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Erdağ Göknar

Duke University

Erdağ Göknar is Associate Professor of Turkish Studies at Duke University and an award-winning literary translator. He holds a Ph.D. in Near and Middle Eastern studies (Turkish literature and culture) and has published critical articles on Turkish literary culture as well as three book-length translations: Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red; Atiq Rahimi’s Earth and Ashes (from Dari); and A.H. Tanpınar’s A Mind at Peace. He is the co-editor of Mediterranean Passages: Readings from Dido to Derrida (UNC Press, 2008). His most recent project, forthcoming from Routledge, is a book of criticism entitled Secular Blasphemies: Orhan Pamuk and the Politics of the Turkish Novel.

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