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My academic work focuses on the intersections of history, literature and philosophy, very broadly speaking.

I have written articles on the Ottoman storytelling tradition, the formation of Armenian-Turkish theatre in the 19th century, the politics of the clandestine Young Ottoman society, and on Istanbul’s fairy tales. Little known books in translation are always on my wish list, and I love doing research on the pedagogy of creative writing and psychogeography, and on writers that tackle continental philosophy in their fiction – Jorge Luis Borges, Anne Michaels and Bilge Karasu, among others. You can find a sample of my published work (essays, reviews and interviews) at: https://ku.academia.edu/defnecizakca

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