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2014/2015 SPRING TERM

2014-2015/ SPRING TERM – CRITICAL AND CULTURAL STUDIES

CODE. SEC SECTION COURSE INSTRUCTOR DAYS HOURS
CCS 690 .01 Master Thesis Akar TBA TBA
.02 Master Thesis Baş TBA TBA
.03 Master Thesis TBA TBA

M.A Program 2014/2015 Spring Term

2014-2015 / SPRING TERM GRADUATE COURSES

ENGLISH LITERATURE

Course Code SECTION Course Instructor Days Hours Rooms
EL 592 .01 EL592.01 Syllabus
Spc.Stud.:Literary Theory Gumpert Th,Th,Th 3,4,5 TB 480
EL 593 .01EL 593. Syllabus Spc.Stud.:English Novel Öğüt T,T,T 6,7,8 TB 480
EL 594 .01 Advan.Top. in English Literature: Shakespearean Adaptations Tekinay TBA TBA
.02 Advan.Top. in English Literature: American  Modernist Poetry Yurdaün TBA TBA
.03EL 594  Syllabus Advan.Top. in English Literature: Trauma Fiction Tekdemir TBA TBA
.04 Advan.Top. in English Literature: Modernism Bulamur TBA TBA
EL 681 .01 EL 681 Syllabus Sp. Stud. Post/Trans-Human Confi. in Contem Öğüt F,F,F 3,4,5
EL 685 .01 Sp. Top. Studies in Verse: Narrative Poetry Görey TBA TBA
EL 589 .01 Graduate Seminar Demirhan TBA TBA
EL 690 .01 Master Thesis Bulamur TBA TBA
.02 Master Thesis Öğüt TBA TBA
.03 Master Thesis Tekinay TBA TBA
.04 Master Thesis Görey TBA TBA
.05 Master Thesis Fortuny TBA TBA
.06 Master Thesis Gumpert TBA TBA
EL 790 .01 Doctoral Dissertation Tekinay TBA TBA
.02 Doctoral Dissertation Öğüt TBA TBA
.03 Doctoral Dissertation Gumpert TBA TBA
.04 Doctoral Dissertation Fişek TBA TBA
.05 Doctoral Dissertation Tekdemir TBA TBA
.06 Doctoral Dissertation Bulamur TBA TBA

 

Course Descriptions

EL 592.01 Spc. Stud: Literary Theory

The second half of a two semester survey of the history of literary theory and criticism in the West.  Our point of departure: the radically new approaches to literature made possible by the criticism of the late 19th and 20th centuries: formalism, structuralism, new criticism, deconstruction, post-structuralism.  These approaches to literature are all committed, in different ways, to the dethroning of the author and the decentering of the subject.  But in the new approaches to literature that arise in the second half of the twentieth century, the subject (and along with it, history and culture) returns with a vengeance.  The second part of this semester treats many of the most significant critical theories, including Marxist criticism, psychoanalytic criticism, feminism, queer theory, black criticism, post-colonial criticism, cultural studies, and postmodern criticism, all of which attempt to understand literature as the expression of a subject which is, largely, a cultural or historical entity.

 

EL 593. 01 Spc. Stud: English Novel

The course aims to focus on selected contemporary novels that, both thematically and structurally, reflect hybrid, multi-faceted forms of identity in continuously dynamic and transforming constellations which challenge traditional boundaries of nation, religion, history and culture. The novels in question demonstrate multiple ways in which interlingual and intercultural contact, communication and interaction, mainly as enhanced by global economic, social and political configurations leading to the increasingly migrant and cosmopolitan position of individuals and communities alike, foster dialogic, pluralistic and transcultural perspectives and discourses with regard to national, social and political identity.

The analysis of these primary texts also requires contextualization within contemporary literary and cultural theories. The students will be encouraged not only to use and expand their knowledge of postcolonial and postmodern theories (among others) of race, class and gender, but also to transcend beyond their scope to perceive, imagine and/or theorize on new configurations of identity emerging in the novels.

