Film Screening: “Inside”

Posted on March 31st, 2013 by Med Studies Staff in Events

May 21, 7:00 pm, Building 370, Room 370 (450 Serra Mall, map)

Film Screening: “Inside” [Yeralti] (Turkey, Dir. Zeki Demirkubuz, 2012)

Adapted from Dostoevsky’s novel “Notes from Underground”, director Zeki Demirkubuz’s latest film “Yeralti” [Inside] explores a man’s life, thoughts, feelings and his very own darkness. More about the film is available here.

The screening is free and open to the public. Dr. Burcu Karahan (Stanford University) and Dr. Tom Roberts (Stanford University) will lead a discussion session after the screening.

Burcu Karahan is Turkish Language and Literature Lecturer in the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University. She received her M.A. in Turkish Literature from Bilkent University, and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University. Her 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.

Tom Roberts is Postdoctoral Fellow in Thinking Matters at Stanford University. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Stanford University, with a Ph.D. Minor in Religious Studies. His doctoral dissertation examines the aesthetic modalities of transcendence in nineteenth-century Russian fiction, drawing on related topics in Eastern Orthodox art and theology, critical theory, and narratology. Tom is also interested in film studies, and recently completed an article on Ukrainian director Kira Muratova. He is presently preparing his dissertation for book publication, as well as an article on Orthodox liturgical ekphrasis in Leskov and Chekhov. 

[Co-sponsored by CREEES, Turkish Students Association, and thevStanford Arts Institute]

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