AND CULTURES OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD series will put forward a critical body
of first rate scholarship on the literary and cultural production of the
Islamic world from the vantage point of contemporary theoretical and
hermeneutic perspectives, effectively bringing the study of Islamic literatures
and cultures to the wider attention of scholars and students of world
literatures and cultures without the prejudices and drawbacks of outmoded
DABASHI is Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian
Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He has chaired the
Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (2000-2005) and been
a founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. His
most recent books include Islamic Liberation Theology: Resisting the Empire
(Routledge, 2008), Makhmalbaf at Large: The Making of a Rebel Filmmaker (I.B.Tauris,
2008), Iran: A People Interrupted (New Press, 2007), and an edited
volume, Dreams of a Nation: On Palestinian Cinema (Verso, 2006).
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