Pürnur Uçar-Özbirinci teaches courses on drama, American literature, mythology, and gender studies. She received her M.A. in American Culture and Literature from Baskent University, Ankara, Turkiye and Ph.D. in English Literature from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkiye. She has been working in the Department of American Culture and Literature at Baskent University since 2000.
2009 0-7734-4708-3 This study explores the process of mythmaking in plays written by women. By writing the lives of female writers and rewriting the literary characters, which have been created by male writers, women playwrights assume the role of a mythmaker. This study evaluates the constantly developing process of women’s mythmaking/mythbreaking in Liz Lochhead’s Blood and Ice, Rose Leiman Goldemberg’s Letters Home, Bilgesu Erenus’ Halide, Timberlake Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale, Bryony Lavery’s Ophelia, and Zeynep Avc?’s Gilgamesh.