 

 

SPRING TERM 2014-2015

 WESTERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

2014-2015 SPRING TERM COURSE SCHEDULE

Code Sec. Section Course Instructor Days Hours
AS 250 .01 AS 250 syllabus
Intro. to Amer. Studies Mazzari T,Th,F 4,5,5
AS 412 .01 Research&Writing in Amer. Studies Tekinay TBA TBA
CL 104 .01 CL 104 syllabus Classical Literature Gülçur W,W,F 4,5,3
.02 CL 104.02 Syllabus Classical Literature C. Endres W,W,F 4,5,3
CL 306 .01 CL 306.01 Syllabus
Literary Theory&Critic.II Gumpert T,T,Th 2,3,2
.02 CL 306 Syllabus Literary Theory&Critic.II Öğüt T,T,Th 2,3,2
CL 485 .01 CL 485 Syllabus Spc.Top.:Film and Literature S. Endres W,W,F 4,5,3
CL 486 .01 CL 486 Syllabus
Spc.Top:Literature and Environment Fortuny M,F,F 7,4,5
DRA 402 .01 DRA 402. 01 Syllabus
Modern Drama Tekinay T,T,Th 4,5,3
.02 DRA 402. 02 Syllabus
Modern Drama Bulamur T,T,Th 4,5,3
EL 102 .01 EL 102 Syllabus
Survey of English Literature II Sevgen T,Th,F 4,4,4
.02 EL 102 Syllabus Survey of English Literature II Görey T,Th,F 4,4,4
.03 EL 102 Syllabus Survey of English Literature II Fişek T,Th,F 4,4,4
.04 EL 102 Syllabus Survey of English Literature II J. Kısmet-Bell T,Th,F 4,4,4
.05 EL 102 Syllabus Survey of English Literature II İ. Kısmet-Bell T,Th,F 4,4,4
EL 202 .01 EL 202 Syllabus The English Renaissance J. Kısmet-Bell T,F,F 7,6,7
.02 EL 202 Syllabus The English Renaissance Fişek T,F,F 7,6,7
EL 206 .01 EL 206 Syllabus The English Novel Alkaç T,T,Th 5,6,3
.02 EL 206_syllabus The English Novel Tekdemir T,T,Th 5,6,3
EL 306 .01 EL306.01 Syllabus The English Romantics Demirhan M,M,W 3,4,4
.02 EL 306 Syllabus
The English Romantics Russett M,M,W 3,4,4
EL 408 .01 EL 408 Syllabus Modern English Poetry Sevgen T, F, F 7,6,7
.02 EL 408 Syllabus
Modern English Poetry Görey T,F,F 7,6,7
EL 412 .01 Senior Thesis Alkaç TBA TBA
.02 Senior Thesis Bulamur TBA TBA
.03 Senior Thesis Demirhan TBA TBA
.04 Senior Thesis Fişek TBA TBA
.05 Senior Thesis Fortuny TBA TBA
.06 Senior Thesis Görey TBA TBA
.07 Senior Thesis J. Kısmet-Bell TBA TBA
.08 Senior Thesis Mazzari TBA TBA
.09 Senior Thesis Öğüt TBA TBA
.10 Senior Thesis Tekdemir TBA TBA
.11 Senior Thesis Tekinay TBA TBA
.12 Senior Thesis Russett TBA TBA
EL 481 .01 EL 481.01 Syllabus Text&Image:Blake&thePre-Raphaelites Russett M,W,W 6,6,7
ENGL 102 .01 Engl 102.01 Syllabus
Intro. to Literary Scholars.II Fortuny M,M,Th 4,5,5
.02 ENGL 102. 02 Syllabus
Intro. to Literary Scholars.II Tekdemir M,M,Th 4,5,5
.03 ENGL 102.03 Syllabus Intro. to Literary Scholars.II Bulamur M,M,Th 4,5,5
.04 Engl 102.04 Syllabus Intro. to Literary Scholars.II Yurdaün M,M,Th 4,5,5
ENGL 112 .01 ENGL 112.01 Syllabus Spring 2015 Expository Writing II Eliades W,W,F 7,8,8
.02 ENGL 112.02 Syllabus Spring 2015 Expository Writing II Eliades W,W,F 5,6,7
GR 102GR 112 .01.01 Modern Greek for Beginners IIAncient Greek II SidiropoulouKonstantinidou M,W,WMMTT 5,5,62312
GR 202 .01 Intermediate Modern Greek II Konstantinidou M,M,T,T 4,5,3,4
GR 212 .01 Ancient Greek IV Konstantinidou M,M,T,T 2,3,1,2
LAT 112 .01 Element. Latin II Levy-Aksu TBA TBA
LAT 212 .01 Inter. Latin II Levy-Aksu TBA TBA
LIT 212 .01 LIT 212.01 Syllabus Studies in Literature Demirhan M,F,F 8,5,6
.02 Lit 212.02 Syllabus Studies in Literature Yurdaün M,F,F 8,5,6
LIT 311 .01 Copywriting for Marketing&Advertising Basut TBA TBA
LIT 412 .01 Copywriting II Dereli W,W,W 9,10,11
STS 230 .01 Theory of Musical Sound A. Sevgen F,F,F 6,7,8

