Near Eastern Languages & Cultures | Turkish Literature in Translation
N225 | 3136 | Silay
Course Meets: 4:00 - 5:15 MTWR SY O0009
Second 8 weeks only
This class is designed for upper-level undergraduate students. No previous knowledge of Turkish and
its literature is required, although some familiarity would be useful. We will deal with the major
theoretical issues concerning Ottoman court literature, epic and troubadour poetry, and modern Turkish
literature. We will study some representative works of Turkish literature within their social and political
contexts. This course will also incorporate some Western theories of "literature," such as Marxism,
feminism(s), modernism, postmodernism, etc. and their applicability to Turkish literary traditions.
Satisfies COAS SHHS and CSA requirements.