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Ezgi Ince

Ezgi Ince

Humanities Center

PhD Candidate

The Johns Hopkins University

Ezgi is a first year Ph.D. student at the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University. Before receiving a Fulbright scholarship to study in the States, she received her B.A. and M.A. in English Literature at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. Her interests include the intersection between music, literature and visual art, the notion of spontaneity and the exploration of trauma in art and literature.

Ezgi Ince is primarily interested in the intersectional and intermedial links between text, image and music. In her master’s thesis “Triumphant Evocations: The Textualization and Visualization of Post-Bop Jazz in the 1950s,” she analyzes the usage of abstract designs on jazz album covers and their correlation to the music, along with the qualities of post-bop jazz embedded in the poetry of the time. Research interests: Sociology of art and music; aesthetics; modernism and avant-garde; poetry and the visual arts in the 20th and 21st centuries; collective memory and trauma writing, American popular culture.