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"Akser, Murat" <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:57:04 +0000
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Dear colleagues,

I am happy to announce that New Cinema, New Media: Reinventing Turkish Cinema is out now.
Special thanks to my colleagues editors (Deniz Bayrakdar and Melis Oguz), to Elisabeth Salverda for proofreading,
to all the contributors and to all the people from Cambridge Scholars Publishing who made this possible.

For reviewing this book please contact CSP at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

The book can be found here

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This volume covers approaches concerning the relationship between innovation in cinema and the politics of filmmaking in new cinema practices in Turkey. The contributors focus on historiography, genres, mainstream and art cinema production, and transnational cinema, as well as changing narratives and identities. The new cinema movement in Turkey is here analysed from perspectives of new technologies, new production and distribution structures, the impact of film training, the televisual industry, new actors in commercial and art cinema, as well as the impact of the film festival circuit. Additionally, recurring themes of memory, trauma, and identity are dealt with from multidisciplinary angles. The volume covers in depth analyses of the internationally renowned filmmakers Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Fatih Akin, Semih Kaplanoglu, Reha Erdem, Zeki Demirkubuz, Yesim Ustaoglu and Dervis Zaim. A timely study on the centenary of Turkish cinema in 2014, students of Middle Eastern Studies, Film Studies, Cultural Studies, Urban Studies, Gender studies, and identity studies will find this volume extremely relevant to their work.


1. A World That Never Was: Old Special Effects, New Eyes
Murray Pomerance

2. Flaherty, Fatty Arbuckle and the Invisible Bride: Nanook of the North
and the Origins of Documentary
Seth Feldman

3. The Radical Novelty of Robin Wood’s Political Film Criticism
Selim Eyüboğlu

4. Towards a New Historiography of Turkish Cinema
Murat Akser

5. The Existential Boundaries of Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Cinema:
“In the Beginning Was the Father: Why Papa?”
Zahit Atam

6. The Concept of National Cinema and the “New Turkish Cinema”
Asli Daldal

7. Realism alla Turca: Valley of the Wolves
Savaş Arslan

8. The Old and the New Ways of Kurdish Filmmaking in Turkey:
Potentials and Risks
Ozgür Çiçek

9. New Documentary, New Cinema and New Media
Tuncay Yüce

10. Why do New Turkish Films End by the Sea?
Last Scenes in Contemporary German/Turkish Cinema
Deniz Bayrakdar

11. “Do One’s Dreams Become Smaller As One Becomes Bigger?”:
Memory, Trauma and the Child in Turkish Cinema
Eylem Atakav

12. Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction: A New Genre in Turkish Cinema?
Ozüm Ünal

13. Arm-wrestling a Superpower: Representations of the United States
and Americans in Turkish Films
Elif Kahraman

14. A New Look at Film Reception: Summer Theatres
Hilal Erkan

15. International Film Festivals: A Cinema Struggling to Exist
between New Resources and New “Dependencies”
Tülay Çelik

16. Thinking Out Loud: On the Adaptations of Hurmuz with 7 Husbands
Pınar Asan

17. Cinema of Thresholds, Without Gravity, Under Urgent Times:
Distant Voices, Still Lives
Tül Akbal Süalp

18. Inbetweenness as a Mode of Resistance in Reha Erdem’s Cinema
Gülengül Altıntaş

19. Spatial Realism: From Urban to Rural
Hülya Alkan

Kind regards,
Murat Akser

Murat Akser
Lecturer in Cinematic Arts
University of Ulster
School of Creative Arts and Technologies
University of Ulster
Magee campus
BT48 7JL Northern Ireland
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Tel: +44 (28) 71675202

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