Graduate Study - Faculty of Education and Humanities
4+1 with thesis English Language and Literature

Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 515 Literary Criticism Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 6 3 0

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course aims to present the interdisciplinary zone of spatial studies in a literary and cultural context. The course will offer students an opportunity to combine the social aspect of space with real and imagined spaces. The main focus of the course will be on spatial theories in social sciences and the works of various spatial thinkers and geophilosophers. An array of texts and concepts will be evaluated and discussed during the course, and students will be given an opportunity to bring various spatial notions and theories into their projects in context. The course does not require any background or familiarity of the subject matter, but students’ critical attention and willingness to pre-read the critical texts provided by the instructor; their participation in class discussions is of great importance, and merging the conceptual framework of the course with their projects is vital.

1. To familiarize students with the most prominent space theories.
2. To help students develop a spatial discourse about real and imagined spaces.
3. To help students develop ways of translating spatial theories into modern cultural practice and understanding.

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Space & Place: Subjective Experience / Postmodern Space / Spatial Turn
  3. Topophilia & Making More Sense of a Place: Polysensoriality & Sense-scapes
  4. Foucault’s Heterotopias & Panopticon: Entrapment of Visibility
  5. Liminality & Border-crossing
  6. Geophilosophy: Deleuze and Rhizomes
  7. Non-places and Mobile spaces
  8. Break
  9. Social space & Alternate Social Ordering
  10. Space and place in context
  11. Space and place in context
  12. Space and place in context
  13. Space and place in context
  14. Students' Presentations
  15. Students' Presentations


    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Term Paper140
    Final Exam140
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes

        ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
        Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
        Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
        Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
        Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
        Final Examination(1 week) 0
        Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
        Preparation for Final Examination 0
        Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
        Seminar / Presentation 0
        Total Workload: 0
        ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0