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Self-Identity & the Emergence of Iranian New Wave Cinema

UNC-Chapel Hill Library
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On Monday, March 26, Maziyar Faridi presents his award-winning paper, "Férydoun Rahnéma’s Inappropriable Specters: Critique of Self-Identity and the Emergence of Iranian New Wave Cinema."

Faridi is the winner of the inaugural Ferdowsi Tusi Award, presented by the University Libraries and the Persian Studies program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Faridi's scholarly paper examines national identity and history in the cinema of Férydoun Rahnéma (1930-1975), who played a foundational role in the emergence of Iranian New Wave cinema and New Wave Persian poetry [Mowj-e No] in the 1960s and 1970s.

Tea and sweets will be served. Attendees will have the opportunity to view recent acquisitions from the University Libraries’s Persian collections.

About the speaker:

Maziyar Faridi is a doctoral candidate in comparative literary studies at Northwestern University. He received his B.A. in English and M.A. in translation studies and English from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran.

During 2015-2016, he was a graduate affiliate of the Paris program in critical theory at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III). At Northwestern, he is a graduate affiliate of the Middle East and North African Studies program, Buffett Institute for Global Studies, and program in critical theory. He is a member of the editorial board of the academic journal, Naqd-e Adabi (Literary Criticism Quarterly) at Tarbiat Modares University.