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Murat Öğütcü

Murat Öğütcü
Independent Scholar · English

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Introduction
Scholar of #earlymodern English #Drama. Interested in #Shakespeare, Cultural Studies, Adaptation Studies, Ecocriticism, Music Studies, Early Modern History.
Additional affiliations
September 2021 - present
Cappadocia University
Position
  • Part-Time Associate Professor
June 2016 - September 2021
Munzur University
Position
  • Head of Department
August 2012 - January 2013
CUNY Graduate Center
Position
  • Visiting Scholar
Education
September 2008 - January 2016
Hacettepe University
Field of study
  • English Language and Literature
September 2003 - June 2008
Gaziantep University
Field of study
  • English Language and Literature

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Publications (33)
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Gerontoloji, yani yaşlılık bilimi gerek ülkemizde gerekse yurtdışında öncelikli olarak tıbbın bir alt alanı olarak irdelenmiş; bireyin ve toplumun zihinsel, bedensel, sosyal ve kültürel olarak yaşlanması konusu son yıllarda sosyoloji, coğrafya, spor bilimleri ve çevre bilimleri gibi bazı sosyal bilimlerde ve fen bilimlerinde alt çalışma alanları ol...
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Late Elizabethan theatre was an acting place for the blurring of several spaces within the spectre of the stage. This was seen, especially, in the history play which had a liminal constitution on several levels. Historical drama combined Aristotle’s binary opposites by amalgamating the particularity of history and the universality of literature, wh...
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Serhat Yiğit’s İkinci Katil (2017) is a Turkish adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Reminiscent of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1966), it focuses on minor characters and their otherwise disregarded and peripheral microcosms. However, different from the post-modern self-reflexivity of Stoppard’s play, Yiğit uses an Aristote...
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While William Shakespeare’s Henry V (1599) is essentially a war play, little attention has been paid to the means of war, namely the weapons used in the play. Weapons were not sheer material means to kill people, but also had discursive significance that was tried to be regulated and understood both in war and in peace time. Regardless of, and eve...
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EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! MEMOs are working on an edited collection entitled ‘Representation of the East in Commercial Theatres and University Drama in the Early Modern Period’ and the Call for Chapters is now live! This collection, edited by Murat Öğütcü and Aisha Hussain, concentrates on how stage architecture, costumes, and effects of performance...
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Although teaching Shakespeare in Turkey naturally creates barriers of language, space and time, the use of digital humanities helped me to overcome these obstacles. My experiences at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, showed me that combining conventional methods of teaching Shakespeare in Turkey with digital tools helps to familiarise students...
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The critical tradition positions Sir Philip Sidney and Edmund Spenser among the pioneers of the nationalistic movement in Early Modern England. From a historical point of view, this has been the result of the promotion of Britishness by 19th and 20th century literary critics through their construction of national poets in the literary canon. Yet, t...
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The 1960s and the 1970s witnessed the transition in British sports from amateurism to professionalism. Thereafter, sportspersons have obtained material opportunities with sponsorships and attracted entrepreneurs. However, since sponsors in this new era have been using sportspersons to manipulate consumer behaviour, the vested interests of capitalis...
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Murat Öğütcü focuses on Shakespeare’s Henry V (1599), a play which, with its charismatic male monarch, has been too often associated with or set against the late Elizabethan period. As a result, the significance of its performance at the Jacobean court in 1605 has been overlooked. Locating the play before the Jacobean court, Öğütcü compares the dra...
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Paul EDMONDSON-Stanley WELLS, Eds., The Shakespeare Circle: An Alternative Biography, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2015, 368 pages.
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Shakespeare’s Elizabethan history plays were adaptations of formal and informal family histories on the stage and subsequently on the page. Thereby, contemporary audiences could look back to the exploits of their valiant English heroes. The phenomenon of looking back to the past of ancestors, however, was not restricted to the Elizabethan playgoers...
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Earlier version of Öğütcü, Murat. “Of Fathers and Sons: Inter-Generational and Intrafamilial Loyalties and Conflict in Shakespeare’s Elizabethan History Plays.” ‘Experienc’d Age knows what for Youth is fit’? Generational and Familial Conflict in British and Irish Drama and Theatre. Ed. Katarzyna Bronk-Bacon. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019. 67-102. [https...
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Von Freunden und Fraktionen: Die Historiendramen von Shakespeare Hacettepe University Journal of Faculty of Letters, 2019 In the Late Elizabethan Period, factionalism complicated the notion of, especially, male friendship. The scarcity of financial resources of the royal patronage, the arbitrary distribution of favours, and bottom-up pressures of...
