Symposium to delve into Adıvar’s work
Halide Edip Adıvar will be remembered on the 50th anniversary of her passing during a symposium today.Halide Edip Adıvar, one of the leading female novelists in Turkish literature, will be commemorated with a symposium on the 50th anniversary of her passing.
The symposium will be held Jan. 23 at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University’s Fındıklı campus in collaboration with the university and Can Publications.
Adıvar and her works will be discussed in three main sessions. Abdullah Uçman, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Didem Ardalı Büyükarman, Handan İnci, Hülya Adak, Hülya Argunşah, İpek Çalışlar, Muharrem Kaya, Nazan Aksoy, Nüket Esen are among the symposium speakers.
Many of Adıvar’s novels criticized the low social status in which Turkish women found themselves trapped and what she saw as a lack of interest in most women to change the situation.