CFP- Curse in Turkic Culture, 1 February 2008, Istanbul
Call for Papers:
The purpose of this study is to document and analyse the concept,type and text of curse, ill wishing prayer and insult in Turkic culture. Beliefs and events centering around this topic come under the interest of this study. You may address issues such as, for example, what type of ill wish do ill wishing prayers wish; whose mediation is requested in these prayers; is there a hidden threat of
ill wish in the textual content of begging; a resemblance to which animals is considered an insult/affront; evil charm; etc..
You may approach the subject as a historian, anthropologist,
philologist,folklorist, art historian...
If you would like to participate in this study/publication by
submitting an article, please send me the title and a very brief summary of your article by 1 March 2008. The final date for the submission of the articles is 15 August 2008. The preferred language for the articles is Turkish.
Prof. Dr. Emine Gursoy Naskali
Marmara University, Istanbul
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Turkish Language and Literature
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