Censorship in Turkish Comics

The presentation will lay out the historical background of censorship towards Turkish comic magazines (Girgir, Mikrop, Limon, Leman, Pismis Kelle, Penguen and Uykusuz) from the early 70’s. I will start with the Ottoman Empire and the late 19th century when the first humour magazines have been published, and continue with the early republican period when the humour magazines become propaganda apparatus rather than providing criticism. I will support the presentation with examples from magazines and my main focus point will be the 80s and 90s and today. After the presentation we can have a discussion session in which we can compare different practices in different countries.

The talk will be held in English through Skype. Let us know in advance if you would like translating assistance in French or German.

Talk by
Baris Uygur (Turkey)

Date: Thursday 2nd, April 2020
Time: 18.00 – 19.30
Location: The Phrontistery
Address: Löwenpl. 6, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland