MA Applications for Fall Semester 2019

We are now accepting applications for Fall term 2019. The deadline for completed applications is 31st May 2019. Interviews will take place in Ankara (or on Skype for applicants residing outside of Turkey) in mid-June 2019. Please see details on the applications page

Welcome to the Department of Turkish Literature


The Department of Turkish Literature at Bilkent University has been an internationally-recognized center of excellence for teaching and research on Ottoman and Turkish Literature in comparative and transnational contexts since its establishment by Talât Halman in 1998.

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2019 Graduate Conference: Call for Papers

Our department invites applications for its annual graduate conference. The general theme of the upcoming conference is “Comparative Approaches to Turkish Literature.”

Conference dates: May 9th-10th, 2019

Deadline for abstract submission: January 15th, 2019

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