Gulsin Ciftci

Professorship of American Studies (Prof. Schultermandl)

Johannisstraße 12-20
48143 Münster

  • Publication

    • Ciftci, Gulsin. . ‘Uncovering Female Desire.’ Litlog .
  • Talks

    • Ciftci, Gulsin. (): ‘Towards a Poetics of Sexual Trauma Narratives’. Harvard Institute for World Literature, Harvard University, .
    • Ciftci, Gulsin. (): ‘Pop-Feminist Literature and Social Media Rhetorics in Instapoetics’. IMLR Graduate Forum, University of London, .
    • Ciftci, Gulsin. (): ‘Translocal Poetics of Identity in #instapoetry’. 51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (NeMLA), Boston, MA, .
    • Ciftci, Gulsin. (): ‘Cosmopolis: Exploring Global Hegemonic Masculinity in North-American Literature’. 2nd International Men and Masculinities Symposium, Istanbul, .
    • Ciftci, Gulsin. (): ‘Feminist Rhetoric and Poetry in the Digital Age’. Genderlabor Lecture Series, University of Göttingen, .
    • Ciftci, Gulsin. (): ‘Reading and Writing Poetry in the Digital Age’. Harvard Institute for World Literature, Harvard University, .
  • Research Interests

    • Trauma and Memory Studies
    • Gender and Sexuality Studies
    • Affect and Public Feeling
    • Social Media Literacy
    • 21st-Century Novel
    • Contemporary American and British Poetry
  • CV

    05/2021–present Research Fellow, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Englisches Seminar, Prof. Dr. Silvia Schultermandl
    (Chair of American Studies)
    04/2018–03/2021 Adjunct Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragte), Georg August Universität Göttingen, English Department & ZESS - Zentrale Einrichtung für Sprachen und Schlüsselqualifikationen
    04/2018–08/2020 Research and Teaching Assistant, Georg August Universität Göttingen, English Department, Prof. Dr. Barbara Schaff
    (Chair of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures)
    09/2018–05/2020 Research Assistant (Projektmitarbeiterin), Georg August Universität Göttingen, Centre for Gender Studies, The interdisciplinary research project “Verwandtschaft neu Denken” (Contested Kinship)
    09/2018–06/2019 Conference Coordinator, “Contested Kinship: Towards a Redefinition of Human Relations,” Georg-August-Universität Göttingen; Organizers: I. Kroppenberg, N. Linder and B. Schaff)


    since May 2021
    American Studies, Georg-August Universität Göttingen and WWU Münster (PhD candidate); Dissertation: “Piecing Together the Fragmented: Towards a Poetics of Literary Sexual Trauma”
    2017–2020 American Studies/English Philology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (M.A.)
    Thesis: “The Unbearable Lightness of #instapoetry: Reading and Writing Poetry in the Twenty-First Century Social Media Environment”
    2019/2020 Institute for World Literature, Harvard University
    2015–2016 English/American Studies, Osnabrück Universität (B.A.)
    2013–2017 English Language and Literature, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi, Turkey (B.A.)