عنوان مقاله [English]
This article studies the research works about Attar published from 1991 to the end of 2019. The aim of this study is to investigate the quantity and quality of the research in academic journals. The research works have been reviewed in three terms including historical course of development, approaches adopted to Attar's works and thematic axes. In recent years, 280 articles have been published in 45 scholarly journals. Also, 452 authors from 88 the state universities, Azad University, Payame Noor University, and non-collegiate centers have contributed to the writing of the articles. The result of this study shows a growth in the number of the research papers about Attar in the eighties and nineties. Among Attar's works, Mantiq al-Tair is at the forefront of the research. The main topics of research in these years include the ‘Content study of Attar’s works’, ‘Analysis of Attar's works based on literary theories’, ‘Structural, linguistic and rhetorical analysis of Attar’, ‘Comparative study’ and ‘Criticism of Attar’s works and thought’. Since the mid-eighties, there have been changes in the content analysis and the attitudes toward the content of Attar's poetry. Even his thoughts have been criticized. The main direction of the studies ever conducted is the comparative analysis of Attar's works with international works as well as the analysis of his works based on literary theories, which has been increasing since the eighties. However, there is little research on the linguistic and rhetorical issues in Attar’s works.