Designed for English-speaking undergraduate and graduate students, the course will introduce significant literary works (that are available in English translation) from Ottoman court literature, Turkish epic and troubadour poetry, and modern and contemporary Turkish literature. Major authors and their representative works will be discussed and analyzed in their social, historical, political and theoretical contexts. Though no previous knowledge of the Turkish language or its literature is required, some familiarity with Turkish and/or other Middle Eastern literary traditions would be useful.
In addition to the numerous handouts that the instructor will provide, students are required read the following books which they must purchase:
GRADES WILL BE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING: