M.A. Theses

Güliz Gökçora, "Mark Twain as a Social Critic of His Times," 1985.

Nüzhet Akın, “Shades of White: Colors in Emily Dickinson's Poems,” 1985.

Hürriyet Zabunoğlu, “Lack of Love in John Updike’s Trilogy: Rabbit, Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich,” 1985.

Ufuk Özcan, “Neil Simon's World of Comedy,” 1985.

Barış Gümüşbaş, “The Concepts of the Self, Time and Motion in Robert Creely’s Poetry,” 1991.

Perçem Yücer, “The Heroes of the Absurd in Joseph Heller's Catch-22 and Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” 1991.

Gülnur Güven, “Lack of Communication: Personal Relationships in David Mamet's Plays,” 1991.

Ayça Yetginer, “The Cowboy Transformed: The Cowboy Figure as He Appears in Sam Shepard’s Plays,” 1991.

Eda Emine Sezen, “Tennessee Williams' Tragic Heroines in The Glass Menagerie and  A Streetcar Named Desire, 1992.

Aliye Ufuk Batum, “An Analysis of Saul Bellow's Tragic Vision in Dangling Man, The Victim and Seize the Day,” 1992.

Orhun Yakın, “Reappearance of American Naturalism in the Form of Nonfiction Novel: In Cold Blood and The Executioner’s Song,” 1992.

Arzu Altınay, “A Study of Intruders and Intrusions in the Major Plays of Joe Orton,” 1993.

Lale Hocazade Nalbant, “Wendy Wasserstein: A Chronicler of the Women’s Movement. A Study of Wendy Wassertein and Her Plays,” 1994.

Ayhan Akengin, “John Dos Passos' Victim: A Man in the Age of Ideology and Change,” 1994.

Yağmur Üner, “Survival Strategy of Isaac Bashevis Singer's Six Women” 1995.

Yasemin Kervancı, “The Exegesis of the ‘Role of Sisterhood’ in the Three Novels of Toni Morrison: The Bluest Eye, Sula and Beloved,” 1995.

Cem Kılıçarslan, “The Appearance of Postmodernist Techniques in the Form of Black Humor and Metafiction in Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five,” 1996.

Yeşim Çeki Kuzanlı, “Mother Daughter Conflict as a Mirror to the Clash between Dominant and Ethnic Cultures,” 1996.

Kader Ekber Yılmaz, “The Gothic for its Own Sake:Ghost Story at the Beginning of American Literary Tradition,” 1997.

Meram Arvas Erdoğan, “The Conflict between the Individual and the Society: Glass Family in Jerome David Salinger’s Stories,” 1998.

Dilek Ünügör, “Crime and Suicide as a Consequence of Madness in Joyce Carol Oates’ Fiction,” 1998.

Ece Perçinler, “Native American Survival Methods in Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine, Tracks and The Beet Queen,” 1998.

Özge Neşe Çakar, “The Triumph of the Oppressed Women in Alice Walker’s Meridian, The Color Purple and Possessing the Secret Joy,” 1999.

Rıdvan Caner, “A Relativistic Criticism on Political Aspects of the Socialist Drama of the 1930s in the USA,” 1999.

Aslı Yalçın Sağlam, “The Oppression on the Intellectual Women in the 1970s as Reflected in the Novels of Erica Jong, Alison Lurie and Marilyn French,” 1999.

Sibel Ural Erdeveci, “Heroes Returning Home to Attain a Sense of Belonging in The Way to the Rainy Mountain, House Made of Dawn and Ceremony,” 2000.

Ceylan Ertung, “Some Significant Elements of the Theatre of the Absurd and the Theatre of Cruelty in Edward Albee’s Plays, 1959-1980,” 2000.

Ceylan Özcan, “Charlie Chaplin: The Evolution of Charlie, the Tramp,” 2001.

Hümeyra Başol, “The Rebellion of the Oppressed in Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint and American Pastoral,” 2001.

Nadir Kılıç, “Mobility, Dream and Disillusionment in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath,” 2001.

Eylem Kiriş, “The Theme of Coincidence in Paul Auster: The Music of Chance, Leviathan, Moon Place and Mr. Vertigo,” 2001.

Özge Özbek, “Transmuting Aristotelian Representation in the Staging of  the Doubly Othered Subject in  Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro, The Owl Answers and A Movie Star Has To Star in Black and White,” 2002.

Ebru İşeri Erdoğan, “Reflections of Masculinity in Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and David Fincher’s Fight Club,” 2003.

Özlem Yolcu, “Speaking Out the Unspeakable: Overcoming Trauma through Narration in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, Beloved and Paradise,” 2003.

Fatma Ardıç, “Ken Kesey’s One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest: A Foucauldian Approach” 2005.

Emrecan Özen, “Queering the Yuppie: Identity and Performativity in Ally McBeal,” 2005.

Duygu Serdaroğlu, “The Letter Personae: Emily Dickinson’s Different Voices in Her Letters and the Place of Poetry in Prose,” 2005.

Filiz Altın, “The Use of Brechtian Alienation Effect in Hanay Geiogamah’s Plays: Body Indian and Foghorn,” 2006.

Bengi İpek, “A Revisionist View of American History through the Recovery of the Memory of Slavery: An Analysis of Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Contemporary African American Art,” 2006.

