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Don’t Make Me Laugh: The Role of Humor in Turkish Society

November 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Melike Eğilmezler Boylan is a Turkish sociologist specializing in contemporary satire. Her first book, Güldürme Beni! Mizah Üstüne Ciddi Söyleşiler (Don’t Make Me Laugh! Serious Conversations About Humor) is a collection of interviews with legendary Turkish writers, directors, actors, stand-up comedians and cartoonists, exploring their role in society. She has a PhD from Turkey’s Middle Eastern Technical University, an MA from Johns Hopkins School of International Studies and a BA from Marmara University in Istanbul. She has also worked for the World Bank and Turkish Government. Eğilmezler Boylan’s research interests include exploring the tension between repression and freedom of expression, humor traditions in Muslim societies and documenting creative social change.

Acknowledgement of Support: This event has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this event are the sole responsibility of The UNC Center for European Studies and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

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Date:
November 2, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Organizer

Center for European Studies | A Jean Monnet Center of Excellence
Email:
europe@unc.edu

Venue

FedEx Global Center #4003
301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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