LiFTS Open Seminar Week 9: Emrah Atasoy (University of Warwick)

Environmental Exploitation and Ecocide in Contemporary Turkish Literature

  • Fri 2 Dec 22

    14:30 - 16:00

  • Colchester Campus

    TC2.10 & Zoom

  • Event speaker

    Emrah Atasoy (University of Warwick)

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    LiFTS Open Seminar Series 2022-23

  • Event organiser

    Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of

  • Contact details

    Sean Seeger
    01206 874502

Part of the LiFTS Open Seminar Series, Emrah Atasoy from the University of Warwick gives a talk on Environmental Exploitation and Ecocide in Contemporary Turkish Literature

Abstract: Critical interest in non-Anglophone literature and so-called world literature has increased substantially during the early twenty-first century. Ongoing academic efforts toward greater diversity, inclusivity, and interdisciplinarity within literary and cultural studies in the context of the Anthropocene have further reinforced this tendency. One thing renewed attention to non-Anglophone literature within the academy has brought to light is that the phenomenon of future-oriented “social dreaming” is by no means unique to the anglophone world. This talk will provide a contextual survey and provisional analysis of the tradition of entangled ecological futurities as responses to ecocide, environmental exploitation, and environmental crises within contemporary Turkish Literature.

In person: room TC2.10

Zoom: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/93035255006