A TURKISH PATHWAY TO AESTHETICS, IDEOLOGY AND NARRATIVE: PERSPECTIVE AND CENTERS OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN ADALET AĞAOĞLU’S STORIES


Soylu H.

World Language Studies, vol.3, no.2, pp.72-92, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Journal Name: World Language Studies
  • Journal Indexes: MLA - Modern Language Association Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.72-92
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Perspective is the sense of depth and breadth in literary text. An author sets up his or her narrative layout, sequence of details along with a principle of choice. It gives literary text an ability to trace a historical sequence of time and provides a holistic view of the conflicts and relations in social reality with a collective lens. Centers of consciousness are the points of insight in a literary text. The textual perspective expands through centers of consciousness and the reader acquires prevailing points regarding the content. Adalet Ağaoğlu is a prominent writer in modern Turkish literature that constructs social reality and ideological commitments with new perceptions by passing them through a literary process. She presents historical and cultural ways of thinking and traditionalized life forms on an aesthetic basis. The aim of the study is to analyze the aesthetic effect and ideological representations in Adalet Ağaoğlu's stories through perspective and centers of consciousness which are the basic topographical narration technics. Approaching the tradition of literary criticism of modern Turkish literature from a different vantage point and contributing the theory of world literature are also among the goals that the study hopes to achieve.