Symposium on Literature and the Environment

Environmental Humanities

Cappadocia University Press: 47
ISBN: 978-605-4448-30-2

Certificate No: 43348

Cover Photo: Mehmet Ayhan
Cover Design: Nazile Arda Çakır, Çağatay Sancar
Page Design: Duran Can Gazioğlu
Redactor: Duran Can Gazioğlu

Considering the fact that human history occupies only a small period of time in the formation and development of nature, it is clear that the environment does not have a background of art in general and literature in particular but it has direct determining effects that establish the individual and his work. It can be understood that the environment-human-art triangle expresses a “life cycle” once acknowledged that the simple and sincere relation of the first works in every branch of art with the environment. In Turkish literature, the existence of ancient literary texts shows the importance given to the environment and the understanding that sanctifies it. Turkish literature, embroidering all kinds of colors, textures and images of the environment from Central Asia to Anatolia, from the Balkans to Siberia, preserving and transmitting the memory in this area by nourishing the environment for thousands of years, shining with a rooted and rich corpus focused on environment-human has more than moderate qualities to contribute to the field of environmental thinking.

Our University, which is aware of its responsibility to support the academic activities that support environmental sustainability and the steps to be taken in the fields of art and literature, held a productive event online on May 27-28, 2022, under the name of Literature and Environment Symposium, covering Turkish literature in particular, and other literary fields and disciplines that it has been influenced by.

In this symposium, an interdisciplinary sharing and discussion on environment was provided by bringing together researchers working on environmental thought on the axis of Turkish literature , the experience in this field was evaluated and cooperation for new studies was encouraged.

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