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Selim Kuru: “Unruly Acts of Desire: A Sixteenth-Century Vision of Sexuality in the Ottoman Empire”

Winter 2014 Workshop Series: Inside and Outside Islamic Literature?
Selim Kuru is Associate Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at the University of Washington. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His research and teaching interests include print and manuscript cultures, sexuality, literary history, Ottoman and modern Turkish language and literature. Among his publications are “The Literature of Rum: The Making of a Literary Tradition: (1450-1600)” (in S. Faroqui and K. Fleet (eds.) The Cambridge History of Turkey, Cambridge, 2012), “Reading Memories of Homosociality: Towards Resistance to Modernist History” (Cogito, 2011), and “Naming the Beloved in Ottoman Turkish Gazel: The Case of Ishak Celebi” (in A. Neuwirth et. al. (eds.)Ghazal as World Literature II: From a Literary Genre to a Great Tradition, The Ottoman Gazel in Context, Ergon Verlag, 2006).
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Thursday, February 27, 2014. 03:30 PM


Encina Hall West, Room 208 (616 Serra St.)


Abbasi Progam in Islamic Studies, Comparative Literature