Dr. Burcu Alkan specialises in comparative literature with an emphasis on the Turkish novel. She received her PhD in English from the University of Manchester in 2009. She worked on a TUBITAK funded, EU/COST supported project on the “Women Writers of Turkey” in 2010-2012. Recently, she has been working in the field of medical humanities, on the relationship between psychiatry and literature, focusing on psychoanalysis, self-destruction, suicide, and mental health.
Promethean Encounters: Representation of the Intellectual in the Modern Turkish Novel of the 1970s. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2018.
Dictionary of Literary Biography – Turkish Novelists Since 1960 Second Series. New York: Gale Cengage, 2016. (co-edited with Cimen Gunay-Erkol)
Dictionary of Literary Biography – Turkish Novelists Since 1960. New York: Gale Cengage, 2013. (co-edited with Cimen Gunay-Erkol)