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Lesley Ferris

Lesley Ferris . “Colonization in Reverse: Diaspora, Diplomacy, and the 'People's Art'
Abstract: For modern multicultural societies to remain stable and secure, a variety of national and ethnic groups must negotiate their identities. Few events represent a successful negotiation as well as the Notting Hill Carnival, held each August in London. In this project, Lesley Ferris examines how Trinidadians used the carnival to negotiate their identity in modern Great Britain, a process poet Louise Bennett called "colonization in reverse."

Lesley Ferris. “Crabtree, Lotta.” American National Biography Online, Oxford University Press, 2000. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1800254.

Lesley Ferris, Edward Ziter, Joseph Zeidan, Jeanine Thopmson. “Identity Formation in the Arab World
Abstract: A quarter-long program will examine identity formation in the Arab world within the performing and visual arts. "Identity Formation in the Arab World" brings together theatre and film practitioners and theorists working in a range of Arab countries, as well as US scholars and artists whose work intersects issues of linguistic, cultural, and religious identity in the Middle East.

Lesley Ferris. “The Great Game: Afghanistan.” Theatre Journal, vol. 62, no. 2, May 2010, p. 267. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1353/tj.0.0355.
Abstract: The article reviews the theatrical production "The Great Game: Afghanistan," starring Richard Bean, Tom McKay and Daniel Betts, performed at Tricycle Theatre in London, England

 

Carol Rutter. “Acting Women: Images of Women in Theatre.” Book review by Lesley Ferris.” Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 43, no. 3, 1992, p. 382. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2307/2870540.

Joel G. Fink. “Crossing the Stage: Controversies on Cross-Dressing.” Book review by Lesley Ferris.” Theatre Journal, vol. 47, no. 3, 1995, p. 431. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2307/3208909.

Leah Lowe. “Contemporary Women Playwrights: Into the Twenty-First Century”  Ed. by Penny Farfan and Lesley Ferris (Review). no. 2, 2015, p. 367. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1353/tj.2015.0057.

Lesley Ferris. Crabtree, Lotta.” American National Biography Online, Oxford University Press, 2000. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1800254.

Lesley Ferris. “Palindrome Productions (London): Making theatre histories for the future

Lesley Ferris. “Sahar speaks: voices of women from Afghanistan: Dancing to the Blast, 16 July, 2018”
Abstract: A new play set in the American University in Kabul on the day the Taliban stormed the campus in August 2016, killing 16 people and injuring many more. Poignantly written by Afghan playwright Monirah Hashemi, the play tackles the violence of dreams and lives interrupted when they’ve only just taken off. “Dancing to the Blast” is an adaptation for the stage of an article written by Afghan journalist Pariwash Gouhari for the Sahar Speaks training programme: “Afghan Women Long For Their Campus Life A Year After Taliban Attack”, published in the Huffington Post in 2017. Produced by Palindrome Productions in London, July 2018


Lesley Ferris. “Sahar speaks: voices of women from Afghanistan: 15-16 October, 2017.” Lesley Ferris, Artistic Director
Abstract: Programme for Palindrome Productions' presentation of new short plays, based on work by Afghan women journalists from the Afghan Sahar Speaks programme at Theatre 503, London. These brave new works reflect on daily life for women in Afghanistan, including their struggles and triumphs, from dressing as a boy in order to go to school and have an education, to forced marriage as a child.

Lesley Ferris . “Voices Made Flesh: Performing Women’s Autobiography.” Ed. by Lynn C. Miller, Jacqueline Taylor, and Heather Carver (Review). no. 2, 2013, p. 339. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1353/mdr.2004.0004.

Lesley Ferris, and Johanna Frank. A Discourse on Staging a Writer’s Worlds. no. 1, 2012, p. 70. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1353/mdr.2012.0004

Lesley Ferris, Mary Tarantino. “ The Camouflage Project
Abstract: The Camouflage Project, May 19-21, 2011, The Ohio State University. Overview: The goal of The Camouflage Project is to create, organize and execute a three-part interdisciplinary endeavor linked to the theme of secret agents, camouflage, deception and disguise in World War II, specifically the F section (France) of the Special Operations Executive (SOE). The three parts are as follows: Performance: To devise a new performance work as collaboration between Ohio State University Theatre and the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD). This will be a multimedia work combining digital animations and video projections with experimental use of 3D printing, 3D scanning and projection mapping. Exhibition: To create a visual environment parallel to the performance space, that will have a second life as an exhibition. The exhibit features historical background (interviews and soldier training films) on the science and art of camouflage in both World Wars organized around a visual study of selected SOE (principally female) agents and espionage circuits in France, examples of military equipment, devices, disguises, gadgets and weapons of deception. Symposium: To organize and host an international symposium on the multiple artistic and instrumental meanings of camouflage, to be held in May 2011.

