General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Exploring the Influences of Mediterranean in Contemporary Turkish Literature
Language English, Turkihs
Module lecturer Zeliha Boztilki
Lecturer's email zeliha.boztilki@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position senior lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2024/2025 (summer)
Duration 30
ECTS 4
USOS code a

Timetable

Knowlege of Turhish language

Module aim (aims)

Giving general information about the genres of short stories, poetry and novels in contemporary Turkish literature,

The effects of Mediterranean culture on Turkish literature,

Reading, examining, discussing and criticizing selected texts from the works of writers such as Yahya Kemal, Cevat Şakir, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Yaşar Kemal who include the Mediterranean in their works.

After completing the course and confirming the achievement of learning outcomes, the student:

- knows the basic information about the contemporary Turkish literature,

-is familiar with the discussions about the effect of geography on identity in Turkish literature.

- is able to express his/her thought on the effects of Mediterranean on Turkish literature,

- can write texts relating to the selected works.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Syllabus

Introduction to Turkish Literature. Giving general information about the short story and novel in contemporary Turkish literature

The effects of Mediterranean culture on Turkish literature

Yahya Kemal and Yakup Kadri: Nev-Yunanilik (NeoHellenism) Movement in Turkish literature

The influence of Greek mythology on Turkish literature

Mediterranean that guides the senses and imagination: Texts of Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar

Social, cultural and ethnic observations of the Eastern Mediterranean: Stories of Refik Halit Karay

Refik Halit Karay's "Gurbet Hikayeleri"

Mythology and nature: “Mavi Sürgün” of Halikarnas Balıkçısı

“Altıncı Kıta Akdeniz" of Halikarnas Balıkçısı

Mediterranean geography as a novel character: Yaşar Kemal’s novels

Reading list

Obligatory 1. Filipowska, Sylwia, “Mavi Sürgün by Halikarnas Balıkçısı as a Testament to the Reporter’s Discovery of the Mediterranean Sea for Turkish Literature”, Perspectives on Culture, 3(30), 2020, pp. 229–241. 2. Kabaağaçlı, C. Ş., Mavi Sürgün, İstanbul: Bilgi Yayınevi, 2004. 3. Karay, Refik Halit, Gurbet Hikayeleri, İstanbul: İnkılap Kitabevi, 2016. 4. Kefeli, Emel, Edebiyat Coğrafyasında Akdeniz, İstanbul: 3F Yayınevi, 2006. 5. Tanpınar, A. H., Mektuplar ve Hatıralar, İstanbul: Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2004. 6. Tharaud, Barry, “Yaşar Kemal- Son of Homer”, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Winter 2012, pp 563-590 .

Optional 1. Belge, Murat, “Mavi Anadolu Tezi ve Halikarnas Balıkçısı”, Birikim Dergisi (210). 2006. 2. Kabaağaçlı, C.Ş. Altıncı Kıta Akdeniz, İstanbul: Bilgi Yayınevi. 1991. 3. Moran, Berna, Türk Romanına Eleştirel Bir Bakış 1, 2, 3, İstanbul: İletişim, 1998. 4. Öztürk, F. ‘Halikarnas Balıkçısı’nda Akdenizlilik Kimliği’. Kün: Edebiyat ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi. 2021. 5. Tanpınar, A.H., Tanpınar’s Five Cities, New York: Anthem Press, 2018 6. Tanpınar, Ahmet Hamdi. Huzur. İstanbul: Dergâh Yayınları, 2013.