A feminist approach on trauma in Turkish literature
Addressing grief and trauma in our times – the Anthropocene era – demand new approaches. Also, ‘slow violence’ is incremental with disastrous consequences for decades or centuries. However, most of the existing narrative rely on Western and European human-centred, techno-focused, and masculinist approaches and ignores the feminist aspect of the problem. The EU-funded POGETA project will study the Anthropocene trauma in post-imperial Turkey and among the Turkish diaspora under feminist and queer perspectives. The project will explore how public intellectuals remember and dramatize the surviving effects of the Ottoman period, the environmental consequences of war and genocide, climate trauma, and other slow violence forms in modern Turkish literature.