Edges: Seminar Series in English Studies

/Edges: Seminar Series in English Studies

The third speaker of the seminar series “Edges” will be Assoc. Prof. Tanfer Emin Tunç from the Department of American Culture and Literature, Hacettepe University. Her talk titled “Mapping the Landscape of Love:  American Sentimental Cartography  and the Terrain of the Heart” will be on March 16 (Friday) at 11:20 at the third lecture hall.

Our second seminar will be given by David Fay (American Embassy Language Officer) on “Critical Thinking in the Digital Age” in the Blue Hall on December 12 (Tuesday) at 11:20.


The Department of English Language and Literature will be organizing seminars and inviting speakers in the field of literature as well as related fields in the 2017-2018 academic year. The seminar series is called “Edges: Seminar Series in English Studies”, as the focus of the talks will be on challenging the boundaries of canonical studies and exploring divergent possibilities in literature and the humanities. We are interested in creating a medium for interdisciplinary conversation; strengthening collaboration among academics working in different institutions and/or different fields; and introducing current debates, ideas, issues, writers, artists or thinkers.

The first speaker in the series is Sinan Akıllı (Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Hacettepe University). His talk on “Horse-Human Entanglements in the English Novel of the Anthropocene”  will be in the Blue Hall on November 15 (Wednesday) at 13:20.