Baran Germen, 2016 Jane Grant Dissertation Fellow

2016-17 Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship
  • Baran Germen

    Baran Germen

    Baran Germen, Department of Comparative Literature. “Melodramatics of Turkish Modernity: Narratives of Gendered Victimhood, Affect, and Politics.” Graduate teaching fellow Baran Germen was chosen from a strong pool of applicants to receive the prestigious Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship.Germen holds a master’s degree from Istanbul Bilgi University and is working toward a doctorate in comparative literature. The dissertation, “Melodramatics of Turkish Modernity: Narratives of Gendered Victimhood, Affect, and Politics,” offers a historical account of the “rhetorical gendered violence that underlies the disturbing rise of gendered violence in Turkish society.” Germen undertakes a genealogical approach across media to provide an analytical framework for melodramatic aesthetics and politics by following “narratives of victimhood that traverse literature, film, and song lyrics, and infiltrate political discourse.“