IJLLL 2015 Vol.1(1): 64-69 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.7763/IJLLL.2015.V1.14

A Picture of Istanbul through the Eyes of Women Writers from Turkey

Gül Deniz Demirel Aydemir
Abstract—Women have their own miscellaneous ways of experiencing and perceiving the world, and telling their stories from those perspectives. Therefore, women writers are gaining more and more recognition all over the world and specifically in Turkey as well. This article aims to compare the stories in the collection, titled Istanbul in Women’s Short Stories, in terms of employing women’s perspective while drawing a picture of the city as the inhabitants of a metropolis. The article comes up with the finding that in most of the stories, ideas of changing dynamics in Istanbul and masculine traits of the city are prominent as the common observations.

Index Terms—Change, city, Istanbul, masculinity, short story, Turkey, women writers.

Gül Deniz Demirel Aydemir is with the Hacettepe University, Ankar, Turkey (e-mail: gdenizd@hacettepe.edu.tr).

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Cite:Gül Deniz Demirel Aydemir, "A Picture of Istanbul through the Eyes of Women Writers from Turkey," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 64-69, 2015.

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