Lizbeth Goodman. “Contemporary Feminist Theatres: To Each Her Own by Lizbeth Goodman” Book review by Lesley Ferris. (Review). no. 3, 2013, p. 424. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1353/mdr.1995.0020.

Rosemary Malague “ An Actress Prepares: Women and “The Method”. Book review by Lesely Ferrisno. 2, 2014, p. 310. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1353/tj.2014.0049.

Sheila Stowell. “ A Stage of Their Own: Feminist Playwrights of the Suffrage Era.” Book review by Lesley Ferris. no. 3, 2013, p. 424. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1353/mdr.1995.0020.

Lesley Ferris. “The challenges of archiving and researching carnival art.”
OCLC # 757515290

Lesley Ferris. “Crossing the Stage : ǂb Controversies on Cross-Dressi
ng.”

Subjects:         Female impersonators.

                        Impersonation.

                        Male impersonators.
                        
Sex role in literature.
                        
Theater ǂx Casting.
                        
Theater and society.
                        Cross-dressing
OCLC # 1048579425


Holznienkemper, Alex. “The Visit.” Directed by Lesley Ferris. Communications from the International Brecht Society, vol. 42, Sept. 2013, pp. 143–146. EBSCOhost

Lesley Ferris.  “Palindrome Productions (London): Making theatre histories for the future”/

 

Lesley Ferris. Sahar speaks: voices of women from Afghanistan: Dancing to the Blast, 16 July, 2018:
Abstract: A new play set in the American University in Kabul on the day the Taliban stormed the campus in August 2016, killing 16 people and injuring many more. Poignantly written by Afghan playwright Monirah Hashemi, the play tackles the violence of dreams and lives interrupted when they’ve only just taken off. “Dancing to the Blast” is an adaptation for the stage of an article written by Afghan journalist Pariwash Gouhari for the Sahar Speaks training programme: “Afghan Women Long For Their Campus Life A Year After Taliban Attack”, published in the Huffington Post in 2017. Produced by Palindrome Productions in London, July 2018

 

Lesley Ferris. “Sahar speaks: voices of women from Afghanistan: 15-16 October, 2017” / Lesley Ferris, Artistic Director
Abstract: Programme for Palindrome Productions' presentation of new short plays, based on work by Afghan women journalists from the Afghan Sahar Speaks programme at Theatre 503, London. These brave new works reflect on daily life for women in Afghanistan, including their struggles and triumphs, from dressing as a boy in order to go to school and have an education, to forced marriage as a child.

 

Nushin Arbabzadah

Nushin Arbabzadah is a leading Afghan journalist and cultural critic. Raised in Afghanistan and educated in Europe, after completing graduate school in Cambridge she worked for the BBC, before moving to Los Angeles, where she teaches courses on the Middle Eastern media at UCLA. She is the author of several books, including the widely-reviewed Afghan Rumour Bazaar: Secret Sub-Cultures, Hidden Worlds and the Everyday Life of the Absurd (Hurst, 2012).

Afghan girls don’t cry: Play / Nushin Arbabzadah, writer and Helena Bell, director.
London : Tristan Bates Theatre, 2018.

 

Afghanistan in ink : literature between diaspora and nation / Nile Green & Nushin Arbabzadah, editors.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2013
xviii, 303 pages :  illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction: Afghan literature between diaspora and nation / Nile Green -- Modernizing, nationalizing, internationalizing: how Mahmud Tarzi's hybrid identity transformed Afghan literature / Nushin Arbabzadah -- The Afghan afterlife of Phileas Fogg: space and time in the literature of Afghan travel / Nile Green -- Demarcating Pashto: cross-border Pashto literature and the Afghan state, 1880/1930 / Thomas Wide -- Ambiguities of orality and literacy, territory and border crossings: public activism and Pashto literature in Afghanistan 1930/2010 / James Caron -- The poetry and prose of Pazhwak: a critical look at traditional Afghanistan / Chaled Malekyar -- Mastering the ego monster: Azhdaha-Ye Khodi as an allegory of history / Wali Ahmadi -- Lyric realism: poetic reflections of refugee life in Iran / Zuzanna Olszewska -- Afghanistan and the persian epic Shahnama: historical agency and the epic imagination in Afghan and Afghan-american literature / Shafiq Shamel -- Gnomics: proverbs, aphorisms, metaphors, key words and epithets in Afghan discourses of war and instability / Margaret A. Mills.
Persian literature -- Afghanistan -- History and criticism
Afghanistan -- In literature
Dari literature -- Afghanistan -- History and criticism
Pushto literature -- Afghanistan -- History and criticism
Afghanistan -- Civilization
Green, Nile
Arbabzadah, Nushin
800043035
Thompson Library Stacks 8th Floor  PK6427.6.A3 A326 2013

 

