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"Nazım Hikmet and the Prose of Communism" (Nergis Ertürk, Penn State University)

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, 3535, Spanish & Portuguese Seminar Room, 1880 Campus Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah Peters   (847) 491-3864

Group: Comparative Literary Studies

Co-Sponsor: Middle East and North African Studies
Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Northwestern Buffett)
Critical Theory

Category: Academic


Comparative Literary Studies Program Speaker Series.

Professor Ertürk will discuss current book project on early twentieth-century Turkish and Soviet literary encounters.

Please note, there will be a graduate lunch hosted on May 10 from 12pm - 1:30pm in Kresge 5-531. To attend, please RSVP by Monday, May 7 to or

The lecture at 5pm is open to all!


Nergis Ertürk is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey (Oxford University Press, 2011), the recipient of the 2011 Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book, and the co-editor (with Özge Serin) of a special issue of the journal boundary 2 entitled Marxism, Communism, and Translation. Her work has appeared in the journals boundary 2, Interventions, Middle Eastern Literatures, Modernism/Modernity, New Literary History, PMLA, and Jadaliyya. She is currently writing a book on early twentieth-century Turkish and Soviet literary encounters. She will be a Member in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton during spring 2019.

Co-sponsored by: Department of Slavic, Middle East and North African Studies Program, Critical Theory Program, and Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program.

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