We congratulate the 2015-2016 recipients of the CEM TAYLAN awards:


Firdevs İdil Kurtulan (Sophomore)





Sena Toprakçı (Junior)






Mina Cenan Çakmak (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 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.


Meet our new faculty member: We welcome Dr. Mª Pilar Milagros to our department.


Ph.D. (2011) New Mexico State University; Rhetoric and Professional Communication,

M.A. (2001) New Mexico State University; Hispanic Literatures and Creative Writing

B.A. (1994) University of Lleida; English Language and Literature

Research Interests:

discourse analysis; digital/multimodal and intercultural rhetoric; social constructs; and accessibility




10th International IDEA Conference: April 14th – 16th 2016


10th International IDEA Conference

“Studies in English”

April 14th – 16th 2016

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey


10th IDEA conference is going to be held at Boğaziçi University, where IDEA was founded a decade ago.


Keynote Speakers: Simon During, Gerard Steen and Richard Skinner

To see the conference program, click here

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