EGE UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF LETTERS

AMERICAN CULTURE AND LITERATURE DEPARTMENT

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Academic Staff

Prof. Dr. Atilla Silkü

Vice-Rector of Ege University

Chair of American Culture and Literature Department
 
35100 Bornova, Izmir Turkey
 
Phone: +90 232 311 16 87
 
Fax:     +90 232 388 11 02
 
E-mai: atilla.silku@ege.edu.tr
 
 
Education,Degrees
 
Ege University Ph. D. American Culture and Literature Department, Izmir, 1991
 
Ege University M.A. American Culture and Literature Department, Izmir, 1987
 
Ege University B.A. American Culture and Literature Department, Izmir, 1985
 
 
Thesis and Dissertation:
 
Ph. D. Degree “Ralph Waldo Emerson ve Edgar Allan Poe’nun Eserlerinde XIX.Yüzyıl Yazin Elestirisi”.
 
M.A. Degree, “The Problem of Personalization İn Robert Lowell’s Later Poetry”.
 
 
 
Positions Held:
 
Vice-Rector, Ege University, 2008-present
 
Chair, Department of American Culture and Literature, Ege University, 2007- present
 
Prof.Dr., Ege University, American  Culture and Literature Department 2005-present
 
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Ege University, American  Culture and Literature Department 1998-2005
 
Section Head of American Culture and Literature, 2000-2007
 
Faculty Board Member, Ege University Faculty of Letters, 2000-2004
 
Vice Dean, Ege University Faculty of Letters, 2000-2003
 
Vice President, American Studies Association in Turkey, 1998-2002
 
Deputy Chair,  American Culture and Literature Dept. 1994-2000
 
Assist. Prof. Dr., Ege University, American  Culture and Literature Department, 1992-1998
 
Section Head of American Culture and Literature Dept., 1994-1997
 
Research Assistant, Ege University, American  Culture and Literature Department 1986-1992
 
 
 
Publications:
 
Books and Chapter in Books
 
Silkü, Atilla. Çokkültürcülük ve Çağdaş Asyalı-Amerikan Şiiri. Izmir: Ege UP, 2005.
 
Silkü, Atilla. “Postmodernizm ve 1950 Sonrası Amerikan Romanı”, 1950 Sonrası Amerikan Romanı, (ed. Prof. Dr. Seçkin Ergin), Izmir: Ege University, Faculty of Letters Publications, 2000.
 
Silkü, Atilla. Williams ve Şiir Sanatı, Izmir: Ege U P, 1999.
 
Articles:
 
Silkü, Atilla. “Myth-Making and the Politics of Identity in Allen Tate’s Dramatic Poetry”, Interactions: Aegean Journal of English and American Studies, Sayı 12-Güz, 2003.
 
Silkü, Atilla. “Challenging Narratives: Cultural Mediation and Multivocal Storytelling in Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine”, Interactions: Aegean Journal of English and American Studies, Sayı 12-Bahar, 2004.
 
Silkü, Atilla. “Fiddler on the Threshold: Cultural Hybridity in Gertrude Bonnin’s American Indian Stories”, World Literature Written in English, Northampton: University College Northampton, Vol.39, No.2, (In Print).
 
Silkü, Atilla. “Understanding ‘The Other’: Representation of Native Americans in Mari Sandoz’s The Story Catcher”, TRANS, Vienna: INST (Research Institute for Austrian and International Literature and Cultural Studies), No. 15, (In Print).
 
Silkü, Atilla. ‘A Portrait of the Mentally- disturbed Artist as Represented in the Works of American Confessional Poets, Ege Batı Dilleri ve Edebiyatı Dergisi, No. 5, pp.183-196, 1988;
 
Silkü, Atilla. ‘Emerson and Poe: Nineteenth Century American Romanticism’, Ege Batı Dilleri ve Edebiyatı Dergisi, No. 9, pp. 79-97, 1992;
 
Silkü, Atilla.’The Changing Character of Robert Lowell’s Poetry’, Ege Batı Dilleri ve Edebiyatı Dergisi, No. 9, pp. 351-374, 1992;
 
Silkü, Atilla.’Poe ve Yazın Eleştirisi ’, Gündoğan Edebiyat, No. 6 (Spring), pp. 53-66, 1993;
 
Silkü, Atilla. ‘The Native American Experience as Reflected in Indian Poetry, Ege İngiliz ve Amerikan İncelemeleri Dergisi, No. 11, 1998;
 
Silkü, Atilla. “Walt Whitman ve Şiir Sanatı”, Ege İngiliz ve Amerikan İncelemeleri Dergisi, No. 11, 1998;
 
Silkü, Atilla. “Şairin Kimlik Sorunu ve Whitman’ın Çimen Yaprakları”, Gündoğan Edebiyat, No. 21, 1999.
 
