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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.

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.


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