Fragments of Tragedy in Postmodern Film 

Despite the theories about the “death of tragedy”, this book explores fragments and reflections of tragedy in postmodern film. Tragedy has changed and evolved with human society, and its continuous chain from Ancient Greece to modern times has been broken by postmodernism. However, certain aspects of tragedy have continued to be used by literature and film: in particular, films with themes of chaos, violence, popular culture, paranoia, virtual reality and alienation often use aspects of tragedy. The focus of this study is on these facets adopted by postmodern film.

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

2022 Kayhan-Müldür, S. and Kesirli Unur, A. Cinematic Spaces of Istanbul Through the Foreign Lens: Spy Films, Cosmopolitanism and the Political Gaze. Culture and Communication. Kültür ve İletişim, 25(2): 475-496.

2022 Kayhan-Müldür, S. Women with Purple Violets Documentary: Oral History Research on the Liberating Effects of Female Football Fandom. Soccer and Society.

2022 Kayhan-Müldür, S. TV Drama Production Studios of Istanbul: From Empty Sound Stages to Standing Sets. Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies.

2020 Kayhan-Müldür, S. The Proliferation of Alternative Film Exhibition Spaces in Istanbul: Cultural Segregation and Urban Cinephilia. Visual Studies, 35:2-3, 232-244.

2020 Kayhan-Müldür, S. Postmodern Kentleşme ve Yaratıcı Ekonomi: İstanbul’da Medya Endüstrileri [Postmodern Urbanization and the Creative Economy: Media Industries in Istanbul]. Idealkent: Journal of Urban Studies, 11:3, 986-1009.

2018 Kayhan-Müldür, S. Open-Air Cinemas of Istanbul from the 1950s to Today. Space and Culture. 24:1, 128–143.

2017 Kayhan, S. Fongogo: A Case Study On The Usability Of The Local Crowdfunding and Fundraising Websites In Turkey. Humanitas, 5:9, 95-10.

2016 Çelik Rappas, A.I. and Kayhan, S. TV Series Production and the Urban Restructuring of Istanbul. Television and New Media, 19: 1, 3 – 23.

Book Chapters

2023 Televizyondan Dijital Yayın Platformlarına Türkiye’de Dizi Yapım Dinamiklerinin Değişimi (From Television to Streaming Platforms: Transformation of the Production Dynamics of Series). TV Dizileri. Ed. Özgür Yılmazkol. LiteratürkAcademia. In Press.

2023 Kayhan, S. İmparatorlukta Zor Bir Gün Yapım Öyküsü [A Hard Day in the Empire Production Story]. Kısa Filmin Öyküsü-3.[The Story of Short Film-3]. Ed. Karakaş, S.S. and Başaran, Y. Es Yayınları. In Press.

2021 Kayhan, S. Les coproductions internationales: une analyse de la collaboration entre Meetings on The Bridge et l’Institut français. [International co-productions: An analysis of the collaboration between the Meetings on The Bridge and the French Cultural Center in Istanbul]. In Des ciné-goûters aux séances pour les cinéphiles: Le cinéma dans les Instituts français et les Alliances françaises. Ed. Giusy Pisano. Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 293-305.

2020 Kayhan, S. Elene Yapım Öyküsü [Elene Production Story]. Kısa Filmin Öyküsü 2 [The Story of Short Film-2]. Ed. Sidar Serdar Karakaş and Yelda Başaran. Es Yayınları, 34-42.

2019 Kayhan, S. Yeşilçam ve Kentsel Dönüşüm: Küçük Hanımefendi Filmlerindeki Modern İstanbul Temsili [Yeşilçam and Urban Reconstruction: Representation of Modern Istanbul in Little Lady Films Series]. Türkiye Film
Araştırmalarında Yeni Yönelimler 15 [New Directions in Turkish Film Studies 15]. Ed. Deniz Bayrakdar. İstanbul: Bağlam Yayınları, 79-93.

Book Reviews

2022 Imitation of Life: Cross-Cultural Reception and Remakes in Turkish Cinema by Ahmet Gürata, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. In Press.

2021 Europe Knows Nothing About the Orient: A Critical Discourse From the East (1872-1932) by Zeynep Çelik, Cultural Studies. Doi: (online first publication)

2021 The Building as Screen: A History, Theory, and Practice of Massive Media by Dave Colangelo, Visual
Studies. Doi: 10.1080/1472586X.2021.1918576 (online first publication)

2018 Istanbul Open City: Exhibiting Anxieties of Urban Modernity by İpek Türeli, Journal of Visual Culture, 17:2, 253-256.

2017 Media in New Turkey: The Origins of An Authoritarian Neoliberal State by Bilge Yeşil, New Perspectives on Turkey 57, 161-165.

Other Selected Publications
2016 Kayhan, S. A Unique Movie Experience: Idrimi; In Search of Forgotten Kingdom. Sekans Film Magazine. March,
2016 Tasarım Ne Bekler? [What Does Design Expect?] Cogito Special Issue Vol.83 (as interviewer and transcriber)
2005 Kayhan, S. Le chignon d’Olga. Altyazı Film Magazine.
2004 Kayhan, S. A Poet of Dreams: Alain Tanner. Altyazı Film Magazine. January, 50-51.
2003 Kayhan, S. The Familiar Story of Execution. Altyazı Film Magazine. January, 95.