EGE UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF LETTERS

AMERICAN CULTURE AND LITERATURE DEPARTMENT

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Academic Staff

Assist. Prof. Dr. Melis Erkal

Ege University, Faculty of Letters

Department of American Culture and Literature
 
Bornova 35100, Izmir
 
Phone: +90 232 311 39 48
 
Fax: +90 232 388 11 02
 
E-Mail: meliserkal@yahoo.com
 
EDUCATION, DEGREES
 
EgeUniversityPh. D. American Culture and Literature Department. Izmir,  2010.
Ege University M.A. American Culture and Literature Department. Izmir, 2003.
Hacettepe University B.A. American Culture and Literature Department, Faculty of Letters, Ankara, 2000.
 
THESIS AND DISSERTATION
 
•Ph. D. Degree with a thesis entitled “Apocalypse, Decadence and Fear in the Contemporary American Novel”
•M.A. Degree with a thesis entitled “ The Black Mountain Poetry: Postmodern Projections on the Works of Charles Olson, Robert Duncan and Robert Creeley”
 
POSITIONS HELD
 
Assist. Prof.Dr., Ege University, American Culture and Literature Department, 2015-
 
Research Assistant,EgeUniversity, American Culture and Literature Department 2000-2015
 
Erasmus-Socrates Coordinator of Department of American Culture and Literature, 2004-
 
Organizing Committee Assistant at Ege University International Cultural Studies Symposium (http://css.ege.edu.tr) :
 
EgeUniversity, 6th International Cultural Studies Symposium, 2001,Izmir.  Globalization and Transcultural Issues in theNew WorldOrder.
EgeUniversity  7th International Cultural Studies Symposium, 2002,Izmir. Selves at Home, Selves in Exile: Stories of Emplacement  and Displacement.•
EgeUniversity, 9th International Cultural Studies Symposium, 2004,Izmir. [ city in (culture] in city].
EgeUniversity, 11th International Cultural Studies Symposium, 2007,Izmir. Memory and Nostalgia.
EgeUniversity, 13th International Cultural Studies Symposium, 2011,Izmir. Change and Challenge.
Organizing Member of the “Annual Film Festival of American Studies Department.” 2000-
 
Organizing Member of the “Annual World Poetry Day Festival.” 2000-
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLES
 
Book Review. “Entelektüel Yabancılar ve Ölümcül Kimlikler: Saul Bellow ve Sylvia Plath.” Cumhuriyet Kitap. Sayı 836. 2006: 27.
 
“City as Surveillance and Carnival as Transgression in Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut and Fincher’s The Game.”Interactions. Vol. 14.2. Fall.Izmir: Ege UP, 2005: 89-101.
 
Book Review. Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue. JAST. Number 18, Fall.Ankara: The American Association ofTurkey, 2003: 81-83.
 
CONFERENCE PAPERS
 
“Every Generation Gets the Vampire It Deserves: The Domestication of Vampires in Contemporary Media. “Bram Stoker Centenary Conference: Bram Stoker and Gothic Transformations. University of Hull and Whitby, UK, 2012.
 
“Do Not Fear Them, They Are Beautiful Comers.” First International Akşit Göktürk Conference. İstanbul University, 2010
 
“A Postmodern Yearning: Don DeLillo’s White Noise as Mass-Mediated Nostalgia.” Memory and Nostalgia: 11thInternational Cultural Studies Symposium. Izmir:EgeUniversity, 2007.
 
“City as Surveillance and Carnival as Transgression in Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut and Fincher’s The Game. 9th Cultural Studies Symposium:[ city in (culture] in city].EgeUniversity, 2004,Izmir.
 
“East and West in Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red and The White Castle: Meeting of Minds or the Clash of Boundaries?” 31th Annual Twentieth Century Literature Conference.University of Louisville,U.S.A. 2003.
 
GRANTS
 
Erasmus Staff Mobility Program. Summer School Program: Cultures and Languages In Contact. Poland, Lodz University, Sep 2010.
 
IIPES, Cultural Affairs Office of the American Embassy, Ankara. Grant for participation in the Institute for Economic and Political Studies Program organized by Georgetown University and The Greek Association For Atlantic and European Cooperation, Crete, GREECE (July-Aug. 2003).
 
MEMBERSHIP
 
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