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Research Seminar: Worldbuilding in Contemporary Turkish Literature - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emrah Atasoy (University of Oxford)

Research Seminar: Worldbuilding in Contemporary Turkish Literature - Emrah Atasoy (University of Oxford)

A Department of English seminar
Date16 May 2022
Time15:30 to 16:30
PlaceQueens Building LT1

For further information about the speaker, please see attached document

Research Seminar: Worldbuilding in Contemporary Turkish Literature - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emrah Atasoy (University of Oxford)

Emrah Atasoy, Associate Professor of English Literature, serves as a visiting postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford’s Faculty of English Language and Literature between September 2021 and September 2022 as a recipient of the TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) 2219 International Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Grant and an associate member of Worcester College. His research interests include speculative fiction, futuristic narratives, critical dystopianism, science fiction, apocalyptic fiction, environmental humanities, Turkish speculative fiction, twentieth-century literature, and comparative literature. He was a visiting scholar at Penn State University under the supervision of Prof Dr Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor in the academic year 2015-16. His work has appeared in journals such as Studies in the Novel (June 2022, collaborative article with Prof Dr Thomas Horan), Utopian Studies, Librosdelacorte.es, Literary Voice, and Methis. Studia Humaniora Estonica. His monograph, Epistemological Warfare and Hope in Critical Dystopia, was published by Nobel in 2021. His most recent publications include “Speculative Fiction Studies in Turkey: A Preliminary Survey” (2021), in Utopian Studies, “Dys/utopian Narratives on the Screen: Beyond the Binaries in Children of Men and Lobster” (2021), in The Postworld In-Between Utopia and Dystopia: Intersectional, Feminist, and Non-Binary Approaches in 21st Century Speculative Literature and Culture (2021, Routledge), edited by  Tomasz Fisiak and Katarzyna Ostalska, and “Epistemological Warfare(s) in Dystopian Narrative: Zülfü Livaneli’s Son Ada and Anthony Burgess’s The Wanting Seed” in Speculations of War: Essays on Conflict in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Utopian Literature (2021, McFarland), edited by Annette M. Magid. He served as the academic advisor of the International Dystopia Film Festival held in İstanbul between Dec. 10 and Dec.12, 2021. He is a member of both Utopian Studies Society-Europe and the Society for Utopian Studies (SUS). His research at the University of Oxford is supported by TUBITAK BIDEB under Grant 2219-International Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program.

E-mail: emrah.atasoy@ell.ox.ac.uk / atasoy.emrah@gmail.com

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