Presentations

Rüya Kalıntaş

“Staging Traumatic Pasts: The Politics and Aesthetics of Alevi Theatre,” Memory, Trauma and Recovery International Interdiciplinary Conference on September 16-17, 2021.

Şeyda Nur Yıldırım

“Theatre Historiography and Post-Genocide Memory Work: Armenian Heritage and Genocide Denialism in Turkish Theatre,” the 2021 Theatre and Performance Research Association Annual Conference, the Theatre History and Historiography Working Group, Liverpool Hope University, September 6-10, 2021.

Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay

“Resurrecting Heroes, Summoning Monsters: The Oghuz Khagan Epic in Turkish Opera,” isaSCIENCE 2021 Conference “Heroes, Canons, Cults: Critical Inquiries,” the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, August 11-15, 2021.

İlyas Deniz Çınar

“Discursive Humor of Fiddler on the Roof and its Comedic Affect in Turkey,” in Graduate Student Research-in-Progress Forum, the ATHE 2021 Conference, August 5, 2021.

Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay

“Ghastly Pasts, Ultranationalist Desires: The Politics of Queer Historiography in Turkish Opera,” Australasian Association for European History 27th Biennial Conference, Australian National University, July 6, 2021.

İlyas Deniz Çınar

“Myth-(Un)Making In Jewish Theatre Of Turkey: Politics Of Truth In Beki L. Bahar’s Senyora,” Theatre & Performance in the Age of Conspiracy Online Postgraduate Symposium, Tapra and SCUDD, June 25, 2021.

Gamze Tosun

 “The Never-Ending February 28th: Islamic Theatre, Post-modern Coup, and Conspiracy in Turkey,” Theatre and Performance Research in an Age of Conspiracy, TaPRA-SCUDD 2021 Postgraduate Symposium, June 25, 2021.

Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay

“Queer Sonorities and the Politics of Temporality: Disidentificatory Desires in Digital Performance from Turkey,” 2nd International Conference on Sonorities Research, Online, June 9-11, 2021.

Şeyda Nur Yıldırım

“Restoring the Ottoman Theatre History Towards the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide: Ambivalences of Confrontation in Şark Dişçisi (2011),” Convergences Conference, Confronting Crisis: Writing History in Uncertain Times, York University of Toronto, April 28-30, 2021.

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.