Dr Demet Karabulut Dede
Overview (Postdoctoral Research Associate)
I am a Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow studying space in the works of modernist writers. My TÜBİTAK-funded postdoctoral project “Time–Space Compression in the Works of Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Richardson and James Joyce”, mentored by Professor Vike Martina Plock, is motivated by a fascination with modernity, urbanism, and connections and interactions between the new spaces of modernity and their literary representations.
My primary research focuses on literary modernism, spatial theory, and the way modernist writers address and interfere with the social and sensory existence of the modern individual. My further interests include literary representations of gender and body and the modernisation of Turkey and reflections of it in the literature of the time.
I completed my undergraduate degree in the English Department in 2008 at Istanbul University, and my MA in the Comparative Literature Programme at Istanbul Bilgi University in 2011, in which I focused on narratives of exile with my thesis, ‘Refik Halid Karay’s Work in the Context of Exile’. After completing my doctorate with my dissertation ‘Space in the Works of Virginia Woolf and Arnold Bennett’ at Ankara University in 2017, I started working as a faculty member in the English Language and Literature Programme at Munzur University.