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    Assist. Prof. Dr. Murat Öğütcü completed his primary and secondary education in Augsburg, Germany. He received his BA degree from the Department of English Language and Literature at Gaziantep University, Turkey, in 2008. He received his PhD degree with his dissertation entitled “Shakespeare’s Satirical Representation of the Elizabethan Court and the Nobility in His English History Plays” from the Department of English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University, Turkey, in 2016. From August 2012 to January 2013, he was a visiting scholar at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He worked as a Research Assistant at the Department of English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University, Turkey, from 2011 until 2016. He is currently the Head of the Department of English Language and Literature at Munzur University, Turkey. He has presented several papers at conferences and has written book chapters and articles on his research interests that include Early Modern Studies, Shakespeare and Cultural Studies. His recent works include “Elizabethan Audience Gaze at History Plays: Liminal Time and Space in Shakespeare’s Richard II”, “Public Execution and Justice On/Off the Elizabethan Stage”, “Shakespeare in Animation”, “Early Modern English Historiography: Providentialism versus New History”, “Comedy and Fun: Is Shakespeare Funny?”, “A Tale of Two Nations: Scotland and England: Chaucer, Henryson, Shakespeare, Troilus and Criseyde”, and “The ‘Gothic’ in Hamlet.”

     

     

     

     

     

    Education

    Academic Degrees

    PhD (Integrated)    : 2008-16 Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters, Hacettepe University.

    Dissertation Title    : “Shakespeare’s Satirical Representation of the Elizabethan Court and the Nobility in His English History Plays”

    Bachelor of Arts     : 2008, English Language and Literature, Gaziantep University.

    Visiting Scholar       : 1 Aug. 2012 – 10 Jan. 2013, Graduate Center, City University New York, New York.

    Certificates

    Oct. 2007-Feb. 2008   : Theatre Education Certificate, Gaziantep Mayoral Theatre 2006-2007                  : English Language Teaching Certificate, Gaziantep University

    Scholarships

    The Council of Higher Education (Turkey) Scholarship. Visiting Scholar at City University New York, New York, 1 Aug. 2012 – 10 Jan. 2013.

    The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBİTAK) Scholarship. Paper Presentation at “Re-thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society”, Munich, Germany, 2011

    Other Publications

    Publications

    Articles

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Julius Caesar: Tyrannicide Made Unpopular.” Parergon 34.1 (2017): 109-128.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “The ‘Gothic’ in Hamlet: The Role of the Macabre in Creating Cathartic Horror.” DTCF Journal 57.1 (2017): 138-156.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Public Execution and Justice on/off the Elizabethan Stage: Shakespeare s First Tetralogy.” Mediterranean Journal of Humanities 6.2 (2016): 361–379.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “The Court, The Nobility and the Monarch’s Responsibilities in Shakespeare’s Elizabethan History Plays.” The Journal of International Social Research 9.43 (2016): 412-419.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Ideology and Identity in Salleh’s ‘Do Not Say’.” International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 1.7 (2011): 237-240.  


  • Book Chapters

    1. Öğütcü, Murat. “Old Wives’ Humour: George Peele’s The Old Wives Tale.” Batı Edebiyatında Mizah. Ed. Şeyda Sivrioğlu, Meryem Ayan, Nejdet Keleş, Gamze Yalçın. İstanbul: Kriter, 2016. 307-329.
    2. Öğütcü, Murat. “Comedy and Fun: Is Shakespeare Funny?” English Studies: New Perspectives. Eds. Mehmet Ali Çelikel and Baysar Tanıyan. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 220-246.
    3. Öğütcü, Murat. “Shakespeare in Animation.” Shakespeare 450. Ed. A. Deniz Bozer. Ankara: Bizim Büro, 2014. 109-121.
    4. Öğütcü, Murat. “Early Modern English Historiography: Providentialism versus New History.” Batı Edebiyatında Tarih: History in Western Literature. Ed. Zekiye Antakyalıoğlu. Ankara: UEM (Ürün Yayınları), 2014. 351-378.
    5. Öğütcü, Murat. “Chaucer ve Müphemiyet: Chaucer’in Şovalye Betimlemesinin Ardında Yatan İdeolojik Nedenler.” Batı Edebiyatında İdeoloji – Ideology in Western Literature. Eds. Ertuğrul İşler, et al. Denizli: Pamukkale Üniversitesi, 2012. 505-513.
    6. Öğütcü, Murat. “How to Handle with ‘Bliss’ in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde in Turkey.” IDEA: Studies in English. Ed. Evrim Doğan Adanur. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 289-298.

    Proceedings

    1. Öğütcü, Murat. “Northanger Abbey: An Embryonic Simulation of Neo-medievalism through Gothic Parody.” Proceedings of the 18th METU British Novelists Conference, December 16-17, 2010: Jane Austen and Her Work. Ankara: METU, 2011. 131-135.

