Contact Information: burcu.akkoyun@boun.edu.tr

Areas of Interest

 Utopian and Dystopian Fiction, Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literatures in English, Ecocriticism, Identity Politics and Narrative Theory

Education

Ph.D., Literary Studies, Monash University (2015)

M.A ., English Literature, Boğaziçi University (2007)

B.A., English Language and Literature, Boğaziçi University (2004)

Selected Publications

“Autobiography as (E)utopia: Reveries Of The Solitary Writer.” METAFOR: The Boğaziçi University Journal of Literary Studies Vol 1 (2017): 32-44. Print (also available at https://metafor.boun.edu.tr/volume/1-1). 

“Laughing at the End of the World: Cat’s Cradle and Galapagos.” Yesterday’s Tomorrows: On Utopia and Dystopia. Ed. Elizabeth Russell and Pere Gallardo. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 31-44. Print.

“Environmental Paradigm Shifts: Unnatural Disasters and Ethical Solutions.” Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology (AJE). Vol 3 (2013): 132-140. Web.

“Breaking the Closure in Dystopia: The Handmaid’s Tale and The Telling.” Echoes of Utopia: Notions, Rhetoric, Poetics. Ed. Barbara Klonowska et al. Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL, 2012.177-190. Print.

“Going Beyond ‘White vs. Black’:  A Novel Approach to Slavery”. Frontiers and Cultures: Euro- and Pan-American Studies. Ed. Margherita Cannavacciuolo and Simone Francescato. Venezia: Studio LT2: (March) 2011. 52-55. Print.

 “‘Where is Home? Where are Roots?’: The Politics of Multiculturalism in Anita and Me and White Teeth”. The Role of Female Voices in Constructing Fictional Maps of Contemporary Britain.” Special Issue of Interactions. Ed. Şebnem Toplu et al. Vol: 19.1-2 (2010): 41-52. Print.