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The matter of Troilus and Criseyde had been dealt in both England and Scotland in similar yet different ways from the late 14th to the early 17th century. In Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde (ca. 1385), the conflict between worldly and heavenly love is depicted in a controversial way. Henryson’s Testament of Cresseid (ca. 1480) seems to give a Scotti...
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Şarkî: Üç Aylık Edebiyat ve Sanat Dergisi (Edebiyat ve Kültürde Hayvanlar: Hayvan Çalışmaları Özel Sayısı) 6–7 (2018): 182–192. Hayvanlar insanların dostudur. Ancak, bütün dostlukların olduğu gibi, insan-hayvan dostluğunun da dereceleri ve türleri vardır. Dostluğu, faydalı, zevkli ve gerçek diye ayırt eden Aristoteles’ten yola çıkarak (Aristoteles...
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Bryony Lavery is an important figure in British feminist drama. She has been noted by critics for her unconventional theatrical methods and themes. Her Frozen (1998) is an anti-paedophiliac play that deals with a psychiatrist who tries to investigate the motives of a paedophile. Investigations into the past of the sexual predator blur the lines bet...
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The late Elizabethan Period was marked by socio-economic discontent. Amid this, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (1599) featured a prominent debate: whether or not tyrannicide could solve problems. Around 1599, Essex formulated a like-minded political revolution only to dismiss it until 1601. Yet, as providentialist and republican debates failed to prov...
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Built on Elizabethan dramatic conventions and religious debates about ghosts, Hamlet employs linguistic and dramatic means to chill its audience. Audio-visual means, along with the manner of entrances and exits, are used in order to horrify the audience. These create a uctuation between belief and disbelief towards the macabre elements in the play...
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The Elizabethan regime in its last fifteen years faced many socio-political tensions. Although disorganised at first, as time passed, tensions increased and attempts were made to voice aloud socio-political criticisms, but use of the repressive state apparatus of the judicial system suppressed these. Accordingly, public execution was employed to ex...
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Translation from Montagu's An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear (1769) into Turkish
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George Peele’s The Old Wiues Tale (published 1595) was performed by the Queen’s Men in the 1580s. Initially, the play has been dismissed by several critics as a vulgar and cheap entertainment without much value. Yet, the metadramatic techniques employed in the play sheds light to how humour could be effectively triggered in the respective period an...
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After 1588, several socio-political and economic problems appeared in the Elizabethan society. These problems were aggravated by Elizabeth I’s desire to live royally without responsibility. The correlation between good government and the responsibility of monarchs was emphasised in the literature of the period, as well. Particularly, the depiction...
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ÖĞÜTCÜ, Murat. Shakespeare’s Satirical Representation of the Elizabethan Court and the Nobility in His English History Plays. PhD Dissertation, Ankara, 2016. Late Elizabethan society was marked with the growing discontent about socio-economic failures resulting from the failure of crops, high inflation and riots. The scarcity of financial resource...
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Early Modern English historiography had a bipolar yet multi-layered nature. Providentialism, which had dominated Medieval English thought, maintained that historical events processed according to God’s divine plan. However, with the revival of Classical texts, a new and quite opposite way of thinking, called New History, emerged. It maintained that...
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Shakespeare’s works have been used through a variety of media both for the edification of people and enlarging the commercially big market surrounding him, which have been contributing to the pre-eminence of Shakespeare in the consciousness of people. Although animations have been yet another important media, they have been overshadowed by their mo...
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Draft of Öğütcü, Murat. “Comedy and Fun: Is Shakespeare Funny?” English Studies: New Perspectives. Eds. Mehmet Ali Çelikel and Baysar Tanıyan. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 220-246.
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“Genel Prolog”uyla beraber, Canterbury Hikâyeleri ortaçağ İngiliz toplumundaki neredeyse tüm sınıfların temsilcilerini fizyonomi, mizaç, giysi ve toplumdilbilim öğelerini kullanarak o günün kültürünü çeşitli şekillerde yansıtmaktadır. Eserde kullanılan ironi, mübalağa ve müphemiyet genelde mizahi yönden ele alınmışsa da dönemin mükemmeliyetçi feoda...
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Early Draft version of Öğütcü, Murat. “How to Handle with ‘Bliss’ in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde in Turkey.” IDEA: Studies in English. Ed. Evrim Doğan Adanur. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 289-298.
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Northanger Abbey (1817) explores in an ironic tone the adventures of a heroine that lead eventually to matrimony according to the reformed heroine tradition. Yet, Northanger Abbey differentiates itself from Austen’s other novels with its gothic parody. Particularly, the heroine, Catherine Morland, is obsessed with the gothic and has no touch with t...
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In Troilus and Criseyde (ca. 1385), “Love, sex and marriage” have been considered as key issues to figure out the dichotomy between earthly and heavenly love where Paganism/Christianity and/or sin/virtue entered into a never-ending battle for the upper hand in signification. In this process, western criticism has minimised “flesh” or the “body” int...

