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This unique book is the first publication on the art of teaching Persian literature in English, consisting of 18 chapters by prominent early-career, mid-career and established scholars, who generously share their experiences and methodologies in teaching both classical and modern Persian literature across various academic traditions in the world. The volume is divided into three parts: the background to teaching Persian literature, teaching Persian literature: pedagogy, translation and canon, and thematic and topical approaches to the Persian literature class. It includes such topics as the history of teaching Persian literature, the traditional teaching of Persian literature, the political and ideological intentions revealed in the formation of the Persian literature curriculum, the necessity to include marginalized modern Persian literature, such as women’s or diaspora literature, and more applied approaches to curriculum development and teaching.

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Samad Alavi, Manizheh Abdollahi, Natalia Chalisova, Cameron Cross, Dick Davis, M. R. Ghanoonparvar, Persis Karim, Sooyong Kim, Jane Mikkelson, Amir Moosavi, Daniela Meneghini, Evgeniya Nikitenko, Austin O’Malley, Farideh Pourgiv, Nasrin Rahimieh, Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi, Farshad Sonboldel, Claudia Yaghoobi, and Mohammad Jafar Yahaghi.
Educational Insights from Australia, New Zealand and Germany
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The meaning of being Muslim has undergone enormous changes in the aftermath of the bombings in New York in 2001. The initial reaction of media outlets was to portray them as a global threat. In social-cultural and political context, they were thought to be unable to fit into Western societies. For example, in a major survey, over half of Australians preferred that their relatives not to marry into a Muslim family.

This book examines the extent to which falsehoods relate to attitudes and perceptions of young Muslim and Western students in German, Australian and New Zealand educational institutions to each other. It also addresses the views, pressures, unconscious biases, presumptions and expectations, social cultural and religious influences that drive the relationship between the two communities.
Case Studies from the Sacred Disciplines at the Pontifical Gregorian University
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This book demonstrates that the principles of textual criticism—borrowed from the fields of classics and medieval studies—have a valuable application for plagiarism investigations. Plagiarists share key features with medieval scribes who worked in scriptoriums and produced copies of manuscripts. Both kinds of copyists—scribes and plagiarists—engage in similar processes, and they commit distinctive copying errors. When committed by plagiarists, these copying errors have probative value for making determinations that a text is copied, and hence, unoriginal. To show the efficacy of the newly proposed techniques for proving plagiarism, case studies are drawn from philosophy, theology, and canon law.
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Earning a doctorate can be a daunting, yet rewarding, venture; the doctoral journey can include immeasurable sacrifice (e.g., health, family, finances). This edited volume—a collective narrative—comprises diverse educationalist perspectives from scholars who have successfully navigated the doctoral journey. Clearly articulated throughout this collective narrative, there are innumerable ways to complete the doctoral journey; the laborious journey is not a linear process but rather a lattice of ever-evolving professional and personal relationships, experiences, perspectives, and insights. Personal accounts of resilience and growth serve as sources of inspiration while offering sage advice, genuine insights, and significant analyses—all seamlessly connected.

Contributors are: Laurie Hill, Makie Kortjass, Michael Paul Lukie, Ntokozo Mkhize-Mthembu, David G. Ngatia, Heather Raymond, Alessandra Romano, Pearl Subban, Kathy Toogood and Barbara van Ingen.