Faculty members from the English Department will present a program of modern literature from Turkey at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, in Phelps Theater.

With the end of the Ottoman Empire and creation of the Republic of Turkey in the early 20th century, Turkish literature moved into new avenues of creativity. Ottoman forms considered stale were set aside in favor of the language and themes related to ordinary individuals. Folklore enjoyed renewed popularity and new genres flourished as short stories and novels began making an impact.

The program will feature readings from Turkish literature’s modern era.