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Meet the Cogut Center's 2008-09
Visiting Professors in the Humanities


Nergis Ertürk
Visiting Professor in the Humanities, Fall 2008

Nergis Ertürk is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

She received her PhD in English and Comparative Literature with a concentration in Comparative Literature and Society from Columbia University in 2006, and was Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Binghamton University, SUNY, from 2006-2008. She was also a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University's Institute for Comparative Literature and Society in 2007.

Her publications include "Modernity and Its Fallen Languages: Tanpinar's Hasret, Benjamin's Melancholy," PMLA 123.1 (January 2008), and "Surrealism and Turkish Script Arts," forthcoming in Modernism/Modernity. Her current book project explores the intersection of language politics and comparative methodology in Turkish and European literary modernism.

Click here to view Fall HMAN course listings including Prof. Ertürk's Specters of Comparison.