Academic CV: Akkoyun
Name: Burcu Kayışcı Akkoyun
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Areas of Interest
Utopian and Dystopian Fiction, Feminist Speculative Fiction, Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literatures in English, Ecocriticism, Identity Politics and Narrative Theory
Ph.D., Literary Studies, Monash University (2015)
M.A ., English Literature, Boğaziçi University (2007)
B.A., English Language and Literature, Boğaziçi University (2004)
“Urban Apocalypse, Global Precarity, and Uncanny Liminality in Colson Whitehead’s Zone One and Ling Ma’s Severance.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 2021. DOI: 10.1080/00111619.2021.1997894.
“‘Spreading’ the Word: Contagion as Method in Adaptations of Plague Narratives.” RumeliDE Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları Dergisi, vol. 24, 2021, pp. 1113-1123. DOI: 10.29000/rumelide.995498.
“Rewriting ‘That Story:’ Anne Sexton, Carol Ann Duffy, and Margaret Atwood.” Gaziantep University Journal of Social Sciences, vol. 20, no. 2, 2021, pp. 562-573. DOI: 10.21547/jss.816169.
“Urban Encounters with Nature and the Search for Equality in the Webs of the City: Tropic of Orange by Karen Tei Yamashita.” Journal of Narrative and Language Studies, vol. 8, no. 15, Jan. 2021, pp. 244-5, https://www.nalans.com/index.php/nalans/article/view/267.
“Bilimkurgu, Ütopya ve Distopya.” Bilimkurguyu Anlamak: Alt Türlere Eleştirel Yaklaşımlar, hazırlayanlar Cenk Tan, Cem Kılınç ve Seda Uyanık. Nobel Bilim Yayınları, 2021, pp. 27-49.
“Intersections, Interventions, and Utopian Pessimism in Son Ada (The Last Island).” Environment and Fiction, edited by Özden Sözalan and İnci Bilgi Tekin. Peter Lang, 2020, pp. 59-72.
Selected Conference Presentations
“The Childhood / Aging Dichotomy and (Ger)ontological Anxiety in Speculative Fiction,” 18th International Cultural Studies Symposium hosted by Ege University, May 25-27, 2022.
(with Emrah Atasoy) “Eutopian Collaboration against Dystopian Presents and Futures in Turkish Literature,” 21st Conference of the Utopian Studies Society / Europe: UTOPIAN POSSIBILITIES: KNOWLEDGE, HAPPINESS & WELLBEING hosted by the University of Porto, December 10-12, 2021, online.
“Collective Home Building in a (E)Utopian Dystopia: Woman on the Edge of Time,” 7th BAKEA (International Western Cultural and Literary Studies Symposium), jointly hosted by Pamukkale University, Departments of English, German and French Language Literature, September 15-17, 2021, online.
“Eco-ethics and Aesthetics of Non-Human Storytelling” in E(merg)ing Bodies in Speculative Genres” Panel, “EMERGENCE/Y,” the virtual 2021 international conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), July 26-August 6, 2021, online.
“Adapting (to) the Plague: Palimpsestic Representations of the Pandemic,” “Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture,” an International Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference hosted by Cappadoccia University, January 13-15, 2021, online.