Upcoming Panel: Ottoman Empire and Global Modernism(s)

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Dear Colleagues,

I would like to inform you about an upcoming panel organized by the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative at NYU (OTS-NYU) on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 12:30 (EST). Below you can find the abstract, as well as the link to register. 

This panel is the fifth event of a series of panels and lectures that will take place in the next several months under the rubric of the 2nd Mid-Atlantic Ottoman Studies Workshop

Panel Title: Ottoman Empire and Global Modernism(s)

Link to register:  https://nyu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvf--gqTopHdW94kk5Hg-B1WpNzySrvZ2p

Panel Abstract: This panel will explore key figures and works that prompt new ways of understanding the status of the Ottoman state and society within the discussion of globalism and its renderings in the last two centuries of the empire. Nihan Soyöz explores how Muhayyelât, a collection of 1001 Nights-esque tales by Giritli Aziz Efendi (d. 1798) complicated the socio-politics of global literary production and exchange; Kaitlin Staudt -via the works of Ahmet Haşim (d. 1933)- shows how the increasing focus on inter-imperial networks and asymmetrical global power relations within the discussions of literary modernism required Ottoman scholars to reimagine their position; and Melis Hafez scrutinizes how the increasing numbers of writings on morality served as a form of modern social intervention in late Ottoman society. Our commentator, James Ryan, will draw on each of these presentations to speak on the relevant themes that emerge around the notion of global modernism(s) within the Ottoman Empire. The panel will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.a 30-minute Q&A session.


Kaitlin Staudt (Auburn University): Late Ottoman Literature and Global Modernist Studies” 

Nihan Soyöz (Binghamton University): “Reading the ‘Oriental Tale’ as an ‘Oriental Man:’ Muhayyelât-ı Aziz, Literary Modernity,  and World Literature” 

Melis Hafez (VCU): Ottoman Moral Entrepreneurs: Cultural Politics and Moral Citizenship in Late  Ottoman Society” 

Commentator – James Ryan (NYU) 

Contact email: abb12@nyu.edu