Recent Submissions

  • The effect of paratexts on fiction: Bir Muâdele-i Sevda [An Equation of Love] 

    Öztürk, İbrahim (Bilkent University, 2017-09)
    In this study, Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar’s (1864–1944) novel Bir Muâdele-i Sevda [An Equation of Love], serialized in 1899, is analyzed with its paratexts. Focusing on the preface and the author’s interviews concerning the ...
  • Making a cosmopolitan model in Rûm: Dâ’î and 15th century Ottoman textual culture 

    Sucu, Cevat (Bilkent University, 2017-09)
    In this study, the texts written by the 15th century court-poet Dâ’î, his literary identity and his audience are examined within the scope of vernacularization and the concept of edeb. Therefore, it is accepted that the ...
  • Bilge Karasu's animals : ethical and political encounters 

    Gergöy, Adem (Bilkent University, 2017-07)
    In his fiction and intellectual works Bilge Karasu (1930-1995) emphatically addresses the ethical and political problems that Critical Animal Studies have recently focused on in terms of human-animal relationships. In these ...
  • Carriages in early Turkish novel 

    Aşan, Fatih (Bilkent University, 2017-07)
    This thesis examines the rules and conventions surrounding the use of carriages in early Turkish novels and the changes these rules and conventions went through. It seeks to capture the details that a modern reader tends ...
  • Comparative queer readings : queer potentials in the texts of Kulin, Mungan and Toptaş 

    Tiftik, Sevcan (Bilkent University, 2017-07)
    This thesis analyses twelve contemporary Turkish literary texts having the focus on queer theory. These are the tetralogy of Ayşe Kulin’s including Gizli Anların Yolcusu, Bora’nın Kitabı, Dönüş and Handan novels, Murathan ...
  • 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 ...
  • The body-soul conflict encountered in the works of Peyami Safa is analysed with respect to Yalnızız 

    Gün, Kerem (Bilkent University, 2002-06)
    Peyami Safa (1899-1961), whose Dokuzuncu Hariciye Koğuşu (1930) is one of the best novels of the early Republican period, had been mostly recognized for his psychological descriptions. Although Safa produced numerous ...
  • Modernist change in the poetry of Metin Eloğlu 

    Erdoğan, Asude (Bilkent University, 2016-12)
    Metin Eloğlu whose poems were published between the years of 1943-1984 is a poet who could remain unique in the modernization of Turkish poetry, in a poetry environment where the movements of Garip and İkinci Yeni generated ...
  • Comparison of the motif of lovers “falling in love for the first time” in the 'Işkname Farruh u Hümâ and in romances of İran 

    Taghizadehzonuz, Robabeh (Bilkent University, 2016-06)
    Taking the fourteenth-century Ottoman romance(Mathnawî) 'ışkname (Ferruh u Hümâ) as its point of departure, this study offers a comparison of the motifs used in the narration of love, the main theme of romances, in the ...
  • Conveyor of adab, the power of 'ilm: the legitimacy of poetry in the mukaddime of meşâirü'ş-şu'arâ 

    Ekiz, Ahmet Barış (Bilkent University, 2016-06)
    Focusing on the introduction (mukaddime) of Meşâirü'ş-Şu'arâ, a biographical dictionary written by Aşık Çelebi, this thesis deals with the text‘s description and discussion of the legitimacy of poetry with reference to the ...
  • Female bildungsroman in the pre-republican Turkish literature 

    Soyöz, Nihan Simge (Bilkent University, 2016-06)
    Bu tezde 1896-1922 yılları arasında yazılmış beş roman (Fatma Aliye’den Refet ve Udi, Halit Ziya’dan Aşk-ı Memnu, Halide Edib’den Handan ve Reşat Nuri Güntekin’in Çalıkuşu) kadın oluşum romanı olarak incelenmektedir. Oluşum ...
  • From social to intellectual structures : creating subject and language in Oğuz Atay's texts 

    Akbulut, Çağdaş Yusuf (Bilkent University, 2015)
    An important move of Oğuz Atay, in his novels Tutunamayanlar (The Disconnected, 1971–72) and Tehlikeli Oyunlar (Dangerous Games, 1973) is his turning attention to the intellectual questions of Turkey and the dilemma of ...
  • Tanzimat romanında kamusal alan ve serbest zaman etkinlikleri 

    Günaydın, Ayşegül Utku (Bilkent University, 2007)
    The Tanzimat period overtly accelareted the Westernization process and as such, it brought about various socio-cultural changes, and these changes are distinctly observed in the realms of public sphere and leisure ...
  • Osmanlı edebiyatında dönüşümün şiiri : sulhiyyeler 

    Rahimguliyev, Bayram (Bilkent University, 2007)
    Ottoman Empire, as many historians have argued, entered a period of “disintegration” in the 17th century. Ottoman Empire, which began to collapse starting with the defeat in Vienna in 1683, and had to accept its defeat ...
  • XVIII yüzyıl Osmanlı şiirinde değişim ve Sünbülzâde Vehbi'nin Şevk-engiz'i 

    Sürelli, Bahadır (Bilkent University, 2007)
    An obvious change can be seen in the Ottoman Poetry and especially in the “mesnevi” tradition towards the end of the eighteenth century. The most popular samples of this change which is called “localization” (mahallîleşme), ...
  • 19 yüzyıl Osmanlı-Türk romanında gayrimüslim imgeleri 

    Uyanık, Seda (Bilkent University, 2007)
    This thesis aims at exploring the changing images of non-Muslim characters in five novels written in the last quarter of the 19th century, namely Karabibik (1891) by Nabizade Nazım; Turfanda mı Yoksa Turfa mı? (1892) by ...
  • Füruzan'ın öykülerinde anne-kız ilişkisi 

    Şafak, Burcu (Bilkent University, 2007)
    When examined in a wide perspective, one of the prominent novelists of the contemporary Turkish literature, Füruzan (born 1932) usually used child characters –especially girls- in her novels and stories as the narrator and ...
  • Medeni ya da müslüman :popüler aşk romanlarında Feyza olmak 

    Erekli, Arzu (Bilkent University, 2006)
    Popular romance narratives are usually neglected and regarded as a part of “low literature” in the literary discussions of Republican period. This study claims that these novels, in fact, provide significant data in the ...
  • Lehçetü`l Hakayık`ta mizah söylemi 

    Yıldırım, Tuğba (Bilkent University, 2006)
    Âlî Bey (1846-1899), who was known by the name of “Director” during his lifetime, is a writer of humor who published several journalistic articles, plays, adaptations, a short story, and travel notes. With his works ...
  • Esat Mahmut Karakurt`un roman(s)larında erkek kahramanlar 

    Bozkurt, Senem Timuroğlu (Bilkent University, 2006)
    Esat Mahmut Karakurt (1902-1977) was an influential writer of Turkish literature in the Republican period, especially with his romance, adventure, and spy narratives that reached a large female audience. After he published ...

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