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MemberNeslihan Demirkol

Neslihan Demirkol is a research associate of the Corpus Musicae Ottomanicae (CMO) project, based within the University of Münster, Germany. She holds an M.A and PhD from Bilkent University. She worked as a lecturer between 2014-2016, and as an assistant professor between 2016-2019 in the Department of Turkish Language and Literature at the Social Sciences University of Ankara, Turkey. She spent one year in the Islamic Studies Department within the Institute for Asian and Oriental Studies at the University of Zurich, for her postdoctoral studies as a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship holder for the 2018-2019 academic year. Her research and teaching interests are modern Turkish literature, literary theories, literary history, translation studies, adaptations and translations of One Thousand and One Nights in Turkish and their influences in Turkish literature. Her MA thesis focuses on the definition of loyalty in literary translations from a cultural perspective. Her Ph.D dissertation criticizes the mainstream discourse of Turkish literary modernization and provides a new perspective to the literary history with emphasize on the literary translations using Pierre Bourdieu’s sociological approach to the dynamics of cultural production. She has experience in teaching academic writing in Turkish and Ottoman language classes. Demirkol was a member of the Expert Committee for Intercultural Dialogue of the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO between 2008 and 2013. She has been a member of ÇEVBİR (Professional Association of Translators) since 2006. She has been on the editorial board of Kebikeç, a peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of humanities and social sciences, since 2011; and fe journal, an international peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of feminist critique and gender studies, since 2018.

MemberAyse Cavdar

Graduated from Ankara University, Journalism Dept. Received a Masters’ degree in history, from Bogazici University.  Completed her Ph.D. thesis entitled “the Loss of Modesty: The Adventure of Muslim Family from Neighborhood to Gated Community” at the European University of Viadrina, in 2014 (supported by Global Prayers Project initiated by MetroZones). Worked for Helsinki Citizens Assembly’s project entitled “Citizens Network for Peace, Reconciliation and Human Security” in Western Balkans and Turkey. She served as a visiting scholar at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps Universiy, Marburg, in 2016. She has been a postdoc fellow in Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Center for Global Cooperation Research, in Duisburg, during 2018. She is recently a visiting scholar at CNMS, Philipps University, Marburg.

MemberMurat Öğütcü

Assist. Prof. Dr. Murat Öğütcü completed his primary and secondary education in Augsburg, Germany. He received his BA degree from the Department of English Language and Literature at Gaziantep University, Turkey, in 2008. He received his PhD degree with his dissertation entitled “Shakespeare’s Satirical Representation of the Elizabethan Court and the Nobility in His English History Plays” from the Department of English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University, Turkey, in 2016. From August 2012 to January 2013, he was a visiting scholar at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He worked as a Research Assistant at the Department of English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University, Turkey, from 2011 until 2016. He is currently the Head of the Department of English Language and Literature at Munzur University, Turkey. He has presented several papers at conferences and has written book chapters and articles on his research interests that include Early Modern Studies, Shakespeare and Cultural Studies. His recent works include “Elizabethan Audience Gaze at History Plays: Liminal Time and Space in Shakespeare’s Richard II”, “Public Execution and Justice On/Off the Elizabethan Stage”, “Shakespeare in Animation”, “Early Modern English Historiography: Providentialism versus New History”, “Comedy and Fun: Is Shakespeare Funny?”, “A Tale of Two Nations: Scotland and England: Chaucer, Henryson, Shakespeare, Troilus and Criseyde”, and “The ‘Gothic’ in Hamlet.”