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CONFERENCE PROGRAM (FINAL)
CONFERENCE PROGRAM (FINAL)
NOVEMBER 7th WEDNESDAY
12:30 – 13:30
REGISTRATION
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Hall
13:30 – 14:15
Opening Remarks:
Ufuk Özdağ, Hacettepe University
Chair, The Department of American Culture and Literature
Gönül Uçele, Bahçeşehir University
Chair, The Department of American Culture and Literature
Former Chair, Professor Emerita
The Department of American Culture and Literature, Hacettepe University
S. Bilge Mutluay Çetintaş, Hacettepe University
Assistant Dean, Faculty of Letters
A. Murat Tuncer, Hacettepe University
Rector
14:15 – 15:00
Opening Speech:
The Epistemology of the Glass Cabinet:
Reading Allegories in the Work of Edith Wharton
Matthew Gumpert, Boğaziçi University
Moderator: Ufuk Özdağ
15:00 – 16:30
Documentary:
Girls of Hope / Umudun Kızları
Commentary: Ayşegül Selenga Taşkent
Moderator: Nur Gökalp Akkerman
16:30 – 17:30
OPENING RECEPTION
Hosted by Prof. Dr. A. Murat Tuncer
Rector, Hacettepe University
NOVEMBER 8th THURSDAY
9:30 – 11:00
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
MEHMET AKİF ERSOY HALL
Reading and Writing the Self
Re-membering the Self/Destroying the Face Machine:
Autobiography and Identity Construction in Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
Ceylan Ertung
Booklists in African American Life Writing and Karla Holloway’s Bookmarks
S. Bilge Mutluay Çetintaş
Tongue Tied America: Reading Chicano Narrative
Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez
CHAIR: S. Bilge Mutluay Çetintaş
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K HALL
Reading in the Transnational Context
Is All “Reading” Reading and What Good Does It Do? American Perspective and Not Only
Andrzej Ceynowa
Reading of Jack London as a Cultural Cartography in China
Min Zhou
Russian Reading of Modern International Political Jokes and Anecdotes:
Ethnic and Cultural Stereotyping of Americans
Oksana Zhernovaya
CHAIR: Himmet Umunç
11:00 – 11:30
COFFEE BREAK
11:30 – 12:30
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
MEHMET AKİF ERSOY HALL
Reading, Writing and Responding
From Cover to Cover: Every Cover Has a Story
Meryem Ayan and Feryal Çubukçu
Reading Jane Austen: Journeys of Self-Discovery in The Jane Austen Book Club
H. Övgü Tüzün
CHAIR: Gönül Uçele
K HALL
Letters, Codes and Erasure: Reading the Postmodern Novel
A Parable about Reading: Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves
Gülşen Aslan
We Are What We Read: Percival Everett’s Erasure
Özlem Görey
CHAIR: Özlem Uzundemir
12:30 – 14:00
LUNCH
14:00 – 15:30
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
MEHMET AKİF ERSOY HALL
Reading the Landscape
Reading Epitaphs, Memorials and Museum Inscriptions: On Traces, Presences and Interpretation
Zbigniew Bialas
“Say Nice Things about Detroit”: Reading the American Post-Industrial Landscape
Julia Sattler
What Do We Mean When We Talk about Reading Photographs
Olaf Hansen
CHAIR: Ayşe Lahur Kırtunç
2
K HALL
Reading Science Fiction and Fantasy
The Power of Remembrance: Reading as Political Empowerment in Science Fiction Narratives
Cem Kılıçarslan
Looking Backward to See the Future: Discursive Community and the Culture of Steampunk
Gordon J. Marshall
Reading the Metaphors at Stake:
Transformation and Americanization of the Vampire in the Twentieth Century
Gözde Erdoğan
CHAIR: Cem Kılıçarslan
15:30 – 16:00
COFFEE BREAK
16:00 – 17:00
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
MEHMET AKİF ERSOY HALL
Reading and the Library in the Age of Technology
Transformation of Libraries as Cultural Institutions of Reading: Writers’ Vision
Marta Koval
Shakespeare Seeking an American Marketiser: Towards a Youtubisation of Literature
Kassim Boudjelal Safir
CHAIR: Linda J. Strom
K HALL
Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America
Americans and Books: Reading and Cultural Identity in the Antebellum United States
Marek Wilczynski
Baking Powder and Politics: Female Newspaper Readership before the “Women's Page”
Na’ama Maor and Dafnah Strauss
CHAIR: Tanfer Emin Tunç
19:00 – 22:30
CONFERENCE DINNER
NOVEMBER 9th FRIDAY
9:30 – 10:30
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
MEHMET AKİF ERSOY HALL
Politics and Poetry
Experience of the Word: Readings of Beats
Özge Özbek Akıman
Reading Haikuography as Racial Representation in the Poetry of Sonia Sanchez
Sally Michael Hanna
CHAIR: Ayça Germen
3
K HALL
Reading Readers Reading
Reading Thoreau Reading Walden
Barış Gümüşbaş
Marilyn Monroe Reading
Meltem Kıran-Raw
CHAIR: Belgin Elbir
10:30 – 11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:00 – 12:30
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
MEHMET AKİF ERSOY HALL
Reading Race in the Transnational Age
Reading Leslie Marmon Silko’s “Storyteller”: Fusion of Globalism, Regionalism and Ecocriticism
Gül Kurtuluş
Reading Problematic Representations of Latina/os and Muslims in American Culture
Christopher Rivera
Creating A Reading Culture: The Social Power of Literacy in Richard LaGravenese’s Freedom Writers
Linda J. Strom
CHAIR: Meldan Tanrısal
K HALL
Reading War and Violence
Dangerous Readings: The Turner Diaries as an Inspiration for Hate and Violence
Ceylan Özcan
Reading the “Falling Man”: Violent Closeness between the “Victims” and the “Perpetrators”
in J. S. Foer’s Extremely Close, Incredibly Loud and Don DeLillo’s Falling Man
Julia Szoltysek
Judging Books by the Cover: “Covering” the Experience of War in Iraq
Merve Özman
CHAIR: Ceylan Özcan
12:30 – 13:30
LUNCH
13:30 – 14:15
Closing Speech:
Reading as Travel, Travel as Reading
David Espey, University of Pennsylvania
Moderator: S. Bilge Mutluay Çetintaş
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