MIMESIS in Trans/National Turn

17.-18.12.2015, Konferenz, OI Istanbul

Programm

First day (17.12.2015)

Opening 
10:30-11:00

Opening Lecture
11:00-12:00
Azade SEYHAN (Comparative Literature, Bryn Mawr College)
Exile in Translation: Exodus of German culture to Turkey and 
the United States (1933-1945)

LUNCH
1. Panel: TransL/National Turn in Cultural Studies
13.00–15.00
Doris BACHMANN-MEDICK (GCSC, University of Giessen)
Models of translation: Trans/Cultural practice and analytical category

Dilek DİZDAR (Intercultural German Studies and Translation Studies, University of Mainz)
Ambivalence and translation

COFFEE BREAK

2. Panel: ‘Translations’ of Mimesis I
15.30–17.30
Yiğit TOPKAYA (Department of History, University of Basel)
Between style and temporality: realism as a (modern) translation of Mimesis?

Hanna ENGELMEIER (Institute of Media Studies, University of Bochum)
Erich Auerbach: Figura. History, historiography and Mimesis


Second day (18.12.15)

3. Panel: ‘Translations’ of Mimesis II
10.00–12.30
Pascale ROURE (Department of German Studies, University Paris-Sorbonne)
"Conservative innovation". Leo Spitzer's mimetic semantics and language politics.

Matthew GUMPERT (Department of Western Languages and Literatures, Boğaziçi University)
Trafficking in meanings: Digressions and Divagations

Hüseyin ÇİÇEK (Center for Islam & Right in Europe, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
To be like the other. Mimesis, violence and society

LUNCH

4. Panel: Translators In-Between
13.30–15.30
Saliha PAKER (Translation Studies, Boğaziçi University)
On a poem by Behcet Necatigil, with an English version, and the poet’s conception of ÇEVİRİ as “a turning” (translation)

Zaur GASIMOV (Orient-Institut Istanbul)
Between popularization and translation? Turcologists' translationist activities in the 1920-40s in Turkey

COFFEE BREAK

16.00–17.00
Till LUGE (Orient-Institut Istanbul)
Inscribing Humanism through translation? On the confluence of ideas among Emigré scholars, the DTCF, and the Translation Bureau

17.00–17.30
Plenary discussion

Programm (PDF).