Gaye Bahri, “Paradoxical Nature of American Art during the Great Depression: Realist Visions as the Antidote to Mythmaking,” 2006.

Zeynep Özdeş, “Terror from Within: The Concepts of the ‘Monstrous Feminine’ and ‘Abjection’ in the Alien Tetralogy,” 2007.

Esra Karayazıcı, “Performance and Performativity: De/re-constructing Black Identity in Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow Is Enuf and Spell #7,” 2007.

Aslı Değirmenci, “Collective Memory and Social Identity in Contemporary Fiction by Ethnic Women Writers: Louise Erdrich’s Tracks, Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Sandra Cisneros’s Caramelo,” 2008.

Pembe Gözde Erdoğan, “Historiographic Metadrama: Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day and Angels in America,” 2008.

Merve Özman, “Reification in the Works of East European Jewish American Authors: Abraham Cahan, Anzia Yezierska and Eva Hoffman,” 2009.

Fahrettin Önder, “Poetry in Paint and Painting in Words: Analogy between Wallace Stevens’s and Joan Miro’s Surrealist Creativity Yielding Cosmic Imagescape,” 2010.

Berkcan Navarro, “Master and Slave Dialectic in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry,” 2010.

Gülşen Aslan, “Wandering Schizo-Nomads in Postmodern Spaces: Paul Auster’s The Music of Chance, Steven Millhauser’s Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer and Orhan Pamuk’s The Museum of Innocence,” 2011.

Gizem Akçil, “A Journey into the Depths: The New Mestiza Consciousness in the Life Writings of Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua,” 2013.

Emine Şarkdemir, “Desiring Machines/Bodies without Organs: The Concept of Body in Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, Invisible Monsters and Choke,” 2014.

Ali İlya, “Quest for Identity in the Contemporary American Bildungsroman: Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones, and Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud&Incredibly Close,” 2014.

Vahit Yaşayan, “Acting Out Black ‘Mask-ulinity’: Male Struggles for Identity in Three Plays by August Wilson,” 2014.

Zeynep Ünsal, “The Search for Identity and Individuation Process: The Female Hero’s Quest in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Tombs of Athuan and Tehanu,” 2015. 

Anıl Bayır, “Representation of Symbolic Battles in American Football Fiction: Don Delillo’s End Zone, John Grisham’s Bleachers and Dan Jenkins’ Semi-Tough,” 2015.

Bülent Ayyıldız, “Jewish American Graphic Narratives: Landscapes, Stereotypes and Transformation in Will Eisner, Ben Katchor, Joe Kubert and Harvey Pekar,” 2015.

Hazan Gençay Tonga, “The Local Food Movement in the Works of Three American Nature Writers: Wendell Berry, Gary Paul Nabhan and Barbara Kingsolver,” 2015.

Duygu Beste Başer, “From Superiority to Equality?: Men’s Voices in Wendy Wasserstein’s Plays,” 2016.

İpek Beren Yurttaş, “Modern Individual in Searching of His Demons: A Jungian Approach to the Selected Stories of H. P. Lovecraft,” 2016.

Ezgi İlimen, "Feminist Activist Politics and Sisterhood in the Life Narratives of Audre Lorde and June Jordan," 2017. 

Ufuk Tutucu, "Loneliness, Isolation and Sexuality: The Portrayal of Adolescents in Carson McCullers' Short Fiction," 2018.

Mariya Doğan, "Forward to the Past: Narratives of Violence and Trauma in Jonathan Safran Foer's Novels," 2018.

Fatma Eren, "Stigmatized Faces and Identities in Cecile Pineda's Face and Ariel Dorfman's Mascara," 2018. 

Mustafa Eray Eren, "American Radical Environmental Fiction: Deep Ecology and Eco-Defense in Edward Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang, Paul Chadwick's Concrete: Thing Like a Mountain, and T.C. Boyle's A Friend of the Earth," 2019.

Serkan Yıldız, "Echoes of the Harlem Renaissance: Urban Landscape and Jazz Music in Toni Morrison's Jazz, Walter Dean Myers's Harlem Summer and Persia Walker's Black Orchid Blues," 2019. 

Aylin Pekanık, "Female Coded Artificial Beings in Selected American Science Fiction Films, 1960s-2000s," 2019. 

Kaan Gazne, "The Chinese American and Japanese American Experience in Graphic Novels and Visual Narratives," 2019. 

Erden El, "Slow violence in contemporary American fiction: Richard Powers’ Gain, Ann Pancake's Strange As This Weather Has Been and John Grisham's Gray Mountain", 2019.

Meryem Elif Doğdu, "Self and power in the presidential life writing of George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush", 2019.

Nisa Sevsay, “The conflict in the Middle East and the concept of exile as reflected in places and names: On War, Revolution, and Returning, The Beekeeper, and Look: Poems”, 2022

Ali Budak, “An Analysis of Cyclicality in the Novels In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien, S. by Jeffrey Jacob Abrams and Doug Dorst, and Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski”, 2022.

Başak Almaz, “Climate change and ecological economics in Kim Stanley Robinson's Forty Signs of Rain, New York 2140, and The Ministry For the Future”, 2022.