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Representation of the East in Commercial Theatres and University Drama in the Early Modern Period is a collection, edited by Murat Öğütcü and Aisha Hussain, concentrates on how stage architecture, costumes, and effects of performance affect the conceptualisation of the East on the commercial outdoor and indoor stage and on the performance spaces in university plays. Please see the following link for more details: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2021/01/15/representation-of-the-east-in-commercial-theatres-and-university-drama-in-the-early?fbclid=IwAR3UiB7yLhx2BCpldK1ETZYVZ_bSUe3AseuPqHTL3oHFJ6tZz0SIMF_RW88
Please send a 300-word abstract and a short bio to both Murat Öğütcü (Munzur University) at murat_ogutcu@yahoo.com and Aisha Hussain (University of Salford) at a.hussain34@edu.salford.ac.uk before the 15th of March 2021. Notification of acceptance will be sent to contributors no later than the 30th of April, and the deadline for full chapters (no longer than 7,000 words) will be the 15th of December 2021.
Thank you for taking a look and we look forward to hearing from you with submissions and/or questions!
#ShakeRace #EarlyModern #earlymodernistsoffacebook #earlymodernstudies #earlymodernresearch #MEMOrients
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For a research, I need to compile a bibliography of recent (post 2000) research done by Shakespeareans in Germany (in German or English). Thank you very much in advance. Best
Ich brauche die neuesten (nach dem Jahr 2000) Forschungen über Shakespeare bei Akademiker in Deutschland (auf Deutsch oder English). Danke schön
Dr. Murat Öğütcü
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What are racism's effects on language acquisition?
Whether on a personal or institutional level, please share your experiences.
Thank you.
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A question for both Turkish and non-Turkish followers: Have you had any experience with Shakespeare's productions in Turkey? What do you think about these productions? Have you studied Shakespeare in Turkey? What have been your experiences?

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“Turkish Shakespeares” aims to introduce texts, productions and researches on Turkish Shakespeares to a broader international audience of students, teachers, and researchers. Every two weeks, new blog entries, short descriptions and links to productions and adaptations, and a bibliography with hyperlinks of secondary works on Shakespeare in Turkey will be added to the website, among many other contents. https://turkishshakespeares.wordpress.com/ #TurkishShakespeares #Shakespeare #theatre #adaptation Twitter: @TurkishShakes
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EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! MEMOs are working on an edited collection entitled ‘Representation of the East in Commercial Theatres and University Drama in the Early Modern Period’ and the Call for Chapters is now live! This collection, edited by Murat Öğütcü and Aisha Hussain, concentrates on how stage architecture, costumes, and effects of performance affect the conceptualisation of the East on the commercial outdoor and indoor stage and on the performance spaces in university plays. Please see the following link for more details: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2021/01/15/representation-of-the-east-in-commercial-theatres-and-university-drama-in-the-early?fbclid=IwAR3UiB7yLhx2BCpldK1ETZYVZ_bSUe3AseuPqHTL3oHFJ6tZz0SIMF_RW88 Thank you for taking a look and we look forward to hearing from you with submissions and/or questions! #ShakeRace #EarlyModern #earlymodernistsoffacebook #earlymodernstudies #earlymodernresearch #MEMOrients
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Analysing the plays of Contemporary Women Dramatists on the politics and poetics of gender and the social and psychological reasons for the vulnerability of women as depicted in contemporary English drama