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Abdullah Awad

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Aesthetic Politics: Iranian Performance and the Challenge of Modernity

[Image from Amir Baradaran,

Amir Baradaran, Marry Me to the End of Love. Cite internationale des Artes, Paris, France, 23-30 June 2012. Curated by Feri Daftari.   Not often is a performance as variegated in its political significance or as generous to critical exposition as Amir Baradaran's recent interactive piece, Marry Me to the End of Love. Inserting itself into current debates surrounding the politics of marriage and Islam in relation to Western modernity, as well as the ...

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Abdullah Awad

 

 

Abdullah Awad is a student at Williams College, where he studies philosophy, literature, and politics. He recently spent a year at Columbia University researching critiques of late liberalism. His academic interests also include the Frankfurt School, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and the history of critical thought. He can be reached at ama2@Williams.edu.