You can find our new PhD Program below.

 

PhD COURSES

 

Fall 2020

 

EL 68A: Required Course: Pro-seminar 

Instructor: Ethan Guagliardo

Syllabus: EL 68A.01 Course Syllabus

Course Description: 

In the Pro-seminar students will be introduced to English graduate study and the profession more broadly. We will consider among other things the history of the profession, canon-formation, and modeling how to construct research questions through close attention to selected texts and current theoretical issues. This course moreover has a strongly practical orientation, focusing particularly on writing. The steps toward earning the PhD will be explained, and we will go over the different kinds of scholarly activity students will learn as part of the disciplinary formation. These will include: writing abstracts and book reviews, assembling bibliographies, understanding the expectations and form of the seminar paper, and revising seminar papers for publication.

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EL 68B:  Special Topics: The Politics and Poetics of Literary Form 

Instructor: Aylin Alkaç

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In this course, we will be analyzing examples from various genres and  literary periods in terms of the historicity of their forms and  content with specific emphasis on the situation-specific function of  their aesthetic. Our aim will be to explore the political unconscious  of the text and its poetics as they relate to notions such as reality  and meaning, truth and goodness, being and identity. While studying  older forms of epics, novels, poems, plays as well as their more  contemporary examples to understand the relation of their formal  structure to their historical moment of emergence, and to trace their  evolution in time in view of their specific milieus, we will also try  to develop a meta-commentary on the interpretive categories or codes  through which we read texts.

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EL 68C:  Special Topics on Poetry: Lyric and Gender

Instructor: Özlem Görey

Syllabus: EL 68C.01 Course Syllabus

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This course focuses on lyric poetry, with its emphasis on form and expression of personal feelings, and gender. It aims to analyze gender narratives underlying the lyric in the works of poets, particularly modern and contemporary female poets, through the theoretical lens of lyric and feminist theories The course explores the ways in which female poets generate feminist reconsiderations of the lyric subject by unsettling the solitary lyric “I”.

 

Spring 2021

EL 68P

Instructor: Cihan Yurdaün

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EL 68R

Instructor: Naz Bulamur

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EL 68S

Instructor: Hande Tekdemir

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EL 68T

Instructor: Aslı Tekinay

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Fall 2021

EL 69A : This is a tutorial course designed to focus on a specific literary movement or text or author/poet/dramatist for a detailed analysis. Topics vary from year to year.