My research interests include Shakespeare, cultural studies, adaptation studies (particularly animation studies), ecocriticism (particularly environmental justice movements), early modern history, and Anglo-Ottoman encounters in the early modern period. I received my PhD degree on Shakespeare’s history plays at Hacettepe University, Turkey, in 2016. From August 2012 to January 2013, I was a visiting scholar at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and worked there with Prof. Dr. Richard McCoy.
I am the General Editor of the “Turkish Shakespeares” Project that aims to introduce texts, productions and research on Turkish Shakespeares to a broader international audience of students, teachers, and researchers with blog entries, short descriptions and links to productions and adaptations, and a bibliography with hyperlinks of secondary works on Shakespeare in Turkey.
I am also a researcher at the AHRC-funded project “Medieval and Early Modern Orients” that aims to contribute to our understanding of the medieval and early modern encounters between England and the Islamic Worlds.
I have written book chapters and articles in well-established publishers and journals (such as in Cambridge University Press, Parergon, English Studies and RiDE), and I have been a reviewer in international journals (such as RiDE and Sage Open). Currently, I am working on performance practices representing the East in early modern commercial and academic drama.
I am the Turkish international correspondent of World Shakespeare Bibliography and a regional editor of the Global Shakespeares Project at MIT.
EducationAcademic 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
Nov. 2018-Jan. 2019 : Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in the Digital Age Certificate, Anadolu University.
Jun. 2016 : Teacher Training Seminar on Formal Correspondence and Meetings Certificate, Hacettepe University, Department of English Language and Literature.
Feb. 2016 : The Second Teacher Training Seminar on English Language and Literature Certificate, Hacettepe University, Department of English Language and Literature.
Oct. 2007-Feb. 2008 : Theatre Education Certificate, Gaziantep Mayoral Theatre. Scholarships The Council of Higher Education (Turkey) Scholarship.
2006-2007 : English Language Teaching Certificate, Gaziantep University.
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
Work Shared in CORE
- Öğütcü, Murat. “İkinci Katil [The Second Murderer]: A Turkish Adaptation of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play, Macbeth.” English Studies 102 (2021). [AHCI] (published but not yet assigned to an issue) [https://doi.org/10.1080/0013838X.2021.1952682]
- 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. [https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336687131_Ronesans_Ingilteresi%27nin_Ayi_Dovusleri_Gercekten_Gecmiste_Mi_Kaldi_Are_Bearbaitings_of_Early_Modern_England_Really_Left_in_the_Past/stats]
- 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. “Elizabethan Audience Gaze at History Plays: Liminal Time and Space in Shakespeare’s Richard II.” Audience and Reception in the Early Modern Period. Eds. John R. Decker and Mitzi Kirkland-Ives. London: Routledge, 2021. (to be published in September 2021) https://www.routledge.com/Audience-and-Reception-in-the-Early-Modern-Period/Decker-Kirkland-Ives/p/book/9780367676261
- Öğütcü, Murat. “Of Pistols and Pikes: Weapons of War in Shakespeare’s Henry V.” ‘Work, work your thoughts’: Henry V Revisited. Eds. Sophie Chiari and Sophie Lemercier-Goddard. Clermont-Ferrand: Presses universitaires Blaise Pascal, 2021. 125-140. [https://www.lcdpu.fr/livre/?GCOI=27000100641960]
- 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]
- 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. [https://www.researchgate.net/ publication/336687224_Old_Wives’_Humour_George_Peele’s_The_Old_Wives_Tale]
- Öğütcü, Murat. “Comedy and Fun: Is Shakespeare Funny?” English Studies: New Perspectives. Eds. Mehmet Ali Çelikel and Baysar Taniyan. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 220-246. [10.13140/RG.2.2.14387.25123]
- 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]
