Intercultural Aspects in and Around Turkic Literatures: Proceedings of the International Conference Held on October 11th-12th, 2003 in Nicosia
Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 197 pages
The volume contains a selection of papers presented at an international conference on "Intercultural Aspects in and around Turkic Literatures" in Nicosia in 2003. The contributions address various aspects of and views on interculturalism, cosmopolitanism, stereotypes and crosscultural literary trends in Turkic literatures and literatures in contact with Turkic culture and literatures, namely Greek, Russian, and Italian. The contributors, who come from nine different countries, examine topics from the analysis of the image of the "other" in Turkish or "neighbouring" literary texts to the investigation of literary techniques and trends as a device of interculturalism and cosmopolitanism and cover a period from the 18th to the 20th century. Also included are introductory chapters on the historical and political context of the contact areas discussed in the contributions.
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