Conference Papers:
 
“Challenging Voices: Polyvocal Storytelling in Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine”, XXIII. International Conference of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA), Boğaziçi University, 2003;
 
“Fiddler on the Threshold: Cultural Hybridity in Gertrude Bonnin’s American Indian Stories”, ‘Inside the Whale’: The Postcolonial and Globalisation, University College Northampton, 2003;
 
“Understanding ‘The Other’: Representation of Native Americans in Mari Sandoz’s The Story Catcher”, ‘The Unifying Aspects of Cultures’: INST Conference, Vienna, 2003.
 
“Historicism in Personal Narratives: Francis Anne Kemble’s Journal of a Residince on a Georgian Plantation and Harriet A. Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, 25. Türkiye Amerikan EtüdleriSemineri, Kuşadası, 2000;
 
“Problem Areas in American Studies Programs for Non-native Students”, 21. Türkiye Amerikan Etüdleri Semineri, Izmir, 1996;
 
“Emerson Transandantalizminin Whitman’ın Şiiri Üzerine Etkisi”, Turkish American Association, Izmir, 1996.
 
“The Native American Experience as Reflected in Indian Poetry”, 18.Türkiye Amerikan Etüdleri Semineri, Adapazari, 21-23 Oct. 1993;
 
 
Editorial Work:
 
Editor, (with A.Kirtunc, K.Rose, Murat Erdem) Proceedings of 7.Cultural Studies Symposium, May 2003
 
Co-Editor, ASAT Newsletter, Issue 2-3-4-5-6-7 (1999-2002)
 
 
Theses Supervised
 
Ph.D. Theses:
 
Zeybekoğlu, Bahadır. “Viktorya Döneminde Din - Bilim Çatışmasının Alfred Tennyson ve Robert Browning’in Şiirlerindeki Yankıları,” Ege University, 1995.
 
Saraçlı, Seçil. “A Social History of New York between 1900-1950 as Reflected in Three Novels: The Age of Innocence – Edith Warton, Manhattan Transfer – John Dos Passos, Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote,” Ege University, 1998.
 
Parlak, Zafer. “American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century and Turkish – American Relations after the Second World War,” Ege University, 1998.
 
M.A Theses
 
Savat, Didem. “Quest for İdentity In James Baldwin’s Dramatic Works,” Ege University,1993.
 
Üngör, Zeynep F. “The Sociological, Cultural and Economic Changes in America Between the Years of 1870-1914 and their Reflections in Literature,” - Ege University,1994.
 
Parlak, Zafer. “The American Indians’ Reactions to Assimilation and Dispossession,” Ege University, 1994.
 
Pamukoğlu, Füsun. “The Jewish Identity Problem in Philip Roth’s ‘Goodbye Columbus’ and ‘The Ghost Writer,” Ege University,1996.
 
Takım, Özlem Güçlü.  “The Theme of Immigrant Fathers and Intellectual Sons in the Short Stories of Delmore Schwartz,” Ege University, 2000.
 
Mülazımoğlu, Melis. “The Black Mountain Poetry: Postmodern Projections on the Works of Charles Olson, Robert Creeley and Robert Duncan,” Ege University, 2003.
 
İnanlı, Gülgün. “Gwendolyn Brooks’un Eserlerinde Irk ve Cinsiyet Konuları”, Ege University, 2004.
 
Mohammadzade, Benhood. “N.Scott Momaday’in Eserlerinde Mitoloji, Kimlik ve Toprak Unsurları,” Ege University, 2004.
 
Kaldan (Demir), Şükran. “Walt Whitman’ın Eserlerinde Bilinçli Birey, Toplum ve Evren İlişkisi,” Ege University, 2004.
 
 
 
Service to the University
 
Organization of National and International Conferences
 
Member of the Organizing Committee of the Annual International Ege University Cultural Studies Symposium at Ege University held by the Departments of American Culture & Literature, English Language and Literature, the British Council and the USIS (United States Information Service). The following seminars have been organized since 1996.
 
Ege University, 1st Cultural Studies Seminar, May 15-17, 1996, Izmir
crossing the boundaries: cultural studies in the UK and the US
 
Ege University, 2nd Cultural Studies Seminar, May 14-16, 1997, Izmir
the history of culture, the culture of history
 
Ege University, 3rd Cultural Studies Seminar, May 13-15, 1998, Izmir
p o p u l a r   c u l t u r e ( s )
 
Ege University, 4th Cultural Studies Seminar, May 12-14, 1999, Izmir
d i a lo g u e  and  d i f f e r e n c e
 
Ege University, 5th Cultural Studies Seminar, May 10-12, 2000, Izmir
new cultural perspectives in the millennium
 
Ege University, 7th Cultural Studies Symposium, May 15-16, 2002, Izmir
Selves at Home, Selves in Exile: Stories of Emplacement and Displacement
 
Ege University, 9th Cultural Studies Symposium, May 5-7, 2004, Izmir
[city in (culture] in city]
 
 
 
Membership
 
Member of ASAT (American Studies Association of Turkey, ), Ankara
 
Member of Ege Fulbright Alumni Association, Izmir
 
Member of EAAS (European Association for American Studies), Salzburg, Austria
 
Member of The British Council Alumni Association, Istanbul
 
Member of PALA (The Poetics and Linguistics Association), Nottingham, U.K.


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