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Antoin Sevruguin and the Art of Photography in Nineteenth Century Iran

A public lecture by Ali Behdad, University of California, Los Angeles delivered on May 13, 2008.

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Duration: 51:16

Ali Behdad is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Chair of the Comparative Literature Department at UCLA. He has published widely on a broad range of issues ranging from Literary and Cultural Theory to European Representation of the Middle East, and from US Immigration History to 19th Century Photography of/in Iran. He is the author of Belated Travelers: Orientalism in the Age of Colonial Dissolution (1994) and A Forgetful Nation: On Immigration and Cultural Identity in the United States (2005). He is currently working on a new book titled Contact Vision: On Modernity and Photography in the Middle East.

This lecture was part of the Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran.


Center for Near Eastern Studies