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Nergis Ertürk

Nergis Ertürk

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

444 Burrowes Bldg.
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Office Phone: (814) 865-0067

Education:

  1. Ph.D., Columbia University, 2006
  2. M.A., Columbia University, 2000
  3. B.A., Harvard University, 1999

Biography:

Nergis Ertürk's research interests include modern Turkish literature, culture, and intellectual history, early Soviet literature and culture, comparative (post)colonialisms, comparative modernisms, and deconstruction. She is the author of Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey (Oxford University Press, 2011), the recipient of the 2011 Modern Language Association (MLA) Prize for a First Book, and the co-editor (with Özge Serin) of a 2016 special issue of boundary 2 entitled Marxism, Communism, and Translation. Her work has also appeared in the journals PMLA, Modernism/Modernity, boundary 2, New Literary History, Interventions, Middle Eastern Literatures, and Jadaliyya. Before coming to Penn State, Ertürk was Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Binghamton University, SUNY, from 2006-2008. She was a fellow at Columbia University's Institute for Comparative Literature and Society during spring semester 2007, and Visiting Professor in the Humanities at the Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University, during fall semester 2008. During 2012-2013, she was a Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Postdoctoral Fellow for  Transregional Research on Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections, and during 2014-2015, she held an American Council Learned Societies (ACLS) Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship. She is currently working on a book project on early twentieth-century Turkish and Soviet literary encounters.

BOOKS

Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey

 

 

 AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Modern Turkish literature, culture, and intellectual history
  • Early Soviet literature and culture
  • Comparative (post)colonialisms
  • Comparative modernisms
  • Deconstruction