Identity Crises in Two Novels from the Opposing Sides of Europe: A Comparative Reading of Henry James’s ‘The Ambassadors’ and Halide Edib Adıvar’s ‘The Clown and His Daughter’

By Ayse Ozcan.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This paper aims to expose the struggles of the main characters searching for a sense of belonging in two novels by an American and a Turkish novelist.

Keywords: Halide Edib Adıvar, Henry James, ‘The Clown and His Daughter’, ‘The Ambassadors’, The Old Continent, East versus West, Hybrid Identities, Identity Crisis, Cross-cultural Conflict

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 11, pp.129-140. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.850MB).

Ayse Ozcan

Ayşe Özcan holds a BA degree in English Language and Literature from İstanbul University (2000) and is currently working on her MA thesis in the same field at Doğuş University. She has conducted research on the discourse of Turkish filmmakers in Europe. She is also teaching in the prep division of Maltepe University as a full time instructor. Her research interests are socio-cultural identity conflict, cultural studies, ideology and discourse analysis and migrant film studies. Address: Department of Foreign Languages, Maltepe University, Marmara Eğitim Köyü, 34857, Maltepe, İstanbul, TURKEY.

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