Near Eastern Languages & Cultures | Turkish Literature in Translation
N695 | 3150 | Silay
Course Meets: 4:00 - 5:15 MTWR SY O009
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.