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Invitation to Defense of Fatma Uysal

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Art Theory and Cultural Studies
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Schillerplatz 3
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1010 Vienna
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The Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna kindly invites you to the defense of Fatma Uysal's dissertation project Breaking the Stereotype. Visualization and Representation of Women in Turkish Television.

The Examination Panel is made up of: Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Doris Guth (chair), Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Sabeth Buchmann (first supervisor), ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gisela Prochazka-Eisl (second supervisor) and Doz. Mag. Dr. Assoc. Prof. Axel Stockburger (external appraiser, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna).


The dissertation examines the interrelationship between "gender" and the medium "television". A television analysis is used to discuss whether gender-coded stereotypes are present in the Turkish television series "Binbir Gece" ("One Thousand and One Nights") and "Kara Sevda" ("Endless Love"), or whether the representation of women is influenced regarding gender- specific representation policies. The paper positions itself at the intersection between Gender/Queer- and Cultural Studies. It aims to analyze gender-coded stereotypes and forms of representation in media productions.
In addition to the gender-political dynamics in the context of social and cultural processes in the construction of gender relations, gender issues and gender identities in Turkey, also the economic, cultural, political and power-critical aspects of the medium “television”, the presence of the international format trade and television market as well as the production and distribution of Turkish television productions are examined from a media-theoretical perspective.
The cohesion of the cultural and media theory components provides a basis for the conception, development and implementation of the methodology of television analysis from the Turkish television series "Binbir Gece" ("One Thousand and One Nights") and "Kara Sevda" ("Endless Love"), which questions how stereotypical gender relations are effective on Turkish television and how the medium “television” produces gender perceptions and gender roles.

Please join us for the defense presentation in room M13a.

We are looking forward to welcoming you.