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Areas of Interest

Postcolonial theory, urban theory, gender studies, and nineteenth-century and contemporary fiction


Ph.D., Literary Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2009)

M.A., English, Yeditepe University (2002)

B.A., English, Boğaziçi University (1997)

 Selected Publications


Victorian Murderesses: The Politics of Female Violence. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

How Istanbul’s cultural complexities have shaped eight contemporary Novelists (Byatt, Glazebrook, Atasü, Şafak, Tillman, Livaneli, Kristeva, and Pamuk): Tales of Istanbul in Contemporary Fiction. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2011.

Journal Articles:

“Women as Boundary Markers between Islam and Secularism in Julia Kristeva’s Murder in Byzantium (2004) and Elif Şafak’s The Bastard of Istanbul (2007).” Religion & Literature. Forthcoming.

“The Ambivalence of the Turban in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford.” The  CEA Critic 83.3 (2021): 219-234.

“Artifice of Love in Wharton’s The Age of Innocence.” American Literary Realism. Forthcoming.

“Narratives of Korea and Dersim in Erendiz Atasü’s The Other Side of the Mountain.” Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas 18.2 (2020): 281-301.

“Love as a Contact Zone in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee (1982).” Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies 14.2 (2014): 219-233.

“Scheherazade in the Western Palace: Martin Amis’s The Pregnant Widow.” Clio: A Journal of  Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 43.3 (2014): 367-384.

“Representations of Istanbul in A. S. Byatt’s ‘The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye.” The AnaChronisT 16 (2011): 117-134.

“Istanbulite Women and the City in Elif Şafak’s The Bastard of Istanbul.” Journal of Turkish Literature Elif Şafak Special Issue 6 (2009): 21-44.

“The Dialogical Zone in Hannah Webster Foster’s The Coquette.” Genre: The Global Eighteenth Century 26 (2007): 42-59.

Book Chapters: 

“Zülfü Livaneli.” Dictionary of Literary Biography: Turkish Novelists Since 1960 V 373. Eds. Burcu Alkan and Çimen Günay-Erkol. Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2014. 189-198.

“Angry Wives in Elizabeth Cary’s The Tragedy of Mariam: The Fair Queen of Jewry.” The English Renaissance. Eds. Oya Başak, Dilek Doltaş, Christopher Bigsby, David Hawkes, and Margaret Russett. Istanbul: Boğaziçi University, 2013. 163-189.

“Margaret Fuller: In and Out of the Borders of the Nineteenth Century.” Popular Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and the Literary Market Place. Eds. Earl Yarington and Mary De Jong. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. 153-171.