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Writing From a Mediterranean Island In-Between Languages and Literary Spaces

Thursday, March 22, 2012
12:00 AM
1636 International Institute SSWB. 1080 S. University

How does one describe a literary space where complex crossroads of cultures, languages, empires and nations intersect?

Mehmet Yashin (Yasin) is one of the best-known contemporary poets and authors from Cyprus. The different voice and sensibility that he brings to Turkish poetry is based on his hybrid literary sources, combining the Turkish, Greek and Levantine cultures of the Mediterranean. His books have played an important role in re-defining the literary traditions of Cyprus and Turkey.
Co-sponsored by the Mediterranean Topographies Workshop, Rackham Graduate School, Institute for the Humanities, Departments of History of Art, History, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Romance Languages and Literatures, Modern Greek Studies, CMENAS, CES. Part of LSA Theme Semester, "Language: the Human Quintessence."