Occidentalism and the Imagination of Self and Other in Turkish Literature
The concept of Occidentalism is connected to the notion of modernity and its effects on those contexts often labelled as “non-Western”. Turkey is in this regard a unique space, where Ottoman and European, post-imperial and post-colonial, narratives meet.
Kenarov works on a non-fiction book describing in detail the life and times of Bulgarian writer and dissident Georgi Markov, as well as his notorious murder by agents of the Bulgarian State Security service in London in 1978.
Regional Free Movement of People Law: A New Field of Study for International Migration Law
A powerful narrative presents the response to migration as the erection of borders. This project explores its apparent converse: the easing of borders at regional level. At least 174 states have policies and laws facilitating free movement of people.
Bruno Jasieński: Ein Mensch wechselt seine Haut (RUS > GER)
Der zwischen 1931 und 1933 entstandene Roman "Ein Mensch wechselt seine Haut" lässt sich ganz unterschiedlich lesen, etwa als Reiseroman dreier amerikanischer "Spezialisten" aus den verarmten USA der Weltwirtschaftskrise, oder als Bericht über den Bau eines Bewä
Weaponizing Society vs. Building Collective Resilience
This project deals with the conflicts at the core of our societies: How do populists, nationalists and radicals of all sorts compete for an electorate lost by mainstream pro-European parties? Can new liberal political forces or grassroots citizen movements win it back, in an age of dist
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