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    • Aesthetic experience in performance art : Marina Abramović the artist is present 

      Kırmızı, Defne (Bilkent University, 2013)
      This thesis explores the possibility of an embodied, corporeal and transforming aesthetic experience that performance art may reveal. The artistic practice of Marina Abramović, who witnessed and pioneered the paradigm ...
    • Artistic practice in the aftermath of postmodernism : a case study 

      Çelen, İlker (Bilkent University, 2017-01)
      Postmodern discourse is still the dominant factor in the 21st century art production. On the other hand, there have appeared a number of alternative concepts which suggest that the influence of postmodern tendencies on ...
    • Cinephilia and archive : the case of KaraGarga 

      Yağcı, Celal (Bilkent University, 2014)
      KaraGarga as an online cinephilic community and an archive offers an experience of a film library. This study aims at gaining an understanding of recent cinephilia, archive debates in the digital age by looking at ...
    • “Currency, carry me, everyone is held hostage:” an analysis of post-2008 recessionary films 

      Gürses, Umut Mert (Bilkent University, 2018-06)
      As the impact of The Great Recession of 2008 has been felt severely by millions of people, “why” and “how” of the crisis became the topic of debate in almost every field. Number of films revolving around the crisis, whether ...
    • The dark night : representing urban anxieties in contemporary superhero films 

      Okay, Damla (Bilkent University, 2011)
      The comic book superhero is one of the most important cultural products of the United States. From the second quarter of the 20th century on, the iconic and allusional images of the larger-than-life superheroes in colorful ...
    • The end of film theory and the task of film interpretation : a pathway to the philosophical turn 

      Aydınlı, Sinem (Bilkent University, 2011)
      The aim of this study is to interrogate film interpretation in terms of Heideggerian thinking as a pathway for arguments in the history of film theory via the idea of “happening” in the art. For this reason, the “happening ...
    • The ethical turn and cinema : politics and aesthetics of Jacques Rancière 

      Kamiloğlu, Ozan (Bilkent University, 2011)
      French philosopher Jacques Rancière has worked on wide range of topics including democracy, literature, the visual arts, particularly film. After translation of his works to English, he found a wide audience and academic ...
    • Fantasy films as a postmodern phenomenon 

      Değim, İclal Alev (Bilkent University, 2011)
      The aim of this research is to analyze the fantasy fiction genre films as a postmodern phenomenon. With various ways of looking into the texts, the study focuses on the narrative structure of the fantasy formations with ...
    • Function as an object : a study on apps 

      Pak, Murat (Bilkent University, 2012)
      This study analyzes function of objects within the framework of digital technologies and relates the function with how we design and perceive technical artifacts. The main purpose of this examination is to change the ...
    • Hyper-reality of a three-dimensional cinematic experience within postmodern era 

      Sungur, Günışık (Bilkent University, 2012)
      This research aims to analyze hyper-reality of three-dimensional cinematic experience within postmodern era. In the study, (illusion of) realistic aspect of a cinematic experience is taken into account in order to examine ...
    • The Kantian theory of the sublime and humanist politics 

      Ayas, Tuğba (Bilkent University, 2013)
      The German philosopher Immanuel Kant’s rendition of cosmopolitanism and the sublime have been quite popular separately in various discussions on politics and aesthetics since the late 90s. In today’s political conjuncture ...
    • Metin Erksan’s The Female Hamlet as an intercultural adaptation 

      Erkoç, Cansu Begüm (Bilkent University, 2018-05)
      This thesis analyses famous Turkish director Metin Erksan’s film, The Female Hamlet as an intercultural adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The relationship between literature and cinema, the discussion of ...
    • Non realist tendencies in new Turkish cinema 

      Can, İclal (Bilkent University, 2016-08)
      The realist tendency which had been dominant in cinema became more apparent with Italian neorealism affecting other national cinemas to a large extent. With the changing and developing socio economic and cultural dynamics, ...
    • Observational cinema and embodied vision 

      Uslu, Ayşe (Bilkent University, 2011)
      The aim of this study is to discuss the notion of embodiment in respect of Merleau Ponty's philosophy of phenomenology and its relation to observational cinema. For this aim, this thesis dwells on the embodied nature of ...
    • Ottomentality: neoliberal governance of culture and neo-Ottoman management of diversity 

      Yang Erdem, Chien (Bilkent University, 2017-09)
      Since the 2000s Turkey has witnessed a growing array of cultural productions and sites ranging from television series to history museums featuring the magnificence of the Ottoman legacy. Contemporary cultural analyses often ...
    • Passing ethnic identities : a case study on comedy in Turkish cinema 

      Deliormanlı, Ece (Bilkent University, 2014)
      This study analyzes minority representation strategies in Turkish cinema, particularly Kurds in mainstream comedies. In the study passing is taken into account as a representation strategy that was developed and sustained ...
    • Rape discourses in Turkey : the case of Turkish television series Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? 

      Yener, Yasemin (Bilkent University, 2012)
      The television series Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne?, which first aired in September 2010, turned in to a phenomenon. The rape scene in the first episode was anticipated for months and after it aired, scene was talked about for ...
    • Re-imagining the world : retelling fairy tales in moving image 

      Aydeniz, Hatice (Bilkent University, 2011)
      This study aims to depict the fact that adaptations are all kind of intertextual texts in the postmodern world where every text undergoes a process of adaptation. With the aims of pointing at this dialogic process, the ...
    • Repetition in film form the case of Kim Ki-Duk 

      Akyel, Esma (Bilkent University, 2015)
      This thesis mainly deals with repetition in film form. Repetition which is a key concept shows itself in many different forms. In philosophy there are several perceptions at stake. In art forms in which it is structured ...
    • Social TV ratings: a multi-case analysis from Turkish television industry 

      Temel, Erdem Akın (Bilkent University, 2016-05)
      In recent years, viewing habits of TV viewers and television itself have changed significantly thanks to the integration of exponentially developing web technologies to continuously evolving mobile devices. Televised ...