Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Nov 18, 2013
Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (Room 338), DeWitt Wallace Library

Zeynep Gursel, International  Studies, will present “Coffee Futures: A Short Film About a  Long Story." Audience members will first watch a 20 minute ethnographic film then move into Q and A with Gursel, director and co-producer of Coffee Futures (2009). Coffee Futures weaves together the Turkish custom of coffee fortune-telling with Turkey’s decades-long attempt to join the European Union.  This  widespread custom is an everyday communication tool: both a way of dealing with hopes, fears and worries, and also a way of indirectly voicing matters usually left unspoken. Coffee Futures attempts to render the emotional texture of a society whose fate has been nationally and internationally debated often in relation to Europeanness over a very long period of time, to hint at the psychology of collective waiting and anticipating a national future. All faculty are welcome. Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Adrienne Christiansen, ext. 6714

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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