The Language of Modern Literature in English

An article about characteristics of the language represented in works of fiction in English 1914-c. 2000


The making of world literature: Turkish fiction as a case study
Yıldız Bağçe, Hülya (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2019-12-01)
This study is an investigation of the conditions and contexts of translated fiction, especially Turkish fiction, in international publishing and literary circles. Based on current discussions on what constitutes "world literature" and interviews conducted with cultural intermediaries in the transnational publishing world, this article focuses on the factors influencing the production, circulation, and reception processes of transnational fiction in the global literary field. These factors include the proces...
The Voice of the Imperial in an Anti-Imperialist Tone: George Orwell’s Burmese Days
Ağın, Başak (2012-09-01)
First published in 1934, George Orwell’s Burmese Days, which can be read as an example of both descriptive realism and fictional realism, is considered to be a colonial example of British literature because of its publication date. However, based on the personal experience of the author as an imperial officer in Burma, the novel has an anti-imperialist tone, which can also make it possible to read it through postcolonial eyes. As a result, the novel stands as an example of ambivalence since it has both the ...
The theme of alienation in Turkish novels : the decade of the 1970s
Büker, Zeynep; Nalbantoğlu, H. Ünal; Department of Sociology (2005)
This thesis aims at explaining the forms and styles in which the phenomenon of alienation found expression in Turkish novels, particularly in the 1970s. For this purpose, three novels of the decade are chosen for in-depth analysis since they are considered to be most representative examples. It was important to question how these three novels have ascribed significance to the existing conditions of alienation. Therefore, the specific discussion of this thesis dwells on whether these novels offer any alterna...
The place of native culture in the intercultural training of pre-service English language teachers : the Turkish case
Kaçar, Mustafa; Hatipoğlu, Çiler; Department of English Literature (2019)
This study explored pre-service English language teachers' definitions of culture and their views about the incorporation of cultural content, in particular Turkish cultural content, into English language classes. The study also examined the place of Turkish culture in the intercultural training of pre-service English language teachers in Turkey. The data for this study were collected through a questionnaire administered to 80 senior pre-service teachers studying in the Department of Foreign Language Educat...
The Vicissitudes of Folk Narratives in Republican Turkey: The "People," National Pedagogy, and Grotesque Laughter
Erdoğan, Necmi (2015-01-01)
The article examines the attempts to modernize folk narratives in Turkey, with a special emphasis on the ones characterized by grotesque imagery, including shadow theatre and Keloglan tales. During the 1930s, the early Republican regime launched a project aimed at employing folk narratives in the service of its Kemalist national pedagogy. This study argues that the transposition of humorous folk narratives was bound to fail because of the incongruity between the "cheerful folk word" and the "dismal official...
Citation Formats
M. J. M. Sönmez, The Language of Modern Literature in English. 2005, p. 185.