15:00 – 15:30
Speaker:
Suzi Erşahin, Seval Şahin, Sibel Yardımcı
Venue:
MSFAU Fındıklı Sedad Hakkı Eldem Auditorium
16.00 – 18.00

Contemporary Turkish and Swedish Women’s Literature

Sibel Irzık, “Contemporary Turkish Women’s Literature Mourning and Politics” In recent times, as in all over the world, in Turkey, discussing the possibilities and limits of the function of language, recording and moving to the future, and the social trauma and losses of literature is an important part of literary criticism. In this speech, I…

Speaker:
Moderator: Çimen Günay-Erkol ; Speakers: Jale Parla, Hanna Hallgren, Sibel Irzık
Venue:
MSFAU Sedad Hakkı Eldem Auditorium
18:15 – 19:00
Speaker:
Latife Tekin
Venue:
MSFAU Sedad Hakkı Eldem Auditorium
11:00 - 13:00
Speaker:
Moderatör: Ayla Duru Karadağ; Konuşmacılar: Ayşegül Utku Günaydın, Senem Timuroğlu, Sevdagül Kasap, Emine Hızır
Venue:
MSGSÜ Sedad Hakkı Eldem Auditorium
14:00 – 15:45

Panel: Mythology in Fantasy and Horror Literature

Historically, horror and fantasy genres are often seen as separate from mainstream literature so that in some literature environments they are even not seen as valuable enough for academic debate. Although such storytelling styles can be seen as being only speculative and therefore related to problems in society, in actual fact much fantasy writing both…

Venue:
MSFAU Sedad Hakkı Eldem Auditorium
Speaker:
Moderator: Hazal Çamur; Speakers: Özlem Ertan, Işın Beril Tetik, Sacide Çobanoğlu
16:00 - 17:30

Panel: Gender in Education of Literature

This session aims to inquire into the possible ways to integrate debates on gender within literature education at graduate and post-graduate levels, and to explore how gender-related issues can be addressed through the latter.  …

Venue:
MSFAU Sedad Hakkı Eldem Auditorium
Speaker:
Speakers: Hanna Hallgren, Olcay Akyıldız, Hazal Halavut
17.45 - 18.45
Speaker:
Amanda Svensson & Tuğba Doğan
Venue:
MSFAU Sedad Hakkı Eldem Auditorium
12:00 - 14:00

Roundtable: Form and Language in Story

Although narrative storytelling can be seen as the dominant issue in fiction since the ‘80s, we can also see that form and technique are also important today. In recent years, away from the world of blockbuster bestsellers, writing has also emerged that is creating dynamic new approaches to the act of writing itself. The writer…

Speaker:
Moderator: Seval Şahin; Speakers: Amanda Svensson, Fatma Barbarosoğlu, Menekşe Toprak, Mukadder Gemici, Pelin Buzluk, Zeynep Direk
Venue:
Women’s Library, Fener
15.00 - 18.00

Panel and Reading: Poetry, Language and Gender

In Turkish literature and literature criticism, androcentric dominance is still the norm. This is clearly apparent when it comes to criticism of “women’s” poetry. Rather then analysing the poems themselves, the very life of the poet is put under scrutiny, and the poet is praised for her existence in the world of literature “despite” being…

Speaker:
Moderator: Ruken Alp; Speakers: Anita Sezgener, Asuman Susam, Elif Sofya, Gonca Özmen, Hanna Hallgren, Nilay Özer
Venue:
Women’s Library, Fener
09.00 – 17:00

FemiWriting Memory Exhibition (11-16 mart 2018)

The exhibition compiles of 26 black and white portrait of passed away ‘WriterWomen’, which most of them were literary women, some are journalists, librarians, translators… they will watch us from the bookshelves and while we were discussing various topics they will hear us, and vice versa… Fatma Aliye  Hanım which born in 1862 to Hayganuş…

Venue:
Women's Library, Fener
18:00 - 19:45

Gender in Children’s and Youth Literature

Apart from children’s books’ being classified according to age, they are sometimes categorized as girls’ and boys’ books. Not only is the publication and marketing of children’s books related to reader’s gender, but also to an assumption that some genres are more relevant for girls or boys. Girls read more than boys; moreover, there is…

Speaker:
Moderator: Zarife Biliz; Speakers: Fatih Erdoğan, Melek Özlem Sezer, Sassa Buregren, Süleyman Bulut
Venue:
MSFAU Bomonti Conference Hall
20.00 - 21.00

Forum: But What Is Going On Outside the Room of One’s Own?

