Fairbank Professor in the Humanities and Chair and Professor of German and Comparative Literature Azade Seyhan has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship to support her research. The title of Seyhan's project is "The Exodus of German Culture to Turkey, 1933–1945." The project will be a book-length analysis on academic exiles from Hitler’s Germany and the Turkish higher educational institutions in which they took refuge.
This year, Seyhan is the only member of the Modern Language Association from a liberal arts college to receive an NEH Fellowship.
She also recently received an Erasmus Mundus European Fellowship, which included a short-term teaching professorship during January 2018 at the University of Granada in Spain.
Seyhan is the author of Representation and Its Discontents: The Critical Legacy of German Romanticism (University of California Press, 1992); Writing Outside the Nation (Princeton University Press, 2001); and Tales of Crossed Destinies: The Modern Turkish Novel in a Comparative Context (MLA, 2008), and Heinrich Heine and the World Literary Map: Redressing the Canon (forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan).
Her most recent articles and book chapters have appeared in Telos, Text+Kritik (Germany), The German Quarterly, The Journal of Turkish Literature (Turkey), Un/Translatables: New Maps for Germanic Literatures (Northwestern UP), and The Cambridge Companion to the City in Literature (Cambridge UP), among others. In recent years, she has been a keynote speaker at national and international conferences at Stockholm University (Sweden); Boğaziçi University, Istanbul; University of Bucharest (Romania); Central European University, Budapest; The University of Pennsylvania; and Copenhagen University (Denmark). She publishes and lectures in three languages.