Type of Event: Lecture
Presenter: Dr. Didem Havlıoğlu
October 6, 2020
Dr. Havlıoğlu (Ph.D Univ. of Washington) will give a talk on the Ottoman women’s movement through various contemporary sources such as the genre of women’s magazines in the late Ottoman/early Turkish republic period.
Dr. Havlıoğlu’s work is on gender and sexuality in the early modern Ottoman world. She is particularly interested in women poets and writers and their ways of appropriating the traditional discourse. She has written both in Turkish in English about Ottoman women writers from early modern to Modern periods. Her book project, titled “Mihri Hatun: Performance, Gender-bending and Subversion,” is a study of the first Ottoman woman poet who managed to collect her poetry and achieved unprecedented success in literary circles of her time. This event is free and open to the public.