Burcu Alkan

Burcu AlkanDr. 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.

Selected Publications: 


Promethean Encounters: Representation of the Intellectual in the Modern Turkish Novel of the 1970s. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2018.

Edited Collections:

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)