Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey

The place of Islamic narratives within the contemporary context of Turkey allows Islamist novelists to present their criticisms of secular narratives of civilization. In this sense, Islamic literary discourse can be apprehended as an ...

Author: K. Cayir

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230605695

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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This book explores the changing understandings of Islam by focusing on the Islamist movement's production of literary fiction since the early 1980s. By focusing on Islamic literary narratives of the period, this study introduces issues of change, space, history and analytical relation that are excluded by the essentialist reading of Islamism.

Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey

This book explores the changing understandings of Islam by focusing on the Islamist movement's production of literary fiction since the early 1980s.

Author: K. Cayir

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1349738166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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This book explores the changing understandings of Islam by focusing on the Islamist movement's production of literary fiction since the early 1980s. By focusing on Islamic literary narratives of the period, this study introduces issues of change, space, history and analytical relation that are excluded by the essentialist reading of Islamism.

Islamism and Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey From Epic to Novel Understandings of Islam

The new Islamic novels, with their self-reflexive forms and their narratives exploring the inner conflicts of Islamic actors in the face of changing social relations challenge the collective definitions of Islamic identity and signify novel ...

Author: Kenan Çayır

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:70866791

Category: Islamic literature, Turkish

Page: 422

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This study explores Islamism and Islamic identities through literary representations of Islamism in Turkey in the last two decades, a period in which Islamism came on the public agenda through novels, films, music and other artistic productions. My focus will be in particular on the Islamic novels of the 1980s and 1990s in order to elucidate Islamist actors' perceptions of 'self' and 'other' and of the social milieu in which they lived. I will note a change in emphasis in Islamic representations and discourse between the 1980s and 1990s. I will argue that with their didactic and pedagogical narratives detailing 'how Muslims should live in the modern world, ' Islamic novels of 1980s provided Islamists with a means to disseminate ideas in popularized form and to develop life strategies that paved the way for assertive collective Islamic subjectivity. By contrast, in the 1990s more self-reflexive/self-exposing novels have emerged in Islamic circles that mirror the questioning of radical conceptions of the previous decade in Islamic circles. The new Islamic novels, with their self-reflexive forms and their narratives exploring the inner conflicts of Islamic actors in the face of changing social relations challenge the collective definitions of Islamic identity and signify novel practices and interpretations of Islam.

Islamic Literature

Aspects of modern poetry and prose are investigated in M.R. Ghanoonparvar, Prophets of Doom: Literature as a ... Kenan Çayır, Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey: From Epic to Novel (2007), discusses issues in modern Turkish ...

Author: Lucy Sackett Smith

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 9781680486162

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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"Written in various languages, on multiple continents, and over many centuries, Islamic literature encompasses a rich and varied body of texts. While mention is made of key historical and religious works, this volume focuses on poetry and literary prose, whether popular or courtly in inspiration. Topics covered include dominant genres, recurring patterns in imagery, the influence of pre-Islamic Arabian literature, and the periods of development that Islamic literature passed through from the seventh century CE to the present day. This insightful and wide-ranging overview introduces readers to authors such as Yunus Emre, Rumi, ?afez, and Fuzuli of Baghdad. An invaluable resource."

Islam in Turkey Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Contemporary Islamic Conversations: M. Fethullah Gülen on Turkey, Islam, and the West. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2008. Based on interviews with F. Gulen, the book provides an overview of Gulen's ideas on Islam, ...

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199804338

Category: Social Science

Page: 25

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Religion in Contemporary European Cinema

Ayşe Saktanber, “We Pray Like You Have Fun: New Islamic Youth in Turkey 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. in private and public life. Kenan Çayır, Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey: From Epic to Novel (New York: Palgrave, ...

Author: Costica Bradatan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317860181

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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The religious landscape in Europe is changing dramatically. While the authority of institutional religion has weakened, a growing number of people now desire individualized religious and spiritual experiences, finding the self-complacency of secularism unfulfilling. The "crisis of religion" is itself a form of religious life. A sense of complex, subterraneous interaction between religious, heterodox, secular and atheistic experiences has thus emerged, which makes the phenomenon all the more fascinating to study, and this is what Religion in Contemporary European Cinema does. The book explores the mutual influences, structural analogies, shared dilemmas, as well as the historical roots of such a "post-secular constellation" as seen through the lens of European cinema. Bringing together scholars from film theory and political science, ethics and philosophy of religion, philosophy of film and theology, this volume casts new light on the relationship between the religious and secular experience after the death of the death of God.

Contemporary World Fiction A Guide to Literature in Translation

Contemporary Arab Fiction: Innovation from Rama to Yalu. London: Routledge. Cayir, Kenan. (2007). Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey: From Epic to Novel. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Cooperson, Michael, and Toorawa, ...

Author: Juris Dilevko

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598849097

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 526

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This much-needed guide to translated literature offers readers the opportunity to hear from, learn about, and perhaps better understand our shrinking world from the perspective of insiders from many cultures and traditions. • Over 1,000 annotated contemporary world fiction titles, featuring author's name; title; translator; publisher and place of publication; genre/literary style/story type; an annotation; related works by the author; subject keywords; and original language • 9 introductory overviews about classic world fiction titles • Extensive bibliographical essays about fiction traditions in other countries • 5 indexes: annotated authors, annotated titles, translators, nations, and subjects/keywords

Turkish Literature as World Literature

Kenan Çayır, in his Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey: From Epic to Novel, highlights how these authors in the 1980s and 1990s brought about a new understanding of the novel, which saw the genre as “the most important means to ...

Author: Burcu Alkan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501358036

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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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.

Contemporary Turkey at a Glance

First, I revisit the current literature on women, Islam and headscarves in Turkey through a critical examination of the politics of difference framework. After laying out the methodological and conceptual concerns and detailing the ...

Author: Kristina Kamp

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783658049164

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Turkey has witnessed significant social, cultural, and political change over the last decades. This transformation has manifested itself in all segments of society and resulted in the alteration of political ideologies and institutions. The twelve authors of this volume shed light on the complexities of a changing Turkey through an interdisciplinary perspective. Their application of novel conceptual approaches and methodologies make this book a unique contribution to the study of modern Turkey.

Theocracy Secularism and Islam in Turkey

Çayır, K. (2007) Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey: from Epic to Novel. New York: Palgrave. Clarke, M (2012) The Judge as Tragic Hero: Judicial Ethics in Lebanon's Shari'a Courts. American Ethnologist 39(1): 106–121.

Author: Christopher Houston

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030796570

Category: Religion

Page: 106

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In this novel and lucid work, Christopher Houston clarifies a particular modern style and practice of politics that he calls anthropocracy. In the name of popular sovereignty, anthropocracies de-legitimize the rule of God(s) even as they re-deploy it to stabilize the rule of the representatives of the people, all the while obfuscating their political conscription of the divine. In distinguishing anthropocracy from varieties of other secular and laicist political arrangements, as well as from theocracy, this book also gives readers a brilliant solution to what it calls the Turkish puzzle, the dilemma over how to best describe and analyze state-religion and state-society relations in the Turkish Republic. This work convincingly undermines two orthodox presumptions about Turkish politics: the claim that Turkish modernity should be considered an example of secularity; and the accusation that the current AKP government should be interpreted as Islamic. On the contrary, it argues that both Kemalism and the AKP continue to institute an anthropocratic Republic.