[Hum_Calendar_Events] CNES: Naficy, Amanat & Beyzai at UCLA

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Center for Near Eastern Studies at UCLA
The Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran
Fall 2011

I. A public lecture by Hamid Naficy, Northwestern University
Monday, October 24, 2011, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, 10383 Bunche Hall, UCLA
A Social History of Cinema in Iran (in English)
Hamid Naficy is Professor of Radio-Television-Film and the Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in Communication at Northwestern University, where he also has an appointment with the Department of Art History. He is a leading authority in cultural studies of diaspora, exile, and postcolonial cinemas and media and of Iranian and Middle Eastern cinemas. Naficy has published extensively on these and allied topics. His English language books are: An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking; Home, Exile, Homeland: Film, Media, and the Politics of Place; The Making of Exile Cultures: Iranian Television in Los Angeles; Otherness and the Media: the Ethnography of the Imagined and the Imaged (co-edited); and Iran Media Index. His latest work is the four-volume book A Social History of Iranian Cinema. He has also published extensively in Persian, including a two-volume book on the documentary cinema theory and history, Film-e Mostanad. He has lectured widely internationally and his works have been cited and reprinted extensively and translated into many languages.
II. Tow Public Lectures by Mehrdad Amanat, independent scholar and writer
In Persian: Sunday, October 30, 2011, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM, 118 Haines Hall, UCLA
Hoviyat-ha-ye sayyal: Paziresh Eslam va a'in-e Baha'i dar miyan-e Yahoudian-e Iran [Negotiating Identities: Iranian Jews Conversion to Islam and the Baha'i faith]
In English: Wednesday, November 02, 2011, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 10383 Bunche Hall, UCLA
Negotiating Identities: Iranian Jews Conversion to Islam and the Baha'i faith
Dr. Mehrdad Amanat, an independent scholar living in Los Angeles, received his M.A in Islamic Studies in 1979 and PhD in history, in 2006, both from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is a regular contributor to the Encyclopedia Iranica. His book, Jewish Identities in Iran: Resistance and Conversion to Islam and the Bahai Faith, is published by I.B. Tauris in 2011:

III. Two Public Lectures by Bahram Beyzai, film/theatre director, screen/play writer, and researcher, visiting scholar at Stanford University

Sunday, November 20, 2011, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM, 147 Dodd Hall, UCLA
Derakht-e Sokhangoo [The Talking Tree, On Iran's Mythology]
Monday, November 21, 2011, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 2160E Broad Hall, UCLA
A Night with Bahram Beyzai: Short film screening and discussion (Both Lectures in Persian)
Bahram Beyzai, who is presently teaching at Stanford University as a Visiting Scholar, is among Iran's most prominent, innovative and prolific film directors. He is also a theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, film editor, producer, and researcher. He started his film career with a successful short named "Uncle Mustache" (Amoo Sibiloo) in 1970 followed by production of one of his masterpiece "Downpour" (Ragbaar) in 1971 with the late Parviz Fannizadeh as its main character. In addition to numerous articles and plays, Beyzai's highly acclaimed films include: "The Eight Voyage of Sinbad", "Banquet", "Serpent King", "Dolls", "Story of the Hidden Moon", "Death of Yazdgerd" , "Ballad of Tara", and "Bashu, the Little Stranger."
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
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