April 4, 2005, New York
Adalet AGAOGLU, by Prof. Sibel EROL
For Adalet AGAOGLU's presentation
in English as translation *new
-- Türkçe Bülten
Millennium proudly presents...
IN THE TURKISH NOVEL
Introduction by: Prof.
Hosted by: Stevens Institute of Technology and
May 4, 5 and 7, 2005
Where: New Jersey, New York City, U.S.A. &
Millennium is proud to host a series of lectures with
the preeminent Turkish
author, Adalet AGAOGLU, for the 5th
of Light Millennium.
about the Lectures:
4 May, 2005, Wednesday
Venue: Stevens Institute of Technology,
Kidde Building (central campus)
Kidde lecture hall, 228 Kidde
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, New Jersey
For location information please see underneath
of this page or call to: (201) 216-5399
to this talk, there will be a panel session titled:
Diversity, Removing Prejudice & Fostering Global
Connectivity" @5 PM at the same venue organized by Light Millennium
& Stevens Institute
will be a reception after the panel and before Adalet
5 May, 2005, Thursday
Venue: Uris Hall, Room# 301
New York City
Directions to Uris Hall: On 116 Street, between
Amsterdam Avenues; walk 40-50 m. on College Walk;
youll see a black sculpture in front of a
domed building. Uris Hall is exactly behind that
7 May, 2005, Saturday,
Time: 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Venue: Toronto University,
lectures are open to public.
-- Donations will be appreciated.
her presentation, Adalet Agaoglu will talk about developments
in the Turkish novel between 1970- '80, and delineate
postmodern and pre-postmodern connections in her novels, namely in the
Summer's End and her trilogy titled The Narrow
Times (Lying Down to Die/ A Wedding Night / No)
She will review the new trends in the Turkish novel and
will point out where her novels stand vis-a-vis these
these lectures, we aim to bring Adalet Agaoglu, a leading
Turkish author, together with her readers, students
of Turkish literature and academics of Turkish studies and to make her valuable insights and thoughts
available to greater audiences in the U.S. and in Toronto,
Canada. We believe that, these lectures will illuminate
Adalet Agaoglu's important place in Turkish literature
and help those interested in expanding their knowledge
of Turkey and Turkish literature.
presentations will be both in English and Turkish. Mrs.
will be distributed in English prior to the event. The
and the session
of Questions and Answers will be held in English,
directed by Prof. Sibel Erol.
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was born in Nallihan, a small town near Ankara (Turkey)
in 1929. Adalet Agaoglu is a playwright, novelist and
short story writer. She also writes essays.
studied French literature at Ankara University and joined
the radio drama department of Turkish Radio TV Corporation.
During the fifties, sixties
and seventies, she achieved prominence as a playwright,
writing for various
theaters, especially for the State Theater during
its heyday. In the early
seventies, she began writing novels. The first
Down to Die (1973), was heralded as a different kind
of novel than the
classical Turkish novel.
Agaoglu's first short story book, High
(1975) won the Story Award
of the year. Her novel, A Wedding
won all the main novel awards
of the year 1979-80. Since then,
she has established herself as one of Turkey's leading
firmly rejects the label of female or feminist writer,
be known as an author. "I'm a socialist and deeply
interested in aesthetic
and artistic investigation of arts and literature,"
she says. "I
feel quite satisfied while I am prodding the taboos in
morals or in forms."
of her novels is published in Germany under the title:
Die Zarte Rose
Stuttgard: Ararat Verlag, 1979, (Original title:
Fikrimin Ince Gülü, 1975). Another novel
of hers Curfew (Original title: Üç
Bes Kisi was published in the U.S.A. (1997). For her
latest novel ROMANTIC
/A Viennese Summer, was selected as the best among
the 105 novels which
were published or written during a five year period between
1992-1997. Before this prize, in December 1995, Agaoglu
received the Turkish Presidential Award of
for her services to art and culture. She also received
the following titles:
Hon. Ph.D. by the University Anatolia, Eskisehir, Turkey;
by the OSU (Ohio State University) Humane Letters, U.S.A.1998.
has translated into Turkish some French and English plays
for the stage.
Agaoglu lives in Istanbul. She is married. She has no
On Adalet AGAOGLU, by Prof. Sibel EROL
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photo of Adalet Agaoglu or more information about the
Web site: http://www.lightmillennium.org/
Co-Producers on behalf of the Light Millennium: Figen
Bingül, Prof. Edward Foster, Erhan Berber, Bircan
The three lectures are organized by: The Light Millennium,
In collaboration with: Principally, Liberal
Arts & Middle Eastern Studies at the Stevens Institute
of Technology; Ankara Library of Toronto, Inc. and Columbia
Sponsors of the lectures:
* Erden ARKAN
* Murat AGIRNASLI
Turkish Airlines (THY)
--We are greatfull to our sponsors...
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TO GO to the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken
The lecture will be in 225 Kidde on the second floor
of the Morton-Peirce-Kidde complex (northeast corner of
6th and River Streets) Bus: The Port Authority terminal
in Manhattan is the most convenient.|
>From Port Authority, take a Hoboken bus to Washington
and 6th Streets, two blocks east (northeast corner of
6th and River: Morton-Peirce-Kidde Building).
Subway: The subway line that serves Hoboken is the PATH,
which stops in Manhattan at 6th Avenue and 33rd, 23rd,
14th, and 9th Streets. There is one final stop at Christopher
near Hudson before the train crosses under the river into
Hoboken. Make sure you take the Hoboken (not the Journal
Square or Newark) train.
When you leave the PATH station in Hoboken, walk north
on River Street seven blocks (one of them through a small
park) to 6th and River (northeast corner: Morton-Peirce-Kidde
building). It's a short taxi ride from the PATH station
if you would prefer not to walk.
Car: Because Stevens is easy to reach from the Lincoln
Tunnel, the Holland Tunnel, I-78, I-280, and other major
routes. Take any one of these to Hoboken. The main street
here is called Washington Street, which runsnorth-south.
If you are traveling south on Washington, turn left onto
5th Street; if you are traveling north, turn right onto
5th. Go two blocks and
turn left. Morton-Peirce-Kidde is on the corner of the
Special Thanks to:
David Cuthell, Stevens Institute of Technology,
Ayfer Samancioglu, Ankara Library of Toronto, Inc.;
and Etem Erol at Columbia University; also to TSA
(Turkish Student Association), Turkish Initiative, Turkish
Center @ MEALAC (Middle Eastern Asian Languages and Cultures);
MEI (Middle East Institute) at Columbia University, and
Murat Omeroglu, Vice Consul of New York Turkish
are the soul of the Light Millennium. & We are for
the greatness in Humanity."