Love and Nature in Birhan Keskin’s Poetry: From Folk Poetry to Ecofeminist Poetry

Hülya Çevirme

Abstract: This purpose is to experience the relationship between folk poetry and Birhan Keskin’s poetry, and to question the themes of nature through an intertextual reading. As a result, the poetry that Birhan Keskin will apply as a measure strongly embraced, the animist/mystic/transcendent/ liquid love, folk poetry and its poetry is closely connected to contemporary Turkish poetry. Keskin is in an intertextual conversation with Yunus Emre and Karacaoğlan, the two strongest collective subjects of folk poetry recording. It can be imported by extending the love poem and the theme it filters with references, and associations. As implementation based on the language of Yunus and Karacaoğlan, with an autobiographical introspection, is the self of love, of human, who gives visuals to nature, from society and from the system. She combined the themes and motifs of the folk recording of the imitation of nature and therapeutic book with the myth of natal history and archaic femininity. Keskin has experienced the metaphysics of his poetry in Turkish mystical poetry, his romantic love and nature have been eroded again. Birhan Keskin has done the ancient over and over again, working with the ecofeminist between the modern opposition of the Turkish people with a bridge. Our word about Keskin’s discussion is to provide a linguistic convenience about an insatiable project, to be briefly explained. The people of Keskin’s fluid modern poetry were also used.

Keywords: Birhan Keskin, Yunus Emre, Karacaoğlan, Love, Ecofeminist poetry

Hülya Çevirme
DOI: 10.29224/insanveinsan.1009665
Year 9, Issue 31, Winter 2022


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The Woman and the Self in Jale Sancak’s Novel Uyanan Güzel

Mihrican Aylanç

Abstract: In this study, the content analysis was carried out within the framework of self-theory with the focus on the self-construction process of Vahide, the female character of Jale Sancak’s novel “Uyanan Güzel”. Jale Sancak questions the existential pains of women who are trapped in the patriarchal society, locked in their homes due to various dimen-sions of violence, marginalized and silenced in her novel Uyanan Güzel, which we reviewed. In her stories and novels, Jale Sancak focuses on the hidden inner worlds of women with a special sensitivity, and in her novel Uyanan Güzel points out the inner existence of women, who were surrounded by patriarchal thought patterns in childhood and handed over to the auto-control of society. It tries to create a social awareness against the patriarchal system in order to emphasize that the individuation of women is possible. The process of discovering her own individual wishes and desires of Vahide, who represents the new generation women, whose individuation is earlier and easier, is analysed. It is revealed by the synthesis of the plot and the character, which is diffi-cult, but not impossible, to create a self for women who are silenced and whose dreams are taken away. It is implied that a woman can awaken to happiness by preserving her-self without excluding men and without losing her conscience and compassion. It is emphasized that women who take the strings of their own life and open their eyes to the society as themselves can take action in the public sphere, thus achieving a holistic identity.

Keywords: The novel of Uyanan Güzel, Women, Self, Gender, Patriarchy

Mihrican Aylanç
DOI: 10.29224/insanveinsan.1010081
Year 9, Issue 31, Winter 2022


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