Ezra Pound Amid Turkey's Cultural Wars: Authority, Epic, and Word Choice in the Turkish Cantos

Efe Murat Balıkçıoğlu
Monday, November 16, 2020 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Virtual Lecture
Monday, November 16, 2020 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

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Efe Murat Balıkçıoğlu studied philosophy at Princeton and completed his Ph.D. in Ottoman History and Arabic Philosophy at Harvard. He currently teaches Islamic history at Wellesley College. He has published six books of poetry and five books of translations from the Iranian poets M. Azad and Fereydoon-e Moshiri and from the American poets C.K. Williams, Susan Howe, and Lyn Hejinian in Turkish. Together with Sidney Wade, he prepared an selection from the œuvre of the modernist Turkish poet Melih Cevdet Anday in the U.S. His poems, writings, and translations in Turkish and English have appeared in a wide range of journals and exhibitions including the thirteenth Istanbul Biennial. He has recently completed the translation of Ezra Pound’s entire Cantos into Turkish.

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