The seminar is designed to provide graduate students of Turkish Studies in
the Department of Central Eurasian Studies with a general introduction to
Turkish Literary Theory and Criticism in Turkish, focusing on the major literary
movements, literary, political, and scholarly figures of the Republic of Turkey.
The seminar will also cover the major translated works of Western literary
theory and criticism and their applicability to Turkish literary texts and
The class assumes that graduate students are already near-native in Modern Turkish and competent in reading Ottoman texts in the Arabic alphabet.
Turkish Literary Theory and Criticism Reader (approximately 1,000 pages) prepared by the instructor. It will be available at the Collegiate Copies, 1430 E. 3rd Street (Phone: 339-3769) for purchase.
Grading Will Be Based On:
1. Attendance and class participation: 20%
2. Presentations: 30%
3. Research Paper (to be written in Turkish): 50%
Days and Time: Monday and Friday, 3:30-5:30
MEETS SECOND EIGHT WEEKS ONLY!