Assistant Professor

  1. Bachelor

    (1997) Chemistry, Boğaziçi University.

  2. Master

    (2001) English Literature, Middlebury College. -- (2003) Oriental Studies, Oxford University.

  3. PhD

    (2009) Anglistik, Heidelberg University.

Areas of Interest

Multiculturalism, Orientalism, Postcolonial theory, Mediterranean Cultures, Modernism, Contemporary Novel, Shakespeare, Narratology

Short Biography

After her undergraduate studies at Boğaziçi University, Dr. Haliloğlu completed two MA degrees: first in English Literature at Middlebury College, and then in Oriental Studies at Oxford University. She continued her studies at Heidelberg University where she wrote a Ph.D. thesis on Jean Rhys entitled ‘Narrating from the Margins’, which was published by Rodopi in 2011. Since then she has published articles and book chapters on memory, modernism, travel writing and contemporary Turkish literature. She has taught courses on the multicultural novel, orientalism, and Shakespeare. She has also held workshops on memory in Nabokov, Joyce’s Ulysses, women’s writing and travel writing. Her current project is on contemporary narratives of melancholy. She has also been teaching at the Ibn Haldun University’s Alliance of Civilizations Institute since 2011. She regularly contributes reviews to Daily Sabah. Her pieces have also appeared in weblogs such as The Millions, Royal Society for Asian Affairs and Full Stop.


Cultural Literacy in Europe PAMER (Postcolonial Research Centre) Middle East Studies Association Modern Languages Association Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network

Academic Publications


Trauma, Historical Symbolism and the Return of the Repressed: The 15 July 2016 Coup Attempt in Turkey’, in Asian Affairs, V: 48, No:1, 2017 ‘The Mediterranean Spectre in Michel Houellebecq’s Possibililty of an Island and Submission’, in Belgrade Journal of Media and Communications, V: 5, No: 9, 2016 ‘Tanpınar and the Heritage Wars’, in Critical Muslim Hurst Publishers, 2015


  • ‘An Ottoman Cosmopolitan in the Turkish Republic of Letters: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar’, Trinity College, Oxford, March 2016
  • ‘Free to Hate? Michel Houellebecq’s Soumission’, FSMV, Istanbul, November 2015
  • ‘Venetian-Ottoman Encounter and Conflict in Evliya Çelebi’s Mediterranean Narrative Cartography Seyahatname’, Valetta, November 2015
  • ‘The Legacy of Evliya Çelebi and Writing Jerusalem’, Belfast, July 2015
  • Multiculturalism in the Provinces: Tire, İzmir, October 2014
  • The Country House and Plot in Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier and Parade’s End, New Castle University, June 2014
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About the Headscarf, MLA Chicago, Jan 2104
  • Framing Objects: Narrative Museumization of Objects in Vladimir Nabokov and Orhan Pamuk, Bridging Cultures, Perugia, June 2013
  • Islamic or Republican? The Ottoman-Republican Turkish Divide in Contemporary Turkish Literature, Inalco, Paris, June 2013
  • Museumization of Topkapı Gate: Panorama and Dargah, Urban History Association, NY, Oct 2012
  • Solidarity with French Women, IMISCOE Workshop, Amsterdam, August, 2012
  • Ceci N’est Pas Un Chapeau: Re-membering Turkey’s Hat Revolution of 1925 Middle Eastern Studies Association Conference, Washington D.C., Nov 2011
  • The Discourse of the Embedded Reporter: Evliya Çelebi’s Travels in the Levant, 9th Astene Conference, Oxford, July 2011
  • European Experience of Hijab, Multiculturalism, Northampton, March 2011
  • ‘Constantinopolitan Modernities: Leonard Woolf, Halide Edib, Virginia Woolf’, in Annual Woolf Conference, Canterbury, June 2018
  • ‘The Spectre of Europe in Halide Edib’s Masks or Souls’, in Europe sur Scene, Nantes, February 2018


  • ‘Burden of Representation: Fatma Aliye, Halide Edib and Elif Shafak’, Şehir University Publications (forthcoming)
  • ‘Turk Gregory’: Turks and Catholics as Metaphors for Each Other in Shakespeare’s Plays, Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: Forms of Nationhood, Florence, (forthcoming)
  • ‘Activist, Professional, Family Man: Masculinities in Marjane Satrapi’s Work’, in Studies on Iran and the Caucasus: In Honour of Garnik Asatrian, Brill, 2015
  • Good People and Chorus Girls: The Notion of Respectability in The Good Soldier and Quartet, in Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier, Brill, 2015
  • ‘Istanbul’s Multiculturalism Reimagined in Contemporary British Fiction’, in Islam and the Politics of Culture in Europe: Memory, Aesthetics, Art, Frank Peter, Sarah Dornhof, Elena Arigita (eds.), Transcript, 2013
  • ‘Istanbul Criteria: The Construction of a City Identity’, in The Cultural Identities of European Cities, Katia Pizzi and Godela Weiss-Sussex (eds.), Peter Lang, 2011
  • ‘Memories of the City: The Metropole as Significant Other in Elif Shafak’s Flea Palace and Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul’ in Literature for Europe? Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009
  • ‘Writing Back Together: The Hidden Memories of Rochester and Antoinette in Wide Sargasso Sea’ in Liedeke Plate et al. (eds.) Technologies of Memory in the Arts. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
  • ‘Caribbean Metamorphosis: De-essentialized Colonial Identities in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea’ in Joshua Parker et al. (eds) Metamorphosis and Place. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009
  • ‘Rethinking Ottoman Empire: East-West Collaboration in Orhan Pamuk’s The White Castle’ in Nele Bemong et al. (eds) Re-Thinking Europe: Literature and (Trans)National Identity. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2008
  • ‘Postcolonial Creatures: The Mulatto Narrative in Jean Rhys’s Good Morning, Midnight’ in Birgit Neumann et al. (eds.) Narrative Identity – Theoretical Approaches and Critical Analyses. Trier: WVT, 2008
  • ‘Forgetting in Paris, Remembering in London: Travel and Memory in Jean Rhys’s After Leaving Mr. MacKenzie’ in Marion Gymnich et al. (eds.) Points of Arrival: Travels in Time, Space and Self. Tübingen: Francke Verlag, 2008
  • ‘Translation as Cultural Negotiation: The Case of Fatma Aliye’ in Gillian Dow (ed.) Translators, Interpreters, Mediators: Women Writers 1700-1900. Bern: Peter Lang (European Connections), 2007
  • ‘Autobiography as Intertextual Strategy: Jean Rhys’s Smile Please’ in Marion Gymnich et al. (eds) Kulturelles Wissen und Intertextualitaet. Trier: WVT (ELCH), 2006