Olcay Akyıldız

Asst. Prof. Dr.
PhD, Eberhardt Karls Universität Tübingen
olcayak@boun.edu.tr
+90 212 359 7373
Research Interests: 
Modern Turkish literature, comparative literature, modern Turkish poetry, gender and sexuality in literature, travel writing, orientalism and occidentalism in literature, literary theories, feminist criticism, women's literature, Leylâ Erbil
Teaching: 

TKL 108 Turkish Writing Techniques
TKL 201 Research Methods in Turkish Literature
TKL 206 Modern Turkish Literature in English Translation
TKL 301 Literary Theory and Practical Criticsm I
TKL 302 Literary Theory and Practical Criticsm II
TKL 309 Turkish Poetry in the Republican Period
TKL 342 Classics of Western Literatures and Turkish Literature
TKL 434 Novel in Modern Turkish Literature
TKL 477 Gender and Sexuality in Orientalist and Occidentalist Texts
TKL 524 Contemporary Literary Issues and Approaches
TKL 664 Woman Writers after 1950

Selected Publications: 

Şiir Dünyadan İbaret: Nazım Hikmet Üzerine Yeni Çalışmalar [Ed.] Olcay Akyıldız, Murat Gülsoy (İstanbul: Boğaziçi University Press, 2019)
Akyıldız, Olcay. Okzidentalismus in der türkischen Literatur (Tübingen: Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, 2014) Online-Resource (VIII, 343 S.) (Online-Ausgabe) https://publikationen.uni-tuebingen.de/xmlui/handle/10900/56570
Venturing Beyond Borders: Reflections on Genre, Function and Boundaries in Middle Eastern Travel Writing [Ed.] Bekim Agai, Olcay Akyıldız and Caspar Hillebrand. (Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, 2013)
Autobiographical Themes in Turkish Literature: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives. [Ed.] Olcay Akyıldız, Halim Kara, Börte Sagaster. (Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, 2007) 

Other Activities: 

Projects:

“Kişisel Arşivi Işığında Leyla Erbil’in Edebi Dünyası” (Leyla Erbil’s Personal Archive and Her Literary World) Boğaziçi University Research Fund, Research Grant 13820 (18B10P1)