Seminar

“Overlooked Relationships: Relationships of Art and Literature after 1950”

Seminar
“Overlooked Relationships: Relationships of Art and Literature after 1950”

Overlooked Relationships: Relationships of Art and Literature after 1950

Doç. Dr. Seval Şahin (MSGSÜ, Department of Turkish Language and Literature) / Dr. İnci Aydın Çolak (Kalfayan School)

The fact that depiction in painting and in the literary genre of the novel started simultaneously in Turkey, has led artists and authors producing works in both of these art forms to nurture similar concerns and to follow similar pursuits for a number of years. The flourishing friendships between authors and artists during the Tanzimat era also encouraged them to pursue means of collaboration. In this seminar, starting from the Early Republic period, the parallelisms between painting and novel will be discussed.

Seval Şahin

She is a faculty member of the Department of Turkish Language and Literature at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Her doctoral thesis was focusing on the Notion of Game in Tanpınar. Her interests include the sociology of literary genres, everyday life in literature, and detective fiction. She has conducted a research project during 2011–2014, on the subject of “the history of the original crime fiction published in Turkey between 1884 and 1928” supported by TÜBİTAK. She is the author of a number of books, including Kültürel Sermaye, Kibar Hırsız ve Şehir (Bağlam Publishing, 2011), Modernizmin Oyunu-Oyunun Modernizmi: Tanpınar’da Oyun (Kapı Publications, 2013), and Cinai Meseleler: Osmanlı-Türk Polisiye Edebiyatında Biçim ve İdeoloji (1884-1928) (İletişim Publishing, 2017).

İnci Aydın Çolak

She studied at Istanbul University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Turkish Language and Literature in 1996-2000. She pursued her master’s degree at Marmara University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Turkish Language and Literature, Institute of Contemporary Turkish Literature in 2002-2005, and completed her studies with a dissertation on “Poet Characters Appearing in Tanzimat Era Novels”. She studied for a postgraduate degree at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Art History, Institute of Western and Contemporary Art in 2009-2011, and received her degree with her thesis titled “Kuruluşundan 1940’lara Kadar Geçen Sürede Askeri Okulların Türk Resim Sanatına Katkıları” (Turkish Military Schools’ Contributions to Turkish Painting from Their Establishment to the 1940s). She received her doctoral degree from the same institution in 2017, with a doctoral thesis titled “Tanzimat’tan Cumhuriyet’e Resim ve Edebiyatta Paylaşılan Ortak Dil” (The Common Language Shared by Painting and Literature from Tanzimat Era to the Republic). With her thesis in the process of publication, Çolak continues to work as a literature teacher at Kalfayan School.

Event is free. Number of participants is limited. You can take your invitation card one hour before the beginning time of the event.

28 February 2019 Thursday 18:30

Akbank Sanat

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