Dr Dilek Ozturk Yagci

School of Foreign Languages, Istanbul Technical University.

Ordinary Member of the BACLS Executive.

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Dr., Dilek Öztürk Yagci is currently working as a lecturer at Istanbul Technical University, School of Foreign Languages where she teaches writing composition and short story classes. After graduating with High Honours from the Department of English Language and Literature, Ankara University, she got her Master’s Degree in English Literature from Bogaziçi University with her thesis on narrative presence and the art of storytelling in Samuel Beckett’s drama. As part of her doctoral studies, she served as a research fellow at the Institute of Irish Studies and the Brian Friel Theatre and Centre for Theatre Research in Queen’s University Belfast in 2017. Funded by 2211 TUBITAK Ph.D Scholarship Programme, she received her Ph.D degree from the English Department of Middle East Technical University in 2021. Her dissertation explores the spatial dynamics of Brian Friel’s drama, mainly in his three plays of the 1990s, against the backdrop of contemporary human geography and theories of space and place. Her research interests include contemporary British and Irish literature, drama & performance studies, studies of space, place, and environment.

Keywords
theatre&performance, contemporary human geography, drama, Literary studies, Studies of space/place/environment, narrative&storytelling