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Book Launch: “Tehrangeles”: Sound, Image and Archives

November 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies,Jackman Humanities Institute, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York Universityjointly present“Tehrangeles”:Sound, Image and Archives Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 6-8 p.m.   William Doo Auditorium (Lower Floor), 45 Wilcocks St,University of Toronto

Join us for a multimedia presentation, panel discussion and double book launch focused on the post-revolutionary Iranian popular culutre in “Tehrangeles” (Tehran + Los Angeles), home to the largest concentration of Iranians outside of Iran. The event features scholars, artists and culture workers who examine Iranian diasporic cultural production in Southern California circa 1980 onwards.

Dr. Farzaneh Hemmasi (University of Toronto), author of Tehrangeles Dreaming: Intimacy and Imagination in Southern California’s Iranian Pop Music (Duke UP, 2020)Hannah Darabi (Université Paris 8), author of Soleil of Persian Square (Gwinzegal, 2021)Video collages by Omid WalizadehModerated by Dr. Leila Pourtavaf (York University)



November 14, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST