Shift in Spatial and Temporal Understanding in the Global World

David Greig’s play Europe opens with Sava and Katia’s arrival in a “small decaying provincial town in Europe” (4). They have travelled so long to find a place where they “can get lost” (28). Adele, a young woman who yearns to travel, aspires their liberty. The subjects of the play are still relevant to the... Continue Reading →

“Journey Without End”: An Interview with Esin Akalın

As third year students Deniz Kişmir, Elif Ademhan, Ilgın Acar and Murat Kabak, we conducted an interview with Assistant Professor Esin Akalın. She has been teaching Western Culture and Civilisation, Renaissance Drama, Literature and Mythology, Modern and Contemporary Drama and many other courses in our department since 2001. Questions appear in bold. Translations of certain... Continue Reading →

A Picture

American writer Kurt Vonnegut has a tradition, which is using recurring themes and characters in his novels, just like J. D. Salinger. Salinger also employs the Glass family in his Nine Stories and Franny and Zooey. The Glass family is the equivalent of alien race Tralfamadorians in Vonnegut’s novels. According to Vonnegut, Tralfamadorians can see... Continue Reading →

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