About

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

Education

Academic Degrees

PhD (Integrated)    : 2008-16 Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters, Hacettepe University.

Dissertation Title    : “Shakespeare’s Satirical Representation of the Elizabethan Court and the Nobility in His English History Plays”

Bachelor of Arts     : 2008, English Language and Literature, Gaziantep University.

Visiting Scholar       : 1 Aug. 2012 – 10 Jan. 2013, Graduate Center, City University New York, New York.

Certificates

Oct. 2007-Feb. 2008   : Theatre Education Certificate, Gaziantep Mayoral Theatre 2006-2007                  : English Language Teaching Certificate, Gaziantep University

Scholarships

The Council of Higher Education (Turkey) Scholarship. Visiting Scholar at City University New York, New York, 1 Aug. 2012 – 10 Jan. 2013.

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBİTAK) Scholarship. Paper Presentation at “Re-thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society”, Munich, Germany, 2011

Other Publications

Publications

Articles

  • Öğütcü Murat. “Teaching Shakespeare Digitally: The Turkish Experience.” Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance 25.1 (2020): 92-102. [SSCI] [https://doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2019.1689110 ]

  •  Öğütcü, Murat. “Against „others‟ feet‟: Reassessing Nationalism in Sidney and Spenser.” İDEA Special Issue, Gaziantep University Journal of Social Sciences 18 (2019): 139–149. [TR Index] [https://doi.org/10.21547/jss.596529]

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “The Politics of Sports in Louise Page‟s Golden Girls.” DTCF Journal 59.2 (2019): 871-882. [MLA] [http://dx.doi.org/10.33171/dtcfjournal.2019.59.2.8]

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Von Freunden und Fraktionen: Die Historiendramen von Shakespeare.” [Of Friends and Factions: Shakespeare‟s History Plays.] Hacettepe University Journal of Faculty of Letters 36.1 (2019): 179-187. [MLA] [https://doi.org/10.32600/huefd.430253]

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “A Tale of Two Nations: Chaucer, Henryson, Shakespeare, Troilus and Criseyde.” Pamukkale University Journal of Social Sciences Institute (PAUSBED) 34 (2019): 183-191. [TR Index] [https://doi.org/10.30794/pausbed.428460]

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Rönesans İngilteresi‟nin Ayı Dövüşleri Gerçekten Geçmişte Mi Kaldı?” [Are Bearbaitings of Early Modern England Really Left in the Past?] Şarkî: Üç Aylık Edebiyat ve Sanat Dergisi (Edebiyat ve Kültürde Hayvanlar: Hayvan Çalışmaları Özel Sayısı) 6–7 (2018): 182–192.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Lavery‟s Frozen: The Psychosexual History of a Sexual Predator and the Poetics of Anti-Paedophilia.” Selçuk University Journal of Faculty of Letters (SEFAD) 39 (2018): 157-168. [ESCI] [https://doi.org/10.21497/sefad.443444]

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Julius Caesar: Tyrannicide Made Unpopular.” Parergon 34.1 (2017): 109-128. [AHCI] [https://doi.org/10.1353/pgn.2017.0005]

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “The „Gothic‟ in Hamlet: The Role of the Macabre in Creating Cathartic Horror.” DTCF Journal 57.1 (2017): 138-156. [MLA] [https://doi.org/10.1501/Dtcfder_0000001507] [http://dtcfdergisi.ankara.edu.tr/index.php/dtcf/article/download/1747/1585]

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Public Execution and Justice on/off the Elizabethan Stage: Shakespeare s First Tetralogy.” Mediterranean Journal of Humanities 6.2 (2016): 361–379. [TR Index] [https://doi.org/10.13114/MJH.2016.304] [http://proje.akdeniz.edu.tr/mcri/mjh/6-2/MJH-12-20-Murat_OGUTCU.pdf]

