Recent Submissions

  • Artistic practice in the aftermath of postmodernism : a case study 

    Çelen, İlker (Bilkent University, 2017-02)
    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 ...
  • Media convergence in animation : an analysis of aesthetic uniformity 

    Gündeş, Feridun (Bilkent University, 2017-02)
    This thesis analyzes the uniformity in animation aesthetics within the framework of convergence theory. The sources of aesthetic diversity in animation art are demonstrated along with the process though which these became ...
  • Online presentation of self on instagram: a case study of yoga practitioners in Turkey 

    Gölge, Alime Bilge (Bilkent University, 2017-02)
    In the era of social media, Social Network Sites (SNSs) has become an essential part of social conversation. Among varied aspects of online communication, SNSs encourage the users to present their idealized self-identities ...
  • What do audiences think about literary adaptations: a reception study on Turkish TV series and fidelity 

    Ecevit, Aygen (Bilkent University, 2017-02)
    Fidelity discussion has a long history in adaptation studies and despite all negative criticism towards fidelity concern, the discussion about fidelity still remains. This thesis, with its audience based perspective, aims ...
  • Refraction and essay film: the case of Alexander Sokurov 

    Nasirov, Yasin (Bilkent University, 2017-02)
    This thesis analyzes refraction in essay film. As a self-reflexive method, refraction deals with the self-critique of visual representation in essay film. In this thesis, I develop two different dimensions of post-aesthetics ...
  • Sponsored content as a two-edged sword: determinants of its credibility and trustability 

    Altun, İpek (Bilkent University, 2017-01)
    This thesis aims to examine the perceived credibility and trust assessments of sponsored content regarding the image of a sponsored brand. This examination consists of two-legged studies. By using a between-subjects ...
  • Technological construction of performance: case of Andy Serkis 

    Balcı, Ceren (Bilkent University, 2017-01)
    Performance in film can be considered as a construction that goes beyond mere recording of the actors to comprise a synthesis of discrete elements that have been removed from their original contexts, rearranged, and reshaped. ...
  • Understanding images of environmental resistance : village women from ‘Gokova’ to ‘Yesil Yol’ 

    İrhan, Mehmet Can (Bilkent University, 2016-09)
    In 1984, a group of women occupied the road of Gökova to block the experts of electric institution who came to Gökova for technical measure works for the thermal power plant construction. The newspapers wrote the event as ...
  • Analyzing alternative sports media in Turkey : a case study on Socrates Magazine and Yazıhane 

    Tanık, Deniz Can (Bilkent University, 2016-09)
    Especially in the last century, sports extended its scope and began to be followed by wider audience. Enhancements in the fields of communication and broadcasting enabled people to be more engaged and knowledgeable on ...
  • Esports : alternative fandom research in Turkey 

    Özbıçakçı, Samet Taygun (Bilkent University, 2016-09)
    A fan can be anyone who has both potential media consumer and producer. Fandom as we call, is a community of fans interested in a specific media context such as actor, author or TV series. This study is about the developing ...
  • Non realist tendencies in new Turkish cinema 

    Can, İclal (Bilkent University, 2016-09)
    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, ...
  • Audience reception of teen TV dramas : experience of romance and pleasure 

    Güneş, Hava Sare (Bilkent University, 2016-09)
    Teen TV dramas are one of the mediums that provide people with conventional, socially constructed ideals about love which are culturally related to and presented with gender and morality. This thesis mainly discusses how ...
  • Resonant field: a critical analysis of user interface design in digital media 

    Tunalı, Erhan (Bilkent University, 2016-06)
    This thesis analyzes user interface design process in digital media. New methodologies, new perceptions, new approaches and new technologies help unfolding new understandings within this paradigm. Within the shifting nature ...
  • Occupation of Twitter during gezi movement in Turkey 

    Kutay, Can (Bilkent University, 2015)
    This thesis will attempt to analyze the occupation of social networking site Twitter by Gezi protestors just like any other offline public place like Gezi Park and the deoccupation process of the same platform by the ...
  • The role and importance of icons on mobile graphical user interface 

    Kanmaz, Zahide İdil (Bilkent University, 2015)
    This research investigates how icons evolved throughout the history as a fundamental part of the mobile user interface design, the connection between icons’ visual representations and audience’s perception, the functional ...
  • 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 ...
  • Graphics interchange format (Gifs) as micro movies 

    Erdem, Eda (Bilkent University, 2015)
    GIFs have become much more than they initially promised; they are much more than a format, and they are a mode of expression as well as a creative act as micro movies. Micro movies have been around since the capture of ...
  • Vısual language of Kawaii: Aestheticization of everyday life 

    Soysal, Ilgın Side (Bilkent University, 2015)
    The notion of “Cute” has been studied as a global aesthetic form in consumer and popular culture. Aside from being a dominant aesthetic of mass culture, the cute also became a form of expression with increasing virtual and ...
  • Apocalypse Now : pro-war sentiments in an "anti-war" film 

    Danış, Baran (Bilkent University, 2007)
    In this study, the film Apocalypse Now is analyzed in terms of its ideological function and messages by using the textualist approach of screen theory. The film is examined as both a pro-war and anti-war film which reveals ...
  • The elevator ride: in fact and fiction 

    Mirza, Narjis (Bilkent University, 2016-05)
    The Elevator is the intersection of space, time, and sound. Space that designs a democratic communication and interaction among people from all walks of life, time that is amplified and in motion, and sound, that is in ...

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