Hrant Dink Memorial Workshop Sabancı University

November 3, 2015

2015 Hrant Dink Memorial Workshop

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Genocide of the Ottoman Armenians in Art, Theater, Cinema, and Literature

Sabancı University in colloboration with Istanbul Policy Center and Anadolu Kültür

Sabancı University, Minerva Palas, Karaköy, Istanbul

Turkish / English translation will be available throughout the conference.

Click here for a copy of the workshop program, and here for the conference poster.

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Thursday, November 5

9.00 – 10.30 Canon & Cannon Discussant: Ayşe Gül Altınay
Murat Cankara Literary Denial: Turkish Literary Studies and Interpreting the Representation of the Other
Banu Karaca “When everything has been said before…”: Dispossession and the Politics of Art in Turkey
Carolyn Rapkevian Memory, Art and Metaphor in Museums of Contentious History
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee/Tea
10.45 – 12.15 Cracks in the Canon Discussant: Sibel Irzık
Jennifer Manoukian Disrupting Literature in Diaspora: Zareh Vorpouni and the Nouveau Roman
Sernaz Arslan The State and Its Discontents: The Shadow of the Genocide in Novels of Kemal Tahir and Orhan Kemal
Adnan Çelik & Ergin Öpengin The Armenian Genocide in the Kurdish Novel: Restructuring Identity Through Collective Memory
12.15 – 13.45 Lunch
13.45 – 15.15 From Ravished Armenia to Ararat: Cinema and the Genocide Discussant: Melis Behlil
Eric Nazarian The Armenian Genocide and Diaspora on Film: A Visual Presentation and Lecture
Esin Paça Cengiz Representing the Armenian Genocide: Trauma, History and the Politics of Representation
Öykü Gürpınar From Memoirs to Cinema: The Question of Testimony and the Representation of Disaster
15.15 – 15.30 Coffee / Tea
15.30 – 17.00 Cracks in Cinema and Theater Discussant: David Kazanjian
Etienne Charriere “Later, in Yerevan” Robert Guédiguian and the Representation of the (Post-)Genocide in French Cinema
Melis Behlil Slipping through the Cracks: Narratives of the Armenian Genocide in Turkish Documentaries
Duygu Dalyanoğlu Playwriting in Diaspora: Melancholia and Survival
17.00 – 17.15 Coffee/Tea
17.15 – 18.45 Crafting Our Own Cracks Discussant: Çağla Aydın
Janice Okoomian A Bowl of Wild Forget-Me-Nots: Creative Ritual Practice, Community, and Memory in an Armenian American Feminist Group
Çiğdem Mater 10 Years into the Search for My Own “Truth” through Cinema: Reflections on the Armenia Turkey Cinema Platform
Marianna Hovhannisyan “Empty Fields” Exhibition: From the Hrant Dink Foundation Turkey Armenia Fellowship Scheme through ARIT to SALT


Friday, November 6

10.00 – 11.00 Writing, Testimony, Survival Discussant: Hülya Adak
Ararat Şekeryan Literature and Catastrophe: the Journal Shant and Vatan Yarcanyan’s Poems (1918-1919)
Vicken Cheterian Writing as Resistance
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee/Tea
11.15 – 13.00 Intimate Archives Discussant: Banu Karaca
David Kazanjian “All is silver-grey”: Mourning a Fictive Biography
Stefan Kristensen &

Anna Barseghian

(with Méliné Ter Minassian)

No Voice is Lost (Video)
The Dead as a Witness: (Video) A Visual/Philosophical Essay
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.30 – 17.00 Art, Gender, Survival Joint event with the “Gender & Aesthetics” Conference (organized by the Gender Forum)
Discussant: Asena Günal
Helin Anahit The Power of Art as a Catalyst for Memory
Eileen Claveloux Connecting the Missing Pieces
Anita Toutikian Longing and Belonging (Video): A Video about the Life and Works of Hripsimeh Sarkissian (1908-2000)
17.00 – 17.30 Coffee /Tea
17.30 – 19.00 Keynote Speaker Joint event with the “Gender & Aesthetics” Conference (organized by the Gender Forum)
Banu Karaca * War, Gender and Visual Literacy



Organizing Committee: Asena Günal, Ayşe Gül Altınay, Banu Karaca, Çağla Aydın, Hülya Adak, Işık Özel, Melis Behlil, Sibel Irzık

Workshop Assistant: Elif Binici 

With Support from the Gender Forum, Sabancı University, Istanbul Policy Center, Chrest Foundation

Workshop Poster by Emre Parlak 

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