Pact with the Devil Motif and Tartini’s Devil’s Trill Sonata

Before it was transformed into a religious subject by Christianity, contact with supernatural beings was a cultural motif that was very common in folk tales in which humans interact with mystical beings, and those occasions often transpire in certain spiritually dense places such as crossroads and bridges. However, Christian culture’s approach to that subject hadContinue reading “Pact with the Devil Motif and Tartini’s Devil’s Trill Sonata”

City of Rocks, castles, bridges, minarets: Hasankeyf

With its natural, historical and architectural features Hasankeyf is very different from the many ruins in Anatolia, for example, the Eastern Roman ruins. As Archaeological News said, it is a unique settlement. However, the structures in Hasankeyf are not durable enough to overcome the flooding. Hasankeyf, which hosted ancient civilizations, is anxiously waiting for aContinue reading “City of Rocks, castles, bridges, minarets: Hasankeyf”

Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 3

This is the third part of my Over The Garden Wall Analysis… For Part 1 click the link Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 1 For Part 2 click the link Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 2   “Nice to horse your acquaintance.” In “Songs of the Dark Lantern” a talking horse named Fred joinsContinue reading “Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 3”

Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 2

This is the second part of my Over The Garden Wall Analysis… For Part 1 click the link Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 1 For Part 3 click the link Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 3   “All I know is I am never going back till I can make them human again.” WirtContinue reading “Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 2”

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”