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “The Court, The Nobility and the Monarch‟s Responsibilities in Shakespeare‟s Elizabethan History Plays.” The Journal of International Social Research 9.43 (2016): 412-419. [MLA] [https://doi.org/10.17719/jisr.20164317617] [http://www.sosyalarastirmalar.com/cilt9/sayi43_pdf/1dil_edebiyat/ogutcu_murat.pdf]

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Ideology and Identity in Salleh‟s „Do Not Say‟.” International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 1.7 (2011): 237-240. [Index Copernicus]


  • Book Chapters

    1. Öğütcü, Murat. “Masculine Dreams: Henry V and the Jacobean Politics of Court Performance.” Performances at Court in the Age of Shakespeare. Eds. Sophie Chiari and John Mucciolo. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 79-91. [https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108761543.006]

    Öğütcü, Murat. “Of Fathers and Sons: Inter-Generational and Intrafamilial Loyalties and Conflict in Shakespeare‟s Elizabethan History Plays.” ‘Experienc’d Age knows what for Youth is fit’? Generational and Familial Conflict in British and Irish Drama and Theatre. Ed. Katarzyna Bronk-Bacon. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019. 67-102. [https://doi.org/10.3726/b13069] [https://www.peterlang.com/view/9781788741644/xhtml/chapter03.xhtml]

    2. Öğütcü, Murat. “Old Wives‟ Humour: George Peele‟s The Old Wives Tale.” Batı Edebiyatında Mizah. Ed. Şeyda Sivrioğlu, Meryem Ayan, Nejdet Keleş, Gamze Yalçın. İstanbul: Kriter, 2016. 307-329.

    3. Öğütcü, Murat. “Comedy and Fun: Is Shakespeare Funny?” English Studies: New Perspectives. Eds. Mehmet Ali Çelikel and Baysar Tanıyan. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 220-246.

    4. Öğütcü, Murat. “Shakespeare in Animation.” Shakespeare 450. Ed. A. Deniz Bozer. Ankara: Bizim Büro, 2014. 109-121. [http://www.ide.hacettepe.edu.tr/ekitap/Ogutcu.pdf]

    5. Öğütcü, Murat. “Early Modern English Historiography: Providentialism versus New History.” Batı Edebiyatında Tarih: History in Western Literature. Ed. Zekiye Antakyalıoğlu. Ankara: UEM (Ürün Yayınları), 2014. 351-378. 6. Öğütcü, Murat. “Chaucer ve Müphemiyet: Chaucer‟in Şovalye Betimlemesinin Ardında Yatan İdeolojik Nedenler. [Chaucer and Ambiguity: The Ideological Reasons behind the Depiction of Chaucer‟s Knight]” Batı Edebiyatında İdeoloji – Ideology in Western Literature. Eds. Ertuğrul İşler, et al. Denizli: Pamukkale Üniversitesi, 2012. 505-513.

    7. Öğütcü, Murat. “How to Handle with „Bliss‟ in Chaucer‟s Troilus and Criseyde in Turkey.” IDEA: Studies in English. Ed. Evrim Doğan Adanur. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 289-298.

     

    Proceedings

    1. Öğütcü, Murat. “Northanger Abbey: An Embryonic Simulation of Neo-medievalism through Gothic Parody.” Proceedings of the 18th METU British Novelists Conference, December 16-17, 2010: Jane Austen and Her Work. Ankara: METU, 2011. 131-135.

    Book Reviews

    1. Öğütcü, Murat. “Paul Edmondson-Stanley Wells, eds., The Shakespeare Circle: An Alternative Biography, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2015.” Trakya University Faculty of Letters Journal 9.18 (2019): 296-298. [TR Index] [https://doi.org/10.33207/trkede.597956]

    Book Chapter Translations

    1. Öğütcü, Murat, trans. “Shakespeare’in Yazıları ve Dehası Hakkında Bir Deneme Adlı Eserden.” On Sekizinci Yüzyıl İngiliz Kadın Yazarları. Ed. A. Deniz Bozer. Ankara: Hacettepe Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2016. 222-230.

