The Use of Epistolarity for Documenting the Past in Films From Turkey
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Language en
Subjects Art
Journal Section Features
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-0044-8377
Author: Selime BÜYÜKGÖZE (Primary Author)
Institution: İSTANBUL AYVANSARAY ÜNİVERSİTESİ, PLATO MESLEK YÜKSEKOKULU
Country: Turkey


Dates Publication Date : October 30, 2019

This article focuses on the epistolary form in unconventional Turkish films preoccupied with a traumatic past. The formal approach to epistolarity depends on Hamid Naficy’s (2001) description of accented style. The epistles in selected films are categorized according to medium and are analyzed as formal and as narrative elements. Epistolarity is discussed as one of the prominent strategies for engaging with the past, and its function as documentation of the past is understood in terms of Marianne Hirsh’s (2008) conceptualization of postmemory.

epistolarity, postmemory, Turkish cinema, archive, truth

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