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The Centenary Of Modernist Literature

The year 1922, when the experimental works in which Modernism made itself most visible as a movement in literature, Virginia Woolf's novel Jacob's Room, James Joyce's Ulysses, and T.S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land were published, is named the annus mirabilis of Modernism, the year of wonders. Although plenty of studies have alluded to its importance, this historical moment has not been studied in depth yet until the past few years.

The Centenary Of Modernist Literature
The Centenary Of Modernist Literature

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Dec 16, 2022, 7:30 PM GMT+3 – Dec 18, 2022, 9:00 AM GMT+3

Ka, Cankaya, Cinnah Cd. No:1 D:B, 06690 Cankaya/Ankara, Turkey

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The Centenary of Modernist Literature

 

16, 17 & 18 December 2022

Ka, Space for Visual Culture and Artistic Thinking

 

The year 1922, when the experimental works in which Modernism made itself most visible as a movement in literature, Virginia Woolf's novel Jacob's Room, James Joyce's Ulysses, and T. S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land were published, and is named the annus mirabilis of Modernism, the year of wonders. Although plenty of studies have alluded to its importance, this historical moment has not been studied in depth yet until the past few years.

The Centenary of Modernist Literature event series aims to create a practice of re-reading and understanding Modernist Literature by bringing together the translators who translated the most essential works of Modernist Literature into Turkish, the writers who made the legacy of this literature live in their own writing experience, the artists inspired by this heritage, and of course, the readers who are the recipients and participants of this century-long journey.

 

The event series which will be opened at Ka, Space for Visual Culture and Artistic Thinking on December 16 at 19:30, will be hosted at Ka for the following two days.

 

The Centenary of Modernist Literature event series is funded by the Embassy of Ireland.

 

PROGRAM

 

Friday, December 16

 

Opening Speeches & Fuat Sevimay: James Joyce: The Man Who Changed the Game

 

> Keynote Speeches

Sonya McGuinness, Irish Ambassador

 

> The Centenary of Modernist Literature

Mine Özyurt Kılıç, Can Akgümüş & İrem Hasçiftçi Kurt

 

> James Joyce: The Man Who Changed the Game

Fuat Sevimay (Author and Translator)

 

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Saturday, December 17

 

> The Mark on the Wall: Writers of Yesterday and Today, 13.00-14.00

Ka Atölye, Ankara

Contemplating the centenary of modernist literature, modernist writers from Turkey come together with a focus on James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, and many more.

 

Moderator:

Mine Özyurt Kılıç (Academician)

Invited Participants:

Erendiz Atasü (Author)

Fuat Sevimay (Author and Translator)

 

> Meeting of Translators: To Exist in Two Different Worlds, 14.30-16.30

Ka Atölye, Ankara

Influential figures who have translated James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and T. S. Eliot meet to discuss the rewards and challenges of working with modernist texts.

Invited Participants:

Alev Bulut

Fatih Özgüven

Fuat Sevimay

Cem Yavuz

 

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Sunday, December 18

 

> “Thinking with The Waves, Remembering in Waves”, 13.00-14.00

Ka Atölye, Ankara

 

This part of the program brings together an academician and an artist to explore the afterlife of modernist literature in contemporary art production practices.

 

Mine Özyurt Kılıç (Academician)

Can Akgümüş (Artist)

 

> Reading Marathon: Giving Voice to Texts, 14.15-15.30

Ka Atölye, Ankara

 

Sections/authors and their works to be read in the marathon:

James Joyce, Dubliners & Ulysses & Finnegan’s Wake & A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man

 

Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway & Jacob's Room & Professions for Women

 

T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land & The Hollow Men& La Figlia Che Piange & Dans le Restaurant& The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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