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Didem Z Havlioglu, Associate Professor of the Practice of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Didem Z Havlioglu

I am a literary historian working on women and gender in the Muslim world, particularly the Ottoman Turkish literary history. My book, Mihri Hatun: Performance, Gender-bending and Subversion in Ottoman Intellectual History (Syracuse University Press, 2017) is about the first woman writer in the Muslim world, Mihri Hatun (d. circa 1512) whose collection of poetry survived. I examine Mihri's writing within the Islamicate literary traditions and argue that her work not only performs but also subverts the male-dominant intellectual discourse and space.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  2204 Franklin Center, Room 111, Durham, NC 27708
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jodKWse1wRk

Teaching (Fall 2022):

  • TURKISH 101.01, ELEMENTARY TURKISH Synopsis
    Languages 208, MWF 10:15 AM-11:05 AM
  • TURKISH 203.01, INTERMEDIATE TURKISH Synopsis
    Social Sciences 107, MWF 01:45 PM-02:35 PM
  • TURKISH 305.01, CONTEMP TURKISH COMP/READINGS Synopsis
    Perkins 060, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
Teaching (Spring 2023):

  • TURKISH 102.01, ELEMENTARY TURKISH Synopsis
    Online ON, MWF 10:15 AM-11:05 AM
  • TURKISH 102.02, ELEMENTARY TURKISH Synopsis
    Perkins 060, MWF 10:15 AM-11:05 AM
  • AMES 189.01, WOMEN AND GENDER IN THE M E Synopsis
    Friedl Bdg 126, TuTh 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as CULANTH 189.01, GSF 189.01, POLSCI 186.01)
  • TURKISH 204.01, INTERMEDIATE TURKISH Synopsis
    Online ON, MWF 01:45 PM-02:35 PM
  • TURKISH 204.02, INTERMEDIATE TURKISH Synopsis
    Perkins 065, MWF 01:45 PM-02:35 PM
Education:

Ph.D.University of Washington2008
Specialties:

Turkish
Research Interests:

Modern/Ottoman Turkish Language and Literature, Middle East Women's Studies, Early Modern Ottoman Intellectual and Literary History

Keywords:

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Recent Publications

  1. Havlioglu, D, Mihrî Hatun Performance, Gender-Bending, and Subversion in Ottoman Intellectual History (November, 2017), Syracuse University Press, ISBN 0815654154  [abs]
  2. Border Crossing with the Black Book: Overcoming the Spatial, Cultural and Linguistic Distances, in Approaches to Teaching the Works of Orhan Pamuk (2017), Approaches to Teaching World L, ISBN 1603293191  [abs]
  3. Havlioğlu, D, The Writing Subjects, Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies, vol. 12 no. 2 (July, 2016), pp. 291-295, Duke University Press [doi]
  4. Havlioğlu, D, On the margins and between the lines: Ottoman women poets from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries, Turkish Historical Review, vol. 1 no. 1 (May, 2010), pp. 25-54, Brill, ISSN 1877-5454 [repository], [doi]

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