Intertextuality and Hypertextual Transformations in the Turkish Minstrel Tales

Ozay Y.

MILLI FOLKLOR, no.83, pp.6-18, 2009 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: MILLI FOLKLOR
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.6-18
  • Keywords: Intertextuality, Palimpsests, Hypertextuality, Minstrel Tales
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


In this paper, some of the Turkish minstrel tales are analyzed in the frame of Gerard Genette's 'palimpsests' approach. In the transtextuality category; the minstrel tales demonstrate both intertextual relations and hypertextual transformations. In terms of intertextuality, the tales present self-conscious intertextual relations by referring to other texts. The paper focuses on that in terms of hypertextuality, the mistrel tales transform the other texts by the process of reduction, extension, amplification and so on. Because of this process, the structure, the plot and the meaning of the previous text is transformed. As a result, the Turkish minstrel tales, as oral literary texts, can actively have role in intertextual relations as hypertexts.