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.



We welcome our new instructors!

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


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.


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