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Areas of Interest

Twentieth-Century English and American Poetry, Ecopoetics


Ph.D., English, Emphasis on American Letters, The University of Iowa (2000)

M.A., English, Emphasis on Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century American and English Letters, Portland State University (1993)

B.A., Western Languages and Literatures, Boğaziçi University (1988)

Selected Publications


Animals and the Environment in Turkish Culture: Ecocriticism and Transnational            Literature.  London: I.B. Tauris (Bloomsbury Press), 2019.

American Writers in Istanbul: Melville, Twain, Hemingway, Dos Passos, Bowles, Algren, Baldwin, Settle.  Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2009.

Elizabeth Bishop: The Art of Travel.  Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2003.

Refereed Articles

“Nazim Hikmet’s Ecopoetics and the Gezi Park Protests.” Middle Eastern Literatures (SOAS, Routledge) 19.2 (2016): 162-184.

“Herman Melville’s Near East Journal and Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar’s Five Cities: Affinities of Culture, Nature, and Islamic Mysticism in Istanbul.”  Nineteenth-Century Contexts (Routledge). 37.2 (2015): 127-145.

“Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘Pink Dog’ and Other Non-Human Animals.” Textual Practice (Routledge).  29.6 (2015): 1099-1116. Reprinted in Literary Theory: An Anthology. Third Edition. Eds. Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan. London: Blackwell Publishing, 2017. 1567-1580.

“Islam, Westernization and Post-Humanist Place: The Case of the Istanbul Street Dog.” ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment) (Oxford UP). 21.2 (2014): 271-297.

“James Baldwin’s 1970 Turkish Interviews: “The American way of life” and the Rhetoric of War from Vietnam to the Near and Middle East.” TSLL (Texas Studies in Literature and Language), University of Texas Press.  55.4 (2013): 434-451.

“Public Tropes and Private Narratives: Orientalist Discourse in Byron’s The Giaour.”  Interactions.  Izmir: Ege University Press, 2011.

“The Integration of Nature and Culture in Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar’s ‘Poetics of Loss.’” Journal of Turkish Literature.  Ankara: Bilkent University Press, 2011.