Arbabzadah, Nushin
Afghan rumour bazaar : ǂb secret sub-cultures, hidden worlds and the everyday life of the absurd / Nushin Arbabzadah
London : Hurst  & Company, 2013.
xvii, 238 pages ; 22 cm
Ironic and humorous, witty and self-deprecatory, The Afghan Rumour Bazaar reveals the quotidian absurdities of lives framed against the backdrop of a savage war. Offering daringly new perspectives on a country readers may erroneously assume they know, Nushin Arbabzadah delves into the unacknowledged but real secret sub-cultures and hidden worlds of Afghans, from underground converts to Christianity to mysterious male cross-dressers to tales of bacha-posh girlboys. Among the individuals, fables and dilemmas she confronts are 'Why are Imams Telling Us About Nail Polish?,' 'Afghanistan's Rich Jewish Heritage,' 'Kabul Street Style,' 'The Resurgence of Afghanistan's Spiritual Bazaar,' and not forgetting Malalai of Maiwand, who turned her headscarf into a banner and led a successful rebellion against the British. Arbabzadah reveals for the first time Afghans own vibrant internal deliberations--on sex and soap operas; conspiracy theories; drugs and diplomacy; terrorism and the Taliban; and how a long-dead soothsayer from Bulgaria accidentally shut down a newspaper. Many different Afghan sensibilities are presented in her book, yet together they offer an unvarnished, at times heartwarming, at times tragic, insight into one of the most complex and fascinating countries on earth.
Subculture -- Afghanistan -- History -- 21st century.
Afghanistan -- History -- 2001-
Afghanistan -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Afghanistan -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
847349492

 

  Arbabzadah, Nushin

Women and cultural patronage in the Timurid world / Nushin Arbabzadah.

[Place of publication not identified] : publisher not identified], 2002.
80 leaves ; 30 cm
Architecture, Timurid.
Art, Timurid.
Art patronage -- Afghanistan -- History.
Art patronage -- Iran -- Khurāsān -- History.
Authors and patrons -- Afghanistan -- History.
Women art patrons -- Afghanistan -- History.
Women art patrons -- Iran -- Khurāsān -- History.
56987191

 

Hidāyat, Ṣādiq, 1903-1951
Three drops of blood / Sadeq Hedayat ; translated by Deborah Miller Mostaghel and edited by Nushin Arbabzadah
Surrey, U. K. : Oneworld Classics, 2008
 x, 116 p. ; 20 cm
Sadeq Hedayet : his life and works / Homa Katouzian -- Hajji Morad -- Three drops of blood -- The legalizer -- Whirlpool -- Fire-worshipper -- Abji Khanom -- The stray dog -- The broken mirror -- Devoud the hunchback -- Madeline -- Dash Akol -- The man who killed his passions -- Buried alive
Hidāyat, Ṣādiq, 1903-1951 -- Translations into English
Iran -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
195734072
Thompson Library Stacks 8th Floor   PK6561.H43 A2 2008

 

Alam Payind: Selected works:

Alam Payind. “Evolving Alternative Views on the Future of Afghanistan: An Afghan Perspective.” Asian Survey, vol. 33, no. 9, 1993, p. 923. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2307/2645238.

Alam Payind.  “Update on Extremist Jihadi Groups in Afghanistan and the Middle East.” Ohio State University. Middle East Studies Center (Video presentation).

Alam Payind.  “Soviet-Afghan relations from cooperation to occupation.”1989

Alam Payind,  Howard Crane, John Griesberger,  Stephen  Dale. “OSU Faculty Panel on Afghanistan: How Much Do We Know?2001.

Alam Payind, Kamoludin  Abdullaev. “Symposium on Central Asian Security.” 2008.

Alam Payind, Amr As-Azm, Richard Herrmann. “Symposium on Extremist Jihadi Groups.” 2017.

Alam Payind, Mehdi  Bozorgmehr,  Jonathan Friedlander. “Middle Eastern American Identities.” 2012.

Alam Payind and Milinda McClimans. “Keys to understanding the Middle East: Diverse perspectives – open textbook.”  2016.

Alam Payind, Richard Herrmann, Margaret Mills, John Quiqley. “ The Middle East: Listen. Ask. Learn.” 2004.

Alam Payind, Tahir al-Bakaa. “Symposium on Iraq and Afghanistan.” 2008.

Fred Andrie, Rihcard Herrmann, Sean Kay, Peter Mansoor, John Mueller, Alam Payind. “America's Wars: The Way Forward in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq.2010.

Joshua Stacher, Sabra Webber, Hassan Ali, Alam Payind and others. The Arab Spring: Developments in North Africa and the Middle East.” 2011.

Stephen F. Dale, and Alam Payind. “The Ahrārī Waqf in Kābul in the Year 1546 and the Mughūl Naqshbandiyyah.” Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 119, no. 2, 1999, p. 218. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2307/606107.

 

Alia Bano

Bano, Alia, author

Shades / Alia Bano  

London : Methuen Drama, 2009

First performance at the Royal Court Jerwood

Theatre Upstairs, Sloane Square, London, on 28 January 2009

OCLC #     318718061