research in a convincing exercise of genre and gender-bending in pre-modern Persianate. Through a playful textual analysis, this paper shows the potential for gender studies to expand our conception of and theoretical approach to pre-modern times. 

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