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date: 25 January 2022

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Turkey constitutes something of an aporia on the critical-modernist typological grid. The problem presented by the idea of “Turkish modernism” involves the possibility of addressing the absence of an authentic Turkish modernism within national-critical discourse itself. While Turkey certainly has generated various recognizably modernist aesthetic practices, these have certainly not coalesced into a contemporaneous, continuous modernist movement that can neatly be aligned with transnationalized modernisms derived from European and Euro-American orbits of influence. This article explores the alliance between conservatism and the “other West” in the writings of Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Ismayil Hakkı Baltacıoĝlu, and Necip Fazıl Kısakürek.

Keywords: Turkish modernism, transnationalized modernisms, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Ismayil Hakkı Baltacıoĝlu, Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, Turkish conservatism

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