Burcu Karahan
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Burcu Karahan

Lecturer of Comparative Literature (Turkish Language and Literature)
Ph.D., Indiana University, Comparative Literature
M.A., Bilkent University, Turkish Literature

Burcu Karahan specializes in late 19th and early 20th centuries Ottoman and Turkish literatures, with a focus on various aspects such as the novel, literary translations, sexuality, and Ottoman modernization. Currently, she is involved in a translation and research project exploring Second Constitutional Era erotic fiction and its connections to national and literary history. Alongside her research pursuits, Karahan teaches a diverse range of courses on literature and culture, encompassing Ottoman, contemporary Turkish, and Middle Eastern literature in translation, graphic novels, as well as language courses on Ottoman Turkish, reading knowledge for Turkish, and translation.



(650) 723 6608
Pigott Hall, Bldg 260, Rm 209

Office Hours

By appointment

Research Interests

  • Film History, Criticism & Theory


  • Prose Fiction Studies


  • Translation and Translation Studies


  • Turkish and Ottoman Studies


  • Women’s Studies