The literary history of the Turk is long: from the Shakespearean Turk to Turkish humanist Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar’s “dervish without the mantle”. But what exactly does it entail, to turn Turk? E. Khayyat traces an intellectual tradition that begins with the characters of Don Quixote.
is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers. Originally trained as a historian of European medieval philosophy and an English philologist, his teaching interests range from philosophy and politics of literature to media history and political theology. (See also E. Efe Çakmak.)