HTRA01261U Modern Turkish Literature in Turkish and in Translation

Volume 2014/2015
BA 2010-studieordning Mellemøstens sprog og samfund med specialisering i de centrale fag Arabisk, Assyriologi, Hebraisk, Nærorientalsk arkæologi, Persisk, Tyrkisk og Ægyptologi

BA tilvalg 2007-studieordning i Tyrkisk.

The course offers an introduction to modern Turkish literature from the Tanzimat (reform) period until today. Students will be introduced to the main intellectual currents and the most important authors. The development of modern Turkish literature has been closely connected to the social and linguistic developments taking place in the Ottoman Empire and later in the Turkish Republic, partly because authors often have been public intellectuals, partly because they have been deeply affected by and commented on the social, political and cultural changes taking place in society.

For this reason the course will focus on the connections between literary currents and social change, using selected texts as examples partly in original language and partly in translation.

Learning Outcome

BA 2010-studieordning: 
Moderne tyrkisk litteratur på originalsprog og i oversættelse (fagelementkode

BA tilvalg 2007-studieordning:
Udvalgt emne om Tyrkiet og/eller den tyrkiskspogede verden (fagelemenkode HTRB10061E)


The following book will be used as basic reader (textbook) for the course:

Seyhan, Azade (2008): Tales of Crossed Destinies: The Modern Turkish Novel in a Comparative Context.

Students can buy the book from

A detailed course program will be posted one the course’s website (grupperum)

Students must have passed ’Kommunikativt tyrkisk 1’ or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills in Turkish.
Kurset kan erstattes af selvstuderet emne i tyrkisk idehistorie og identitetsformationer i det moderne Tyrkiet (HTRB01271E). Ved valg af dette tilbydes vejledning men ingen undervisning. Kontakt venligst fagansvarlig Daniella Kuzmanovic (
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