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Fairbank Professor in the Humanities, Department of German, Bryn Mawr College

John P. Birkelund Fellow in the Humanities - Class of Fall 2019


Azade Seyhan is the Fairbank Professor in the Humanities, a professor of comparative literature and German, and affiliated faculty in philosophy and Middle Eastern studies at Bryn Mawr College. She completed her BA at Robert College in Istanbul and MA degrees in Near Eastern languages and literatures and German at the University of Washington, where she also earned her PhD. Seyhan is the author of Heinrich Heine and the World Literary Map (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), Tales of Crossed Destinies: The Modern Turkish Novel in a Comparative Context (MLA, 2008), Writing Outside the Nation (Princeton, 2001), and Representation and Its Discontents: The Critical Legacy of German Romanticism (California, 1992). Her most recent articles have appeared in Telos, Text+Kritik, German Quarterly, and the Journal of Turkish Literature, and her book chapters in Un/Translatables: New Maps for Germanic Literatures (Northwestern, 2016) and The Cambridge Companion to the City in Literature (Cambridge, 2014). Seyhan has been a keynote speaker at conferences at Stockholm University, Boğaziçi University, University of Bucharest, Central European University, University of Pennsylvania, and Copenhagen University. Her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Ford Foundation.

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