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Areas of Interest

Modern and Contemporary Fiction, with focus on Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Species issues: Animal Studies and Environmental Humanities


Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Purdue University (1999)

M.A., English Language and Literature, Boğaziçi University (1991)

B.A., English Language and Literature, Boğaziçi University in (1988)

Selected Publications            

Öğüt Yazıcıoğlu, Özlem and Ezgi Hamzacebi. “Writing Beyond the Species Boundary:

Bilge Karasu’s The Garden of Departed Cats and Sema Kaygusuz’ Wine and Gold.” Animals, Plants, Landscapes: An Ecology of Turkish Literature, eds. Irmak Ertuna Howinson and Hande Gürses. New York: Routledge, 2019. 127-156.

Öğüt Yazıcıoğlu, Özlem. “Dressing the Cuts of the Past, Seaming a Glocal Future in Louise Erdrich’s Tracks and Zakes Mda’s The Heart of Redness.” Journal of  Literary Studies 34:2 (2018): 64-79. 

Öğüt Yazıcıoğlu, Özlem. “Sounds of Silence, Violence, Madness in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Jazz.” No! In Whispers: The Rhetoric of Dissent in American Writing, ed. Michele Bottalico. Bern: Peter Lang, 2018. 103-127.

Öğüt Yazıcıoğlu, Özlem. Major Minor Literature: Animal and Human Alterity. Istanbul: Simurg Yayıncılık, 2017. [Based on the 2013 first limited edition]

Öğüt Yazıcıoğlu, Özlem. “Roxolana in Turkish Literature: Re-Writing the Ever Elusive Woman of Power and Desire” Roxolana in European Literature, History and Culture, ed. Galina Yermolenko. Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2010. 141-164.

Öğüt, Özlem. “(Dis)Claiming Identity: Christina García’s The Agüero Sisters and Julia Alvarez’ How the García Girls Lost Their Accents.” Ethnic Studies Review 26 (2003): 135-156.