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    Yrd.Doç.Dr. Defne Türker Demir
    Yrd.Doç.Dr. Defne Türker Demir
    • EDUCATION

    İstanbul University, İstanbul - PhD in American Studies (2012)

    Doğuş University, İstanbul - Master of Arts in English Language and Literature (2006)

    Boğaziçi University, İstanbul -Bachelor of Arts in Western Languages and Literatures (1995)

    Feyziye Mektepleri Vakfı Özel Işık Lisesi, İstanbul (1987-1988)

    Türk Eğitim Derneği Ankara Koleji, Ankara (1977-1987)

    İLETİŞİM

    E-mail: d.demir@iku.edu.tr
    Telefon: 0212 498 4769
    • GRADUATE CERTIFICATES    

     

    Boğaziçi University & University of Southern California, Crossings Graduate Program (2004)

    Marmara University, Istanbul, Teaching English as a Second Language (1998)

     

    • PAPERS PRESENTED at INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

    From Voyager to Migrant, Foreigner to Refugee: "Strange Selves or Those Who are Strangers to Other Selves”. To be presented at Atelier d’été 2017: "Voyages, Voyageurs". l’Institut d’Histoire Culturelle Bronisław et le CERCLE (Université de Lorraine), Château des Lumières, Luneville, Nancy, France, 22-24 June 2017. 

     

    Exposure”: “Can Experience Materialise through Dematerialisation? Objects or their Lack within a Simulation.  4e Atelier d’été 2016: “Objet(s)” l’Institut d’Histoire Culturelle Bronisław et le CERCLE (Université de Lorraine), Château des Lumières, Luneville, Nancy, France, 11-13 July 2016. 

    Subcultures Converge While History Is in the Making”. Presented via Skype at the 4th Annual DIVAS Conference:“From Margin to Center: Telling Our Stories as a Form of Activism” Elon University, North Carolina, USA, September 12, 2015.

     

    Where do They Go from Here? The Recent Migrant Crisis in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Presented at The Laboratory of Ideas, Université d’été Européenne by l’Institut d’Histoire Culturelle Européenne, Warsaw,  Poland, 2-5 July 2015.

     

    “Subcultures Converge While History is in the Making”. Presented at Atelier d’ete 2014, “Vous avez dit multiculturel?”, organized by Institut d'Histoire Culturelle Européenne - Bronislaw Geremek, at Chateau des Lumieres de Luneville, Nancy, France, 1er-4 Juillet 2014.

    (Closed colloque, by invitation)

    (Presentation refered to in closing remarks of the conference, as well as the conclusion report, and finally in “Atelier d’ete 2014 Hypotheses et Projets” report).

     

    “Dances with the ‘Shadow Catchers’: The Artifactualization of the Imagined and Imaged Indians”. Presented at Ateliers d'été 2013, "Folklore et politique", organized by Institut d'Histoire Culturelle Européenne - Bronislaw Geremek, at Château des Lumieres de Lunéville, Nancy, France, 15 et 16 juillet 2013.
     

    “Queering the 18th Century Self: The Non-Confessional Autobiography of a Cross-Dressing Woman”. Presented at Queer Studies Symposium, Mexico City, Mexico, 02-07 March, 2013.

     

    “Actress, Valet; Fishmonger and Cook: Or the Formal Autobiography of a Working Woman”. Presented at “ISCH 2012 Conference” Annual Conference of the International Society for Cultural History: “Work and History”. Château de Lunéville, Nancy, France, 2-5 June, 2012.

     

    “Early Modern Mediterranean Captivity Narratives: Captive Subjects, Devout Subjectivities”. Presented in "HUC 2011: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions" Mexico CityMexico, 04-09 November, 2011.

     

    "Ottoman Slave Narratives: Selfhood and Faith, Trials and Travails"Presented at Ist International Conference of "Landscapes of the Self, Identity, Discourse, Representation", Evora, Portugal, 24-26 November, 2010.

     

    Sexual Transgression for Sale: Charlotte Charke’s A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Charlotte Charke”. Presented at GEMCS (Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies) Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 20-23 November, 2008.

     

    On the Fringe of Both Sexes: A Narrative of the Life of a Cross-Dressing Woman – Charlotte Charke’s A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Charlotte Charke”. Presented at 2nd International Haliç Conference, on ‘Gender Trouble’ in Modern/ Post-Modern Literature and Art, İstanbul, Turkey, 17-18 April, 2008.