 

CULTURE AND ART WING

CODE  SEC. SECTION COURSE INSTRUCTOR DAYS HOURS
FA 348 .01FA 348 Course Syllabus INTRODUCTION TO FILM ANALYSIS AYŞEGÜL DOĞAN W,W,W 234
FA 485 .01FA 485 Course Syllabus MYSTERY IN FILM AYŞEGÜL DOĞAN TH,TH,TH 234
FA 324 .01FA 324 Course Syllabus MUSIC APPRECIATION 2 BERNA SİDİ ADATOZ W,W,W 678
FA 350 .01 PROJECT IN FILM ANALYSIS CAN CANDAN M,M,M 345
FA 48I .01 FA_48I Syllabus SP.TOP.:DOCUMENTARY IN TURKEY CAN CANDAN TH,TH,TH 123
FA 488 .01FA488 Syllabus SP.TOP.:SURVEY OF 19TH CENTURY MUSIC EMİNE SERDAROĞLU TH,TH,TH 123
FA 487 .01FA 487 Course Syllabus SP.TOP.:CLASSICAL MUSIC IN CINEMA FEYZİ ERÇİN M,M,M 678
FA 48Y .01 SP.TOP.:NEW MEDIA ART GENCO GÜLAN W,W,W 678
FA 49U .01 SP.TOP:ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS AND THE BUSINESS WORLD GÜNAY KOCASOY W,W,W 678
FA 489 .01 FA_489 Syllabus SP.TOP.:GRAPHIC NOVEL MEHMET E.ADANALI W,W,W 345
FA 490 .01 FA_490 Syllabus SP.TOP.:ADVANCED GRAPHIC NOVEL & COMICS MEHMET E.ADANALI M,M,M 678
FA 48J .01 SP.TOP.:MYTHIC STRUCTURE & STORYTELLING IN CINEMA MEHMET İNAN M,M,M 345
FA 486 .01 SP.TOP.:SCRIPTWRITING MEHMET İNAN T,T,T 345
FA 497 .01FA497- Syllabus SP.TOP.:CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE PRACTICES ONUR KARAOĞLU M,M,M 234
FA 49L .01 FA 49L Course Syllabus
THE GRAMMAR OF FILM LANGUAGE: FILM EDITING ÖZCAN VARDAR F,F,F 234
FA 49R .01 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CINEMA:CINEMA AND NATION ÖZGÜR ÇİÇEK HALICIOĞLU M,M,M 234
FA 492 .01FA 492 Course Syllabus LITERARY CHARACTER ANALYSIS THROUGH ACTING ÖZLEM TURHAL DECHIARA F,F,F 123
FA 48Q .01FA 48Q Syllabus SP.TOP:SCENE STUDY AND SP.TOP.:CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT THROUGH LITERATURE ÖZLEM TURHAL DECHIARA F,F,F 456
FA 496 .01FA 496 Course Syllabus SP.TOP.:JAZZ APPRECIATION 2 SEDA BİNBAŞGİL T,T,T 678
FA 491 .01FA 491 Course Syllabus SP.TOP.:ART AND MIND SEDEF HATAPKAPULU TH,TH,TH 91011
FA 48R .01FA 48R Course Syllabus SP. TOP.: IN CONTEMPORARY ART SENA BAŞÖZ TH,TH,TH 678
FA 349 .01FA 349 Course Syllabus FILM THEORY ŞAHAN YATARKALKMAZ M,M,M 456
FA 49S .01FA 49S Course Syllabus SP.TOP.:VIOLENCE OF THE IMAGE ŞAHAN YATARKALKMAZ M,M,M 91011
FA 48X .01 FA 48X Syllabus
SP. TOP.:OF LOVE, DESIRE AND CINEMA TOLGA YALUR F,F,F 678
FA 49B         FA 49W .01

