Mawlana Rumi Review

The Mawlana Rumi Review is an academic journal (est. 2010) devoted to the poetry, life, thought, and legacy of Jalal al-Din Rumi (d. 1273), the Islamic Sufi poet who authored some 60,000 lines of poetry, lectures, sermons, and letters in Persian and Arabic, and who founded the Mevlevi (Mawlawiyya) dervish order. The journal publishes original articles, translations of Rumi’s poetry done from the original language, book reviews, and reports. The editors welcome articles in English, as well as in French, Persian and Turkish, on the following topics: Historical biography of Rumi and his circle, based on original sources; analysis and interpretation of Rumi’s poetry; his adaptation of the literary and Sufi traditions; his narratology and story-telling techniques; hermeneutics; theology and prophetology; theosophy and mysticism; spiritual psychology; erotic spirituality; metaphysics and cosmology; epistemology; ethics; pedagogy; the history of the Mevlevi order; the commentary and interpretative tradition on his works (The Masnavī, Dīvān-i Shams-i Tabrīz, Fīhi mā fīh and Majālis al-sabʽa ; and the reception and translation of Rumi’s thought in modern and medieval literary history and thought.

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Editorial Board
Editor-in-Chief Franklin Lewis, University of Chicago, USA
Associate Editors
Ferenc Csirkés, Sabanci University, Turkey
Bilal Kuşpınar, Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey
Maryam Mosharraf, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
Nargis Ali Virani, Emory University, US
Muhammad Isa Waley, The British Library, UK
Alan Williams, University of Manchester, UK
Saeed Zarrabi-Zadeh, University of Erfurt, Germany

Poetry Consultant Paul Losensky, Indiana University, Bloomington, US

Advisory Board
Leili Anvar, INALCO, France
Fatemeh Keshavarz, University of Maryland, US
William Chittick, Stony Brook University, US
Carl Ernst, University of North Carolina, US
Asghar Seyed Gohrab, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Marcia Hermansen, Loyola University Chicago, US
Mahmud Erol Kılıç, University of Marmara & University of Üsküdar, Turkey
James Morris, Boston College, US
Ian Netton, University of Exeter , UK
Erik S. Ohlander, Purdue University Fort Wayne, US
Shahram Pazouki, Iranian Institute of Philosophy, Iran
Review Quotes
This first periodical devoted to Rumi, the most loved poet of the Perso-Islamicate world (which includes much of the former Ottoman realm and the sub-continent as well as Iran), [which] …features all the leading names in professional Rumi studies today… is a ravishing and learned addition to the library of Persian poetry, Islamic spirituality and world literature. …This most welcome publication is beautifully produced and beautifully edited/orchestrated. Thus far, both numbers have included, in Rumi-esque fashion – exquisite poetry (in matchless English translation) side by side with valuable critical and analytical studies. The final, invaluable, section of book reviews locates in one place appraisals of the major new writing on Rumi in whatever language. All decent research and university libraries simply must subscribe to this yearly learned feast for the mind and spirit. - Todd Lawson, Professor of Islamic Thought, University of Toronto