    Conference Papers


  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Against „other‟s feet‟: Reassessing Nationalism in Sidney and Spenser.” 13th International IDEA Conference, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep/Turkey, 2019.


  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Shakespeare ve Aşk.” [Shakespeare and Love.] Munzur University English Language and Literature Club Talks, Tunceli/Turkey, 2019. [Invited Paper]


  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Drayton‟s Poly-Olbion and Environmental Injustice in Shakespeare‟s Warwick.” International Conference on Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene Age, Cappadocia University, Ürgüp, Nevşehir/Turkey, 2019.


  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Friendship in Shakespeare‟s Tragedies.” 12th International IDEA Conference, Akdeniz University, Antalya/Turkey, 2018. 

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “‘I am [an animated] villain!’: Re-creating Richard III in Animation.” 24th International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, Leeds/UK, 2017.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Jonson’s Masque of Blackness: Materialising Environmental Injustice.” 12th Biennial ASLE Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan/USA, 2017.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Tuning As You Like It: Circular and Vertical Relationships in the Pastoral Debate Conveyed through Music.” 11th International IDEA Conference, Çankaya University, Ankara/Turkey, 2017.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Of Fathers and Sons: Intergenerational Loyalties and Conflict in Shakespeare’s Elizabethan History Plays.” Shakespearean Communities, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth/UK, 2016.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. Old Wives’ Humour: George Peele’s Old Wiues Tale.IV. BAKEA Symposium, Denizli/Turkey, 2015.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Elizabethan Auto-Orientalism: Mamluks and Turks in Salterne’s Tomumbeius (1590).” 50th Anniversary Conference: British and Turkish Literary and Cultural Interactions, Hacettepe University, Ankara/Turkey, 2015.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “The Elizabethan Garden: 2HVI and the Garden of [E]den.” Ege University 15th International Cultural Studies Symposium, Ege University, İzmir/Turkey, 2015.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Of Friends and Factions: Shakespeare’s History Plays.” The Halved Heart: Shakespeare and Friendship Conference, Shakespeare’s Globe Education, London/UK, 2015.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Julius Caesar: Tyrannicide made unpopular.” 9th International IDEA Conference, İnönü University, Malatya/Turkey, 2015.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Elizabethan Audience Gaze at History Plays: Liminal Time and Space in Shakespeare’s Richard II.” Liminal Time and Space in Medieval and Early Modern Performance, University of Kent, Canterbury/UK, 2014.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Public Execution and Justice on/off the Elizabethan Stage.” 6th Biennial British Shakespeare Association Conference, University of Stirling, Stirling/UK, 2014.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Shakespeare in Animation.” ShakesYear 450 Conference, Hacettepe University, Ankara/Turkey, 2014. [Invited Paper]

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Early Modern English Historiography: Providentialism versus New History.” III. BAKEA Symposium, Gaziantep/Turkey, 2013.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Comedy and Fun: Is Shakespeare Funny?” 7th International IDEA Conference, Pamukkale University, Denizli/Turkey, 2013.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Chaucer ve Müphemiyet: Chaucer’in Şovalye Betimlemesinin Ardında Yatan İdeolojik Nedenler.” II. BAKEA Symposium, Denizli/Turkey, 2011.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Wells’ Time Machine: Violence Continues.” Re-thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society, Munich/Germany, 2011.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “A Tale of Two Nations: Scotland and England: Chaucer, Henryson, Shakespeare, Troilus and Criseyde.” Natio Scota 13th International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Scottish Language and Literature, Padua/Italy, 2011.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “The ‘Gothic’ in Hamlet.” 6th International IDEA Conference, İstanbul Kültür University, İstanbul/Turkey, 2011.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Northanger Abbey: An Embryonic Simulation of Neo-medievalism through Gothic Parody.” METU 18th British Novelists Conference Jane Austen and Her Work, METU, Ankara/Turkey 2010.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “How to Handle with ‘Bliss’ in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde in Turkey.” 5th International IDEA Conference, Atılım University, Ankara/Turkey, 2010.


