M.A. Programs

  • M.A in English Literature will be admitting students for Fall 2019. The written exam and interview dates will be announced in December 2018.
  • M.A in Critical and Cultural Studies will not be admitting new students for Fall 2019.


We congratulate the 2017-2018 recipients of the CEM TAYLAN awards:

2015200084Firdevs İdil Kurtulan (senior)



2016200141İpek Ömercikli (junior)



photoAli Emir Dağlar (sophomore)



The Cem Taylan Award is a monetary prize offered to sophomore, junior and senior students of outstanding academic achievement. The evaluations are done by the faculty at the beginning of the fall semester of each academic year. The award is presented to the students in early October.

 CEM TAYLAN (1946-2001)


BA in English Literature, Istanbul University (1972)

MA University of Keele (1974)

PhD University of Keele (1978).

Dissertation title:    ‘D. H. Lawrence’s Responses to Visual Arts and Theories of Art and Their Effect on his Earlier Fiction’.

Cem Taylan joined the BU, Department of Western Languages and Literatures in 1979 and taught courses on Modern English Poetry, Victorian Poetry and Prose, Modern American Poetry, Analysis of Poetry, Classical American Novel, Modern American Theatre, Translation, Novel Adaptations in Cinema and History of the Turkish Cinema.  His research  predominantly  on modern English, American and Turkish poetry, modern English novelists, cinema as a medium of literary work, Turkish cinema, etc. appeared in literary  as well as  popular journals and daily newspapers.

His published books are:

1986. D.H. Lawrence, Oğullar ve Sevgililer (trans.).E Yayınları.

1999. Oğullar ve Sevgililer (reprint).  Oğlak Yayınları

1992. Modern İngiliz Şiiri: Willian Butlar Yeats ve Ezra Pound. Korsan Yayınları.

2000. Igor Stravinsky, Müziğin Poetikası (trans.). Pan Yayıncılık.

2000. Darwin Kuramı Seçme Yazılar ve Eleştiriler (trans.). Pan Yayıncılık.

2002. Dil Bilimi Düşününde Dönüm Noktaları I: Socrates’ten Saussure’e Batı Geleneği

(Landmarks in Linguistic Thought) (trans. with E. Taylan)Ankara: TDK Yayınları 799.



We welcome Dr. Myrto Drizou to our department…

myrto drizou









Ph.D. (2012) Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo

M.A. (2009) Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo

M.A. (2006) Politics and International Relations, University of Warwick, UK

B.A. (2003) English and Greek Language and Literature, University of Athens, Greece

Research Interests

19th-20th century American Literature; European and American Naturalism; literary criticism; Gender studies; women’s fiction










We welcome Dr. Birger Vanwesenbeeck to our department…



Ph.D. (2006) Comparative Literature, University at Buffalo,

M.A. (2004) Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo,

B.A. (2000) Germanic Literatures & Linguistics, University of Antwerp

Research Interests

-Twentieth-century American literature and culture
-Critical theory
-World Literature


Transfer Oral Exam Candidates

The following students are eligible to take the transfer oral exam.

Nazmiye Gizem Türk

Fatih Can

Alp Eren

Ayça Nur Yaşar

Ece Say

Özge Norman

Murat Can Karabulut


Time and place of the exam:

July 26th, 2018 at 10.00

Room: TB 480 (in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences)