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MENA Mondays: Faculty Colloquium with Fahri Oz

When: Monday, October 31, 2022
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, Trienens Forum, Room 1515, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: MENA  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


Join us for this week's MENA Monday event. Lunchboxes will be available at noon if attendees would like to eat before the talk. Virtual option available:

Speaker: Fahri Oz, Visiting Scholar, MENA and Keyman Modern Turkish Studies

Fahri Öz is an ex-academic, translator and poet. After signing Academic for Peace declaration in 2016, he was dismissed in 2017 from his position at Ankara University, where he taught British and American poetry, poetic genres, literary history and translation. He translated into Turkish works by Christina Rossetti, Jack London, Saki, William Burroughs and Bob Dylan. He co-authored and co-edited a collection of very short fiction in Turkish called Hayat Kısa Proust Uzun. His first book of poems, Meşrutiyet Çok Bulutlu On Beş Santigrat Yağmur Olasılığı Sıfır, came out in 2019. In 2021, Oz was one of the residents of IWP at University of Iowa, where he also taught at the MFA in Literary Translation. Currently he has been translating Whitman’s complete poems into Turkish in four volumes, the first two volumes of which has so far been published. Concomitantly, he is working on translation of Emily Dickinson’s complete poems into Turkish.  

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