Program

Topographies of ‘Turkish cinema’: Hybrids, hyphens and borders

April 21-22, 2011 – İzmir University of Economics

Conference Venue: D015

Thursday, 21st April
09:30 Registration and welcome reception
10:30 Welcome speech

Prof. Dr. Sevda Alankuş (Dean, Faculty of Communication, IUE)

10:45 Keynote speech
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nejat Ulusay (Ankara University)
A Transformational Experience within the Contexts of ‘National’ and ‘Transnational’: The Case of Turkish Cinema

11:30 Break

11:45  1st Session (Moderator: Asst. Prof. Andreas Treske, Yaşar University)

Levent Yılmazok (University of Amsterdam)
Contrastive Representation, Nation(alism) and Post-1990 Turkish Cinema

Prof. Dr. Louise Spence (Kadir Has University)
Dr. Aslı Kotaman (Plato School of Media Art and Design)
The Archeology of Suffering: Remembrance and the Politics of Truth

Özgür Çiçek (SUNY Binghamton)
Historicizing National Cinema in Turkey through Yılmaz Güney

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Keynote speech

Ayşe Polat

15:15 Coffee Break

15:30 2nd Session (Moderator: Prof. Dr. Louise Spence, Kadir Has University)

Diğdem Sezen (İstanbul University)
Women in Turkish-German Cinema: Tracing the Direction of Change through the Image of Women

Tülay Dikenoğlu Süer
The Gradual Liberation of Women in the Berlin Trilogy of Thomas Arslan

Sermin Çakmak
The Stories of ‘Mistreated Women’ in Turkish-German Cinema

Damla Okay (Bilkent University)
Receiving the Expatriate Actor: The Two-fold Case of Sibel Kekilli

17:10 Coffee break

17:30 3rd Session (Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pantelis Vatikiotis, İzmir University of Economics)

Ayça Tunç (University of London)
Habitats of Meaning: Turkish-German Cinema and Generational Differences

Asst. Prof. Dr. Özgür Yaren (Yüzüncü Yıl University)
Wedding Scenes as Homeland Metaphors

Murat Tırpan (Doğuş University)
Dialogic Bridges: Polyphonic Scores of the Accented Movies

19:00 Speakers’ Dinner

Friday, 22nd April

10:00 Keynote speech

Prof. Dr. Nezih Erdoğan (İstanbul Bilgi University)
Issues of National/Ethnic Identity in the Early Years of Cinema in Turkey, 1894 – 1929

10:45 Coffee Break

11:00 4th Session (Prof. Dr. Robert Cardullo, İzmir University of Economics)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Senem Duruel Erkılıç (Mersin University)
Asst. Prof. Dr. Hakan Erkılıç (Mersin University)
Black Humor World of Migrants Caught between Two Cultures: Space, Identity and Belonging in Tunç Okan’s Cinema

Asst. Prof. Dr. Gökçen Karanfil (Izmir University of Economics)
Serkan Şavk (Izmir University of Economics)
Rethinking the Concepts of Turkish Cinema in Times of Mobility

Kevin Smets (University of Antwerp)
Philippe Meers (University of Antwerp)
Roel Vande Winkel (University of Antwerp)
Sofie Van Bauwel (Ghent University)
Centre and Periphery: Film Practices among the Turkish Diaspora in Antwerp

Pınar Yıldız (Ankara University)
Serhan Mersin (Ankara University)
Transforming Hospitality: Forming New Transcultural Fields in Turkish Cinema

12:45 Lunch

13:45 5th Session (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nuran Erol Işık, İzmir University of Economics)

Asst. Prof. Dr. Gül Yaşartürk (Akdeniz University)
Şehlem Sebik
Life of Turkish Immigrants in Hamburg:
Kurz und Schmerzlos and Gegen die Wand

Dr. Şerife Geniş (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Multicultural Encounters: Images of Migrants and Issues of Identity in Fatih Akın’s Cinema

Emre Yeşilbaş (Nişantaşı Vocational School of Higher Education)
Bildung and the ‘All-seeing Eye’: A Comparative Study of the Bildungsroman and Turkish-German Cinema

15:00 Break

15:15 Closing session

Open discussion about the conference

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