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Hande Gürses

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hgurses@umass.edu

728 herter Hall

BA Bogazici, 2005; MA Goldsmiths College, 2006; PhD University College London 2013

Hande Gurses received her PhD in Literary Studies from University College London. Her dissertation entitled Fictional Displacements: An Analysis of Three Texts by Orhan Pamuk focuses on the possibility of representing identity as an attempt to capture the elements that make the ‘self’ what it is. The various binaries including self/other, East/West, word/image, reality/fiction, and original/imitation that occupy Pamuk’s narratives are studied through the theoretical framework offered by the writings of Jacques Derrida.

She has published her work on Orhan Pamuk in Fear and Fantasy in a Global World (Brill/Rodopi 2015), Global Perspectives on Orhan Pamuk (Palgrave 2012) and other volumes and journals. Most recently she was a visiting scholar at AMESALL, Rutgers University. Her research interests include identity, gender, autobiography, space, body and critical animal studies. She is currently co-editing a volume that offers an eco-critical perspective into Turkish Literature entitled Animals, Plants, and Landscapes: An Ecology of Turkish Literature