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Serpil Oppermann is Professor of English at Hacettepe University, and currently President of EASLCE (European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment). She is also an active member of ASLE: The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, serving on ASLE Translation Grants Committee in support of work in ecocriticism from international scholars to expand exchanges across cultures and traditions, as well as ASLE Mentoring Program.

She has published widely on postmodern, material, and feminist ecocriticisms, and ecocritical theory. Her edited collections include International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticism  (with Greta Gaard and Simon Estok, Routledge, 2013), Material Ecocriticism (with Serenella Iovino, Indiana University Press, 2014), and Environmental Humanities: Voices from the Anthropocene (with Serenella Iovino, Rowman& Littlefield, 2017). She has also edited Ekoeleştiri: Çevre ve Edebiyat (Phoenix, 2012) and New Voices in International Ecocriticism (Lexington Books, 2015).

 

Publications

BOOKS

Postmodern Tarih Kuramı: Tarihyazımı, Yeni Tarihselcilik ve Roman. Ankara: Evin Yayıncılık, 1999. Revised edition. Ankara: Phoenix, 2006.

The Future of Ecocriticism: New Horizons. Eds. Serpil Oppermann, Ufuk Özdağ, Nevin Özkan, and Scott Slovic. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars , 2011.

Ekoeleştiri: Çevre ve Edebiyat. Ed. Serpil Oppermann. Ankara: Phoenix, 2012.

International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticiam. Eds.  Greta Gaard,Simon C. Estok, Serpil Oppermann.  New York: Routledge, 2013.

Material Ecocriticism. Eds. Serenella Iovino and Serpil Oppermann. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2014.

New International Voices in Ecocriticism. Ed. Serpil Oppermann.  Lanham, New York: Lexington Books, 2015.

Environmental Humanities: Voices from the Anthropocene. Eds. Serpil Oppermann and  Serenella Iovino. London, New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Oppermann, Serpil. “Storied Matter.” Posthuman Glossary. Ed. Rosi Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova. London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming, 2017.

Oppermann, Serpil. “Ecomaterialisms.” Posthuman Glossary . Ed. Rosi Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova. London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming, 2017.

Oppermann, Serpil. “Nature’s Colors: A Prismatic Materiality in the NaturealCultural Realms.” No Beauty, No Peace: Rethinking the Role of Beauty and Immediacy in Ecocritical Criticism. Eds. Peter Quigley and Scott Slovic. Bloomington: Indiana UP, forthcoming, 2017.

Oppermann, Serpil. “Compost.” Veer Ecology. Eds. Jeffrey J. Cohen and Lowell Duckert. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, forthcoming, 2017.

Oppermann, Serpil. “Toxic bodies and alien agencies: Ecocritical perspectives on ecological others.” The Postcolonial World. Eds. Jyotsna G. Singh and David D. Kim. New York: Routledge, 2017.  412-424.

Oppermann, Serpil and Serenella Iovino.”Introduction: The Environmental Humanities and the Challenges of the Anthropocene.” Environmental Humanities: Voices from the Anthropocene. Eds. Serpil Oppermann and Serenella Iovino.  New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 1-21.

Oppermann, Serpil. “Material Ecocriticism.” Gender: Nature. (Macmillan Interdisicplinary Handbooks). Ed. Iris van der Tuin. New York: Gale Cengae Learning, 2016. 89-102.

Oppermann, Serpil. “From Material to Posthuman Ecocriticism: Hybridity, Stories, Natures.” Handbook of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology. Ed. Hubert Zapf. Berlin/Boston: DeGruyter Press, 2016. 273-294.

Oppermann, Serpil.  “Raymond Federman’s Ecological Self in Return to Manure.” Raymond Federman. Festschrift Volume Five. Eds. G. N. Forester and M. J. Nicholls. London/ Singapore: Verbivoracious Press, 2016. 160-179.

Oppermann, Serpil. “Il corpo tossico dell’altro. Contaminazione ambientale e alterità ecologiche.”  (The Other’s Toxic Body: Contamination and Ecological Otherness). Trans. Serenella Iovino. ContaminAzioni ecologiche: Cibi, nature, culture. Eds. D. Fargione and Serenella Iovino. Milano: LED, 2015. 119-132.

Oppermann, Serpil and Serenella Iovino. “Coda: Wandering Elements and Natures to Come.” Elemental Ecocriticism, Eds. Jeffrey Cohen and Lowell Duckert. Minneapolis: U of  Minnesota P, 2015. 310- 317.

Oppermann, Serpil.  “Introduction: New International Voices in Ecocriticism.”  New International Voices in Ecocriticism. Ed  Serpil Oppermann. New York: Lexington Books, 2015. 1-24.

Oppermann, Serpil. “From Ecological Postmodernism to Material Ecocriticism: Creative Materiality and Narrative Agency.” Material Ecocriticsm. Eds. Serenella Iovino and Serpil Oppermann. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2014. 21-36.

Iovino, Serenella and Serpil Oppermann. “Introduction: Stories Come to Matter.” Material Ecocriticsm. Eds. Serenella Iovino and Serpil Oppermann. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2014. 1-17.

Iovino, Serenella and Serpil Oppermann. “Onward. After Green Ecologies: Prismatic Visions.” Prismatic Ecology: Ecotheory Beyond. Ed. Jeffrey J. Cohen. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2013. 328-336.

Oppermann, Serpil. “Feminist Ecocriticism: A Posthumanist Direction in Ecocritical Trajectory.” International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticism. Eds. Greta Gaard, Simon C. Estok, Serpil Oppermann. New York: Routledge,  2013.19-36.

Gaard, Greta Simon C. Estok and Serpil Oppermann. “Introduction.” International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticism. Eds. Greta Gaard, Simon C. Estok, Serpil Oppermann. New York: Routledge 2013. 1-16.

Oppermann, Serpil.  “An Ecology of Surfictional Self: Raymond Federman’s Inventions.” Ecology and Life Writing  Eds. Alfred Hornung  and Zhao Baisheng. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2013. 353-374.

Oppermann, Serpil. “Ekoeleştiri: Çevre ve Edebiyat Çalışmalarının Dünü ve Bugünü.” Ekoeleştiri: Çevre ve Edebiyat. Ed. Serpil Oppermann.  Ankara: Phoenix, 2012. 9-57.

Oppermann, Serpil. “Rethinking Ecocriticism in an Ecological Postmodern Framework: Mangled Matter, Meaning, and Agency.” Literature, Ecology, Ethics: Recent Trends in European Ecocriticism.  Eds. Timo Müller, Michael Sauter. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2012. 35-50.

Oppermann, Serpil. “Ecocentric Postmodern Theory as a Sustainable Ecocritical Thought: Interrelations Between  Postmodern, Ecological and Quantum Theories.” Ecocritical Theory: New European Approaches. Eds. Axel Goodbody and Kate Rigby. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2011. 230-242.

Oppermann, Serpil. “The Future of Ecocriticism: Present Currents.” The Future of Ecocriticism: New Horizons. Eds. Serpil Oppermann, Ufuk Özdağ, Nevin Özkan, Scott Slovic. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars P, 2011. 14-29.

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