Halim Kara

Prof. Dr. (Department Chair)
PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington
halim@boun.edu.tr
+90 212 359 6657
Research Interests: 
Modern Turkish literature, comparative literature, literary historiography, contemporary Turkic literatures, literary theory
Teaching: 

TKL 687 Foundational Texts of Tanzimat Literature (Doctoral Seminar)
TKL 658 Literary Historiography in Turkish Literature (Doctoral seminar)                
TKL 524 Contemporary Literary Issues and Approaches (Graduate seminar)
TKL 473 Modernist Turkish Fiction
TKL 434 Turkish Novel in the Republican Period    
TKL 414 Tanzimat Novel
TKL 391 Contemporary Turkish Fiction in English Translation (To exchange students)
TKL 390 Studies in Turkish Novel: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar
TKL 301 Literary Theory and Practical Criticism I
TKL 302 Literary Theory and Practical Criticism II
TKL 206 Modern Turkish Literature in English Translation (To exchange students)
TKL 212 Modernization in Turkish Literature II
TKL 211 Modernization in Turkish Literature I
TKL 108 Turkish Writing Techniques
TKL 107 Introduction to Literary Analysis

Selected Publications: 

“Murder as a Literary Device in Orhan Pamuk’s Nights of Plague,” in Texts, Contexts, Intertexts: Studies in Honor of Orhan Pamuk, eds., Julian Rentzsch and Petr Kučera (Ergon, 2022).

“Milletleşme Dönemi Şairinin İcadı: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar’ın Yahya Kemal Monografisi,” Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı Dergisi 59.2 (December 2019): 315-332.

Osmanlı’yı Tahayyül Etmek: Tarihsel Romanda Fatih Temsilleri (İstanbul: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Yayınevi, 2017).

“Narratives of Self-Assertion: Representations of the Western Other in the Works of the Uzbek Author Abdulhamid Sulaymon Cholpan, 1897-1938,” Middle Eastern Literatures 10.1 (2007): 57-74.

Other Activities: 

Projects:

Researcher, Department of Turkish Language and Literature, Boğaziçi University, 2015-2019.
Subject: The Servet-i Fünun Journal in the Ottoman Cultural History
TÜBİTAK 1001 (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey)

The University of Chicago, August 2016-August 2017.
TÜBİTAK 2219 (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program Abroad

The University of Oxford, 2003-2005.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Visiting Fellowship in Turkish Language and Literature