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Bilingual Lecture Series: Claudia Yaghoobi

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Embodiment, Power, and Politics in the context of Sigheh Marriages in Modern Iran Farahbakhsh’s Zendegi-ye Khosusi (2011) narrates the life story of a former religious zealot, Ebrahim Kiani, who has transformed into a Reformist. Ebrahim has a decent family life, a wife, Forugh, and a son. One night at a party, he is introduced to Parisa Zandi, and their relationship culminates in their sigheh marriage. Highlighting the unsettling balance of the political and the personal, the manipulation of religion, double…

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