Intertextual reflections of "Leylâ ile mecnun" and "Ferhad ile Şirin" narrations to modern literature on the focus of the legitimization concept "Leylâ i̇le mecnun" ve "ferhad i̇le şi̇ri̇n" anlatilarinin meşrulaştirma kavrami odaǧinda çaǧdaş edebi̇yata meti̇nlerarasi yansimalari

Tunç G.

Milli Folklor, vol.11, no.83, pp.19-29, 2009 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 83
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Milli Folklor
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-29
  • Keywords: Ferhad ile Şirin, Ideology, Legitimization, Leyla ile Mecnun
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


Leylâ ile Mecnun and Ferhad ile Şirin were significant narrations which took an important place in Ottoman literature. In this article, the question of what kind of appearance these narrations received in Tanzimat and following literatures will be evaluated in the light of some examples. These examples will be examined on the basis of Karl Mannheim's 'legitimization' concept. With this concept, it will be demonstrated that how Leylâ ile Mecnun and Ferhad ile Şirin narrations were transformed by nationalist, Islamist, socialist and feminist groups to an expression so as to legitimize their ideologies. Thus the concept of intertextuality's relation with ideology will be the subject of discussion.