Ayşe Çelikkol's areas of research include nineteenth-century British and American literature, liberalism, and the history of globalization. Her book, Romances of Free Trade: British Literature, Laissez-Faire, and the Global Nineteenth Century (Oxford University Press, 2011), examines romance elements in British literature that represented the emergence of a globalized free-market economy. Her essays have appeared in journals and electronic media such as American Literature, ELH, Victorian Poetry, Literature Compass, and BRANCH. Her essay "Economics and Globalization" is forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literature and Culture.
Ayşe Çelikkol, Department Chair
Ph.D., Rice University (USA)

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Patrick Hart, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Strathclyde University (UK)

Patrick Hart began his academic career studying Philosophy and English at Manchester University, before going on to postgraduate study at Queen Mary, University of London, at King's College London, and at the Scottish Institute for Northern Renaissance Studies. His main research interests are in lyric poetry in England and Scotland in the Renaissance, particularly in relation to the Petrarchan mode. He also works on Petrarch, and on Italian poetry and culture and its reception in Britain more widely: his co-translation of Elsa Morante's long poem, La canzone degli F.P. e degli I.M. in tre parti (The song of the H.F. and of the U.M. in three parts was published with his critical introduction in 2008. He is general editor of the Journal of the Northern Renaissance.

Since 1976 Valerie Kennedy has worked in Kenya, Morocco, and Turkey, teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate classes and supervising M.A. and Ph.D. theses. She has published articles on various nineteenth- and twentieth-century British authors, and on postmodernism, feminism, and post-colonialism. She has also edited and written the introduction for a collection of poetry entitled Framing Reference (2001). Her book, Edward Said: A Critical Introduction, was published in 2000 with Polity, and has since been translated into Chinese complex characters and into simplified Chinese. It is currently being translated into Korean. Her current areas of interest are Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad, and Mary Kingsley, and, more generally, travel writing and postcolonial writing. She is currently working on an essay on Joseph Conrad and his relation to both the colonial and postcolonial situations, and on a book project on Charles Dickens and Mary Kingsley.
Valerie Kennedy, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of East Anglia (UK)

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Gül Kurtuluş, Instructor
Ph.D., Bilkent University (Turkey)

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Gül Kurtuluş is an instructor in Bilkent University, Department of English Language and Literature. She received her Ph.D. from Bilkent University in 1997, with a dissertation on 'The Carnivalesque in Ben Jonson's Three City Comedies: Volpone, The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair'. She worked as the Assistant Chair of the department from 2008 to 2014, and for one academic year (2012-2013) she worked as the Acting Chair of the Department. Dr. Kurtuluş is a book reviewer for the Sixteenth Century Journal and has been contributing to the journal with her book reviews since 2011. Her latest publication, 'Patriotism and the Spirit of Macbeth's Ambition in Dunsinane' is in the International Journal of the Scottish Theater Studies. Her major academic interests are English Renaissance Literature, early modern diplomacy and epistolary contact, early modern and modern drama, modern British, and American short fiction.

Heather H. Yeung's monograph Spatial Engagement with Poetry was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015. Recent publications include work on neuroplasticity and poetic form, affective engagement in contemporary poetry, the novels of Julia Kristeva and Susan Sontag, and entries in the revised Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry.

Collaborative work includes 'Venice Ventriloquized' (Vedute Manoeuvre, 2011, with Tim Brennan; 2011 Venice Biennale), There Were Our Own / There Were The Others (2014, with Alec Finlay, Ken Cockburn, and Luke Allan; 'Publication' and 'Design Grand Prix' winner, Scottish Design Awards 2015), and 'Notes On Array' (Were X A Tree, 2015, with Matthew Sperling). She is currently co-editing volumes of essays on the work of Haruki Murakami (with Sebastian Groes), and on contemporary poetics (Cosmopoetics, with Marc Botha).

Current and future research and writing plans include work on classical models in the poetry of Robert Duncan, Thom Gunn, and H.D., on poetic breath, on metalepsis, and a series of translations of the sonnets of Michelangelo.

Heather H. Yeung, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Durham (UK)

Other Staff

Elif Yalçin, Administrative Assistant

Elif Yalçın graduated from Ankara University's Eastern Languages and Literatures department in 1996. While preparing her thesis she studied at Bilkent University's School of Applied Languages (1997), and worked until 2005 as a departmental assistant there. She then went on to study Public Relations via distance education at Cyprus University for two years. She is now studying part-time for a Master's degree in Sociology at Gazi University, Ankara.

Department of English Language and Literature
Faculty of Humanities and Letters
Bilkent University
Ankara, TURKEY 06800
Phone: +90 312 290 19 30
Fax: +90 312 290 10 73
Administrative Assistant: Elif Yalçın