Hande Tekdemir

Academic CV: HandeTekdemir_13.12.2022_CV

Contact Information: hande.tekdemir@boun.edu.tr

 Areas of Expertise

 Postcolonial Studies, Urban Theory and Literature, Detective Fiction, History and Literature, Comparative Literature, Trauma Studies


Ph.D., English Literature, University of Southern California (2008)

M.A., English Literature, Boğaziçi University (2003)

B.A., English Literature, Boğaziçi University (2000)

Courses Taught at Boğaziçi University

Undergraduate courses:

Lit 211-212: Studies in Literature I-II

Engl 101-102: Introduction to Literary Scholarship I-II

Engl 105-106: Introduction to Literary Forms I-II

Engl 112: Expository Writing II

EL 101-102: Survey of English Literature I-II

EL 202: The Sixteenth Century

EL 206: The English Novel

EL 405: Victorian Poetry and Prose

CL 307: Literary Theory and Criticism III

CL 205: Literary Theory and Criticism I

Special Topics courses:

CL 480: The City in Literature

EL 493: Late Nineteenth Century English Literature

EL 487: Trauma and Literature

CL 48B: Detective Fiction

EL 48A: Memory and the 20th Century Novel

EL 488: Long Victorian Novel

Graduate courses:

EL 58B Melancholy and Literature; EL 593 Special Studies: English Novel

EL 58D Modernisms; EL 594 Advanced Topics in English Literature: Trauma Fiction

 Selected Publications

 “The Haunting Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman-Turkish Literature.” Poe Studies, special issue on “Poe in the Middle East”, 2020. forthcoming.

 “Crossing the Bridge: Constantinople Crowds and the Cityscape in in Nineteenth-Century Travelogues” in Other Capitals of the Nineteenth Century. Richard Hibbitt ed. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

“The Critic of Modern Life and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” Hacettepe University Journal of Faculty of Letters, Vol. 33:2 (December 2016): 199-206.

 “İstanbul Seyahatnamelerinde Şehirle Tekinsiz Karşılaşmalar,” Istanbul Kimin Şehri?: Kültür, Tasarım, Seyirlik ve Sermaye. Eds. Dilek Özhan Koçak and Orhan Kemal Koçak. Metis Yayınları2014.

“Post-Frontier and the Re-Definition of Space in Tropic of Orange.” Blast, Corrupt, Dismantle, Erase: Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature. Eds. Brett Josef Grubisic, Tara Lee, Gisele M. Baxter. Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2014. 93-110.

 “Magical Realism in the Peripheries of the Metropolis: A Comparative Approach to Tropic of Orange and Berji Kristin: Tales from the Garbage Hills” The Comparatist Vol. 35 (May 2011): 40-54.

 “Redefining Modernism and Postmodernism Through Walter Benjamin’s The Arcades Project.” Sebnem Toplu and Hubert Zapf ed. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010112-123.