ASSOC.PROF.DR. SILA ŞENLEN GÜVENÇ    
Name : SILA
Surname : ŞENLEN GÜVENÇ
E-Mail : ssenlen@yahoo.com, sguvenc@ankara.edu.tr
Phone Number : (312) 3103280 #1565
Title : ASSOC.PROF.DR.
Unit : THE FACULTY OF LANGUAGES, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
Department : English Language and Literature
Personal Information

 

SILA ŞENLEN GÜVENÇ, M.A, Ph.D.

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Personal Information

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Date of Birth:                  28 August 1977

Place of Birth:                Canberra, Australia

 

Current Position:             Associate Professor

                                           Department of English Language and Literature

Ankara University-Faculty of Letters

 

Contact Address:             Doç. Dr. Sıla Şenlen Güvenç

İngiliz Dili ve Edebiyatı Anabilim Dalı

Ankara Üniversitesi, Dil ve Tarih-Coğrafya Fakültesi,

06100 Sıhhiye ANKARA-TÜRKİYE

 

Phone Numbers:     Mobile: +90 533629529      Office: +90 (312) 310 3280 #1565   

E-mail:                                            sguvenc@ankara.edu.tr

 

Education

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2003-2008: PhD Ankara University, Department of English Language & Literature

 “Verbal Violence as a Construction of Authority in Renaissance and Contemporary English Drama”

 Supervisor: Prof. Ayşegül Yüksel

  

1998-1999: M.A University College Dublin, Renaissance Studies

 “‘The Civil Infidels’: Representation of the Turks in Renaissance Drama”

 Supervisor: Prof. Janet Clare

 

1998-1998: B.A Ankara University Department of English Language & Literature

 

Career History

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2015-                 :       Associate Professor

                                   Ankara University, Faculty of Letters

 

2009-2015       :          Assistant Professor

  Ankara University Faculty of Letters

  Department of English Language and Literature

 

2005-2008       :          Research Assistant

  Ankara University Faculty of Letters

  Department of English Language and Literature

 

1999-2005       :          Instructor

  Hacettepe University-Department of Modern Languages

 

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Publications

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Books

 

·         Words as Swords: Verbal Violence as a Construction of Authority in Renaissance and Contemporary English Drama. Stuttgart: Ibidem-Verlag, 2009.

ISBN-10: 3-89821-982-8

ISBN-13: 978-3-89821-982-2

 

·     “Dünya bir sahnedir, lakin oyun kadrosu berbat”:  İngiliz Edebiyatında Siyasi Hiciv Geleneği-Neo-Klasik Çağ. Ankara: Ankara Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2015. ISBN NO: 978-605-136-157-4

 The World is a Stage, but the Play is Badly Cast’: Political Satire in the Neo-Classical Period (1660-1795). Ankara: Ankara UP, 2014.

   

Book Chapters


·         "Contemporary British Theatre 'a-la-mode' in Turkey (1990-)". English Studies: New Perspectives. Ed. Mehmet Ali Çelikel and Baysar Taniyan. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 300-307

 

·    “İngiliz Romantik Dönemi Tiyatrosu ve Byron’un Dramatik Şiiri Manfred”. Batı Kültür ve Edebiyatında Romantizm. Ankara: Ankara Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2014. 399-413. [English Drama of the Romantic Period and Byron’s Manfred]

  

·  “Follow the Line”: Totalitarian Ideology in Harold Pinter’s The Birthday PartyIdeology in Western Literature. Ed. Ertuğrul İşler et al., İzmir: MacArt, 2012. 377-385.

 

··    Chapter 38: “Goddess humane, reach then, and freely taste.”: Satan’s Temptation of Eve through Rhetoric in Milton’s Paradise Lost, Book IX”. IDEA: Studies in English. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 434-445.

  

·    Aydınlanma Çağı İngiliz Tiyatrosu ve Sansür: Henry Fielding’in ‘Başbakan’Walpole’u Hicveden Tiyatro Eserleri ve ‘1737 Sahne Lisans Kanunu’. Ankara Üniversitesi Yayınları (2014)

 [Literature of the Enlightenment and Censorship: Dramatic  

 Satires about Walpole and 1737 Stage Licensing Act 

 

Articles

 

 

  • [You Can’t Kill Me]:Scottish Identity and Anglo-Scottish Union in David Greig’s Dunsinane. Scottish Literary Review 6.2 (2014). 93-113

 

  •  “A[u]gmenter of Their Kingdome”: Goffe’s The Couragious Turke,or, Amurath the First as a Christian Tragedy based on Knolles’ The Generall Historie of the Turkes. OTAM 28/Güz 2010. 49-65

 

  • A"State-Villaine Must Be Like the Winde,/That Flies Unseene Yet Lifts an Ocean": Mahiavellian Italian and Turk in Mason's The Turke. Ankara Üniversitesi Dil ve Tarih-Coğrafya Fakültesi Dergisi. 53, 1 (2013) 27-40.

