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About Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould is a Reader in Comparative Literature at the University of Bristol. She is the author of Writers and Rebels: The Literatures of Insurgency in the Caucasus and the translator of After Tomorrow the Days Disappear: Ghazals and Other Poems of Hasan Sijzi of Delhi and The Prose of the Mountains: Tales of the Caucasus. Find her on Twitter @rrgould.

Articles by Rebecca Gould

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Love without monogamy

Expanding the meaning of marriage beyond heterosexual relations captures the spirit of the times but misses the pulse of the future.

A Singapore Ramayana: academic freedom and the liberal arts curriculum

Could Singaporeans of the future do a better job at making democracy a reality than America’s elected leaders have done for the past half-century? Maybe, if one of the most important literary works of premodern India is taught again at the recently created Yale-NUS in Singapore.

Felon voting rights and democracy

Convicted felons continue to be barred from voting in the US, with severe consequences for their rehabilitation and the democratic process. An effective campaign for their re-enfranchisement is vital, argues Rebecca Gould.

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