An intertextual analysis of adaptations of Turkish folk narratives written by left-oriented intellectuals in the 1960s and 1970s

Güngör, Esra Mine
This thesis analyses adaptations of folk narratives written by left-oriented intellectuals in the 1960s and 1970s in an intertextual context. By analyzing 16 adaptations of folk romances and stories, the study tries to reveal ideological and political transformations, changes and additions in literary characteristics of narratives in terms of content and form. Then it discusses how folk materials were reinterpreted from the leftist perspective by examining dominant conflict of narratives, depictions of popular folk characters, their helpers and opponents, conceptualization of love between heroes and heroines and utterances of charactersby associating them with contextual factors.Within this frame this thesis tries to reveal what kind of meaning these adaptations created and how it differs from the preceded versions of folk narratives.


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Citation Formats
E. M. Güngör, “An intertextual analysis of adaptations of Turkish folk narratives written by left-oriented intellectuals in the 1960s and 1970s,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.