Arif Tapan, Erol Köroğlu, Ahmed Nuri
13 Jan 18:00 - 20:00
This panel intends to bring narratology and its possibilities to the agenda and to discuss literary narratives, particularly several novels, in Turkish literature as original literary forms with a particular language and geography. 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, and this panel stress the importance of new and critical pursuits to understand the transformation of literary narratives in Turkish literature, and therefore, focuses 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 discuss 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" by Arif Tapan (Department of Turkish Language and Literature, Boğaziçi University)
"Blue and Black's Unnatural Focus: Rewriting the Tanzimat Novel" by 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?” by Ahmed Nuri (ARTES, University of Amsterdam)