FA 49W Course Syllabus

SP.TOP.:19th CENTURY OPERATIC HEROINES                                                                                                                       SP.TP.THEART&PROF.OF  SCREENW.ON TELEV. UFUK ÇAKMAK                                                      KEREM DEREN T,T,T                                   M,M,M         234                             123
FA 483 .01 FILM SCORES: MEANING AND MUSIC IN CINEMA UFUK ÇAKMAK T,T,T 678

 

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RECIPIENTS OF THE 2014-2015 CEM TAYLAN AWARD

Recipients of the 2014-2015 Cem Taylan Award:

Müge Gedik (Sophomore)
Mina Cenan Çakmak (Sophomore)
Özge Uğuz (Junior)
Çakır Ceylin Yavuz (Junior)
Tülay Pınar Taşdemir (Junior)
Simge Topaloğlu (Senior)
Burcu Kılınç (Senior)

 

 

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 f Wetsern Languages and Literatures in  1979 and taught courses on Modern English Poetry, Victorian Poetry and Prose, Modern American Poetry,  Analysis of Poetry, Classical Americal Novel, Modern American Theatre, Translation, Novel Adapatations  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.

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We welcome our new instructors!

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We welcome Dr. Cihan Yurdaun to our department as Lecturer.

Education

Ph.D. (2014) Department of Western Languages and Literatures; Boğazıcı University

M.A. (2007) Department of Western Languages and Literatures; Boğazıcı University

B.A. (2004) Sociology; Boğazıcı University

Research Interests

Modern and contemporary poetry, Critical theory and philosophy

We welcome Dr. Jameson Kismet-Bell to our department as Assitant Professor.

Education

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, German Literature & Culture, 2011

Dissertation Focus: European Renaissance Medicine & Literature

Minor in Philosophy

M.A., Pennsylvania State University, German Literature & Culture, 2002

Thesis Focus: Modern European Literature & Culture

B.A.,  Bethel College, Liberal Arts, 2000

Concentrations: World Literature, Philosophy, & German

CULTURE AND ART WING

Culture and Arts Courses Administrative Coordinator

İrem Akman

Tel: 02123597433
E-mail: irem.akman@boun.edu.tr
Office: JF 407

Instructors

Aslı Daldal


Education: Boğaziçi University, Dept. of Political Science, B.A, M.A. and Ph.D.

Ph.D and postdoctoral research at Duke and Columbia Universities.

Research Interests: Political Theory, Cultural Studies, Cinema Studies, Turkish History

Courses Offered: Political Theory, Contemporary Political Culture, Politics and Cinema, Turkish Politics

Ayşegül Doğan



Ayşegül Doğan (Istanbul, 1984) studied on the undergraduate film certificate programme at Istanbul’s Boğaziçi University. She went on to complete a postgraduate degree in Film and TV at Istanbul Bilgi University.

She works as a freelance director and keeps writing her first feature-length script.

In addition to being a writer and director, she is an instructor in Bogazici University, giving Film Analysis courses since 2012. She also gives lectures on Film Grammar in a special Atelier in Istanbul.

