MemberRamzi Salti

…e Arab world. This book included in reading lists for courses dealing with Arab American literature and/or postcolonial theory at several educational institutions worldwide including Harvard University and the Sorbonne in France. This book …

Ramzi Salti, Ph.D. Lecturer of Arabic, Author & Radio Host Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-2006 ___ My Stanford Faculty Page: My Arabology Blog: Arabology on Facebook: My Arabology Podcasts: Author Page: LinkedIn: Stanford DLCL Page:

MemberÖzen Nergis Dolcerocca

Özen Nergis Dolcerocca is an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Koç University, Istanbul. She received her doctoral degree in Comparative Literature from New York University in 2016. She is the editor of the special issue entitled “Beyond World Literature: Reading Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Today,” which appeared in the journal of Middle Eastern Literatures in 2017. The issue offers new ways to read Turkish literature, beyond its common perception as the phantasmic union of ‘East’ and ‘West.’ Her most recent articles “Free Spirited Clocks: Tanpınar’s Modernism and Time Regulation Institute,” and “Chronometrics in the Modern Metropolis: The City, the Past and Collective Memory in A.H. Tanpınar,” which was published in Modern Language Notes, both mark out a transnational comparativism that contribute to the current debates on comparative methodologies and modernist studies. Her book project, provisionally entitled Against Chronometry: Modernism’s Politics and Poetics of Time, explores the theorization and imagining of time in the early twentieth-century literature and thought, based on a transnational and translational model of literary history. A comparative study of modernism from Turkish, French and German literary traditions, the monograph focuses on the underexamined counter-tendency in the time-mind of modernism, which has long been associated with the cardinal modes of recovering lost time and streaming it back to consciousness. Foregrounding the major texts of the Turkish modernist A.H. Tanpinar, who provides a unique and particularly relevant insight into the crisis of time, it shows that the modernists in this study, namely H. Bergson, W. Benjamin and R. Walser, invite us to rethink time in a durational mode of becoming, and to consider temporal multiplicities in cultural periodicity and in political modernities. She is currently working on a second project, called “In Defense of Translatability after the Cultural Turn,” a series of articles which engage with Comparative Literature and political philosophy, arguing against narratives of ‘alternative modernity.’ A draft of the first essay, “The Daemon of Europe: Europe’s Refugee Policy and the Turkey Paradox” was presented at the ACLA’17.

MemberCody Mejeur

Cody Mejeur is Visiting Assistant Professor of Game Studies at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. They are a game scholar, developer, player, and activist whose work focuses on trans, queer, and feminist studies and social justice in video games and new media. They received their PhD in English from Michigan State University with specializations in game studies, digital humanities, and college teaching. Their work uses games to theorize narrative as an embodied and playful process that constructs how we understand ourselves, our realities, and our differences. They have published on games pedagogy, gender and queerness in games, and the narrative construction of reality in journals including Feminist Media Studies and Digital Humanities Quarterly and edited collections such as Beyond the Sea: Navigating Bioshock and The Pokémon Go Phenomenon. Their current projects include their first monograph, Queer Narrative, Queer Play: Player Experiences and Ludic Realities in Video Games, which focuses focuses on how narrative operates in games to structure inward experiences and outward realities, and further argues that storytelling can build more inclusive and socially just realities through play. They are also the project lead on Trans Folks Walking, a 3D walking simulator game that is an anthology of trans experiences developed in collaboration with local media and LGBTQ resource centers. They work with the LGBTQ Video Game Archive on preserving and visualizing LGBTQ representation in video games. They are also editor at One Shot: A Journal of Critical Games & Play and serve as Diversity Officer for the Digital Games Research Association.

MemberLisa Siraganian

Lisa Siraganian is the J. R. Herbert Boone Chair in Humanities at Johns Hopkins University, and Chair of the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature. Prior to her arrival at Hopkins, Professor Siraganian was the Ruth Collins Altshuler Director of the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute and an Associate Professor of English at Southern Methodist University. She is the author of Modernism’sOther Work: The Art Object’s Political Life (New York: Oxford UP, 2012), shortlisted for the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize (2013) and her essays have appeared in Law and Literature, American Literary History, Modernism/Modernity, Modern Fiction Studies, nonsite, Post45, and elsewhere. Her work has been supported by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

MemberBradley J. Fest

…cross Continents,” CounterText 4, no. 1 (April 2018): 9–29,

“Toward a Theory of the Megatext: Speculative Criticism and Richard Grossman’s ‘Breeze Avenue Working Paper,’” in Scale in…

Bradley J. Fest is associate professor of English at Hartwick College, where he has taught courses in creative writing, poetry and poetics, and twentieth- and twenty-first-century United States literature since 2017. He is the author of two volumes of poetry, The Rocking Chair (Blue Sketch, 2015) and The Shape of Things (Salò, 2017), and his poems have appeared in over thirty journals and anthologies, including recent work in Always Crashing, Dispatches from the Poetry Wars, Pamenar, The Second Chance Anthology (Variant Literature, 2020), Verse, and elsewhere. He has also written a number of essays on contemporary literature and culture, which have been published or are forthcoming in boundary 2, CounterText, Critique, Genre, Scale in Literature and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and elsewhere. More information is available at

MemberMurat Öğütcü

…Three Ladies of London (ca. 1581):
A Re-Examination of the Anxieties of Anglo-Ottoman Exchanges
through Critical Race Theory.” Colonialism, Crusading, Commerce and Christ: Medieval and Early Modern Orients and Renaissance Society Panel….

My research interests include Shakespeare, cultural studies, adaptation studies (particularly animation studies), ecocriticism (particularly environmental justice movements), early modern history, and Anglo-Ottoman encounters in the early modern period. I received my PhD degree on Shakespeare’s history plays at Hacettepe University, Turkey, in 2016. From August 2012 to January 2013, I was a visiting scholar at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and worked there with Prof. Dr. Richard McCoy.   I am the General Editor of the “Turkish Shakespeares” Project that aims to introduce texts, productions and research on Turkish Shakespeares to a broader international audience of students, teachers, and researchers with blog entries, short descriptions and links to productions and adaptations, and a bibliography with hyperlinks of secondary works on Shakespeare in Turkey. I am also a researcher at the AHRC-funded project “Medieval and Early Modern Orients” that aims to contribute to our understanding of the medieval and early modern encounters between England and the Islamic Worlds.   I have written book chapters and articles in well-established publishers and journals (such as in Cambridge University Press, Parergon, English Studies and RiDE), and I have been a reviewer in international journals (such as RiDE and Sage Open). Currently, I am working on performance practices representing the East in early modern commercial and academic drama. I am the Turkish international correspondent of World Shakespeare Bibliography and a regional editor of the Global Shakespeares Project at MIT.

MemberLisa L. Tyler

Lisa Tyler teaches literature, composition, and business communication at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. She serves on the boards of the Jane Austen Society of North America and the Hemingway Society. She is also on the editorial advisory board of the Hemingway Review. She is the author or editor of four books and has published nearly 50 essays in academic journals and edited collections. She received Sinclair’s Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award in 2017. Her research interests include intertextualities between Ernest Hemingway’s fiction and novels by women writers (including Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Virginia Woolf, and Edith Wharton), literary allusion and modernist writing more generally, Hemingway and the Anthropocene, and contemporary American dramatist Marsha Norman.