Research in Classical Persian Texts (various topics)
Persian Mystical Literature (in English)
Literature and Cinema of Modern Iran (in English)
Poetics of Mysticism
History and Theory of Translation
Welcoming Fighānī: Imitation and Poetic Individuality in the Safavid-Mughal Ghazal. Mazda: Costa Mesa, CA, 1998.
Memorial of God's Friends: Selected Biographies from Farid al-Din 'Attār's Tazkerat al-owliyā′. Translated with an introduction and annotations (publication expected in 2008).
"The Palace of Praise and the Melons of Time: Descriptive Patterns in ′Abdī Shīrāzī's Garden of Eden." InEurasian Studies2 (2003): 1–29.
"'The Equal of Heaven's Vault': The Design, Ceremony, and Poetry of the 'asanābād Bridge." InWriters and Rulers: Perspectives on their Relationship from Abbasid to Safavid Times, ed. B. Grundler and L. Marlow, 195–216. Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2004.
"Words and Deeds: Message and Structure in 'Attār's Tadhkirat al-awliyā′." InAttār and the Persian Sufi Tradition, ed. L. Lewisohn and C. Shackle, 75–92. London, 2006.
"Linguistic and Rhetorical Aspects of the Signature Verse (takhallus) in the PersianGhazal." InEdebiyat8 (1997): 239–71.
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