Presentations

Şeyda Nur Yıldırım

“Decolonizing the Public Theatre Repertoire? : Mainstream Adaptations of Ottoman Armenian Plays in Contemporary Turkey, ” Spring Symposium on Heritage Justice: Decolonizing Heritage, Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), April 29, 2021.

Şeyda Nur Yıldırım

“Theatre as the Political Arena of the Ottoman Armenian Modernization: The Armenian Constitutional Movement in Hagop Baronian’s Adamnapuyjın Aravelyan,” the 26th Annual Barnes Club Graduate Student History Conference, Temple University, April 9-10, 2021.

Gamze Tosun

“The Limits of Performing History: Remembering the 1980s Turkish Military Coup in Kurdish Theatre”, 13th Annual Northern Illinois University History Graduate Student Association Conference, April 9, 2021.

Şeyda Nur Yıldırım

“Uncovering the Margin/Silencing the Abject: The Ottoman Armenian Drama on Contemporary Turkish Stage,” the 55th Annual Comparative Literature Conference: Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts, California State University, April 7-8, 2021.

İlyas Deniz Çınar

“Gendered Narration of Jewish Migration to the Ottoman Empire: Gender and Migration in Beki L. Bahar’s Senyora (Grasya-Nasi),” Conference on Interdisciplinary Gender Studies: Issues, Facts and Approaches, Altınbaş University, Istanbul, March 11-12, 2021.

İlyas Deniz Çınar

“Jewish Body in Adaptation: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof in Turkey,” Theatre and Performance Studies Workshop, University of Chicago, January 13, 2021.

Şeyda Nur Yıldırım

“From ‘the Children of Armenia’ to ‘the Son of the Ottoman’: The Adaptation of Hagop Baronian’s Adamnapuyjın Aravelyan by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality City Theatres,” Theater and Performance Studies Workshop, University of Chicago, January 13, 2021.

Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay

“Islamicate Queer Utopianism in Interwar Turkey Fascist Historiography and the Politics of Futurity in Rıza Nur’s Dramatic Texts,” Apocalypse and Utopia, 1914-1945 Symposium, Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements, Bedford, UK, February 18, 2021.

Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay

“Sisters-in-Law, Sisters in Love: Lesbianism and the Politics of Family in Late Ottoman Dramatic Literature,” Siblings on Stage, Page and Screen Virtual Conference, University of Chester and University of Worchester, UK, January 16, 2021.

Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay

“Three Patients in Search of an Ob/Gyn: Feminist Epistemology in Beki Bahar’s Experimental Play Sıradan Bir Şey [Something Ordinary],” 126th Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, January 7-10, 2021.

Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay

“Queer Ultra-Nationalist Memory Work and Its Afterlives: Notes on (Not) Reading Rıza Nur,” 126th Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, January 7-10, 2021.

İlyas Deniz Çınar

“Performing Popular Jewishness in Turkey: Negotiating Adaptation, Identity, and the Nation in Damdaki Kemancı,” IV. International Conference on Israel and Judaism Studies, Selçuk University, Konya, December 10, 2020.

İlyas Deniz Çınar

“Custodians of a New Era: Examining Memory Work in Video Games,” Dean Hopper Conference, Drew University, New Jersey, November 6, 2020.