Recent Activities


Book Chapters

Kabak, M. (Forthcoming – early 2023). The Book Stinks of Victorianism:” The Victorian Past and Scottish Identity in Alasdair Gray’s Poor Things, Studies in the Victorian and Neo-Victorian Novel, Adrian Radu, ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (Web of Science Master Book List)

Kabak, M. (2021). The Post-Apocalyptic Aesthetics of Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, Apocalyptic Visions in the Anthropocene and the Rise of Climate Fiction, Kübra Baysal, ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 201-212. (Web of Science Master Book List)

Articles in Refereed Journals

Kabak, M. (2021). On the Utopian Possibility in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed: A Lacanian Reading, Selçuk University Journal of Faculty of Letters, 45, 177-190. (Indexed in Web of Science Core Collection (ESCI) – Emerging Sources Citation Index, MLA, TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM TR Index)

Kabak, M. (2021). Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake as a Critique of Technological Utopianism, English Studies at NBU, 7(1), 37-50. (Indexed in Web of Science Core Collection (ESCI) – Emerging Sources Citation Index, MLA, ICI Index Copernicus)

Kabak, M. (2020). An evaluation of liminality in Nadine Gordimer’s July’s People. Literary Voice, 12(1), 86-94. (Indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index)

Kabak, M. (2019). On the theme of nostalgia in Paolo Bacigalupi’s post- apocalyptic novel The windup girl. Gaziantep University Journal of Social Sciences, 18, 81-91. (Indexed in TR Index)

Other publications (in Turkish)

Kabak, M. (2020). Edebiyat ve Popüler Kültürde Ütopyacılık ve Nostalji Üstüne (On Utopianism and Nostalgia in Literature and Popular Culture). Türk Edebiyatı Genç Sanat Dergisi, 33(October 2020), 4-11.

Conference Presentations

The Ethical Game Design in Life is Strange.’ 13th ACS International Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, A virtual conference co-organised by the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS) and the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (CEAUL/ULICES), at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon. 17-19 November 2022.

‘“If Libertie they finde, then Anarchie they make”: Sources of Sovereignty in Fulke Greville’s Mustapha.’ Spectacular Orientalism in Early Modern Europe (1529-1683), A virtual conference organized by the Centre for Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, in collaboration with the Society for European Festivals Research. 8-9 June 2022.

The book stinks of Victorianism:” The Victorian Past and Scottish Identity in Alasdair Gray’s Poor Things. International Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Conference 2021, A Virtual Conference Hosted by Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Network in collaboration with Atatürk University, Turkey. 2 September 2021.

The Aesthetics of Apocalypse in Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven and Saleema Nawaz’s Songs for the End of the World. Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture, A Virtual Conference Hosted by Cappadocia University, Turkey. 13 – 15 January 2021.

Utopian Visions in Dystopian Spaces: Space and Identity Relations in Paul Auster’s In the Country of Last Things and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Istanbul University, The Fifth International Literature and … Conference. 31 October – 1 November 2019

Intertextuality and Nostalgia in Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl. Gaziantep University, 13th IDEA Conference: Studies in English, 29 – 31 April 2019.

Through the Darkness of Future Past’: How Twin Peaks: The Return Transformed Television. Ege University, International Anglophone Studies Graduate Symposium, Ege University, Faculty of Letters, Izmir, Turkey. 22 – 23 October 2018.

On Resisting Totalitarianism: A Deconstructive Reading of Zamyatin’s We. Boğaziçi University, Democracy and Civil Rights in Literature. 3rd Undergraduate Conference of Western Languages and Literatures Department. 25 – 26 April 2017.

Undoing the Walls: On the Representation of Objective Violence in The Dispossessed. 3rd New Voices Conference on Science-Fiction. TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Department of English Language and Literature, Ankara, Turkey. 30 March 2017.

Other presentations (in Turkish)

Edebiyat ve Çağdaş Sanatta Posthümanizm Üstüne. (Posthumanism in Literature and Contemporary Art). 24 November 2021. Istanbul Kültür University, The Faculty of Sciences and Letters, Monthly Conference Series, Istanbul, Turkey

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