In its first issue, Monograf aims to explore the relationship between literature and power, taking into consideration the effects of long-lasting cultural interaction, belief systems that determine social life and changing schools of thought. It will look to open ups for discussion the power of literary genres, of movements and of the people that determine literary dynamics and of the forces that grant literature legitimacy.
For this first issue, papers based on original ideas are invited to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 November, 2013. Question topics include but are not confined to:
How can the relationship between literature and political power be conceptualized in terms of ideology?
What are the aspects of the role of political power on literary historiography?
What are the effects of patronage, location, time and language on the establishment of the literary canon in Ottoman tezkire writing?
How has the literary canon been constructed in Turkish modernity since Tanzimat?
How to interpret the perception of political power in folk literature in terms of the opposition between the core and the periphery?
Is it possible to perceive the periods when one genre (i.e. poetry, short story, novel and drama) gains prominence as its hegemony over other genres?
What are the contributions of gender studies to literary criticism in the context of power and domination?
Is it possible to argue that İkinci Yeni poetry is the source legitimacy within Turkish poetry?
To what extent do publishers, publishing companies and literature journals influence the literary market and author's praxis ?
How to read the power of critics in terms of the production and consumption of literature?
How does the affinity (or lack thereof) between literature departments of universities and those in power affect the quality of the departments work?
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