This event postponed to another date, we will inform you in the future.
“Perspectives: Stories Untold” Speaker Series:
Dr. Emrah Işık
Venue: TOP Project Space, located at Industriestr 40 / Schätzelbergstrasse 1-3, 12099 Tempelhof
Date: 8th July, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
TOP Project Space is excited to present its latest talk series, “Perspectives: Stories Untold.” Designed with a global focus, this series showcases the work of artists and scholars. We’re kicking things off by welcoming researchers Dr. Emrah Işık and Yasin Acar from Batman University, Turkey. They will be shedding light on their current research in Kurdish literature.
Join us as Dr. Emrah Işık explores “Memory, Storytelling and the Dengbêj Tradition,” and Yasin Acar delves into “Mem û Zîn – Kurdish Love Epic: A Queer Interpretation.” The presentations, each lasting 20-30 minutes, will create a conducive atmosphere for friendly conversations and thematic interest at the TOP Project Space in Tempelhof.
The “Perspectives: Stories Untold” series aims to give voice to the unspoken, through an exploration of decolonial perspectives and queer and feminist approaches. Artists, scholars, and creative workers get an opportunity to introduce a topic and provide insight into their background, interests, and previous work. Join us as we uncover the untold narratives waiting to be shared.
Emrah Işık: He is a faculty member of the Department of English Language and Literature at Batman University. He received his BA at English Language and Literature at Ege University. Işık got his MA and Ph.D. degrees from the department of English Language and Literature at Ankara University. From 2012 to 2019, he worked as a research assistant at Ankara University. His areas of interest include the fields of memory, trauma, gender, postcolonial studies, cultural studies and transnationalism.
Yasin Acar: He graduated from Dumlupınar University, majoring in English Language and Literature. He received his teaching English certificate (TESOL) in 2016 from Arizona State University. He completed his Master’s degree in the same field at İstanbul Aydın University, in 2019. He started working as a full-time instructor of English at İstanbul Gelişim University School of Foreign Languages in 2015 and served as the vice principal and head of the department of the same institution in 2021 until his departure in 2022. Between 2019 and 2020, he worked as a part-time instructor of English at İstanbul University. Also, he taught at Karkonosze State University in Poland as part of ERASMUS staff mobility in 2020. He is currently working on his PhD thesis at İstanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University and working as a lecturer for Batman University. His research areas include modernism and post-modernism, colonialism and post-colonialism, gender studies in literature, cinema and language studies.