Can Candan


Can Candan has a BA from Hampshire College (USA) in film and video, and a MFA (a terminal degree, comparable to a PhD) from Temple University (USA) in film and media arts. Since 1990, he has taught film courses and workshops in the USA and in Turkey. Before becoming a full-time faculty member at Boğaziçi University in 2007, he was a faculty member, department chair/director of the MA program at Istanbul Bilgi University’s Film and TV department; and taught at Sabancı University. His award-winning documentaries (Boycott Coke/1989; Exodus/1991; DuvarlarMauernWalls/2000; 3 Saat/2008;  Benim Çocuğum/2013) have been screened and distributed internationally. E-mail: can.candan@boun.edu.tr

Emine Serdaroğlu


Emine Serdaroğlu studied piano with Ersin Onay, Fuat Türkay and Cana Gürmen. After graduating from Ecole Française d’Istanbul, she continued her piano studies with Prof.Dr. Mark Hansen at Illinois Wesleyan University (BM, magna cum laude, 1990-94,) and with Prof.Dr. William at the University of Texas at Austin (MM, 1994-1996). She participated in master classes with pianists Andrey Diev, Rita Sloan, Lala Margulis, Igor Kipnis and Ratko Delorko. She completed her PhD in Musicology at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (2008). She has given several national and international recitals and chamber music concerts. Her research focuses on piano compositions of Turkish composers and their integration in piano education.

Feyzi Erçin




A graduate of Robert College and the Istanbul University Law Faculty, Feyzi Erçin has been teaching at Boğaziçi University since 2013. His topics include, Film Music, Classical Music in Cinema and in particular, Classical Music in Auteur Cinema. Feyzi is a member of the Advisory Board of the Istanbul Music Festival as well as a member of the editorial board of the monthly periodical Andante. His interests expand to European arthouse cinema and especially 1960’s films, classical piano literature, lieder and opera, and in particular the use of leitmotivs in music and cinema. Feyzi Erçin appears in amateur recitals and home concerts.

 

 

Günay Kocasoy



After graduation from Robert College at İstanbul as Chemical Engineer, Günay Kocasoy  studied Business/Industrial Administration at the Franklin University at the USA. She had received her MS and PhD from the Istanbul University. She became University Associate Professor at 1989 and Professor in the field of Environmental Technologies at the Boğaziçi University at 1995. She retired at 2010.  She had worked at the Bogazici University Institute of Environmental Sciences as full Professor till her retirement and since then she has been lecturing at the Boğaziçi University Faculty of Fine Arts. She had lectured 14 different undergraduate and 27 graduate courses and supervised four PhD and 25 MS theses. She has acted as consultant to many public and private institutions/companies. Her research field is water and wastewater treatment,  solid waste, hazardous and medical waste management, solid waste technologies, sanitary landfilling, composting, marine pollution, susatainable development, recycling, environmental impact assessment, environmental management systems, ISO 14000 standards, ethics and business world, tourism snd environment relation. She has been the editor/member of the editorial board of nine national and international journals, and the referee of eight national and 24 international journals. She had conducted as director /researcher 16 research project of which four were supported by EU funds and 12 of them by national funds. She also had acted as coordinator/researcher at the 26 applied projects. She has been one of the founders and the president of the Turkish National Committee on Solid Wastes-ISWA Turkey, and the Vice-President of the Kriton Curi Environmental Foundation.   She had acted as ISWA Board Member for six years and presently she has been carrying on the secretarial work of the ISWA-South Eastern Europe, Mediterranean and Middle East Regional Development Network. She has organized 35 national and 24 international symposia, congress and intensive training programs. She has been the editor of 23 books and the author of more than 300 articles/papers published.

Jak Şalom



After studying Economics in Istanbul, he joined the Turkish Cinematheque and worked with Onat Kutlar from 1965 to 1972 as Deputy Director and wrote in the magazine Yeni Sinema. He then left to join the Cinémathèque Française and assisted his founder Henri Langlois for the opening of the World Museum of Cinema.

In 1976 he moved to the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations and taught Turkish grammar and lexicography in Turkish Studies until 2012. He is the author of a bilingual French-Turkish, Turkish –French dictionary and two educational works on the Turkish language.

At the same time, he produced or managed the production of some 250 stage productions from 1980 to 2013.

He is currently responsible for a course in the sociology of cinema at the Bosphorus University: Cinema and Audience: Sociological debate and directs the program The Cinematheque is alive! 50 years, 50 films, 50 presentations.