     

    A Journey into the Heart of Violence: ‘Exterminate All the Brutes’”Presented at The Chimalpahin Conference 2007: “Colonial and Post-Colonial Remembering and Forgetfulness”, Mexico City, Mexico, 15-18 October, 2007.

     

    Captivity and Collective Consciousness in G.O.R.A.: A Space Movie. Presented at SW/TX PCA/ACA - Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, Albuquerque, USA, 14-17 February, 2007.

     

    • INVITED SPEAKER

    Talk Series; European sur les Utopies, Chateau des Lumieres a Luneville: Caricatures et Utopies, “Body Politics and the Politicised Body Brutalised: Arts, Utopia, and Violence”, 1 April, 2015.

    Please see the links below for the French press release on the talk
    (http://www.evenement-fr.com/evenements-archives/374390/mercredi-europeen-sur-les-utopies)

    (http://www.spectacles-publications.com/NANCY/MANIFESTATIONS/52980/Chateau-des-Lumieres-a-Luneville)

    (http://heyevent.com/event/704340009688293/mercredi-europeen-sur-les-utopies)

     

    James Madison University Study Abroad Barcelona Program – 2013-2014 Summer School – “Inquisition, Persecution and Tolerance in Early Modern Europe”, Barcelona, Spain, 23-27 June, 2014.

     

    James Madison University – International Week “Borders and Boundaries

    Public Lecture – “Not Dividing but Merging; Anatolia as a Bridge of Multiplicities and Polyphonies” September 23, 2013

    A condensed version of the lecture was delivered in the following classes, on the days below:

    Contemporary Art Theory September - 24, 2013

    Media Analysis & Criticism September - 25, 2013

    Colonialism in the Greater Middle East – September 25, 2013

    Women in Early Film - September 26, 2013

    (supported by  School of Art, Design and Art History, School of Media Arts and Design, Department of English, Department of Writing and Rhetoric, History Department, and Middle Eastern Communities and Migrations Program, and the Gandi Center)

     

    New School, New York –Department of International Relations

    Talk entitled “The Study of American Literature in Turkey: Recent Trends Representing Americas; Facts and Fictions in Reading Native American Texts” delivered on September 16, 2013 as visiting lecturer in “(Dis)Order and (In)Justice: Introduction to Global Studies.”

     

    The same talk delivered on September 18, 2013 in “Non-Western Approaches to the World.” (MA class).

     

    James Madison University Honors Program - 2009-2010 Summer School on Bloomsbury Circle "From Virginia Woolf to Halide Edip – War, Women, Education, and the Nation", London, UK, 19-26 May, 2010.

     

    • PUBLICATIONS

    “Cevizli Sokaktaki Ev veya Çocuk Gözüyle Nazım Hikmet: Yokluğu ve Geride Kalanlar”, Felsefe Yazın, Felsefeciler Derneği, Sayı 22, Mart-Nisan 2017, Çankaya, Ankara.

    ISSN: 1304-7132 

    “Exposure: Can Experience Materialise through Dematerialisation? Objects or their Lack within a Simulation”. Histoires, culture et connexion. OpenEdition. Institute of European Cultural History (IHCE)  & the Research Centre for Literature and Europeans Cultures: France, central and oriental Europe (CERCLE) the University of Lorraine, France.https://ihcercle.hypotheses.org/category/colloques-ateliers-dete-et-journees-detudes/ateliers-dete-ihce-2016-objets. 24/07/2017. 

    “Sözcüklerle Kurgulanan bir Benlik: Scott Momaday’in Metinleri Özelinde, Çağdaş Amerikan Yerli Yazınından Özyaşam Öyküsü Örneklerinde Dilin Yaratım Gücü” - Kitap Bölümü, Dil, Kültür ve Metin - Çağdaş Yaklaşımlar, Ed. İnci Bilgin Tekin, Ocak 2017, Doruk Yayıncılık, İstanbul. 

    ISBN: 978-975-553-672-9

    “Ottoman Slave Narratives – Selfhood and Faith, Trials and Travails” – Book Chapter in, Critical Insights: The Slave Narrative, First Edition, Grey House Publishing, Ed. Kimberly Drake. Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Information Services, Inc.; Amenia, New York: Grey House Publishing, [2014] ©2014.

