Poem of the Week: 31 October – 6 November

How to Break a Curse BY DANIELLE BOODOO-FORTUNE Lemon balm is for forgiveness.Pull up from the root, steepin boiling water. Add locusts’ wings,salt, the dried bones of hummingbirds.Drink when you feel ready.Drink even if you do not. Pepper seeds are for courage.Sprinkle them on your tongue.Sprinkle in the doorway and alongthe windowsill. Mix pepper and … Continue reading Poem of the Week: 31 October – 6 November

Commodification and Consumption of Blood in Arjun Raj Gaind’s Empire of Blood – Emre Misvaklı

Vampiric elements are generally used to create shock value and horror on the audience, and in 2015 comicbook titled Empire of Blood, Arjun Raj Gaind uses these vampiric elements to strengthen the already horrible image of the material exploitation of the Indians under the British rule. Furthermore, the obsession over blood and its purity is … Continue reading Commodification and Consumption of Blood in Arjun Raj Gaind’s Empire of Blood – Emre Misvaklı

The effects of injustice on the character development of Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather (1972) – Emre Misvaklı

Mafia, Yakuza, Cosa Nostra and Triads have always been symptoms of a corrupt justice system or a rotten understanding of justice instead of the sickness itself. People gathered up and stuck together to protect themselves against racism, exploitation, injustice and repressive state apparatuses they were suffering. All these threats and the lack of a governmental … Continue reading The effects of injustice on the character development of Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather (1972) – Emre Misvaklı

Hacettepe University – Undergraduate Conference on Anglo-American Literature

  “EMPOWERED-EMPOWERING WOMEN” Hacettepe University, Department of English Language and Literature, Beytepe Campus March 8, 2019 CALL FOR PAPERS   The Department of English Language and Literature is pleased to announce the undergraduate conference on the question of women in Anglo-American Literature. The conference aims to celebrate and appreciate International Women’s Day with new horizons of young … Continue reading Hacettepe University – Undergraduate Conference on Anglo-American Literature

Ege University – 9th International Undergraduate Symposium

  “IMMORTALITY” Ege University, Faculty of Letters, Izmir, TURKEY March 21-22, 2019 CALL FOR PAPERS   “I swear I think there is nothing but immortality! / That the exquisite scheme is for it, and the nebulous float is for it, / and the cohering is for it! / And all preparation is for it—and identity … Continue reading Ege University – 9th International Undergraduate Symposium