From the Editors
Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence. Translated by Maureen Freely. New York: Knopf, 2009. Nurdan Gürbilek, The New Cultural Climate in Turkey: Living in a Shop Window. Translated by Victoria Holbrook. London: Zed Books, 2011. The year 2009 brought us an English translation of the Turkish Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk’s The Museum of Innocence; the year 2011, a translation of Nurdan Gürbilek’s The New Cultural Climate in Turkey: Living in a Shop Window. Gürbilek is an equally ...Keep Reading »
Nergis Ertürk, Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Nergis Ertürk (NE): One of my motives was to try to deepen our understanding of the phoneticizing Turkish alphabet reform of 1928, which replaced a Perso-Arabic script with a Latin alphabet, as well the language reforms of the 1930s, which replaced many Arabic and Persian loanwords with Turkish neologisms. Of the ...Keep Reading »
Nergis Ertürk is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include modern Turkish literature, Ottoman print culture, theories of modernity, postcolonialism, comparative modernisms, and deconstruction. She is the author of Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey (Oxford University Press, 2011). Her work has appeared in PMLA, Modernism/Modernity, boundary 2, New Literary History, The Cambridge Companion to European Modernism, and The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms.