Call for Papers: Democracy and Civil Rights in Literature

Boğaziçi University, Department of Western Languages and Literatures 3rd Undergraduate Conference Democracy and Civil Rights in Literature 25-26 April, 2017 Boğaziçi University, Department of Western Languages and Literatures announces its Third Undergraduate Conference: Democracy and Civil Rights in Literature. The conference theme “Democracy and Civil Rights” opens to discussion the conceptualization of democracy and civilContinue reading “Call for Papers: Democracy and Civil Rights in Literature”

Poem of the Week: 22 – 28 August

“A Dream” BY EDGAR ALLAN POE In visions of the dark night I have dreamed of joy departed— But a waking dream of life and light Hath left me broken-hearted. Ah! what is not a dream by day To him whose eyes are cast On things around him with a ray Turned back upon theContinue reading “Poem of the Week: 22 – 28 August”

Poem of the Week: 15 – 21 August

“On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer” BY JOHN KEATS Much have I travell’d in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-brow’d Homer ruled as his demesne;Continue reading “Poem of the Week: 15 – 21 August”

800 Years of Freedom: Magna Carta

“This will be the year of Magna Carta. It is a year rich in historical anniversaries, including those of the battles of Agincourt (1415) and Waterloo (1815). But it is the commemoration of King John’s great concession at Runnymede on June 15 1215 that should dominate our thoughts, as we consider the profound influence thatContinue reading “800 Years of Freedom: Magna Carta”

Poem of the Week: 2 – 8 February

Questions from A Worker Who Reads by Bertolt Brecht Who built Thebes of the seven gates? In the books you will find the name of kings. Did the kings haul up the lumps of rock? And Babylon, many times demolished. Who raised it up so many times? In what houses Of gold-glittering Lima did the buildersContinue reading “Poem of the Week: 2 – 8 February”