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LIT 692 Advanced Topics in Turkish Literature 3 Credits
This seminar introduces students to major works of literature that have influenced Turkish history and culture and continue to have an impact on our understanding of contemporary Turkey. Seminar materials combine such literary works with theoretical and historical writings on Turkey, focusing on topics such as nationalism, gender, theories of third world narratives and aesthetics in a non-western context, canon-formation and the construction of a national canon, minority literatures, and prison literature. Compared to a introductory survey course on Turkish Literature (such as LIT 394), LIT 692 encourages in- depth analyses of fewer literary works. The authors to be covered include (but are not limited to) Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Oğuz Atay, Orhan Pamuk, Adalet Ağaoğlu, Latife Tekin, Elif Şafak, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Mehmet Uzun, and Mıgırdıç Margosyan The language of instruction is Turkish. Subject to the completion of a long (approx. 30 pages) research paper largely based on primary sources, this seminar counts towards the fulfillment of the research seminar requirements for the MA and PhD degrees in History.
Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2018-2019 Advanced Topics in Turkish Literature 3
Fall 2017-2018 Advanced Topics in Turkish Literature 3
Spring 2013-2014 Advanced Topics in Turkish Literature 3
Fall 2011-2012 Advanced Topics in Turkish Literature 3
Spring 2009-2010 Advanced Topics in Turkish Literature 3
Fall 2006-2007 Advanced Topics in Turkish Literature 3
Spring 2003-2004 Advanced Topics in Turkish Literature 3
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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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