Reframing the Turkish Novel: New Perspectives on Literary Narratives

Netherlands Institute in Turkey (Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü - NIT)

Tarih : 13-01-2020 18:00 - 13-01-2020 20:00

This panel intends to bring narratology and its possibilities to the agenda. Narratology, as a discipline that deals with the structure and function of narrative with themes, symbols, and conventions, examines the specificity of literary narrative forms. Through stressing the importance of new and critical pursuits to understand the transformation of literary narratives in Turkish literature, this event will focus on if and how narratology and new linguistic and cultural perspectives beyond the nationalist perspective can help to reframe the history of Turkish literature. The presentations will explore various novels in Turkish literature, from the first Turkish novel written with the Armenian alphabet, "Akabi`s Story" by Vartan Pasha to a novel as an aesthetic form in the case of "Blue and Black" by Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil, and from Ahmet H. Tanpınar`s iconic novel, "A Mind at Peace" to Orhan Pamuk`s "Silent House".


* Reading 19th Century Armeno-Turkish Novels: Common Tendencies, New Approaches 
Arif Tapan (Department of Turkish Language and Literature, Boğaziçi University)

* Blue and Black's Unnatural Focus: Rewriting the Tanzimat Novel
Erol Köroğlu (Department of Turkish Language and Literature, Boğaziçi University)

* The Possibilities of Text Itself and Narratology: Is There Literary Modernism in the Turkish Novel?
Ahmed Nuri (ARTES, University of Amsterdam)

No registration is required. The panel will be held in the ANAMED auditorium. The event language will be English. To learn more, please visit our website.