Editor(s): Burcu Alkan, Çimen Günay-Erkol,
Bloomsbury Academic, 10 december, 2020

Essays covering a broad range of genres and ranging from the late Ottoman era to contemporary literature open the debate on the place of Turkish literature in the globalized literary world. Explorations of the multilingual cosmopolitanism of the Ottoman literary scene are complemented by examples of cross-generational intertextual encounters. The renowned poet Nâzim Hikmet is studied from a variety of angles, while contemporary and popular writers such as Orhan Pamuk and Elif Safak are contextualized.
Turkish Literature as World Literature not only fills a significant lacuna in world literary studies but also draws a composite historical, political, and cultural portrait of Turkey in its relations with the broader world.”

Introduction: “Turkish Literature as World Literature”? What Is in a Preposition?
Burcu Alkan (University of Manchester, UK) and Çimen Günay-Erkol (Özyegin University, Turkey)
PART I Breathing Turkish in the World Stage
1. The Entangled History of Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism in Modern Turkish Literature
Fatih Altug (Sehir University, Turkey)
2. Translation, Transcription, and the Making of World Literature: On Late Ottoman and Modern Turkish Scriptworlds
Etienne E. Charrière (Bilkent University, Turkey)
3. Translating Yunus Emre, Translating the Self, Translating Islam: Zafer Senocak’s Turkish-German Path to Modernity
Joseph Twist (University College Dublin, Ireland)
PART II Turkish Literature in Transnational Waters
4. World Literature as Performance: Turkish and British Women’s Writing in Transcultural Dialogue
at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Peter Cherry (Bilkent University, Turkey)
5. “The Living Link between India and Turkey”: Halide Edib on the Subcontinent
Anirudha Dhanawade (Independent Scholar) and Sima Imsir (Sehir University, Turkey)
6. Nâzim Hikmet’s Reception as World Poet
Mediha Göbenli (Yeditepe University, Turkey)
7. The Internationalist Left and World Literature: The Case of Nâzim Hikmet in Greece
Kenan Behzat Sharpe (University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA)
8. The Influence of Nâzim Hikmet on Arab Poetry
Mehmet Hakki Suçin (Gazi University, Turkey)
PART III Contemporary Forms and Cosmopolitanism
9. World Literary Refractions: Orhan Pamuk and Juan Goytisolo
Basak Çandar (Appalachian State University, USA)
10. Teaching The Museum of Innocence in Arts and Design Context
Irmak Ertuna Howison (Columbus College of Arts and Design, USA)
11. Elif Safak and Her Fiction: Cultural Commodities of the Global Capital
Simla Dogangün (Dogus University, Turkey)
12. For/Against the World: Literary Prizes and Political Culture in the “New Turkey”
Kaitlin Staudt (University of Oxford, UK)
Notes on Contributors

Burcu Alkan is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK. She is the author of Promethean Encounters: Representation of the Intellectual in the Modern Turkish Novel of the 1970s (2018) and the co-editor of Dictionary of Literary Biography 373: Turkish Novelists Since 1960 (2013) and its Second Series, vol. 379 (2016). She specializes in comparative literature with a focus on Turkish literature. Her research interests are modernity, knowledge, and the intellectual and medical humanities, mental health, and sciences of the mind. Writes: Comparative Literature, Russian, Central and East European Literature, European Literature

Çimen Günay-Erkol is Assistant Professor of Turkish Literature at Özyegin University, Turkey. She is the author of Broken Masculinities: Solitude, Alienation, and Frustration in Turkish Literature after 1970 (2016). She obtained her PhD in Literary Studies in 2008 from the Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands. Her fields of interest are demilitarization, masculinity, trauma, narrations of self, post-conflict literature, and medical humanities. Writes: Comparative Literature, Russian, Central and East European Literature, European Literature