Haluk Ucel presented @ the 12th ESSE Conference in Kosice, Slovakia

Photo0734Haluk Ucel, M.A. (Department of Television Reporting and Programming) presented his study titled “Televisual Reconstructions of the Past and Identities in Turkey” at the 12th ESSE Conference in Kosice, Slovakia:

“This paper investigates televisual representations of the past and the construction of identities in Turkey. The paper mainly focuses on discourse analysis of the domestically and internationally acclaimed Turkish TV soap opera Magnificent Century, which is inspired by 16th century Ottoman history. The paper also observes consumerism through TV commercials which stem from the TV serial, representing the past and the audience identification with the text together with the main characters, building happiness and the reconstruction of identities. Magnificent Century and the related TV commercials reconstruct national identity through imagery and imaginary reconstructions of the past.”

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