Visual Culture and Masculinity

The third workshop of ICSM was held in February 2, 2014 in İstanbul, Turkey with the title of “Visual Culture and Masculinity”. In this workshop, Selin Akyüz was the moderator  and Murat İri and Zeyno Pekünlü were the two presenters. Murat İri talked about how masculinities are represented in contemporary TV shows based on one of the Turkish TV series: Muhteşem Yüzyıl (The Magnificant Century). On the other hand, Zeyno Pekünlü clarified the patriarchal meanings attributed to masculinities in Yeşilçam Movies, anthems and visual cultural products and she reversed these meanings with her presentation.