Nov 14

Human Performances, Political Animals: Languages of Belonging in Haw and Jîn

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at Ella Weed Room, Milbank Hall 2nd floor
  • Add to Calendar 2019-11-14 18:00:00 2019-11-14 19:30:00 Human Performances, Political Animals: Languages of Belonging in Haw and Jîn Hande Gurses 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. Sponsored by: Department of Theatre, Barnard College, Stages of Inquiry Comparative Literature and Translation Studies, Barnard College Barnard Global This Public Talk is free and does not require reservation. Ella Weed Room, Milbank Hall 2nd floor Barnard barnard-admin@digitalpulp.com UTC public

Hande Gurses
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.

Sponsored by:
Department of Theatre, Barnard College, Stages of Inquiry
Comparative Literature and Translation Studies, Barnard College
Barnard Global

This Public Talk is free and does not require reservation.