Yavuz Sezer Memorial Talks

Damascus: A City in Words

Department of History cordially invites you to this year's Yavuz Sezer Memorial Talk, titled 'Damascus: A City in Words,' to be delivered by Dana Sajdi on December 5, 2023, at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Pera Museum Auditorium. For the talk, simultaneous translation into Turkish will be available.


Forms Effect Meaning: The Materiality of Text and Reading Expectation

This lecture is devoted to two questions. First, it will analyze how reading was conceived of by literary criticism, sociology of practices, and cultural history. What is at stake here was the conceptualization of the relationship between the text and the reader and the process through which meaning is constructed. Whence the fundamental importance of the notion of the materiality of the text—as wrote D. F.