Human Performances, Political Animals: Languages of Belonging in Haw and Jîn
Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada
Weiss Visiting International Fellow at Barnard College
Exploring Kemal Varol’s 2014 novel Haw and Reha Erdem’s 2013 movie Jîn, Professor Gurses asks how animals’ speech testifies to the trauma of war, sovereign power, and displacement. She considers how these works experiment with language traversing the animal/human divide in order to shelter the displaced and resist the violence they suffer.
Department of Theatre, Barnard College, Stages of Inquiry
Comparative Literature and Translation Studies, Barnard College
This Public Talk is free and does not require reservation.