Women Literati and Ottoman Intellectual Culture

with Didem Havlioğlu 

hosted by Chris Gratien and Emrah Safa Gürkan 
This episode is part of a series on Women, Gender, and Sex in Ottoman history

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While almost all of the well-known authors of the Ottoman period are men, women also participated in Ottoman intellectual circles as authors and artists. In this podcast, Didem Havlioğlu describes the world of early modern Ottoman intellectuals and discusses how we can study the cultural of production of women within this context.



Didem Havlioğlu is an Assistant Professor of Turkish Literature at Istanbul Şehir University (see academia.edu)
Emrah Safa Gürkan is a recent Ph.D. from the department of history at Georgetown University specializing in the early modern Mediterranean and Ottoman Empire (see academia.edu)
Chris Gratien is a PhD candidate studying the history of the modern Middle East at Georgetown University (see academia.edu)

Episode No. 71
Release date: 24 September 2012
Location: Istanbul Şehir University
Editing and Production by Chris Gratien


Citation: "Women Literati and Ottoman Intellectual Culture," Didem Havlioğlu, Chris Gratien and Emrah Safa Gürkan, Ottoman History Podcast, No. 71 (September 24, 2012) http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2012/09/women-literati-and-ottoman-intellectual.html

Image: Osman Hamdi Bey, "Mihrap"

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Havlioğlu, Didem. "On the margins and between the lines: Ottoman women poets from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries," Turkish Historical Review, 1 (2010) 25-54.

Andrews, Walter G. and Mehmet Kalpaklı, The Age of Beloveds: Love and the Beloved in Early-Modern Ottoman and European Culture and Society (Durham: Duke University Press, 2005).

Behar, Cem. Aşk olmayınca meşk olmaz: geleneksel Osmanlı/Türk müziğinde öğretim ve intikal. İstanbul: Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 1998.

Tys-Şenocak, L. Ottoman Women Builders: The Architectural Patronage of Hadice Turhan Sultan (Burlington: Ashgate, 2006).

Kızıltan, Mübeccel, “Divan Edebiyatı Özelliklerine Uyarak Șiir Yazan Kadın Şairler” (1994).

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