Ph.D. University of Washington
Areas of Focus:
German Classicism and Romanticism, cultural diversity in the modern German society, philosophical approaches to criticism, women’s writing, modern exile, migrancy, and diasporas.
Azade Seyhan is the Fairbank Professor in the Humanities, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy and in Middle East Studies at Bryn Mawr College. She 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). She has published and lectured extensively on German Idealism and Romanticism, critical theory, exile narratives, Turkish-German literature, and the theory of the novel.
Seyhan's most recent articles have appeared in the Journal of Turkish Studies; Colloquia Germanica; Migration and Literature in Contemporary Europe; The Cambridge Companion to German Romanticism; and German Politics and Society. In recent years, she has been a keynote speaker at national and international conferences at the University of Bath, England, University of Copenhagen, Georgetown University, University of Pennsylvania, the Max Weber Stiftung, Istanbul, and the Swedish Research Institute, Istanbul.
Courses Regularly Taught in Philosophy:
- Philosophical Approaches to Criticism
- Play of Interpretation
- Readings in German Intellectual History: Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud and the Rhetoric of Modernity