Erdağ M. Göknar, 2007–08; 2022–23 | National Humanities Center

Erdağ Göknar (NHC Fellow, 2007–08; 2022–23)

Project Title, 2022–23

Legal and Affective Archives of Atrocity: Allied Occupied Istanbul (1918–23) and the Armenian Genocide

Duke University

Project Title, 2007–08

Between Orient and Nation: Orhan Pamuk and the Turkish Novel

Duke University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2022–23

Erdağ Göknar drafted two chapters of his work-in-progress, Allied Occupied Istanbul (1918–23): Law, Literature, and Genocide. He revised three additional chapters from the same work in preparation for initial submission for contract in June 2023. He completed a first draft of an edited volume for which he is also a contributor, Archives as Afterlives: Memories, Affects and Embodiments of the Armenian Genocide. He also completed several chapters for other edited volumes: “The Grammar of Conspiracy in Pamuk’s Snow” for the Routledge Handbook of Turkish Literature, edited by Z. Uysal and D. Havlioglu; “The Limits of Whiteness in Pamuk’s Fiction” for Texts, Contexts, Intertexts, edited by J. Rentzsche and Pietr Kucera (Ergon-Verlag); and “The Whiteness of The White Castle” for Festschrift for Jale Parla (Journal of Turkish Studies). Göknar also completed the volume Conversations with Orhan Pamuk (University Press of Mississippi, 2024) and an online Oxford Bibliography on Orhan Pamuk.

Fellowship Work Summary, 2007–08

Erdağ Göknar drafted three chapters of Turning Turk: Orhan Pamuk and the Turkish Novel, a critical work on modern Turkish fiction through an analysis of Pamuk’s oeuvre, and completed a translation from the Turkish of A Mind at Peace, an iconic novel by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar (Archipelago Books, 2008). He coedited Mediterranean Passages: Readings from Dido to Derrida, a sourcebook of excerpts of texts and images relating to the cultural space of the Mediterranean (University of North Carolina Press, 2008).