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Hülya Adak:
“Suffragettes of the empire, daughters of the republic: women auto/biographers narrate national history (1918-1935)”, New Perspectives on Turkey: Special Issue on Literature and the Nation, No.36, May 2007, 27-51

“National myths and self na:(rra)tions: Mustafa Kemal’s Nutuk and Halide Edip’s memories and Turkish Ordeal”, The South Atlantic Quarterly, Vol.102, No.2/3, January 2003, 509-528 (AHCI)

“An epic for peace (Introduction to Halide Edib’s Memoirs)”, Memoirs of Halidé Edib, Istanbul: Gorgias Press, 2004, pp. 5-28.

Sonia Nishat Amin:
The World of Muslim Women in Colonial Bengal 1876-1939, Leiden: Brill, 1996.

Kathryn Babayan:
“The ‘Aqa’id al-Nisa’: A Glimpse at Safavi Women in Local Isfahani Culture,” Women in the Medieval Islamic World, ed. Gavin Hambly, London: St. Martin's Press, 1998.

“In Spirit We Ate of Each Other’s Sorrow: Female Companionship in Seventeenth Century Safavi Iran,” Islamicate Sexualities: Translations Across Temporal Geographies of Desire, eds. Babayan and Najmabadi , Cambridge: Harvard Middle Eastern Monographs, 2008.

Margot Badran:
Harem Years: The Memoirs of an Egyptian Feminist, Huda Shaarawi as translator, editor, and introducer, London: Virago, 1986.

"Expressing Feminism and Nationalism in Autobiography: The Memoirs of an Egyptian Educator," Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, eds., De/Colonizing the Subject: The Politics of Gender in Women's Autobiography, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1992; and slightly revised in Margot Badran, Feminism in Islam: Secular and Religious Convergences, Oxford: Oneworld, 2009.

Afshan Bokhari:
“The ‘Light’ of the Timuria: Jahan Ara Begum’s Patronage, Piety and Poetry in 17th C. Mughal India”, Marg (Sept. 2008).

Mughals and the Mystics: The 17th century Sufi-Sovereign Embrace (co-edited with Sunil Sharma and Supriya Gandhi), Fons Vitae Press, forthcoming (December 2011).

Masculine Modes of Female Subjectivity: Jahan Ara Begum’s (1614-1681) Patronage, Piety and Self-Fashioning in 17th C. Mughal India, London: I.B. Tauris, forthcoming (February 2012).

“Between Patron and Piety: Jahan Ara Begum’s Sufi Affiliations and Articulations” in The Nexus of Sufism and Society: Arrangements of the Mystical in the Muslim World, 1200-1800 C.E., London: Routledge, 2010.

“Gendered Landscapes: The Case of the ‘dueling’ Begams: Nur Jahan and Jahan Ara in 17th C. Mughal India" in Indo-Muslim Cultures in Transition, Leiden: Brill, 2010.

Marilyn Booth:
“Between the Harem and the Houseboat: Fallenness, Gendered Spaces and the Female National Subject in 1920s Egypt” in Marilyn Booth (ed.), Harem Histories: Envisioning Places and Living Spaces, Durham and London: Duke University Press, forthcoming.

“‘The Muslim Woman’ as Celebrity Author and the Politics of Translating Arabic: Girls of Riyadh Goes on the Road”, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 6:3 (Fall 2010).

“‘A’isha ‘Ismat bint Isma’il Taymur” and “Zaynab Fawwaz al-‘Amili” in Roger Allen (ed.), Essays in Arabic Literary Biography 1850-1950, Weisbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010, pp. 93-8, 366-76.
Critical Feminist Biography, Special Double Issue of the Journal of Women’s History (edited with Antoinette Burton), 21: 3 and 4 (2009).

“Who Gets to Become the Liberal Subject? Ventriloquized Memoirs and the Individual in 1920s Egypt” in Christoph Schumann (ed.), Liberal Thought in the Eastern Mediterranean, Late 19th Century until the 1960s, Leiden: Brill, 2008, pp. 267-92.

“From the Horse’s Rump and the Whorehouse Keyhole: Ventriloquized Memoirs as Political Voice in 1920s Egypt,” Maghreb Review 32:2-3 (2007): 233-61.

“Un/safe/ly at Home: Narratives of Sexual Coercion in 1920s Egypt,” Gender and History 16:3 (November 2004), pp. 744-68. Violence, Vulnerability and Embodiment, ed. Shani D’Cruze and Anupama Rao; reproduced as Violence, Vulnerability and Embodiment: Gender and History, London: Blackwell, 2005.
“Quietly Author(iz)ing Community: Biography as an Autobiography of Syrian Women in Egypt,” L’Homme: Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft 14. Jg. Heft 2 (2003): 280-97.

“‘She Herself was the Ultimate Rule’: Arab Women’s Biographies of their Missionary Teachers”, Islam and Christian- Muslim Relations 13:4 (October 2002), pp. 427-48.Missionary Transformations,ed. Eleanor Doumato.
May Her Likes Be Multiplied: Biography and Gender Politics in Egypt. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2001. 

