Turkish

Contemporary Turkish Cinema and Society

Subject Code: 
COMPLIT
Course Number: 
157
Crosslisted as: 
COMPLIT 357
Description: 

An examination of contemporary Turkish cinema in a social and political context. The course will focus on films and directors that revived Turkish cinema in the mid-1990s with a focus on key issues pertaining to belonging, denied identities, masculinity, nationalism, silencing of women, urbanization. There will be approximately two hours of film screening and two hours of classroom discussion/seminar each week. All films have English subtitles.

Instructor: 
Burcu Karahan Richardson
Term: 
Win
Academic Year: 
2013-14
Units: 
3-5
Day/Time: 
MW 2:15 PM - 4:05 PM

Alla Turca Love: Tales of Romance in Turkish Literature

Subject Code: 
COMPLIT
Course Number: 
143A/342
Description: 

An introduction to the theme of romantic love in Turkish literature, with particular attention to key classical and contemporary works that influenced the development of the Turkish literary tradition. Topics include close reading and discussion of folk tales, poems, short stories, and plays with particular attention to the characters of lover/beloved, the theme of romantic love, and the cultural and historical background of these elements. We will begin with essential examples of ghazels from Ottoman court poetry to explore the notion of "courtly love" and move to the most influential texts of 19th and 20th centuries.  All readings and discussions will be in English; all student levels welcome.

Instructor: 
Burcu Karahan Richardson
Term: 
Win
Academic Year: 
2012-13
Day/Time: 
TTh 12:35p-2:05p

Saadet Ebru Ergul

portrait: Saadet Ergul
Contact: 

sergul@stanford.edu

sebruergul@yahoo.com

Building 240 - 210

Office Hours: 
by appointment

Saadet Ebru Ergul is a native speaker of Turkish. She is a life long language learner and passionate about teaching and learning foreign languages.

She has received her B.A. from Bilkent University and M.B.A. from Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey. She has received her M.A. from Texas Tech University in Applied Linguistics and French Literature and Language.

She holds “ACTFL - Oral Proficiency Interview Tester Certification” for Turkish and working on her  “Writing Proficiency Tester Training”.

She has been teaching First Year, Second Year and Third Year Turkish at Stanford since 2010, and prior to that she taught French and Turkish at Language SF and Texas Tech University Extended Studies Program at Lubbock, Texas.

Ebru’s research interests are communicative language learning, oral proficiency assessment and technology enhanced language education.

She is one of the first participants of  “iPads for Learning Initiative Program” funded by Stanford University, Academic Computing Services & Center for Teaching and Learning which enabled her students to use iPads as a learning tool in her First Year Turkish Language Course.

Currently, she is working as a team member on “Updating Turkish Proficiency Guidelines Project” which intends to update Turkish oral and written proficiency
 guidelines with a distinguished group of scholars of AATT, funded by the Institute of Turkish Studies.

She loves soccer, figure skating, volleyball, gardening and cooking.

Turkish Language Courses Offered

AMELANG 184A: First Year Turkish, First Quarter-Designed for students who have interest in learning Turkish language, culture, history, cuisine and social life. Proficiency-based orientation with emphasis on oral comprehension and speaking. The grammar is presented through communicative activities where student are exposed to authentic input. Aut 5 Units Ltr-CR/NC                                                                                                                                                                                         

AMELANG 184B: First Year Turkish, Second Quarter- Continuation of 184A. Emphasis on speaking, oral comprehension and beginning reading and writing skills. Turkish culture and social life is integrated in daily language learning process through authentic materials. Prerequisite: 184A or consent of instructor. Win 5 Units Ltr-CR/NC                   

AMELANG 184C: First Year Turkish, Third Quarter -Continuation of 184B. Emphasis is on speaking, oral comprehension, reading and writing skills. Reading texts, studying Turkish music, viewing short documentaries and communicative writing exercises are part of daily class activities. End of quarter presentation in Turkish. Fulfills the University Foreign Language Requirement. Prerequisite: 184B or consent of instructor. Spr 5 Units Ltr-CR/NC                                                                                                                 

AMELANG 185A: Second Year Turkish, First Quarter- Continuation of 184C. Designed for students with previous knowledge of Turkish who wish to learn in depth about Turkish culture, history, social life, literature, cuisine and artistic trends. Emphasis on developing intermediate proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Class discussions and activities aim to enable students to perform various tasks in the target language. Prerequisite: 184C or consent of instructor. Aut 5 Units Ltr-CR/N    

AMELANG 185B: Second Year Turkish, Second Quarter -Continuation of 185A. Main focus is on class discussions and essay writing practices about daily life in Turkey. Prerequisite: 185A or consent of instructor.  Win 5 Units Ltr-CR/NC                                                                                                                                                                                                     

AMELANG 185C: Second Year Turkish, Third Quarter-Continuation of 185B. Main focus is on class discussions and essay writing practices about daily life in Turkey. End of quarter presentation in Turkish. Prerequisite: 185B or consent of instructor. Spr 5 Units Ltr-CR/NC                                                                                                                                

