The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Lecture Series: Iranian Cinema

When and Where

Friday, April 23, 2021 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Online Lecture via Zoom


Behrooz Mahmoodi-Bakhtiari


From Golden City to Felestin: The Onomastics of Cinema Halls in Tehran

The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies presents its Lecture Series: Iranian Cinema with Professor Behrooz Mahmoodi-Bakhtiari, University of Tehran.
Behrooz Mahmoodi-Bakhtiari received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from Allameh Tabatabaee University in Tehran (2003), and is currently an associate professor in the Department of Performing Arts, University of Tehran. He has published extensively in the areas of Iranian dramatic literature and the discourse analysis of drama.

Co-sponsors: The Toronto Initiative for Iranian Studies; the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations; the Department of History; the Department of Historical Studies; Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies-UTM; the Cinema Studies Institute; the Centre for Comparative Literature; Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity; the Department of History (York University); the Department of English (Ryerson University), and Iran Namag: A Quarterly of Iranian Studies

Zoom Registration:
Contact: Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi (, or Arshavez Mozafari (