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Ahmet Gürata

Associate Professor

D4019 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Academic interests

- Film history and theory

- Digital humanities

- Archive

- Documentary

- Media Studies


Digital film studies and database (http://turkishcine.ma/)

Selected publications


Imitation of Life: Representing and Remaking Modernity, Editions Moustache, 2019 (forthcoming)

Edited Volumes

“A Polemic: Non-western Historiography,” (Co-edited with Louise Spence) “In Focus” section (with contributions from Ravi Vasudevan, Valentina Vitali, Michael Chanan, Esther Yau and Fatih Özgüven), Cinema Journal 50:1 (2010): 131-166.

“Sinema ve Tarih,” [Film and History] special issue of the journal Kebikec 28 and 29 (2009).

Fatma Dalay Küçükkurt and Ahmet Gürata (eds) Sinemada Anlatı ve Türler [Film Narrative and Genre] (Ankara: Vadi Yayınları, 2004).

Book Chapters

 “New Waves and New Confusions: The Case of Birds of Exile (1964),” in G. Schöllhammer and R. Arevshatyan (eds.), Sweet Sixties (Berlin/New York: Stemberg Press, 2014): 365-73.

“City of Intrigues: Istanbul as an Exotic Attraction,” “Topkapi (Jules Dassin, 1964),” “Murder On the Orient Express (Sidney Lumet, 1974),” “The Girl on the Bridge (Patrice Leconte, 1999),” “The Accidental Spy (Teddy Chan, 2001),” in Özlem Köksal (ed.) World Film Locations: Istanbul (London: Intellect, 2012): 14-15; 22-25; 64-67.

“Hollywood in Vernacular: Translation and Cross-Cultural Reception of American Films in Turkey,” in Melvyn Stokes, Robert C. Allen and Richard Maltby (eds) Going to the Movies: Hollywood and the Social Experience of Cinema (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2007): 333-47.

“Translating Modernity: Remakes in Turkish Cinema”, in Dimitris Eleftheriotis and Gary Needham (ed.) Asian Cinemas: A Reader and Guide (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006): 242-54.

Journal Articles

“The Politics of Re-presentation: Distribution and Exhibition of Indian Cinema in Turkey,” Marg: A Magazine of the Arts 64:4 (2013): 78-85.

“A Polemic: Non-western Historiography” (with Louise Spence), Cinema Journal 50:1 (2010): 131-135.

“‘The Road to Vagrancy’: Translation and Reception of Indian Cinema in Turkey,” Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies 1:1 (2010): 67-90. [http://bio.sagepub.com/content/1/1/67.full.pdf+html]

Tears of Love: Egyptian Cinema in Turkey (1938-1950)”, New Perspectives on Turkey 30 (2004): 55-82.

“Türkiye’de Mısır Sineması” [Egyptian Films in Turkey], İletişim 7 (2000): 173-94.

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