Jak Salom is an Officer of the Arts and Letters of the French Republic.

 

Mehmet Emin Adanalı




He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from BU and went on to study Finance and International Business in San Francisco obtaining an M.B.A. as a result. He worked in IT & Internet consulting industry through his own firm in and around San Francisco, greater Bay Area as well as Silicon Valley, CA. Since coming home to roost, aside from continuing in that field, he is also teaching comics theory and history at two levels available to undergraduates as well as graduate students as 3-CR courses. He also offers courses and workshops for adults at BUMED and Bilgi-Eğitim in addition to conducting the core faculty member position at The School of Life-İstanbul branch. In addition to all of these, he also offers courses at all levels as scuba instructor and personal life trainer.

Mehmet İnan



Mehmet İnan is currently teaches “Scriptwriting” and “Mythic structure & Storytelling in cinema”. After graduating from Mimar Sinan University, Cinema and Tv Department in 1995, he worked in Tv, advertising and film industries. As a free-lance filmmaker, he directs, produces, and writes advertising films, Tv shows, and short documentaries. He runs his own production company (2006- present).

His teachings include Galatasaray University (2000-2003), Mithat Alam Film Center (2005-present), Bosphorus University (2010-present) and Bilgi University (2013-present).

Onur Karaoğlu



Onur Karaoğlu is a theater director, art manager, teacher and writer.

Born in Istanbul in 1982. Graduated from Boğaziçi University with a BA in Sociology.  Holds an MFA in Theater Directing from Columbia University in the City of New York. He worked with Anne Bogart, SITI Company and Martha Graham Dance Company. He collaborated with Orhan Pamuk in the making of Innocence Of Objects, which won the The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. He currently works as the director of The Museum Of Innocence in Istanbul.

He adopted and directed several Chekhov and Shakespeare productions which appeared off-Broadway and downtown New York theatre spaces. The films that he participated in were shown at Sundance Film Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival, Pompiduo Centre. He teaches at Boğaziçi Univeristy since 2013.

Özgür Çiçek




Özgür Çiçek holds a BA degree in English Language and Literature and an MA degree in Film Studies. She received her PhD from Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture program at Binghamton University, New York, in 2016. Her research interests include national and transnational cinemas, documentary filmmaking, adaptation studies, detective fiction, and science fiction.

Özlem Turhal de Chiara




Bilkent University, Acting BA

Actors Studio, New School University, NYC, Acting MFA.

Performed ‘Strip-Tease’ at the Actors Studio. With her performance in ‘Metamorphosis’ Off-Broadway, she joined the AEA. Returning to Turkey acted in several TV shows, films and theatre. Translated ‘The Invisible Actor’ by Oida, published by Bogazici University Press.  Holds workshops on ‘The Character’s Spine’ ‘Sense Memory’ and ‘Directing Actors’ in several universities. Currently a lecturer at Bogazici University holding ‘Literary Character Analysis Through Acting’ class. Actress, Capoeirista and mother.

Rana Öztürk




2015                                     Ph.D.  National University of Ireland (NUI)

National College of Art and Design (NCAD), School of Visual Culture

Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM)

Thesis Title: “Narratives of Global Modernity: International Contemporary Art Exhibitions as Places for Mapping Relational Geographies”

2005                                     M.A.  Istanbul Technical University

Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Art History

Thesis Title: “An Analysis of Conceptual Art Practices in Turkey”

1999                                     B.A.  Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Management   

Sena Başöz



Sena Başöz is a visual/performance artist from Istanbul. She received her MFA at Bard College, NY in film/video in 2010 and her BA from Bogazici University in 2002.  Her work was shown in various places including DEPO, Siemens Sanat, Badgast, Salzamt, Aphanova & Galerie Futura, LAXART Crossing Europe, Which Human Rights?, Documentarist, Cannes Film Festival and  Frischzelle Festival, Cologne. She has worked as the artistic director of several media workshops and is currently a PHD candidate at ITU.

