|Lecturer in Film and Television Studies||
E dot Atakav at uea dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 2972
|Registry And Council House 3.31|
Eylem studied for her degree in Film and Television Studies at
I have an interest in media and cultural politics, gender in film and television, feminist film theory, transnational cinema, women’s cinema and Turkish cinema. I am also interested in the relationship between films and cultural memory. Currently working on a monograph on gender and Turkish cinema as well as an edited collection on women and world cinema.
1980’ler Sinemasında Kadın (Women in 1980s Cinema), Ileri Kitabevi, 2010.
Journal Articles and Chapters in Books:
‘Syrian Women Filmmakers,’ in Dictionnaire des Femmes Créatrices/Secteur Cinéma Brigitte Rollet and Pascale Risterucci (eds.) (
(Forthcoming) ‘Evil Women versus Pathetic Men: Feminist Discourse in Zeki Demirkubuz’s films’, Turkish Cinema Anthology: Turkish Cinema: Aesthetics, Culture, History, and the Nation, Chicago University Press, 2010.
Book Reviews and Review Articles
‘Dr Who: The Writer’s Tale’, Transformative Works and Cultures, Fall 2010.
Book Reviews and Review Articles:
M. Evans, The Wooden Doctor, Women’s History Magazine, Issue 54, Autumn, 2006, pp.31-2.
C. Gibson, Symbols of the Goddess: Universal Signs of the Divine Female, Women’s History Magazine, Issue 51, Autumn 2005, pp.37-8.
Translation (English to Turkish)
Annette Kuhn, ‘Filmde ve Medyada Feminizmin Durumu’, Sine/Cine: Journal of Film Studies, inaugural issue, Autumn 2009. The article is originally published as ‘State of Film and Media Feminism’ in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture, Volume 30, Issue 1, 2004, pp. 1221-8.
Selected conference papers:
‘Sexualisation of Culture: Turkish Cinema in the Posters of Sex Films of the 1970s’, Framing Film - Cinema and the Visual Arts: International Film Conference,
‘Depoliticisation of the Film Text and the Child in Turkish Cinema’, Screen Studies Conference,
‘A Clandestine Resistance? Silence and female subjectivity in Innocence’, Screen Studies Conference,
‘Double Imprisonment: On the Metaphor of Prison in the Cities of Demirkubuz’, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Middle Eastern Caucus,
‘The Mirror has Two Faces: a Clandestine Resistance versus the Fallen Woman’, Images at the Threshold: Postgraduate Film Conference, European Studies and Modern Languages,
‘The (Im)Possibility for a Feminist Discourse in Turkish Cinema, Interdisciplinary Film Research Workshop, University of Cambridge, February, 28, 2007.
‘Investigating Turkish Women’s Cinema, Its Audience and Cultural Identity’, Cinema Audiences Conference,
‘Masculinity in Crisis? Representations of Masculinity in Cinema’, Midlands Arts Centre’s Guest Speaker,
‘Mona Lisa in Veils: Politics, Religion and Feminism in the context of
Media, Culture and Society (MA)
Television and Society (MA)
Issues in Television History (Undergraduate)
Feminism and Film
Atakav, Eylem (2011) There are Ghosts in these Houses! New Turkish Cinema: Belonging, Identity and Memory. Inter Asia Cultural Studies, 12 (1).
Atakav, Eylem (2011) Savas Arslan, Cinema in Turkey: A New Critical History. Screen, 52 (4).
Atakav, Eylem (2010) Representations and/or Interpretations: Women in Middle Eastern Film. Near East Quarterly, 1 (1).
Atakav, Eylem (2010) Let’s Do It! Let’s Do It’ The Critical Reception and a Feminist Reading of Victoria Wood’s Midlife Christmas. Feminist Media Studies, 10 (3). ISSN 1468-0777
Tasker, Yvonne and Atakav, Eylem (2010) The Hurt Locker: Male intimacy, violence and the Iraq war movie. Sine, 1 (2).
Atakav, Eylem (2013) 'Honour is Everything for Muslims': Vendetta Song, Religious Identity and Gender Politics in Turkey. In: New Turkish Cinema and Religion. Cambridge Scholars Press. (In Press)
Atakav, Eylem (2013) 'Do one's dreams become smaller as one becomes bigger?' Memory, Trauma and the Child Turkish Cinema. In: New Cinema, New Media: Reinventing Turkish Cinema. Cambridge Scholars Press. (In Press)
Atakav, Eylem (2013) Feminism and Women's Film History in Turkey: the 1980s. In: Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinemas Past and Future. University of Illinois Press. (In Press)
Atakav, Eylem (2012) Kiz Kulesi Asiklari, Edge of Heaven and Block C. In: World Film Location: Istanbul. World Film Locations . Intellect Ltd. ISBN 9781841505671
Atakav, Eylem (2012) Cinema: Turkish Women's Contributions. In: The Oxford Encycopaedia of Islam and Women. Open University Press, New York. (In Press)
Atakav, Eylem (2012) The critical reception of Certified Copy: Original art or copy of a rom-com? In: Watching Films: New Perspectives on Movie-Going, Exhibition and Reception. Intellect Ltd. ISBN 9781841505114 (In Press)
Atakav, Eylem (2013) Directory of World Cinema: Turkey. Directory of World Cinema Series . Intellect Ltd. ISBN 9781841506203
Atakav, Eylem and Willis, Andy, eds. (2013) From Smut to Softcore: Sex Films and the 1970s World Cinema. Manchester University Press. (In Press)
Atakav, Eylem (2012) Women and Turkish Cinema: Gender Politics, Cultural Identity and Representation. Routledge Studies in Middle East Film and Media . Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-67465-2
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