The Fifth International Literature and...Conference - Literature and the City







Literature and the City
5th International “Literature and…” Graduate Student Conference

Istanbul University American Culture and Literature October 31 - November 1, 2019

Thursday October 31:

9:00 - 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:10 Opening Remarks

10:10 - 11:00 Keynote Speaker - Yekta Kopan


PANEL 1: IDENTITY AND THE URBAN SPACE

11:15 - 12:15

1.Aleks Matosoğlu (Beykent University) - The City as Gender Performance: Holleran’s Dancer from the Dance

2.Berkem Yanıkcan (Boğaziçi University) - “Identities in the Open”: Reading New York from the Multicultural Perspective of TejuCole’s Open City

3.Aslı Kahramanoğlu (Istanbul Aydın University) - The Country, the City and the Self: The Quest for Self, Searching for a New Identity in J. M. Coetzee’s Disgr.ace

12:30 - 13.30 Lunch Break


PANEL 2: RACE AND THE CITY

13.30 - 14:30

1.Dilek Öztürk-Yağcı (Middle East Technical University) - The Myths of the Happy Multicultural London: Zadie Smith’s White Teeth

2.Gülrenk Hayırcıl Oral (University of Duisburg-Essen) - Comparative Study: Perceptions of the Urban and the Rural in Bernardine Evaristo’s Blonde Roots

3.Yasmeen Chism (New York University): Tracing Black Movements: Chor[e]ographing Black Displacements in North Carolina’s Piedmont


PANEL 3: POSTMODERN MANIFESTATIONS OF THE CITY

14:45 – 15:45

1.Murat Kabak (Istanbul Kültür University) - “Utopian Visions in Dystopian Spaces”: Space and Identity Relations in Paul Auster’s In the Country of Last Things and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road 

2.Beyza Artukarslan (Boğaziçi University) - A Torso Away from the Earth: Carl Sandburg’s Lost Nature in Chicago Poems

3.Ayşe Irmak Kaleli (University of Lisbon) - The Self within the Other: The Ambivalent Discourse of the Female Travel Writer in Freya Stark’s Baghdad Sketches

Friday November 1:

PANEL 4: THE DARK SIDE OF THE CITY

10:00 – 11:00

1.İsmail Onur Sonat (Istanbul University) – “I contain multitudes”: Urban Monstrosity in Specimen Days

2.Raluca Andreescu (University of Bucharest) - From Outcasts in the Streets to Movers on the Hill: Narrating the Dark Side of Washington, D.C. in D.C. Noir

3.Başak Almaz (Hacettepe University) - Scars of Cities: Mountaintop Removal Mining in the US and Ann Pancake’s Strange as This Weather Has Been

PANEL 5: WRITING THE CITY
11:15 – 12:15

1.Türkan Yılmaz (Hacettepe University) - Constructing an Apocalyptic Fictional City: The Compound of the Pleeblands in Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

2.Eser Pehlivan (Istanbul University) - Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye: The Absent Center of Trauma Narratives

3.Liliya Gazizova (Erciyes University) - New York and Maxim Gorky


12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break

PANEL 6: MAPPING
13:30 – 14:30

1.Swetha Khilnani (Maitreyi College, University of Delhi) - “Man gotta live what he know”: Mapping Baltimore’s Spatial Imaginary in The Wire

2.Aslınur Bayal (Yeni Yüzyıl University) - Perception of The City in The City in Crimson Cloak and Miraculous Mandarin by Asli Erdogan

3.Deniz Balık Lökçe (Dokuz Eylül University) - Urban Palimpsestes: On The Possibility of Drawing a Map on a Scale of One to One

VENUE:
Istanbul University Faculty of Letters
Istanbul Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Kurul Odası
Ordu Cad, Laleli Cd. No:6, 34134 Fatih