The Story Has It | Ipek Hüner Cora

E 419 | Ottoman literature is heavily associated with verse, namely, Ottoman court poetry, and to some extent, folk literature. Ottoman stories, however, remain unexplored, even though they circulated in the empire and entertained many. For us, today, they are an invaluable source to study daily life, gender and space in the early modern Ottoman world. What is an Ottoman story? What do Ottoman stories tell us? In this episode, İpek Hüner Cora joins the podcast to talk about fictional prose stories in the Ottoman Empire and we discuss the gendered and spatial aspects of stories scattered in manuscript collections. See more at İpek Hüner Cora completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago in Fall 2018. She is currently an instructor at Boğaziçi University teaching classes on Ottoman Turkish, literature, gender, and space. Işın Taylan is a PhD candidate in History at Yale University. Her research examines the Ottoman intellectuals' production of geographical knowledge in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. CREDITS Episode No. 419 Release Date: 15 July 2019 Recording Location: Istanbul, Turkey Audio editing by Işın Taylan Music: Katibim (Uskudar'a Gider iken) - Safiye Ayla Images and bibliography courtesy of İpek Hüner Cora Available at

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