Assistant Professor of Comparative
Literature and Translation Studies
Office: LT 1508A
Sevinç Türkkan specializes in Translation Studies and modern Turkish Literature. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Illinois (2012) after earning her MA at Illinois (2006) and BA at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul (2000). Before coming to Binghamton, Dr. Türkkan was visiting assistant professor at SUNY-Brockport. Her research and teaching interests include the poetics, politics, and pedagogy of literary translation, multilingualism, Turkish-German and Turkish-American literary relations, women writers, and the problem of world literature. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Teaching Translation, Global Perspectives on Orhan Pamuk, Post-1960 Novelists in Turkey, Making Connections, International Journal of the Humanities, Crossing Borders with Foreign Language Films, and the Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory. Her literary translations from Turkish and German appeared in the Best European Fiction edited by Aleksandar Hemon (Dalkey Archive Press). She is the co-editor (with David Damrosch) of Approaches to Teaching the Works of Orhan Pamuk (MLA) and her book manuscript Other Orhans: Pamuk and his Translators is under review at a university press.