Anna C. Oldfield is Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian Studies at Hamilton College. She earned her Ph.D. in Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
2008 0-7734-4990-6 This work examines women ashiqs and their poetry, contextualizing their lives and works within discussions of the history, music, poetics, and social importance of the ashiq in Azerbaijan. Theoretical concerns addressed include the interplay of oral and written literature, discourse of national and transnational identities, dynamics of cooperation and resistance in the Soviet Union, the interplay of tradition and innovation in folklore, and gender roles in Azerbaijani society. This book contains sixteen black and white photographs and twelve color photographs.