Towards Turkish American literature : narratives of multiculturalism in post-imperial Turkey / Elena Furlanetto
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Interamericana ; volume 10
Interamericana (Verlag Peter Lang) ; v. 10.
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Cover; Table of Contents; I. Introduction: What is (not) Turkish American Literature; The Significance of the United States in Turkish American Literature; Turkish American Literature and the "Transnational Turn"; A Gentle Empire; 'Unearthing' and Embracing the Colonial Past; Beyond Empire: A Postcolonial Reading of Turkish American Literature; The Postcoloniality of Turkey; Turkish American Literature and the Postcolonial Imagery; Postcolonialism and Resistance: A Critical Perspective on Turkish American Literature
II. Imaginary Spaces: Representations of Istanbul between Topography and ImaginationThe Unplaceability of Orhan Pamuk; Orhan Pamuk: Overground and Underground Istanbul; "Safe Spaces of the Like-Minded": Elif Shafak's Cafés; Becoming Someone Else: Imitation and Truthfulness; 'Authenticity' and Americanization ; Integration and Segregation: Shall the Twain Meet?; The Ottoman Utopia; Utopia and Empire; Ottoman Utopia and Neo-Ottomanism; "Hrant Dink's Dream"; Life in the Islands and in the Villages; Two Approaches to Cultural Identity; III. Rewriting History, Rewriting Religion
Between Imperialism and "Wholesome Curiosity": Halide Edip's Benevolent AmericaImperialism and Humanitarianism; True Christians and very Unchristian Christians: American Humanitarianism in the Empire Territories; An Imaginary Us and an Imaginary Them; Ferries and Orphanages: Rewriting the Legacy of Edip's Memoirs; Hullabaloo on the Bosphorus Ferry: The Development of Othering Strategies from "Borrowed Colonialism" to Nationalism; Ferries Rewritten: Elif Shafak's "Life in the Islands"; Little Stories of Independence: Orphanages; Towards Ottoman Sisterhood
Women and Children First: Founding a 'Subaltern' ReligionHalide Edip: Rethinking Prophets and Fathers of the Nation; Sufi Madonna with Child; Undermining Myths of Masculinity and the "Threat of Islam": Ali's Religion of Love; A Religion of Love and a Religion of Fear: Mitigating the East/West Divide in the Aftermath of 9/11; IV. Sufism in America and Turkey: A Transnational Dialogue; The American Journey as Sufi Journey: Emerson and Shafak; Two directions in the American Discourse on Sufism: Whitman and Shafak; The Transcendental Author: from National to Transnational Literature
Sufi Selves in comparisonThe Forty Rules of Love: A Secular Awakening; Of Material Love and Ornamental Sufism; The Road to Baghdad Leads Somewhere: the (Ir)relevance of Sufism in Güneli Gün's On The Road to Baghdad; Secularized Sufi elements in On the Road to Baghdad; Sufi Mysticism and North American Postmodernism: Barth, Barthes, Gün; V. Ottoman Nature: Natural Imagery, Gardens, Wells, and Cultural Memory in Republican Turkey; American Nature and Turkish American Natural Symbolism
Summary
The author aims to expand the definition of Turkish American literature beyond fiction written by Americans of Turkish descent to incorporate texts that literally 'commute' between two national spheres. Her analyses include literary works of Elif Shafak, Halide Edip, Güneli Gün and Alev Lytle Croutier.
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Print version: Furlanetto, Elena. Towards Turkish American literature. Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, 2017 9783631677247 (DLC) 2016056957 (OCoLC)982043533
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9783631709054 (electronic bk.)
3631709056 (electronic bk.)
9783653072297 (electronic bk.)
3653072298 (electronic bk.)
9783631677247
3631677243
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