ASBÜ Orientalism Webinar Series continues with Jerry Brotton
Dear Professors, Scholars and Students,
We are honored to invite you to ASBÜ Orientalism Webinar Series. Prof. Jerry Brotton, New York Times bestselling author, whose books are translated into 20 languages, from Queen Mary University of London will talk on “The Untold Story of Queen Elizabeth I, Tudor England, Islam & The Ottomans," on Nov 24 Wednesday 4:00 PM live on ASBÜ YouTube channel.
Relations between Tudor England and the Islamic world have been largely absent from histories of the period, and European accounts of ‘the Renaissance’. In this illustrated talk Prof Jerry Brotton reveals the extensive nature of the close relations between Tudor England and the Islamic world, and in particular the Ottoman Empire. He will explore the religious, diplomatic and commercial aspects of this relationship, focusing on the period 1570-1603, and culminating in a discussion of the impact of Anglo-Islamic relations on Elizabethan drama, including Shakespeare.
Orientalism Webinar Series (OWS) is a series of online lectures, each of which will host a world-famous distinguished speaker on a related field with Orientalism. In each webinar session, a speaker will give a 30-40-min. talk on a topic about their scholarship followed by a 15-min. question and answer session. The lecture will be run via Zoom and aired on the ASBÜ’s YouTube channel. Before the start of the talk, a short introduction about the speaker will be provided by Beyazıt Akman, the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Filiz Barın Akman, the Vice Chair and Acting Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature.
Our aim is to give an opportunity to students and scholars from around the world to become familiar with the trailblazing and cutting-edge scholarship of internationally acclaimed academics on critical theories of Orientalism and Post-colonialism as well as related issues of the image of the Other, namely the East, Islam and the Turks in Western discourse and Islamophobia; cross-cultural interactions and encounters between East and West in the historical contexts of the Renaissance and beyond.
With the gracious contributions of these important scholars, we hope to inspire more emerging students and scholars to see the rich possibilities of potential research subjects in these significant area studies.
We also hope that this webinar series will be a global engagement, inspired by the ultimate messages of these theoretical schools: multiculturalism, mutual understanding and respect for the other. Since the talk will be aired via YouTube, students and scholars from all around the world will be able to benefit from this event.
Key features of OWS:
- Internationally-acclaimed scholars from around the world
- Founding figures, exponents and theorists of Orientalism & Post-colonialism
- Open to all students and scholars worldwide
- Q&A and discussion sessions
- Run via Zoom and broadcast on YouTube
Subject matters include:
- Orientalism & Post-colonial Literary Theories
- The Image of Islam, Turks and the East in British (and wider Western) Literature, Culture and Politics
- East-West Discourse
- Cross-cultural Encounters in the Mediterranean Realm
- Islamophobia in the West
- Media & Representation of Islam, Turks and the non-European “Other”
- Knowledge, Power and the Construction of the “Other”
- Culture & Imperialism
- English Literature Curricula around the World
Relevant disciplines include:
- Cultural Studies
- Media Studies and Journalism
YOU CAN WATCH THE WEBINAR LIVE ON ASBÜ YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
You can address your questions to our guest via email@example.com
You can watch previous webinars here:
BILL ASHCROFT https://youtu.be/LaBf6-MSLj0
RONALD STRICKLAND https://youtu.be/dZMcvasFNCs
HATEM BAZIAN https://youtu.be/CFX5GNu5WTY