  • Citations Received

    1. Timplalexi, Eleni. “Shakespeare in Digital Games and Virtual Worlds.” Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance 18.1 (2018): 129-144. [Öğütcü, Murat. “Shakespeare in Animation.” Shakespeare 450. Ed. A. Deniz Bozer. Ankara: Bizim Büro, 2014. 109-121.] [ESCI] [https://doi.org/10.18778/2083-8530.18.09]

    2. Barr, J., and K. W. Jager. “IV Later Medieval: Chaucer.” Year’s Work in English Studies 92.1 (2013): 284-306. [Öğütcü, Murat. “How to Handle with „Bliss‟ in Chaucer‟s Troilus and Criseyde in Turkey.” IDEA: Studies in English. Ed. Evrim Doğan Adanur. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 289-298.] [MLA] [https://doi.org/10.1093/ywes/mat011]

    Attended Workshops and Seminars

    1. Larsen, Kristine. “„Tho Turned I Myn Astrolabye‟: A Hands-On Introduction to the Astrolabe.” 24th International Medieval Congress, 3 Jul. 2017, University of Leeds, Leeds/UK.

    2. Davidson, Dean, and Stuart Ivinson. “„Direct mine arms‟: Combat Workshop.” 24th International Medieval Congress, 2 Jul. 2017, University of Leeds, Leeds/UK.

    3. Brotton, Jerry. “Shakespeare, Othello and Islam.” Shakespeare Inspired Lecture Shakespeare‟s Globe, 9 Jul. 2015, London/UK.

    4. “Read Not Dead staged reading of The Faithful Friends.” Shakespeare‟s Globe, 19 Apr. 2015, London/UK.

    5. Tosh, Will, and Grace Ioppolo. “Rarely Played Lecture and Seminar.” Shakespeare‟s Globe, 19 Apr. 2015, London/UK.

    6. Crystal, David, and Ben Crystal. “Original Pronunciation in Words.” Exploring Original Pronunciation. Shakespeare‟s Globe, 10 Jul. 2014, London/UK.

    7. Jarvis, Andrew. “Performance V: Shakespeare‟s Direction to Actor: Reading the First Folio as a Performance Blueprint.” 6th Biennial British Shakespeare Association Conference, University of Stirling, 5 Jul. 2014, Stirling/UK.

    8. Irish, Tracy, and Phyllida Hancock. “Metaphors of Leadership in Shakespeare.” 6th Biennial British Shakespeare Association Conference, University of Stirling, 4 Jul. 2014, Stirling/UK.

    Conferences Attended without Presentation

    1. “One Day, Oscar Wilde…” Hacettepe University, Department of English Language and Literature, 26 Nov. 2014, Ankara, Turkey.
    2. “One Day, Samuel Beckett…” Hacettepe University, Department of English Language and Literature, 29 Nov. 2013, Ankara/Turkey.
    3. 20th Annual Shakespeare Colloquium, Shakespeare’s History Plays. 20 Oct. 2012, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Malcolm Sturchio Hall, New Jersey/USA.
    4. Transforming Early Modern Identities Conference. 12 Oct. 2012, Graduate Center, CUNY, New York/USA.
    5. “One Day, James Joyce…” Hacettepe University, Department of English Language and Literature, 5 Dec. 2011, Ankara/Turkey.

    Memberships

    İDEA  : The English Language and Literature Association of Turkey [İngiliz Dili ve Edebiyatı Araştırmaları Derneği], Member, 2014-…

    İDEA  : The English Language and Literature Association of Turkey [İngiliz Dili ve Edebiyatı Araştırmaları Derneği], Secretarial Assistant, September 2014-…

    ESSE : The European Society for the Study of English, Member, 2014-…

    SAA    : Shakespeare Association of America, Member, 2014-…

    BSA    : British Shakespeare Association, Member, 2014-…

    ISA     : International Shakespeare Association, Member, 2014-…

    ASLE : Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, Member, 2017-…

    MLA   : Modern Language Association, Member, 2017…

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