“Infamous Women and Famous Wombs: Biography, Gender, and Islamist Concepts of Community in Contemporary Egypt” in Mary Ann Fay (ed.), Auto/Biography and the Creation of Identity and Community in the Middle East from the Early Modern to the Modern Period, New York: St. Martin’s, 2001, pp. 51-70.

“Amthila min al-bina’ al-adabi li-hayat Malak Hifni Nasif” in Huda al-Sadda (ed.), Min ra’idat al-qarn al-‘ishrin: Shakhsiyyat wa-qadaya, Cairo: Multaqa al-Mar’a wa-l-Dhakira, 2001, pp. 61-71.

“Reflections on Recent Autobiographical Writing in an Arab Feminist Vein,” Middle East Women’s Studies Review 15:4/16:1 (Winter/Spring 2001), pp. 8-11.

“The Egyptian Lives of Jeanne d'Arc” in Lila Abu Lughod (ed.), Remaking Women: Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998, pp. 171-211; published in Arabic as “al-Hayawat al-misriyya li-Jan dark”, trans. ‘Abd al-Hakim Hassan, in Lila Abu Lughod (ed.), al-Haraka al-nisa’iyya wa-al-tatawwur fi al-Sharq al-awsat, Cairo: al-Majlis al-a‘la lil-thaqafa, 1999, pp. 189-234.

“Exemplary Lives, Feminist Aspirations: Zaynab Fawwaz and the Arabic Biographical Tradition,” Journal of Arabic Literature 26:1-2 (March-June 1995), pp. 120-46.

“Biography and Feminist Rhetoric in Early Twentieth-Century Egypt: Mayy Ziyada's Studies of Three Women's Lives,” Journal of Women's History 3:1 (Spring 1991): 38-61.

“Prison, Gender, Praxis: Women's Prison Memoirs in Egypt and Elsewhere,” Middle East Report (MERIP) 149 (November‑December1987), pp. 35‑41.

miriam cooke:
War's Other Voices: Women Writers on the Lebanese Civil War, London/New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988; Syracuse University Press, 1996.

Women and the War Story (Iraq, Lebanon, Algeria and Palestine), California University Press, 1997

Women Claim Islam: Creating Islamic Feminism through Literature, New York: Routledge 2000.

Opening the Gates. A Century of Arab Feminist Writing (co-edited with Margot Badran), London: Virago/ Indiana University Press, 1990; 2nd edition with new introduction Indiana University Press, 2004.

Nazira Zeineddine: A Pioneer of Islamic Feminism, Oxford: Oneworld, 2010.

"Ayyam min hayati: The Prison Memoirs of a Muslim Sister, Journal of Arabic Literature 26/1-2 (1995).

“Women’s jihad before and after 9/11” in Daniel J. Sherman & Terry Nardin (eds.) Terror, Culture, Politics: Rethinking 9/11, Bloomington:Indiana University Press, 2006.

“Deploying the Muslimwoman”, Journal for Feminist Studies of Religion 24:1 (2008), pp. 91-99 [http://www.jhfc.duke.edu/disc/faculty/documents/miriamcookedeployingthemuslimwoman1.pdf]

Nawar al-Hassan Golley:
Shahrazad Tells Her Story: Reading Arab Women’s Autobiographies, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.

Arab Women’s Lives Retold: Exploring Identity through Writing, New York, Syracuse University Press, 2007.
“Contemporary Arab women’s autobiographical writings” and “A Journey of Belonging: A Global(ized) self finds peace” (with A. Al-Issa) in Arab women’s lives retold: Exploring identity through writing, ed. Nawar al-Hassan Golley, New York: Syracuse University Press, 2007.

Ruby Lal:
Becoming Woman: Family and Civilization in the Colonial Encounter, circa 1800-1900 (forthcoming)

“Recasting the Woman Question: the ‘Girl-Child/Woman’ in the Colonial Encounter,” Interventions 10:3 (2008): 321-339; reproduced in Gyanendra Pandey (ed.), Subaltern Citizens and their Histories: Investigations from India and the USA, London and New York: Routledge, 2010, pp. 47-62.

“Gender and Sharafat: Rereading Nazir Ahmad,” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 18: I (January 2008), pp. 15-30.

“Mughal Palace Women,” in Anne Walthall (ed.), Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History, Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2008, pp. 96-114.

“The Mughal Construction of Domesticity and Empire,” in Meg Greer, Walter Mignolo, and Maureen Quilligan (eds), Rereading the Black Legend: the Discourses of Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2007, pp. 48-67.

Domesticity and Power in the Early Mughal World, Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization, Cambridge University Press, 2005.

“Historicizing the Harem: the Challenge of a Princess’s Memoir,” Feminist Studies 30:3 (Fall/Winter 2004), pp. 590-616.

