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Dr. A. (Aylin) Kuryel
Aylin Kuryel is Assistant Professor in Literary and Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. She teaches in the Bachelor and Master program of Literary and Cultural Analysis. Her areas of interest are nationalism, image politics, aesthetics/resistance, and politics of emotions. She is the co-editor of Cultural Activism: Practices, Dilemmas and Possibilities (Rodopi, 2010), Resistance and Aesthetics in the Age of Global Uprisings (Iletisim Press, 2015) and Sıkıntı Var: Sıkıntı Üzerine Denemeler (Essays on Boredom, 2020, Iletisim Press). She works as a documentary filmmaker; among her documentaries are Taboo (2009), Image Acts (2015), Welcome Lenin (2016), Heads and Tails (2018), CemileSezgin (2020), The Balcony and Our Dreams (2020).
Roei, N., Aydemir, M., & Kuryel, A. (2024). Cultural Analysis 2033.
Kuryel, A. (2022). Looking at and with Images: Crowds in Joker, Joker in the Crowd. In S. Redmond (Ed.), Breaking Down Joker: Violence, Loneliness, Tragedy Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003171300-9
Kuryel, A. (speaker) (2017). Audience Emancipated screening and lecture, Producing the Future: Citizens by Act at DAS Graduate School.
Kuryel, A. (speaker) (2016). Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom?: The Politics of Academic Freedom in Turkey and Israel/Palestine, Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom?: The Politics of Academic Freedom in Turkey and Israel/Palestine, Democracy Dome, Amsterdam.
Kuryel, A. (speaker) (2015). “Measures of Creativity in Gezi Resistance”, Global Cultures of Contestation, organized by the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies.
Kuryel, A. (speaker) (2014). “A Specter is Haunting: Ghostly Images in the National Everyday”, Global Spectralities, ACGS/ASCA Seminar.
Kuryel, A. (speaker) (2013). “Creativity in Action: Counter-Spectacles and Affective Collectives”, Aesthetics and Politics in Turkey: Art, Film and Literature conference, Sabancı University.
Kuryel, A. (2015). Image acts and visual communities: everyday nationalism in contemporary Turkey. [details]