Erdağ Göknar (NHC Fellow, 2007–08)

Project Title:

Between Orient and Nation: Orhan Pamuk and the Turkish Novel

Duke University

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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).