“Mughal India: 15th to Mid-18th Century,” in Suad Joseph (ed), Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures: Methodologies, Paradigms and Sources Vol. 1, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2003, pp. 64-71.

“Rethinking Mughal India: the Challenge of a Princess’s Memoir,” Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXVIII, no. 1 (January 4, 2003), pp. 53-65.

“The ‘Domestic World’ of Peripatetic Kings: Babur and Humayun, c. 1494-1556,” Medieval History Journal IV:1 (January-June 2001), pp. 43-82.

Siobhan Lambert-Hurley:
Atiya’s Journeys: A Muslim Woman from Colonial Bombay to Edwardian Britain (with Sunil Sharma),Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2010.

A Princess's Pilgrimage: Nawab Sikandar Begum's A Pilgrimage to Mecca, Delhi: Women Unlimited, 2007; London:
Kube, 2007; Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2008; Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2008.

Muslim Women, Reform and Princely Patronage: Nawab Sultan Jahan Begam of Bhopal, London: Routledge, 2007.

“Introduction: A Princess Revealed” in Abida Sultaan, Memoirs of a Rebel Princess, Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2004, pp. xiii-xxxix.

Anshu Malhotra:
"Telling her Tale? Unravelling a Life in Conflict in Peero's Ik Sau Sath Kafian (160 Kafis)," Indian Economic and Social History Review, Vol. 46, No.4 (2009).
Ellen McLarney:
“Muslim Women, Consumer Capitalism, and the Islamic Culture Industry,” Special Issue on Marketing Muslim Women, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 6:3 (Fall 2010)

“Private is Political: Women and Family in Intellectual Islam,” Special Issue on Arab Feminisms, Feminist Theory (2010)

“The Burqa in Vogue: Fashioning Afghanistan,” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 5:1 (2009)

“Unlocking the Female in Ahlem Mosteghanemi,” Journal of Arabic  Literature 33:1 (2002)

Roberta Micallef:
“Incarcerated Women Honorable Women,” Policing and Prisons in the Middle East Formations of Coercion, ed. Laleh Khalili and Jillian Schwedler, London: C Hurst and Company Publishers, 2010.

Farzaneh Milani:
An Iranian Icarus: The Life and Poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad (in progress.)

“On Walls, Veils, and Silences: Writing Lives in Iran,” The Southern Review 38:3 (summer 2002).

“Yeki Bud, Yeki Nabud,” Autobiographical Themes in Turkish Literature: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives, eds. Olcay Akyidiz, Halim Kara, Borte Sagaster (Istanbul: Oriental-Institut, 2007), pp. 219-225.

"Veiled Voices: Women's Autobiographies in Iran," in Women's Autobiographies in Contemporary Iran, ed. Afsaneh Najmabadi, Cambridge, Mass.: Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, 1990, pp. 1-16; reprinted as "Foreign Autobiographies" in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Thomas J. Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Trudeau, Project Editors, Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2010, pp. 355-361.

"Disclosing the Self," in Veils and Words: The Emerging Voices of Iranian Women Writers, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1992 and 1994 (16th printing); and London: I.B. Taurus, 1992 and 1994.

Gail Minault:
Secluded Scholars: Women’s Education and Muslim Social Reform in Colonial India, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998.

“Foreword,” to A Woman of Substance: The Memoirs of Begum Khurshid Mirza, ed. by Lubna Kazim, New Delhi: Zubaan, 2005, pp. ix-xxv.

Gender, Language, and Learning: Essays in Indo-Muslim Cultural History, New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2009.  

Mildred Mortimer:
"Marguerite Duras/Assia Djebar: "se dire" en espace colonisé," Expressions Maghrebines 6.2. (Winter 2007), pp. 179-187

"Memore personnelle et collective dans Je ne parle pas la langue de mon pere et Mes Algéries en France de Leïla Sebbar," Expressions Maghrebines 4.1 (Summer 2005), pp. 99-105.

"Assia Djebar's Algerian Quartet: A study in Fragmented Autobiography," Research in African
Literatures: Autobiography and African Literature
28.2 (Summer 1997), pp. 102-17.

Sylvia Vatuk:
“Dr Zakira Ghouse: A Memoir” in Muslim Portraits: Everyday Lives in India, ed. Mukulika Banerjee, New Delhi: Yoda Press and Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008, pp. 109-127.

Hamara Daur-i Hayat: An Indian Muslim Woman Writes her Life,” in Telling Lives in India: Biography, Autobiography, and the Life History, ed.David Arnold and Stuart Blackburn, New Delhi: Permanent Black and Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004, pp. 144-174.

“Schooling for What? The Cultural and Social Context of Women’s Education in a South Indian Muslim Family,” in Women, Education, and Family Structure in India, ed. C. Mukhopadhyay and S. Seymour, Boulder: Westview Press, 1994, pp. 135-164.

Amina Yaqin:
“Truth, fiction and autobiography in the Urdu novel tradition” (Special issue: 'Novelization in the Islamic World’, ed. Mohamed-Saleh Omri), Comparative Critical Studies 4:3 (2007).

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