    ISBN-13: 978-1619253971  

    ISBN-10: 1619253976 

     

    “Dances with the “Shadow Catchers”: The Artifactualization of the Native Americans, Imagined and Imaged” – Published in Folklores et politique Approches comparées et réflexions critiques Europes - Amériques,  Sous la direction de Stanisław Fiszer, Didier Francfort, Antoine Nivière, Jean-Sébastien Noël,  Le Cercle, Editions Le Manuscrit, Paris, France, EAN : 9782304043860 (livre imprimé) EAN : 9782304043877 (livre numérique) EAN : 9782304243864 (Epub) 23/06/2014.  ISBN: 978-2-304-04386-0 ISBN Numerique: 978-2-30404-387-7

     

     

    “Osmanlıya Dair Kölelik Anlatıları: Yollar, Kimlik, İnanç”. Felsefe Yazın. Kasım-Aralık 2009, Ankara. Felsefeciler Dernegi.

    ISSN 1304-7132

     

    “Actress, Valet; Fishmonger and Cook: Or the Formal Autobiography of a Working Woman”. Abstract. “ISCH 2012 Conference” Château de Lunéville, Nancy, France, 2-5 June 2012.

     

    “Early Modern Mediterranean Captivity Narratives: Captive Subjects, Devout Subjectivities”. Abstract. "HUC 2011: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions" Mexico CityMexico, 04-09 November, 2011.

     

    "Ottoman Slave Narratives: Selfhood and Faith, Trials and Travails". Abstract. 1st International Conference of "Landscapes of the Self, Identity, Discourse, Representation", Evora, Portugal, 24-26 November, 2010.

     

     “A Journey into the Heart of Violence: ‘Exterminate All The Brutes’”. Abstract. The Chimalpahin Conference 2007: “Colonial and Post-Colonial Remembering and Forgetfulness”, Mexico City, Mexico, 15-18 October, 2007.

     

    Upcoming Publications

    “From Voyager to Migrant, Foreigner to Refugee: Strange Selves or Those Who are Strangers to Other Selves”. Histoires, culture et connexion. OpenEdition. Institute of European Cultural History (IHCE)  & the Research Centre for Literature and Europeans Cultures: France, central and oriental Europe (CERCLE) the University of Lorraine, France. https://ihcercle.hypotheses.org/category/colloques-ateliers-dete-et-journees-detudes/ateliers-dete-ihce-2017-voyages-voyageurs.

    “‘Bu gidiş nereye Rumeliye mi? Bu gidiş nereye Selaniğe mi?’ Yahudi Toplumu, Göçmenlik ve Çağlar Boyu Yollar”, to be published by Felsefe ve Sanat, Ara Yayıncılık, İstanbul. 

    • LIVE INTERVIEWS

    03.July.2015- by l’Institut d’Histoire Culturelle Européenne Bronislaw Geremek,  in Warsaw, Poland, on EU.

    16. August.2015- by Matthew Cassel for Vice News, in Istanbul, Turkey, on The Flag, War on Drugs and Migrant Crises.

     

    • FACULTY EXCHANGES

    Erasmus Academic Exchange Program – Roma Tre, Italy, Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Straniere, Anglo-Americano

    Talk entitled “Self - Representations of the Native Americans: The breaking of the Construct” - April 1, 2014.

    Talk entitled “Self-writing and Its American Context – A Historical Overview” - April 3, 2014.

     

    Erasmus Staff Exchange Program- Research for PhD Dissertation - Valencia University, Spain, 04-09 July, 2011

     

    • RESEARCH AREAS

    Post-Colonial Studies, Autobiographical Theory, Native American Studies, Slavery Narratives, Immigration Studies.

     

    • MEMBERSHIPS

    IHCE – Institut d’Histoire Culturelle Europeenne Bronislaw Geremek

    Also member of the IHCE Correspondents Commitee

    ISCH – International Society for Cultural History

    IDEA – English Language and Literature Research Association of Turkey

     

    • PARTICIPATION in CONFERENCE ORGANIZATIONS

    ‘Gender Trouble’ in Modern/Post-Modern Literature and Art (April 17-18, 2008. Haliç University, İstanbul, Turkey.)

    Organized by The Department of American Culture and Literature, Haliç University.

     

    The Theory and Practice of Life Writing: Auto/biography, Memoir and Travel Writing in Post/modern Literature. (April 19-21, 2006. Haliç University, İstanbul, Turkey.)

    Organized by The Department of American Culture and Literature, Haliç University.

     

    IV International Conference of Literatures in English The Endangered Planet in Literature.

    (November 16-18, 2005. Doğuş University, İstanbul, Turkey.)

    Jointly organized by The World Association for Studies in Literatures in English and The Department of English Language and Literature, Doğuş University.

     

    The 1st National Undergraduate Students Conference, Doğuş University, March 2005.

     

    The 2nd National Undergraduate Students Poetry Contest, Doğuş University, May 2005.


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