The Reflections of The Bosnian War on Turkish Poetry Within the Framework of War-Literature Affinity

COSKUN, Sezai (2010) The Reflections of The Bosnian War on Turkish Poetry Within the Framework of War-Literature Affinity. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.


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The Balkans, which deterritorialized from the Ottoman geography to a great extend as of second constitutional period, taken up in Turkish literature with various aspects. The Balkan societies, one of the basic issues in the Second Constitutional Period press, were paid closer attention by the Ottoman intellectuals due o the emigrations to Istanbul. The fact that the Balkans deterritorialized from the Ottoman territory paved the way for number of poets and authors, especially the ones popular in the region, to write on the geography. This geography sustained its existence as a basic theme in Republican period literature. The Balkans, proclaimed their independence following the collapse of Yugoslavia, became a centre of focus for the Turkish intellects once again. However, this time the interest shown is lesser than those after the war of the Balkans. The Bosnian war became an effect to increase the gradually declining interest; various poets-writers carried the tragedies in the war to their poems-writings. In this study, focusing on the Bosnian war, consideration of Bosnia in New Turkish poetry will be examined in the context of war-literature relationship.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: War-Literature, Bosnian War, Turkish Literature, Turkish Poetry
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 12:13
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2012 18:08

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