This forum wants to approach how women’s rights and the freedom of writing itself is conditioned and framed by the specific politics and social conditions that exist both in totalitarian and anti-democratic countries as well as in more open and democratic nations. In less autocratic regimes or countries with greater what we might call democracy,…

Speaker:
Moderator: Ayşe Düzkan; Conversation Partner: Marjaneh Bakhtiari
Venue:
MSFAU Bomonti Conference Hall
18.30 - 21.00

Workshop: Peculiar Children’s Stories

Recently, gay parents, single-parent families, trans children can finally be seen in children’s literature. However, perhaps mainly to due to religious and political conditions we can hardly find examples like in Turkey. After debating the current situation in Sweden and trying to compare this with Turkey, in this workshop we aim to write “the other”…

Speaker:
Workshop Leader: Sassa Buregren
Venue:
Swedish Research Institute
19:15– 21:00

Round Table: Motherhood in Literature

The roundtable meeting is aimed at approaching literature in general and children’s literature in particular in regards to the concept of motherhood and will be centred on how the character of “mother” and maternal conditions are handled in writing. We want to ask whether motherhood is self-choice, and approach such ideas as the overplayed maternal-sacrifice…

Speaker:
Moderator: Aylın Dikmen; Speakers: Aylın Dikmen, Cilla Naumann, Helena von Zweigbergk, Sema Aslan, Tülin Kozikoğlu
Venue:
Women’s Library, Fener
18:00 - 19:45

Female Figures in Graphic Novel

Swedish artist Karolina Bång defines herself as “a queer, feminist comic artist, illustrator and musician who do a lot of things.” An academician from Turkey, Buket Akgün gives English literature lectures about witches, and also works on comic book, manga and animes. As an artist and as an academic, Karolina and Buket will speak about…

Speaker:
Moderator: Gülcan Yıldız; Speakers: Buket Akgün, Karolina Bång
Venue:
Women’s Library, Fener
20:00 - 21:00

Performance

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Speaker:
Didem Erk & Şafak Çatalbaş- İstanbul Performance Arts; Esen Kunt- İstanbul Performance Arts
Venue:
Women's Library, Fener
18.30 - 21.00

Workshop: Graphic Novel I

A two day workshop with Swedish graphic novelist Karolina Bång that will explore normative identity and introduce practical exercises of how one can move away from traditional stereotypes. -Feminist / norm-critical narratives in stories and comics. How can a feminist graphic novel or comic strip look like? We will work with joint exercises that relate…

Venue:
Swedish Research Institute
Speaker:
Workshop Leader: Karolina Bång
17.00 - 18.30

5 O’clock Tea Poetry Reading

Pera Café’de 15 Mart Perşembe günü Sevinç Çalhanoğlu, Ece Eldek ve Deniz Gül kitaplarıyla 5 Çayına eşlik ediyor. Çalhanoğlu, kitabı Evde Bir Gezinti (periferik)’ de annesiyle ve evle iletişimde kalarak evi arşınlıyor, eşeliyor ve her şeyi ortalığa saçıyor. Eldek, “5 Çayı Şiir Okuması” için şiirlerinden oluşturduğu derlemesinde, yaşanılan anların ağırlığını; tüm kalabalıktan çekip kendi dilinde tekrarlayarak, çevirerek,…

Katılımcılar:
Sevinç Çalhanoğlu, Ece Eldek, Deniz Gül
Mekan:
Pera Müzesi, Kafeterya
18:30 – 21:00

Workshop: Graphic Novel II

(The workshop is limited to 20 people, please register at bilgi@kadinyazisi.com) A two day workshop with Swedish graphic novelist Karolina Bång that will explore normative identity and introduce practical exercises of how one can move away from traditional stereotypes. 2. Day: Queer / norm-critical narratives in stories and comics. How does a story with a norm…

Speaker:
Yürütücü: Karolina Bång
Venue:
İsveç Araştırma Enstitüsü
10:00 - 14:00

Workshop: Curious Steps; Gender and Memory Walks

(The workshop is limited to 25 people, please register at cinsadimlar@sabanciuniv.edu )   Since 2014 we have been carrying out Curious Steps: Gender and Memory Walks, which contributes to our understanding of the city and its neighborhoods from the perspective of gender and memory, and makes possible the “discovery” and sharing of many hidden stories. In the…

Venue:
Balat
16:45 – 17:45

Reading & Conversation

Jessica Schiefauer will have a conversation about her novel, “Oğlanlar / The Boys” which is the story of transformation of sexuality, with Ayşe Düzkan, who translated it. While having conversation, they will also read some parts of the novel, both in English and Turkish.…