AMELANG 186A: Third Year Turkish, First Quarter – The purpose of this class is to improve language skills while continuing to learn about Turkish language, culture, art and history in depth. Emphasis will be put on oral communication, study of grammar and reading comprehension. Students will expand and deepen their knowledge of grammar through readings. The classroom discussions will depend on weekly readings/texts mainly based on news from TV and newspapers. Aut 3 Units Ltr CR / NC

AMELANG 186B: Third Year Turkish, Second Quarter – Continuation of 186A.  Main focus is on class discussions, weekly readings, news reports from TV and newspapers. Prerequisite: AMELANG 186A or consent of instructor. Win 3 Units Ltr CR / NC                                                                                                                                                                        

AMELANG 186C: Third-Year Turkish, Third Quarter - Continuation of AMELANG 186B. Main focus is on class discussions.  Students will work on some modules which will guide them to gain deep understanding of intercultural issues as well as the language.Prerequisite: AMELANG 186B or consent of instructor. Spr 3 Units Lts CR / NC                

Education: 

M.A. in Applied Linguistics and in French Language and Literature, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. 

M.B.A., Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey.

B.Sc. Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Languages:

Turkish, French, Spanish

Language(s): 
Turkish

Ozden Akyol

portrait:
Office Hours: 
by appointment
Language(s): 
Turkish

Turkish Film Poster Exhibit and Film Screenings

Date: 
Monday, 3 October 2011 - 8:00am - Friday, 14 October 2011 - 9:20pm
Location: 
Cecil H. Green Library - South Portal Library
Language: 
Turkish

Turkısh Fılm Poster Exhıbıt
Stanford University Cecil H. Green Library
South Portal Lobby
3-14 October 2011

Stanford University's Mediterranean Studies Forum, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, and the Stanford University Arts Initiative will be showcasing Turkish Film Posters from the collection of Stanford Libraries and Academic Information Resources. The exhibition will be held 3-14 October, 2011 in the South Portal Lobby of Cecil H. Green Library.

Reading Turkish II

Subject Code: 
COMPLIT
Course Number: 
248B
Description: 

Continuation of language and reading development from Reading Turkish I. Open with consent of the instructor to undergraduates who have already taken Reading Turkish I.

Instructor: 
Burcu Karahan Richardson
Term: 
Win
Academic Year: 
2013-14
Units: 
2-5
Day/Time: 
MW 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Istanbul the Muse: The City in Literature and Film

Subject Code: 
COMPLIT
Course Number: 
144A
Description: 

 

The multiple layers of culture and history in Istanbul, a city on two continents between East and West, have inspired great art and literature. The class focuses on the idea of "inbetweenness" through art, literature, music, and popular culture seen chronologically. In addition to discussing literary, historical, and academic texts we will explore visual genres such as advertising, architecture, caricature, documentary, film, and miniature painting. Readings and discussion in English. UG Reqs: GER:DBHum
Instructor: 
Burcu Karahan Richardson
Term: 
Spr
Academic Year: 
2012-13
Units: 
3-5
Day/Time: 
MW 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Advanced Turkish for Research

Subject Code: 
COMPLIT
Course Number: 
248C
Description: 

Refining advanced reading skills in modern Turkish through intensive reading and translation. Emphasis on Turkish cultural, historical, literary, and political texts depending on students¿ academic interests. Prior knowledge of Turkish and/or consultation with the instructor is necessary.

Instructor: 
Burcu Karahan Richardson
Term: 
Spr
Academic Year: 
2013-14
Units: 
2-5
Day/Time: 
MW 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Reading Turkish I

Subject Code: 
COMPLIT
Course Number: 
248A
Description: 

Designed to develop reading competence in Turkish for graduate students (undergraduates should consult the instructor). An introduction to the structures of Turkish language necessary for reading. Essential grammar, syntax points, vocabulary, and reading skills will be emphasized. The goal is to enable you to read Turkish at an advanced level in a relatively short period of time. It is not a traditional language course that takes an integrated four-skill approach; it focuses only on reading, and as a result we will be able to cover advanced material in a short amount of time.

Instructor: 
Burcu Karahan Richardson
Term: 
Aut
Academic Year: 
2013-14
Units: 
2-5
Day/Time: 
MW 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Burcu Karahan Richardson

portrait: Burcu Richardson
Contact: 

Building 260, Room 232
Phone: 650 723 6608
bkarahan@stanford.edu

Office Hours: 
by appointment

Burcu Karahan's research focuses on the issues of translation, gender, narcissism, and Westernization in the case of 19th century Ottoman literature. Her teaching  interests include Ottoman and modern Turkish literatures; translations in late 19th century Turkish Literature; contemporary Turkish Cinema; 18th and 19thcentury British and French Novels; decadence, and the novel.

Education: 
  • MA Department of Turkish Literature, Bilkent University.
  • Ph.D. Department of Comparative Literature, Indiana University. 
Language(s): 
French
Language(s): 
Turkish
Language(s): 
Ottoman Turkish
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