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 theContinue reading “Shift in Spatial and Temporal Understanding in the Global World”

“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 certainContinue reading ““Journey Without End”: An Interview with Esin Akalın”

Gulliver’s Travel to the Laputa as a Critique of the Enlightenment Thought

    In the third part of his voyage, the narrator of Gulliver’s Travels, Lemuel Gulliver finds himself on a floating island, named Laputa. Gulliver is welcomed by the Laputans, and begins to observe their culture and lifestyle. But what is the contribution of Gulliver’s third voyage to the work’s overall satire? Each travel of GulliverContinue reading “Gulliver’s Travel to the Laputa as a Critique of the Enlightenment Thought”

Criticism of capitalism in Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince”

Oscar Wilde was born as the second child of wealthy Irish Wilde family in Dublin in 1854. He went to Dublin Trinity College and then to Oxford. He published his short fiction book The Happy Prince in 1888. In his 1891 essay The Soul of Man Under Socialism, Wilde described himself as an anarchist, sinceContinue reading “Criticism of capitalism in Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince””

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 seeContinue reading “A Picture”