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ENGL 4506 The Works and World of Orhan Pamuk (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

A course on the fascinating writing of Orhan Pamuk. We will begin with Other Colours, which will introduce critical issues: e.g., the Western tradition of the novel that the Turkish Pamuk situates himself in, the Republic's wish to erase its history, women, the relation of Turkey to Europe, Islam and art, writing and sorrow, modernism and authenticity, Bellini and the East, and contemporary Turkish politics. These topics will resurface as we read novels (e.g., The New Life, The White Castle, Snow, My Name is Red, and The Museum of Innocence) and end with The Nave and the Sentimental Novelist.


Instructor(s): Frances Restuccia

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13