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Olive Zeynep Kartal

MA student, Film Studies, Concordia University 

BA English Honours, Cultural Studies, McGill University (2020) 

Olive Zeynep Kartal is an MA student in Film Studies at Concordia University. Her thesis “The Spectral Cloth: Queer Identity in Textilesproposes a textile approach to queer theory. Her research interests include feminist film and literature, spectrality, media studies, and disability studies. She defines herself as a writer, copyeditor, filmmaker, and passionate reader. 


“Queer City Cinema’s ‘Qaleidoscope’: Festival Movements, Curation Experiments, and Queer Experimentality.” NECSUS, European Journal of Media Studies 9 (1): 315-23. 



“Haunted Text(iles): Spectral Fabrics and Sapphic Sartorial Eroticism.” FSAC Graduate Colloquium, University of Toronto, January 30, 2021. 

“Working from Bed: Disability, Illness, and the New Embodiments of Horizontal Working.” MA Media Studies Conference, Concordia University, May 12, 2022.