Ege Altan

Ege Altan



BA in English Language and Literature, Bilkent University, 2012-2016
Erasmus+ Program in English Language and Culture, University of Groningen, 2015
MA in Comparative Literature, King's College London, 2016-2017
PhD Student in Comparative Literature, Penn State, 2021-Present

Professional Bio

I am originally from Turkey and did my BA in English Language and Literature at Bilkent University in Turkey. I then moved to London to study for my MA in Comparative Literature at King’s College London. Currently, I am a second year Ph.D student in the dual-title program of Comparative Literature and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State. My research revolves around modern and contemporary Middle Eastern literature, periodicals, queer theory and visual culture. I am interested in the question of how non-normative sexualities are portrayed, expressed and negotiated in Turkish, Arabic and Arab-Anglophone literatures.


Areas of Interest

Modern and Contemporary Turkish and Arabic Literature

Global Anglophone Fiction and Non-Fiction

Popular Culture

Feminist and Queer Theory

Visual Studies


Classes Taught

ENGL 15 (Rhetoric and Composition) Fall 2021

ENGL 15 (Rhetoric and Composition) Spring 2022


Book Review

Altan, Ege and Duman, Çağdaş “Ian William’s The Lady Doctor,” Journal of Graphic Novel and Comics,, July 2020.


Selected Literary Translations and Edited Volumes

Ballard, J. G, Hello America, Carroll & Graf Pub, 1989. [Merhaba Amerika, (trans. by Ege Altan), Sel* Publishing, 2020.]

Day, Elizabeth. Failosophy: A Handbook For When Things Go Wrong, Fourth Estate, 2020. [Tepetaklak, (ed. by Ege Altan), Ayrıntı Publishing House, 2022.]

Wicomb, Zoë. David's Story, The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2002. [David’in Hikayesi, (ed. by Ege Altan), Ayrıntı Publishing House, 2021.]