Dr Laurent Mignon

Associate Professor of Turkish, University of Oxford


Dr Laurent Mignon is a Faculty Fellow and University Lecturer in Turkish. His research interests include modern Turkish literature and intellectual history, minority literature, socialist literature, biblical themes in Turkish literature and modern Jewish intellectual history.

He is currently working on the emergence of Judeo-Turkish literature, covering the period between the publication of the first Turkish newspapers in Hebrew script in the 1870s and the 1950s. He also works on an alternative history of modern Turkish literature from the emergence of the Armeno-Turkish novel and Hovsep Vartanyan’s romantic rebellion against tradition and the religious establishment to the poet Asaf Halet Çelebi’s subversion of the nationalist canon in his surrealist mystical verses. His latest book is Ana Metne Taşınan Dipnotlar(Footnotes Moving to the Main Text, 200

Events

A tribute to Orhan Veli - Hundred years later

King's College London Turkish Society and London Centre for Social Studies are paying a tribute to Orhan Veli with this seminar - Hundred years on...


Forthcoming Events

May
31

British Engagement Programme for Displaced Children

British Engagement Project for Displaced Children seeks to enhance understanding of British values, culture, and history through a professionally developed non-informal curricula designed for displaced (i.e. asylum seekers, refugees, forced migrants) families children, aged between 11-16.


Jun
12

6th LCSS PhD Methodology Conference

An opportunity for PhD and early-career researchers from diverse social science and humanities disciplines to meet and share their research experiences.


Latest News

A Tide of Humanity: Discussing the Migrant Crisis

On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis


LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.


LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August


International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education


Blog

“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA


In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy


On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.


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