Seda Binbaşgil



  • graduated from RC (1979), BU (1983/Business Administration) and LSU (1985, MBA)
  • worked as a marketing executive in FMCG & technology
  • has a weekly jazz show at Acik Radyo since 1998
  • teaching Jazz Appreciation since 2005, at institutions like Bilgi University, Simya Gallery, Bogazici and Koc Universities
  • participated at an international jazz panel at Columbia University in 2007
  • consultant to Akbank International Jazz Festival since 2009
  • occasionally writes about jazz in various media

Semih Gümüş




Semih Gümüş was born in Ankara in 1956. He studied high school at Ankara Fen Lisesi and graduated from Ankara University (Faculty of Political Sciences) in 1981. His first publication appeared in Yazko Edebiyat. He was the executor editor of Yarın between 1981-1985 and of Adam Öykü between 1995-2005. He dedicated his career to publishing. He was in the founding and executive editorial board of several literary and political magazines. Currently, he is the executive editor of Notos which began its publication in December 2006.

Publications

Novel: Belki Sonra Başka Şeyler de Konuşuruz (2015)

Literary Criticism and Essays: Romanın Şimdiki Zamanı (2014), Okumak ve Yazmak (2014), Edebiyat ve Yeni Zamanların Kültürü (2013), Yazar Olabilir miyim? Yaratıcı Yazarlık Dersleri (2012), Çözümleyici Eleştiri (2012), Öykünün Kedi Gözü (2010), Modernizm ve Postmodernizm (2010), Eleştirinin Sis Çanı (2008), Yazarın Yalnızlık Burcu (2005), Yazının Sarkacı Roman (2003), Puslu Ada (2002), Futbol ve Biz (2000), Adalet Ağaoğlu’nun Romancılığı (2000), Öykünün Bahçesi (1999), Başkaldırı ve Roman (1996; 1997 Cevdet Kudret Eleştiri Ödülü), Yazının ve Tarihin Bilinci (1994), Karşılıksız Yazılar (1994), Kara Anlatı Yazarı (1994), Roman Kitabı (1991).

Şahan Yatarkalkmaz



Şahan Yatarkalkmaz was born in 1986. He graduated from Boğaziçi University in 2008 with degrees in Psychology and English Literature. He earned a Master’s Degree in 2011 from Sabancı University. As of 2012, Şahan Yatarkalkmaz is a PhD candidate in Translation Studies, Yıldız Technical University. He has been conducting courses on histories, theories and philosophies of cinema in Boğaziçi University since 2012. Among his research interests are aesthetics, philosophy of literature and history, postcolonial film theory, and continental philosophy.

Tolga Yalur



Tolga Yalur is a Ph.D. scholar concentrating on media and technology. He has a BS in Economics (Middle East Technical University, Ankara), an MA in Critical and Cultural Studies (Bosphorus University, Istanbul), and he continued his graduate study with a concentration on psychoanalysis at the New School for Social Research, New York City. His master thesis analyzed what might be called as ‘woman as a symptom of man’ in Turkish cinema. He has lectured courses on film, media, and globalization and he has written/edited/translated a number of non-fiction books published in Turkish. Tolga is currently continuing his doctoral work at George Mason University, Fairfax.

Zeynep Bilge



Zeynep Bilge studied voice at Istanbul University School of Music between 1991 and 1994. She received her B.A. (1999), and her M.A. degree (2001) in English Language and Literature from Istanbul University. In 2008 she received her PhD degree with her dissertation entitled “An Alternative Mode of Communication: Songs and Singing in Shakespeare’s Tragedies”. In 2012 she conducted a postdoctoral research at Cardiff University on the opera adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Working as an assistant professor at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, she is currently working on a book project focusing on the literary adaptations in contemporary British opera.

She’s been a member of Istanbul European Choir since 1999, and Rezonans since 2013.

https://mimarsinan.academia.edu/FZeynepBilge

 

Zeynep Öz



Zeynep Öz is a curator. She co-founded SPOT Projects in Istanbul. She co-curated Aichi Triennale 3 and is currently working on the Sharjah Biennial. She has a BA in Math and Studio Art from Dartmouth College and MA in curatorial studies from Bard College.