Writing Disaster, Testifying Violence and Abusing trauma: The Double Tragedy of Arsaluys Mardigyan

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

Speaker(s): 
Meyda Yegenoglu

This lecture will bring attention to the trauma of an Armenian woman: Ara¿luys Mardigyan. Her story involves witnessing the murder of almost all her family members and a forced displacement from Anatolia to the USA in 1915, during the deportations of the Armenians under the Ottoman rule. Meyda Ye¿eno¿lu will offer a reading of Mardigyan's testimony Ravished Armenia and will discuss a series of concepts and issues such as fact, testimony, truth, literary representation, bearing witness and mourning.Meyda Yegenoglu currently is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Social Sciences, at University of Tampere, Finland (since February 2016). Before joining Tampere, she was a professor of Cultural Studies and Sociology Institute at Bilgi University, Istanbul-Turkey. She has held visiting appointments at Columbia University, Oberlin College, Rutgers University, New York University, University of Vienna and Oxford University. She is the author of Colonial Fantasies; Towards a Feminist Reading of Orientalism (Cambridge University Press,1998) and Islam, Migrancy and Hospitality in Europe (Palgrave-Macmillan 2012). You can also hear Meyda Yegenoglu speak:October 17: Lunch/talk with undergraduate studentsTitle: Becoming a Feminist under an Authoritarian RegimeOctober 19: Lunch/Talk with graduate studentsTitle: Managing Scholarships at RiskFOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO RSVP TO THESE EVENTS GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AT DUKEGSF/EVENTS

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