CFP: [Ethnic] Turkish Literature and Film in a Global Context

full name / name of organization: 
Anthony Alessandrini
contact email: 
tonyalessandrini@yahoo.com

Turkish Literature and Film in a Global Context: This is a call for
contributors for a panel being proposed for the 2009 Modern Language
Association Convention in Philadelphia; I am also planning to put together
an edited collection on the same topic, so any abstracts that are submitted
for the MLA panel will also be considered for the proposed volume. I am
interested in any proposals that approach the subject, dealing with texts
old or new (from Ottoman literature to contemporary work) in any genre. Of
particular interest would be topics related to questions such as the global
reception of texts and films; audiences inside and outside of Turkey
(including Turkish diasporic audiences); translation (and mistranslation)
and issues related to the international publishing industry; influences and
cross-pollination, not just between Turkey and “the West,” but also with
other non-western and postcolonial texts; and questions related to who has
been left out of this global context: Turkish writers and artists whose
work has not been translated and/or disseminated. Please send 500-word
abstracts via email by March 15, 2009 to Anthony Alessandrini at
tonyalessandrini_at_yahoo.com. Abstracts will be accepted in English and
Turkish, and the hope is to publish the proposed edited collection in both
languages.

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Received on Sun Dec 07 2008 - 01:48:59 EST

cfp categories: 
ethnicity_and_national_identity