CEERES Event: “Reading the Residues: Fortune Telling Cafes in Istanbul,” film screening and lecture, April 15

April 15, 2010 (Thursday).  Coffee Futures and “Reading the Residues: Fortune Telling Cafés in Istanbul” – A Joint Film Screening and Lecture

By Zeynep Devrim Gürsel (University of Michigan) and Zeynep K. Korkman (UC-Santa Barbara).  Film Studies Center, Cobb 307 (5811 S. Ellis Ave); 7:00pm

Coffee Futures and “Reading the Residues: Fortune Telling Cafés in Istanbul” – A Joint Film Screening and Lecture

By Zeynep Devrim Gürsel (University of Michigan) and Zeynep K. Korkman (UC-Santa Barbara)

Speaker: Zeynep Korkman
Director: Zeynep Devrim Gürsel

Korkman’s talk, “Reading the Residues”, focuses on coffee fortune telling as a window to reexamine conventional categories used to understand Turkey’s identity in relation to Europe.

The documentary film, Coffee Futures, weaves individual fortunes with the story of Turkey’s decades long attempts to become a member of the European Union. Promises and predictions made by politicians, both foreign and domestic, are juxtaposed with the rhetorics and practices of everyday coffee fortune telling.

Sponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies in conjunction with the Film Studies Center, the Anthropology of Europe Workshop, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Turkish American Cultural Alliance.

This event is free and open to the public, although seating is limited. Please call the Film Studies Center to make a reservation at 773.702.8596. If you need assistance accessing the venue, please contact (773) 702-0875 or ceeres@uchicago.edu.

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