    Book Chapter Translations

    1. Öğütcü, Murat, trans. “Shakespeare’in Yazıları ve Dehası Hakkında Bir Deneme Adlı Eserden.” On Sekizinci Yüzyıl İngiliz Kadın Yazarları. Ed. A. Deniz Bozer. Ankara: Hacettepe Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2016. 222-230.

    Conference Papers

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “‘I am [an animated] villain!’: Re-creating Richard III in Animation.” 24th International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, Leeds/UK, 2017.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Jonson’s Masque of Blackness: Materialising Environmental Injustice.” 12th Biennial ASLE Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan/USA, 2017.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Tuning As You Like It: Circular and Vertical Relationships in the Pastoral Debate Conveyed through Music.” 11th International IDEA Conference, Çankaya University, Ankara/Turkey, 2017.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Of Fathers and Sons: Intergenerational Loyalties and Conflict in Shakespeare’s Elizabethan History Plays.” Shakespearean Communities, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth/UK, 2016.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. Old Wives’ Humour: George Peele’s Old Wiues Tale.IV. BAKEA Symposium, Denizli/Turkey, 2015.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Elizabethan Auto-Orientalism: Mamluks and Turks in Salterne’s Tomumbeius (1590).” 50th Anniversary Conference: British and Turkish Literary and Cultural Interactions, Hacettepe University, Ankara/Turkey, 2015.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “The Elizabethan Garden: 2HVI and the Garden of [E]den.” Ege University 15th International Cultural Studies Symposium, Ege University, İzmir/Turkey, 2015.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Of Friends and Factions: Shakespeare’s History Plays.” The Halved Heart: Shakespeare and Friendship Conference, Shakespeare’s Globe Education, London/UK, 2015.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Julius Caesar: Tyrannicide made unpopular.” 9th International IDEA Conference, İnönü University, Malatya/Turkey, 2015.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Elizabethan Audience Gaze at History Plays: Liminal Time and Space in Shakespeare’s Richard II.” Liminal Time and Space in Medieval and Early Modern Performance, University of Kent, Canterbury/UK, 2014.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Public Execution and Justice on/off the Elizabethan Stage.” 6th Biennial British Shakespeare Association Conference, University of Stirling, Stirling/UK, 2014.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Shakespeare in Animation.” ShakesYear 450 Conference, Hacettepe University, Ankara/Turkey, 2014. [Invited Paper]

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Early Modern English Historiography: Providentialism versus New History.” III. BAKEA Symposium, Gaziantep/Turkey, 2013.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Comedy and Fun: Is Shakespeare Funny?” 7th International IDEA Conference, Pamukkale University, Denizli/Turkey, 2013.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Chaucer ve Müphemiyet: Chaucer’in Şovalye Betimlemesinin Ardında Yatan İdeolojik Nedenler.” II. BAKEA Symposium, Denizli/Turkey, 2011.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Wells’ Time Machine: Violence Continues.” Re-thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society, Munich/Germany, 2011.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “A Tale of Two Nations: Scotland and England: Chaucer, Henryson, Shakespeare, Troilus and Criseyde.” Natio Scota 13th International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Scottish Language and Literature, Padua/Italy, 2011.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “The ‘Gothic’ in Hamlet.” 6th International IDEA Conference, İstanbul Kültür University, İstanbul/Turkey, 2011.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “Northanger Abbey: An Embryonic Simulation of Neo-medievalism through Gothic Parody.” METU 18th British Novelists Conference Jane Austen and Her Work, METU, Ankara/Turkey 2010.

  • Öğütcü, Murat. “How to Handle with ‘Bliss’ in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde in Turkey.” 5th International IDEA Conference, Atılım University, Ankara/Turkey, 2010.


  • Conferences Attended without Presentation

    1. “One Day, Oscar Wilde…” Hacettepe University, Department of English Language and Literature, 26 Nov. 2014, Ankara, Turkey.
    2. “One Day, Samuel Beckett…” Hacettepe University, Department of English Language and Literature, 29 Nov. 2013, Ankara/Turkey.
    3. 20th Annual Shakespeare Colloquium, Shakespeare’s History Plays. 20 Oct. 2012, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Malcolm Sturchio Hall, New Jersey/USA.
    4. Transforming Early Modern Identities Conference. 12 Oct. 2012, Graduate Center, CUNY, New York/USA.
    5. “One Day, James Joyce…” Hacettepe University, Department of English Language and Literature, 5 Dec. 2011, Ankara/Turkey.

    Memberships

    İDEA  : The English Language and Literature Association of Turkey [İngiliz Dili ve Edebiyatı Araştırmaları Derneği], Member, 2014-…

    İDEA  : The English Language and Literature Association of Turkey [İngiliz Dili ve Edebiyatı Araştırmaları Derneği], Secretarial Assistant, September 2014-…

    ESSE : The European Society for the Study of English, Member, 2014-…

    SAA    : Shakespeare Association of America, Member, 2014-…

    BSA    : British Shakespeare Association, Member, 2014-…

    ISA     : International Shakespeare Association, Member, 2014-…

    ASLE : Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, Member, 2017-…

    MLA   : Modern Language Association, Member, 2017…

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