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Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages – German
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
Years at Knox: 2016 to present
Ph.D., 2016, Indiana University.
M.A., 2007, Universitat Bayreuth.
B.A., 2002, Fatih University.
Modern German language and culture, Comparative Studies of Modern Literature (English, German and France), Narrative Studies, Film Studies, Interculturality, and Literary Theory.
"Refugees in Germany: Erzahlung or Simulacra", GSA, San Diego, CA (September 29 - October 2, 2016).
"Hyperinflation as a Social Reality in Hans Fallada's Wolf under Wolfen" ACLA, Cambridge, MA (March 17-120, 2016).
"Fallada's Little Man: Economic Rationality in the Weimar Republic" ACLA, Seattle, WA (March 26-29, 2015).
"Formation of Culture in the Capital: Eric Kastner's Topography of Berlin" ACLA, New York, NY (March 20-23, 2014).
"Weber's Beruf: The Capitalist Spirit of the Weimar Republic in Kleiner Mann -- was nun?" GSA, Denver, CO (October 3-6, 2013).
Weimar Republic's Harsh Economy and Hans Fallada's Neue Sachlichkeit: Was nun?" KFLC, Lexington, KY (April 18-10, 2013).
The Flaneur in Spazieren in Berlin: Locating the Cultural Mutiplicity of a Metropolis" ACLA, Toronto, ON (April 4-7, 2013).
"Reading Carl Schmitt in Thomas Mann: Aesthetics of Literature with Political Concerns" Vancover, BC (March 31- April 3, 2011).
Contemporary Realisms and the Representations of a Globalized World, Nurettin Ucar and Norman Valencia, ACLA, Cambridge, MA (March 17-20, 2016).
Campus & Community Involvement
Member, Modern Language Association.
Member, German Studies Association
Member, American Comparative Literature Association
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