Book Reviews Híkâye: Turkish Folk Romance as Performance Art. By lhan Bagöz. Special Publications of the Folklore Institute. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008. Pp. 330, 11 black-and-white photos, 7 figures.) Suheyla Saritas Balikesir UniversityTurkey lhan Bagöz began his career as a folklorist when he was a student of Pertev Naili Boratav (190798), a founding father of Turkish folkloristics during the Republican era. Bagöz was a student of Boratav when he established the first Department of Folk Literature in Turkey in 1946. Bagöz is Professor Emeritus of Folklore and Central Eurasian Studies and the founder of the Turkish Studies Program at Indiana University. He remains one of the most important researchers on Turkish folklore. lhan Bagöz has written several books about Turkish folklore, including Turkish Folk lore and Oral Literature (Indiana University Press, 1998), in which he combines theoretical analysis with powerful fieldwork but also shows how important trends in scholarship may originate outside a formal academic setting. In 1998, he produced another book with his mentor, Pertev Naili Boratav, called I, Hoca Nasreddin, Never Shall I Die: A Thematic Anal ysis of Hoca Stories (Indiana University Turkish Studies Series). Bilmece: A Corpus of Turk ish Riddles (University of
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