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

An Analysis on the “Saint Augustine” painting of Philippe de Champaigne by Selen Kaptan

Most of the paintings of Philippe de Champaigne, similar to many artists of the Baroque Era, are religious and allegorical; however, in 1643, when Philippe de Champaigne got influenced by Jansenism, he almost abandoned the Baroque style which consists of angels and miraculous lights. He used cold colors instead of lucid colors to make his … Continue reading An Analysis on the “Saint Augustine” painting of Philippe de Champaigne by Selen Kaptan

The Paradox in the Creature’s Salvation; A Commentary on The Book of Margery Kempe

In her autobiography, Margery Kempe describes herself as a creature who undertakes a redemptive quest, at first, to be forgiven for her sins and pride. The struggle she endures while giving birth to her first child makes her afraid of her sins, and subsequently, she decides to confess her sins to a priest who makes … Continue reading The Paradox in the Creature’s Salvation; A Commentary on The Book of Margery Kempe