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Memory, Identity: The Turkish Context

Özlem Köksal

Özlem Köksal is Visiting Lecturer in Photography and Film at the University of Westminster, UK. Her research focuses on memory and its representation in visual culture. She has published both in English and in Turkish on the subject and is the editor of World Film Locations: Istanbul. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Aesthetics of Displacement : Turkey and its Minorities on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...During the 1980s and 1990s, Turkey witnessed major social, economic, and cultural changes. The neo-liberal policies introduced after the 1980s, within a framework of a rapidly globalizing world, inevitably caused profound changes...

Representing the Armenian Genocide: Ararat and Beyond

Özlem Köksal

Özlem Köksal is Visiting Lecturer in Photography and Film at the University of Westminster, UK. Her research focuses on memory and its representation in visual culture. She has published both in English and in Turkish on the subject and is the editor of World Film Locations: Istanbul. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Aesthetics of Displacement : Turkey and its Minorities on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...A shorter version of this chapter was published in the Cinema Journal. See “Past Not-So-Perfect: Ararat and Its Reception in Turkey,” Cinema Journal 54 (1) (2014): 45–64.This chapter, as the title indicates, focuses on the representations...

The Kurdish Question in Films

Özlem Köksal

Özlem Köksal is Visiting Lecturer in Photography and Film at the University of Westminster, UK. Her research focuses on memory and its representation in visual culture. She has published both in English and in Turkish on the subject and is the editor of World Film Locations: Istanbul. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Aesthetics of Displacement : Turkey and its Minorities on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...In 1999, a famous Kurdish musician/singer, Ahmet Kaya, attended a ceremony at which he was to receive a special award. The guests comprised journalists, actors, actresses, and musicians. In his acceptance speech, he announced that he...

‘Experimenting with Death in Life’

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema begun with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema – Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Prelude For many of my generation, our love of cinema has never been just a way of enjoying our favourite form of entertainment. It has always also implied a question: what is the place of ‘cinema’ in the public sphere that used...

The Making of Our America: Hollywood in a Turkish Context

Hollywood Abroad : Audiences and Cultural Exchange

British Film Institute, 2014

Book chapter

...This chapter examines the ways in which American cinema was represented in Turkey in the 1940s and the evidence for the existence of a growing connection between American cinema and the popular Turkish imagination during this period...

Covering and Discovering: Non-Muslim Minorities and Film

Özlem Köksal

Özlem Köksal is Visiting Lecturer in Photography and Film at the University of Westminster, UK. Her research focuses on memory and its representation in visual culture. She has published both in English and in Turkish on the subject and is the editor of World Film Locations: Istanbul. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Aesthetics of Displacement : Turkey and its Minorities on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...“All ideas of nation and peoplehood rely on some idea of ethnic purity or singularity and the suppression of the memories of plurality” writes Appadurai (1996: 45). Whether ethnic, religious or otherwise, minorities function as a reminder...

Recurring Themes and Motifs

Özlem Köksal

Özlem Köksal is Visiting Lecturer in Photography and Film at the University of Westminster, UK. Her research focuses on memory and its representation in visual culture. She has published both in English and in Turkish on the subject and is the editor of World Film Locations: Istanbul. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Aesthetics of Displacement : Turkey and its Minorities on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...In a political and social climate marked by complex and rapid change, identity (both past and present) becomes a focal point, a site to observe cultural change but also a site where resistance to that change takes place. The political...

Postscript: Borders of Categories and Categories of Borders in Cypriot Cinemas

Costas Constandinides

Costas Constandinides is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. He is the author of From Film Adaptation to Post-celluloid Adaptation (Continuum, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cypriot Cinemas : Memory, Conflict, and Identity in the Margins of Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In September 2012 Andreas Pantzis, published an article in the daily newspaper Phileleftheros titled “The Minister of Education and Culture [of the Republic of Cyprus] Has to Step in,” protesting against the film screening selections...

Beyond Return in Turkish Diasporic Cinema

Cinematic Homecomings : Exile and Return in Transnational Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The opening sequence of the Belgian-Turkish film Turquoise (dir. Kadir Balci 2009) immerses the viewer in an image of deep winter. The camera lingers on the mystery of the landscape, the tranquility of which could also be a mask for peril...

Tormenting History: The Cinemas of the Cyprus Problem

Costas Constandinides

Costas Constandinides is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. He is the author of From Film Adaptation to Post-celluloid Adaptation (Continuum, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Yiannis Papadakis

Yiannis Papadakis is Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus. He is author of Echoes from the Dead Zone: Across the Cyprus Divide (2005), co-editor of Divided Cyprus: Modernity, History and an Island in Conflict (2006), editor of a special issue of Postcolonial Studies (2006) on Cyprus and co-editor of Cyprus and the Politics of Memory (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cypriot Cinemas : Memory, Conflict, and Identity in the Margins of Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Jameson (1981: 102) History is what hurts. History is what hurts. Introduction During the period 4–10 December 2009, The Cyprus Film and Television Directors’ Guild organized the first “Festival of Films by Cypriot Directors,” titled...