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Erdag Göknar, Visiting Assistant Professor, Slavic Languages & Literature

Erdag Göknar
Contact Info:
Office Location:  308 Language Bldg
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3151
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • AMES 283S.01, ISTANBUL Synopsis
    Franklin Center 028, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMES 503S.01, CULANTH 283S.01, HISTORY 397S.01, ICS 249S.01)
  • AMES 620S.01, GENEALOGIES OF THE MIDDLE EAST Synopsis
    Perkins 070, Th 04:55 PM-07:25 PM
Education:

Ph.D.University of Washington2004
M.A.University of Washington1998
MFAUniv. of Oregon1994
B.A.University of Michigan at Ann Arbor1988
Specialties:

Turkish
Turkish Studies
International Comparative Studies
Research Interests:

Current projects: Between Orient and Nation: The Modern Turkish Novel and Orhan Pamuk (in-progress), Colonial Encounter and Cultural Revolution: Narrative Identities of Ottoman Modernism and Turkism (in-progress), A Mind at Peace (translation of Tanpinar novel), Archipelago Books, NY, 2008, Mediterranean Passages from Dido to Derrida, co-editor, UNC Press, 2008

Primary focus on the legacies of the Ottoman Empire and the Turkist cultural revolution upon modern Turkey. Secondary focus on cultural translation and representations of Turks and Muslims, including regional understandings of Turkey and Islam in the Middle East and Eurasia. Theoretical focus on literature, colonialism, modernism, translation, and identity.

Areas of Interest:

Ottoman Empire/Turkey
Ottoman/Turkish relations with Europe
Narrative Identities
Muslim Nationalism

Keywords:

Literature • Identity • Representation • Cultural Translation • Ottoman Empire/Turkey

Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Johanna Schuster-Craig (German Studies)  
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Goknar, E, "The Novel in Turkish: From Narrative Tradition to Nobel Prize", in Cambridge History of Turkey: Turkey in the Modern World, edited by Kasaba, R, vol. IV (Fall, 2008), pp. 35-35, Cambridge University Press [catalogue.asp]  [abs]
  2. with Göknar, E; Cooke, M; Parker, G, Mediterranean Passages from Delos to Derrida (2008), pp. 425-425, UNC Press  [abs]
  3. Goknar, E, "Orhan Pamuk and the ’Ottoman’ Theme", World Literature Today, vol. 80 no. 6 (November, 2006)

Bio: Erdağ Göknar is Assistant Professor of Turkish at Duke University and a literary translator. He holds a Ph.D. in Near and Middle Eastern studies (Turkish literature and culture) and an M.F.A. in creative writing. A Turkish-American scholar, he is currently a fellow at the National Humanities Center where he is writing a critical analysis of the Turkish novel and Orhan Pamuk. He is the recipient of two Fulbright awards, the Dublin IMPAC literary award (with Orhan Pamuk), and an NEA translation grant. His partner, Banu Gökarıksel, is professor of cultural geography at UNC and their son Levent Sa'y, is a toddler.