- Öğütcü, Murat. “Early Modern English Historiography: Providentialism versus New History.” [Sir Thomas More and Greene’s James IV]. Batı Edebiyatında Tarih: History in Western Literature. Ed. Zekiye Antakyalıoğlu. Ankara: UEM (Ürün Yayınları), 2014. 351-378. [https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336686894_ Early_Modern_English_Historiography_Providentialism_versus_New_History]
- 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. [https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336686981_Chaucer_ve_Muphe miyet_Chaucer’in_Sovalye_Betimlemesinin_Ardinda_Yatan_Ideolojik_Nedenler]
- 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. [https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344892085_How_to_Handle_with_%27Bliss%27_in_Chaucer%27s_Troilus_and_Criseyde_in_Turkey]
- 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. [https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336687079_Northanger_Abbey_An_Embryonic_Simulation_of_Neo-medievalism_through_Gothic_Parody]
1. Öğütcü, Murat. “Mustafa Şahiner, Yüce Türk’ten Zalim Türk’e: Erken Modern Dönem İngiltere’sinde Türk Algısı, Siyasal, 2016.” Journal of Anglo-Turkish Relations 2.1 (2021): 93-94. [ASOS Index] [https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/download/article-file/1199291]
2. 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, çev. “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. [https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336687086_Elizabeth_Montagu_From_An_Essay_on_the_Writings_and_Genius_of_Shakespear_1769_Shakespeare’in_Yazilari_ve_Dehasi_Hakkinda_Bir_Deneme_Adli_Eserden]
Current Projects and Scholarly Work
- Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance Journal: Advisory Board Member (2021…).
- Turkish Shakespeares: General Editor of “Turkish Shakespeares” which is a project that aims to introduce texts, productions and researches on Turkish Shakespeares to a broader international audience of students, teachers, and researchers (2021-…).
- Global Shakespeares (Video and Performance Archive): Contributor of entries about Turkey (2021-…).
- MEMOrients: Researcher at the AHRC-funded Medieval and Early Modern Orients Project (2020-…). The project seeks to further knowledge and understanding of the early interactions between England and the Islamic worlds.
- World Shakespeare Bibliography: International Correspondent for Turkey (2020-…).
- Öğütcü, Murat. “The Three Ladies of London (ca. 1581):
A Re-Examination of the Anxieties of Anglo-Ottoman Exchanges
through Critical Race Theory.” Colonialism, Crusading, Commerce and Christ: Medieval and Early Modern Orients and Renaissance Society Panel. (Virtual Panel Talk), UK, 2021. [Invited Paper] [https://www.crowdcast.io/e/dmteezdu]
- Öğütcü, Murat. “‘Turkish Shakespeares’: A Short History of Shakespeare in Turkey up to the Present.” (Guest Speaker at Virtual Lecture) Hacettepe University, 2021. [Invited Paper]. [https://youtu.be/brS3XM0BC8s]
- Öğütcü, Murat. “İkinci Katil [The Second Murderer]: A Turkish Adaptation of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play, Macbeth.” All the World’s a Stage: Theatre, Staging and Adaptation of the Early Modern (Virtual Conference Paper), University of Liverpool, UK, 2021.
- Öğütcü, Murat. “The ‘Whose-Story’ of Cromwell and Anglo-Ottoman Relations.” Who Speaks For History? Medieval and Early Modern Orients and Renaissance Society Panel (Virtual Panel Talk), UK, 2020. [Invited Paper] [https://www.crowdcast.io/e/efnp4cbp]
- Öğütcü, Murat. “Literature and Satire: An Overview of Satire in English Literature.” Seminarios Abertos Letras, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (Virtual Seminar Talk), Brazil, 2020. [Invited Paper] [https://youtu.be/1MSQruyatPo?t=121]
- 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] [Part I: https://t.co/x0VHVMYHdK?amp=1 ; Part II: https://t.co/kMzoYXDuod?amp=1]
- 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.
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 2014-2019.
ESSE : The European Society for the Study of English, Member, 2014-…
SAA : Shakespeare Association of America, Member, 2014-2016.
BSA : British Shakespeare Association, Member, 2014-2016.
ISA : International Shakespeare Association, Member, 2014-2016.
ASLE : Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, Member, 2017-2019.
MLA : Modern Language Association, Member, 2017-2019.