Contact Information: matthew.gumpert@boun.edu.tr

Areas of Interest

Critical theory, philosophy, rhetoric; classics and classical influences; architecture and sculpture

Education

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Harvard University (1992)

M.A., Comparative Literature, Harvard University (1986)

B.A., Comparative Literature, Princeton University (1984)

Publications

Books:

The Accident Waiting to Happen.  Sharjah Art Foundation, 2015.

The End of Meaning: Studies in Catastrophe.  Cambridge Scholars
Publishing, 2012.  Cambridge Scholars Publishing Book of the Month,
August 2015.

Grafting Helen: The Abduction of the Classical Past.  University of
Wisconsin Press, 2001.

Refereed Journal Articles:

“A Note on C. P. Cavafy’s ‘Ἐν τῷ Μηνὶ Ἀθὺρ’”; forthcoming in Les Études
Classiques (2021).

“The Hollow Men: Towards a Zombie Semiotics”; The Journal of Popular
Culture 53.2 (2020), 303-26.

“Necrosemiosis: The CSI Effect”; Semiotica: Journal of the International
Association for Semiotic Studies/Revue de l Association Internationale
de Sémiotique 222 (May 2018), 241-85.

“Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts: Metaphors as Viruses in Discourses on the
Greek Crisis”; Journal of Greek Media & Culture 3.1 (2017), 31-52.

“I’m Leaving On A Jet Plane, Don’t Know When I’ll Be Back Again:
Charlie Victor Romeo as Classical Tragedy”; Contemporary Theater Review
17.2 (2007), 165-180; indexed in AHCI.

“Supplementarity and the Sonnet: A Reading of Ronsard’s Les Amours
Diverses 45”; French Forum 30.3 (2005), 17-42; indexed in AHCI.

“Keats’ ‘To Haydon, With a Sonnet Written on Seeing the Elgin Marbles,’
and ‘On Seeing the Elgin Marbles’”; The Explicator 58.1 (1999), 19-22;
indexed in AHCI.

“Venus de Kitsch: Or, The Passion of the Venus de Milo”; Criticism 41.2
(1999), 155-85; indexed in AHCI.
“Freedom Within the Margin: The Café in the Poetry of Cavafy”; Journal
of Modern Greek Studies 9 (1991), 215-235; indexed in AHCI.

Book Chapters:

“The Sublime Monster: Frankenstein, or The Modern Pandora.”  In
Frankenstein and Its Classics: The Modern Prometheus from Antiquity to
Science Fiction.  Ed. B. E. Stevens et al.  Bloomsbury Studies in
Classical Reception. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.  102-20.

“Regime Change: Semiotic Tyranny and Dissent in The Scarlet Letter.”  In
No!  In Whispers: The Rhetoric of Dissent in American Writing. Ed.
Michele Bottalico.  Vol. 11 of Critical Perspectives on English and
American Literature, Communication and Culture.  Bern: Peter Lang, 2018.
25-48.

“Notes Toward a Canon of the Statue in Turkey.” In Balkan Literatures in
the Era of Nationalism, ed. Murat Belge and Jale Parla. Istanbul:
Istanbul Bilgi University Press, 2009. 323-336.

“Hybridity’s End.” In Cylons in America: Critical Studies in Battlestar
Galactica, ed. Tiffany Potter and C.W. Marshall. New York: Continuum
International Publishing, 2008. 143-155.

“‘Everyway That I Can’: Auto-Orientalism at Eurovision 2003.” In A Song
for Europe: Popular Music and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest,
ed. Ivan Raykoff and Robert Deam Tobin. Vermont: Ashgate Publishing,
2007. 147-157.

CV – Gumpert