Student Seminar Series: “Disney’s World?,” Murat Can Becerir (AMER), Library Art Gallery, 12:40PM April 11 (EN)

Bilkent University Library is very pleased to invite you to attend the sixth “Student Seminar Series”. The seminar will be in English. The activity is within the scope of GE250/251.
Title: “Disney’s World?”
Speakers: Murat Can Becerir (AMER)
Date: April 11
Time: 12.40 -13.40
Place: Art Gallery (Main Library)

ABSTRACT: Walt Disney was one of the few people who managed to transform our perceptions of entertainment and changed the world of media. He made the notion of “fairy tale” come to life. The aim is to demonstrate Disney’s agency in the mass media context, that it is much more than a cartoon company. Disney runs a vast international entertainment empire including TV networks, film studios and theme parks. The presentation will focus on multiple segments of the Walt Disney company in relation with global capitalism. Moreover, it will be discussed that how Disney’s daring ideas, services and productions revolutionized entertainment business during the Great Depression and the contributions to the tourism sector will also be discussed.