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    • The 1912 Galata Bridge as a site of collective memory 

      Şumnu, Umut (Bilkent University, 2002)
      This work looks at the 1912 Galata Bridge as a case study and attempts to examine it as a dual construction in two senses: space and memory. Acknowledging that space and memory mutually construct each other, this thesis ...
    • Anima: media in bodily terms as a multi-sensory artwork 

      Şengün, Hayri (Bilkent University, 2018-08)
      This thesis is a written translation of the project "Anima". It art historically, theoretically and technically reveals the thought and procedures behind the project. And it shows my path and stance as an artist and MFA ...
    • Bodiless art 

      Selen, Eser (Bilkent University, 1999)
      This research is derived from the notion of body in recent art, which may be thought within a concept of bodilessness. The aim of the study is to evaluate the answer(s) to the question “How is this bodilessness possible, ...
    • The body unmasked : the uncanny and masked acting 

      Çakmak, Gülru (Bilkent University, 2001)
      The body is not only a natural conglomeration of different internal organs, but it is also the site around/on/through which narratives of subjectivity are constructed and deconstructed. The Freudian unheimlich, translated ...
    • Body, disease and late Ottoman literature : debates on Ottoman muslim family in the Tanzimat period (1839-1908) 

      Demirci, Tuba (Bilkent University, 2008)
      This study analyzes the development and transformation of Ottoman population policies and medical regulations together with their social impact in the Tanzimat Period. It also aims to document the transformation of Ottoman ...
    • Dismantling the self : exploring the infinite becomings in Orlan's body of work 

      Baykan, Burcu (Bilkent University, 2010)
      This study is an attempt to elaborate the significance of multimedia and performance artist Orlan’s body and identity altering practices along the lines of Deleuzian theory, and to explore the points of overlap and resonances ...
    • Encounter, mimesis, play: theatricality in spatial arts 

      Sarıkartal, Çetin (Bilkent University, 1999)
      On the basis of the experience of four works from Turkey, this study attempts to reveal that actual experience of spatial arts (traditionally called visual arts) is also theatrical. During the study, it is observed that ...
    • Exploring local and global ideals of beauty in Turkey : discourses and practices of plastic surgery patients and physicians 

      Tarı, Berna (Bilkent University, 2008)
      Intrigued by an increase in demand for aesthetic operations all over the world, this study offers an in-depth investigation of plastic surgery as a consumption phenomenon. First, it looks at how local and global notions ...
    • From feminine writing to feminine painting 

      Tokdemir, Itır (Bilkent University, 2006)
      This thesis derives form Hélène Cixous’ conception of “l’écriture féminine”. Using this concept, art works created by Marina Abramovic and Tracey Emin were analyzed. In relation to the concept of “l’écriture féminine”, ...
    • Half asleep, winded losses : a visual survey on photography, memory and meaning 

      Bilgenoğlu, Begüm (Bilkent University, 2012)
      As!Henry! Bergson! points! out,!memory!images! that!we! have! stored!in! our! minds! throughout!our!lives! trigger!our!past!experiences!and!help! form! the! moment! we! live! in. This! thesis! is! an! attempt! to challenge! ...
    • I(m)Press : the role of artists’ books in the relationship between body and experimental typography 

      Günönü, Şeyda (Bilkent University, 2017-05)
      The aim of this project is to approach the relationship between body and artists’ books in the context of an autobiographical narrative. This thesis questions the role of artists’ books in the relationship between body ...
    • Male nudity in ancient Mesopotamian art 

      Girit, Ayşen (Bilkent University, 2012)
      This thesis attempts to study nude male representations in Mesopotamian art. It analyzes examples of male nudity in art and textual material from the Protoliterate to the Neo-Assyrian period in Northern and Southern Iraq. ...
    • Mapping the body: major conceptions of human embodiment from the West 

      Ayaş, Ahmet Murat (Bilkent University, 1998)
      Within the humanistic and social sciences of the western world, the human body, the state of being embodied, and the indelible interrelatedness of mind and the body have long been neglected in favour of the mind that is ...
    • On the relationship between images and words and their relation to body and perception 

      İşcan, Candan (Bilkent University, 2012)
      Prehistoric man created a mark and throughout the history this mark evolved and bifurcated into two: a word and an image. While images were cherished, words were set apart from images. This thesis attempts to look at ...
    • Performing the body : a corporeal site 

      Yücel, Erdem (Bilkent University, 2003)
      This thesis documents a process through which the body was realized as it exceeds its formal unity and becomes integrated with the space. It includes works of art produced during the process. Concepts of vision and figure ...
    • Technological transformation of the perception of death 

      Akkuş, Murat Baran (Bilkent University, 2013)
      The historical attitudes toward death are compared with the philosophical tradition of death contemplation to suggest points of divergence and similarities on the notion of the death of the body. Technological transformations ...
    • Traces of “Carnivalesque” in the ihsan Oktay Anar’s novels 

      Koçyiğit, Mesut (Bilkent University, 2017-07)
      İhsan Oktay Anar (b. 1960), one of the most extraordinary authors in the field of Turkish literature, published his first novel in 1995. In this study, I analyze all of Anar’s seven published novels—Puslu Kıtalar Atlası ...
    • Uses of the human body as the object of the artwork and its pictorial solutions 

      Sağlam, Sefa (Bilkent University, 1993)
      This thesis tries to discuss the conditions of the relationship between art work and its producer together with the question of ‘outside’ of the artwork. This declaration is to discuss and to think about the artwork after ...