‘Speculation in the Anthropocene: Contemporary Turkey’
This talk will briefly introduce scholarship on speculative fiction in Turkey and give a contextual survey of the tradition of entangled futurities and speculative worldbuilding in contemporary Turkish Literature. Discussion of the selected primary texts will reveal the portrayal of ecological breakdown and speculation in the Anthropocene in contemporary Turkey in addition to other relevant common concerns and themes pictured in Turkish literature.
Date: 12 May 2022, 12:30 (Thursday, 3rd week, Trinity 2022)
Venue: Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Venue Details: Colin Matthew Room
Speaker: Dr Emrah Atasoy (English Faculty, Oxford)
Organising department: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
Organisers: Elisa Cozzi (University of Oxford), Professor Fiona Stafford
Organiser contact email address: elisa.cozzi@queens.ox.ac.uk
Host: TORCH (University of Oxford)
Part of: TORCH Environmental Humanities Lunchtime Seminars
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Elisa Cozzi