Tezer Özlü: A marginal voice against the approved notion of the intellectual


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Turkey

Approval Date: 2006

Student: ZEYNEP SİMAVİ

Supervisor: NECMİ ERDOĞAN

Abstract:

This thesis analyzes both Tezer Özlü’s life as an intellectual and her novels, The Chilly Nights of Childhood and Journey to the End of Life, in order to demonstrate Özlü’s portrayal of the inner life of the intellectual in her works and her unique way of expressing the effects of the political circumstances of the time on the individual intellectual. Through an analysis of her works from the standpoint of trauma theory, this study aims to demonstrate that Özlü is engaged with the political problems of the era that she lives in although she does not express it explicitly in her works.