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A reading by Ece Temelkuran

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 4:30pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, 132
232 East Ave, Central Campus

     "Who are we now?" "What is the truth?" and most importantly "Is there hope?" As the fundamental consensus of ethics and politics are dramatically shaken around the globe, Ece Temelkuran talks about Turkey as an early example case of organised and mobilized ignorance. As her novel "The Time of Mute Swans" explores the beginning of the current political climate in her country, Temelkuran is questioning the fundamental reasons of rising populism and authoritarianism. Her novel is studying the line between good and evil alongside with the basic human determination for creating beauty as a form of resistance. 

    Temelkuran's recent non-fiction work "Turkey: The Insane and The Melancholy" has been praised in several media outlets such as Financial Times and LA Review of Books. Her articles appear in Guardian, New York Times, Bookforum magazine among many others."

Her latest piece on exile:

For her articles in The Guardian:

Co-organized and co-funded by:

  • Cornell Institute for European Studies
  • Department of English
  • Department of Comparative Literature
  • Mellon Expanded Practices Seminar “Migration and Discrimination”

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