The poetic function of the space in Ozdamar's selected works


Akdeniz Language Studies Conference, Antalya, Turkey, 9 - 12 May 2012, vol.70, pp.753-762 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 70
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.01.120
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.753-762
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The concept of space is not only one of the central concepts of philosophy; "space" is also an integral part of any analysis in literature science. Cultural studies also contributed important, new insights into this complex of problems. Since Sigrid Weigels speech of "topographical turn" the concept of space in cultural studies is not just a given location but an always reproduced space. Next to the natural and conditional perceptive recipient there is a constituted and historical alterable space as a research object of literature science with help of cultural perspective. This point of view and the bonded approach will be applied on the novels "The Bridge of the Golden Horn" and "Strange Stars Stare at the Earth" of the German-Turkish author Emine Sevgi Ozdamar. Especially space quality and room image of Georg Simmel and findings of Charles W. Morris for the analysis of space in above mentioned novels and on the other hand the space semiotics of Juri Michailowitsch Lotman will be fructified to accent the altering perception of location and advert to the culture-specific development of a Turkish migrant in Germany. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of ALSC 2012