Talk by Dr. Abdulhamit Arvas

Friday, October 22, 2021
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)
VCAM VCAM 102 VCAM Seminar Room
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Provost Office

The Homoerotics of Abduction, Conversion, and Race

in the Early Modern Mediterranean

A Lecture by Dr. Abdulhamit Arvas

Friday October 22 at 3:30 pm - Tea at 4:15 pm

VCAM 102

This talk will comparatively trace English and Ottoman

representations of abductions and conversions with a focus on

the beautiful, and often racially differentiated, abducted youths

who were objects of cross-cultural circulations generated by

imperial hierarchies in the greater Mediterranean space.

Dr. Abdulhamit Arvas is Assistant Professor of English at the University of

Pennsylvania. His research and teaching focus on early modern literature and culture,

comparative histories of sexuality and race, queer theory, cross-cultural encounters,

and Islam in the Renaissance.

Questions? Email

Sponsored by the Spanish Department and the Provost Office Early Career Scholars Fund.

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