Emine Fişek

Academic CV: EmineFisek_29.10.2022_CV

Contact Information: emine.fisek@boun.edu.tr

Areas of Expertise

Theatre and Performance Studies; Immigration, Citizenship and Human Rights; Memory; France; Turkey


Ph.D., Performance Studies, University of California-Berkeley (2010)

B.A., English Literature and Theatre Studies, Swarthmore College (2003)

Courses Taught

English Literature (Undergraduate)

CL 48E Political Theatre

DRA 403 Modern Drama

EL 101 Survey of English Literature I

EL 102 Survey of English Literature II

EL 201 Medieval Literature

EL 202 The English Renaissance

EL 305 Studies in Shakespeare

EL 482 The Melodramatic Mode

EL 485 The Black Atlantic: Performance, Politics & Diaspora

ENGL 106 Introduction to Literary Forms II: The Novel

LIT 211 Studies in Literature I: Literature and Colonialism

LIT 212 Studies in Literature II: Hawthorne, Fitzgerald, Cisneros

English Literature (MA Program)

EL 590 Framing the Modern: Theatre and Community

EL 594 Independent Study: Introduction to Performance Studies

EL 594 Independent Study: Queer Theory, AIDS, and Performance

EL 594 Independent Study: Theatre and Crisis

Critical and Cultural Studies (MA Program)

CCS 504 Cultural Studies Methodology and Research

English Literature (PhD Program)

EL 68O The Theatrical Body: From Ritual to Performance

Selected Publications

“Whose Crisis? Syrian Refugees and the Turkish Stage,” Theatre Research International Vol. 47 (1) (2022)

“The Mythic Migrant, The Witnessing Self: Hélène Cixous and Le Dernier Caravansérail: Odyssées” in Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Plays by Women: The Early Twenty-First Century, edited by Penny Farfan and Lesley Ferris. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2021.

Theatre & Community. Red Globe Press, 2019.

“Interculturalism, Humanitarianism, Intervention: Théâtre du Soleil in Kabul” in Performance and Interculturalism Now: New Directions, eds. Charlotte McIvor and Jason King. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

“Palimpsests of Violence: Urban Dispossession and Political Theatre in Istanbul,” Comparative Drama, Special Issue on “Performing Turkishness: Theatre and Politics in Turkey and its Diasporas,” Hülya Adak and Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay, eds. Vol. 52 (3-4) (2018)

“Rethinking Intouchables: Race and Performance in Contemporary France,” French Cultural Studies Vol. 29 (2) May 2018

Aesthetic Citizenship: Immigration and Theater in Twenty-First-Century Paris. Northwestern University Press, 2017.