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Hamid Dabashi
Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books and articles on Iran, medieval and modern Islam, comparative literature, world cinema, and the philosophy of art (trans-aesthetics).

Among his best-known books are his Authority in Islam, Theology of Discontent, Truth and Narrative, Close Up: Iranian Cinema, Past, Present, Future and an edited volume, Dreams of a Nation: On Palestinian Cinema. His forthcoming book Iran: A People Interrupted is scheduled for publication in 2006 by the New Press.

In the winter of 2007 we will finally publish Hamid Dabashi's Masters and Masterpieces of Iranian Cinema, an eye opening survey of 12 great Iranian filmmakers and their films, starting with Forugh Farrokhzad and her "The House is Black" and ending with Jafar Panahi and his "Crimson Gold."

 

Hamid Dabashi