Speaker:
Speakers: Ayşe Düzkan & Jessica Schiefauer
Venue:
Women’s Library, Haliç
18:00 - 19:45

Roundtable: Publishing

The motives that help define publishing policies are not determined solely by the conditions within a country, but also by more general conditions in the world at large. At the same time the decisions of an editorial board, and the political and cultural atmosphere of a specific place also determines what will be published. Censorship…

Speaker:
Moderator: Aksu Bora; Speakers: Aksu Bora-Ayizi, Aylime Aslı Demir-KaosGL, Ayşe Düzkan-Güldünya, Eda Ağca-Delikadın, Meryem Selva İnce-Reçel Blog, Müge Sökmen-Metis, Nalan Çelik-Yazarlar Sendikası, Öykü Özçinik-Sel, Tülay Ferah-Yazarlar Sendikası, Yonca Cingöz-Yayıncılar Birliği
Venue:
Women’s Library, Haliç
20:00 – 21:00

Forum: Love and Sexuality in Literature

Does love mean the love between a man and a woman, or can love between same-sex persons take an equal place in society? How do love experiences of men and women, homosexuals and heterosexuals differ from each other in everyday life? Is marriage still mandatory for “legalizing” sexuality? Are virginity and sexuality without marriage still…

Speaker:
Moderator: Sevgi Hilton; Speaker: Elisabeth Hjorth
Venue:
Women’s Library, Fener
11:00 - 13:00

Ecofeminist Writing

During The Chipko Movement in India in the 1970s, women physically hugged trees to be protected / and to protect; In a sense this ushered in the concept of Ecofeminism. In the sovereign patriarchal model of life, women are regarded as belonging more to nature (home) and men to culture (the outside-public space). Culture sees…

Speaker:
Moderator: Feryal Saygılıgil; Speakers: İpek Şahbenderoğlu, Sevcan Tiftik, Simlâ Sunay
Venue:
MSFAU Bomonti Conference Hall
14:00 - 16:00

Panel: Voices, Expressions and Identities in the Novel

Writers, who pursue what they do without following others, or continuing a tradition of “the sovereign” and without wanting to be a new Kafka, are fed with an awareness. From the time of Ottoman novel when the first works were written in modern Turkish, an alternative fiction universe has been created with solidarity but without…

Speaker:
Moderator: Müge Sökmen; Speakers: Ayşegül Devecioğlu, Elisabeth Hjorth, Gaye Boralıoğlu, Oya Baydar
Venue:
MSFAU Bomonti Conference Hall
16:15 - 17:30

Conversation: Sema Kaygusuz “Scepticism in Literature”

In general, conceptually and in practice, when we think about literature, we take it as a state of awareness or a contrary word arousing disquiet, as an ultimate field with the closest connection to truth. Recognising and identifying literature in this way also makes our life easier. Then, does literature think for itself? Or, does…

Speaker:
Sema Kaygusuz
Venue:
MSFAU Bomonti Conference Hall
12:00 – 14:00

Bodies, Sexes, and Species in Women’s Literature

The norms that build and feed fictions about the body, shape many literary texts and thus sustain gendering and ableist mechanisms. Other texts, on the contrary, subvert the functioning of these very mechanisms. Non-normative, non-anthropocentric body creations which fall outside existing categories of sex, gender and ability enable us to rethink fixed perceptions and go…

Speaker:
Moderator: Seçil Epik; Speakers: Gülkan Noir, Irmak Zileli, Jessica Schiefauer, Zeynep Kaçar
Venue:
MSFAU Bomonti Conference Hall
15:00 – 17:00

Science Fiction, Cyborgs, and Posthuman

Because of very definition science-fiction is perhaps the form of literature most related to non-fiction, science, philosophy and politics. This genre is created by a kind of brainstorming relation between existing technology and possible situations and conditions that the world may see in the future. This is why science fiction’s presents concepts that, are interesting…

Speaker:
Moderator: Dijan Özkurt; Speakers: Jessica Schiefauer, Karun Çekem, Kutlukhan Kutlu, Nihan Sarı, Seran Demiral
Venue:
MSFAU Bomonti Conference Hall
18:00 – 18:45
Speaker:
Ayfer Tunç
Venue:
MSFAU Bomonti Conference Hall
17:15 - 17:45
Speaker:
Ayşe Lebriz Berkem, Başak Özdoğan
Venue:
MSFAU Bomonti Conference Hall