Lecturer

Room: E873
Telephone: +46 (0)8 16 25 71

gul.bilge.han@english.su.se 

I received my joint doctoral degree in English Literature from Stockholm University and from Justus-Liebig University with distinction (Summa Cum Laude) in 2015 and completed my postdoctoral research in 2017. My research interests include world literature, global modernisms and American literature. My doctoral dissertation explores the social and political dimensions of the theoretically significant notion of modernist autonomy as it is formally expressed in the poetry of Wallace Stevens. I have recently won the prestigious John N. Serio Award for a version of my second chapter published in the peer-reviewed Wallace Stevens Journal (40.2) and my revised book manuscript has been accepted for publication by Cambridge University Press. The book is currently in the production process. In the past few years I have organized several conferences and symposia in Sweden and abroad including the international conference “Wallace Stevens as World Literature” in May 2018.

My current research builds on my previous work but engages more widely with modernist poetry and world literature. I’m currently working on a comparative study where I investigate literary-political expressions of solidarity in modernist and Global South responses to the historical intensification of anticolonial struggles stretching from the mid 1930s to the Cold War. As part of this project I’ve recently co-edited a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Safundi where I also have an article of my own. At the moment I’m in the early stages of editing two volumes (Wallace Stevens as World Literature and new approaches to Stevens’ poetry)

During and after my doctoral studies I taught a wide range of courses on topics including English in a global context, world literature, modernism, American literature, British literature and culture postcolonial writing, and academic English at Stockholm University and Södertörn University. I am strongly committed to creating a learner-centered classroom where I encourage students to combine their own knowledge and ideas with new insights they gain throughout my courses and to think about the course content in relation to current social issues.
 

Publications
 

Books

Wallace Stevens and the Poetics of Modernist Autonomy, Cambridge University Press (2019)

The New Stevens (ed. with Bart Eeckhout), Cambridge University Press (forthcoming, 2021)

Wallace Stevens as World Literature (ed. with Bart Eeckhout), Bloomsbury (in progress)

Articles (Peer-Reviewed)

“The Poetics of Relational Place-Making and Autonomy in Stevens” Wallace Stevens Journal 40.2 (Fall 2016): 143-171

“‘For him the moon was always in Scandinavia’: Wallace Stevens in the Swedish University Classroom” (co-author: Paul Schreiber). Wallace Stevens Journal 41.2 (Fall 2017): 207-216

Ed.  Special Issue: “Cultural Solidarities”. Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 19.3 (2018), coeditors, Stefan Helgesson and Louise Betlehem

“Nazım Hikmet’s Afro-Asian Solidarities”. Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 19.3 (2018)

“Apartheid and the anticolonial commons of world literature – An Introduction to the Special Issue”, (co-authors, Stefan Helgesson and Louise Bethlehem). Ed.  Special Issue: “Cultural Solidarities”. Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 19.3 (2018).

“Preamble” (co-authors, Stefan Helgesson, Louise Bethlehem, et al.). Ed.  Special Issue: “Cultural Solidarities”. Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 19.3 (2018).

Book chapters

“Reframing the Concept of Aesthetic Autonomy.” Reframing Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies: Theorizing and Analyzing Conceptual Transfers. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2014.

“Jacques Rancière and the Political Dimensions of Aesthetic Autonomy in Wallace Stevens’ Depression-era Poetry.” Wallace Stevens, Poetry, and France: “Au pays de la métaphore”. Paris: Presses de l'École normale supérieure Éditions rue d'Ulm, 2017.

“Moving Between Worlds: Pedagogies of Spatial and Cultural Mobility in Children’s Literature”.  Anglophone Literature in Second-Language Teacher Education. Routledge, (forthcoming, 2020).

Dissertation Monograph

“Distantly  a  part”:  Wallace  Stevens   and  the Poetics of Modernist Autonomy (2015), Stockholm University.

Book Reviews

“Mannen med den blå gitarren by Wallace Stevens, and Klippan och andra dikter by Wallace Stevens”. Wallace Stevens Journal Vol. 37.1 (Fall 2013): 115-119.

Bir Karakuşa Bakmanın On Üç Yolu by Wallace Stevens”. Wallace Stevens Journal Vol.42.1 (Spring 2018): 124-126.