  

  • “Sansür ve Sansürcü”:Anthony Neilson’un Sansürcü Adlı Oyunu. Tiyatro Araştırmaları Dergisi. 31:2011/1.7-20. 

[Censorship and the Censor: Anthony Neilson's The Censor]

 

  • “Letters Written by a Turkish Spy Eserinde Aydınlanma: Kartezyen Felsefesi”. Dörtöğe 1/2 (2012-2). 201-211.

[Philosophy of Enlightenment in Letters Written by a Turkish Spy]

 

  • “Kötülükler içeri, İyilikler dışarı”: Kral I. James Döneminde Cadıcılık ve İngiliz Tiyatrosu (1603-1625). Littera Cilt 28 (2011).93-103.

[Witchraft and Drama in the Reign of James I/James VI]

 

  • “Tobhâneli Kâmil Kapudân’ın Karadağ Hakkında Ba‛zı Ma’lûmâtı Şâmildir (1877) Başlıklı Eserinde Karadağ Ve Karadağlıların Temsili. (with Assoc. Prof. Hatice Oruç)

[Representation of Montenegro and Montenegrins in Karadağ Hakkında Ba‛zı Ma’lûmâtı Şâmildir by Kâmil Kapudân (1877)]

 

  • “Tom Stoppard’ın Every Boy Deserves Favor Adlı Oyununda Sosyal Kurumların Baskı Aracı Olarak Kullanılması”. Littera 23/2008. Ankara: Omay Ofset. 83-93.

[Social Institutions as a Means of Oppression in Tom Stoppard’s Every Boy Deserves Favor]

 

  • “Bernard Shaw’ın Pygmalion Adlı Oyununda Dil, Eğitim ve Toplumsal Sınıf İlişkisi”.  A.Ü Dil ve Tarih-Coğrafya Fakültesi. 48/2008.

[Language, Education and Social Class in Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion]

 

  • Yılmaz Kurt and Sıla Şenlen (Güvenç). “The Importance of Onomastic Studies in Turke with Reference to the Nahiye of Gönen”. Archivum Ottomanicum 27 (2010) 155-171. Harrassowitz Verlag: Almanya.

 

  • “Dramatic Representation of the Battle of Ankara and Bayezid I’s Captivation by Tamerlane”. A.Ü. Osmanlı Tarihi Araştırma ve Uygulama Merkezi Dergisi Sayı 21/Bahar 2007. Ankara: Ankara Üniversitesi Basımevi, 2009. 123-135.

 

  • “Richard Knolles’ The Generall Historie of the Turkes as a Reflection of Christian Historiography”. A.Ü. Osmanlı Tarihi Araştırma ve Uygulama Merkezi Dergisi Sayı 18/Güz 2005. Ankara: Ankara Üniversitesi Basımevi, 2006. 379-393.

 

  • “Ottoman Sultans in English Drama Between 1580-1660”. A.Ü. Osmanlı Tarihi Araştırma ve Uygulama Merkezi Dergisi Sayı 19/Bahar 2006. Ankara: Ankara Üniversitesi Basımevi, 2008. 399-405.

 

  •  “Rönesans Dönemi İngiliz Tiyatrosunda Osmanlı Türkleri”. Dil ve Tarih-Coğrafya Fakültesi Dergisi 47/2007. Ankara: Ankara Üniversitesi

Basımevi. 131-139.

 [Ottoman Turks in Renaissance Drama]

 

  • “Rönesans Döneminde Osmanlı-İngiliz İlişkileri ve İngiliz Tiyatrosunda Türk İmgesi”. Littera 19/2006. Ankara: Omay Ofset.  87-93.

[Anglo-Ottoman Relations in the Renaissance Period and the Image of the Turks in British Drama]

 

 

Theatre Reviews

 

  • "Theatre Uncut ve Tiyatro DOT Ortak Projesi: Theatre Uncut İstanbul" Tiyatro Tiyatro Dergisi 262 (June 2014)

[Joint Project Between Theater Uncut and DOT Theater: Theater Uncut İstanbul Plays]

 

  • “Ne Kadar Uzaksa Ada, O Kadar Kuvvetlidir Çekim Gücü”: Ölü Aktörler-David Greig’in “Uzak Adalar”ı. Tiyatro Tiyatro Dergisi. 269 (Ocak 2014).

[The more outlying the island…The stronger the force that pulls us towards it” Ölü Aktörler-David Greig’s Outlying Islands]

 

·         “Teatre Polski’den Kotka na Rozpaloym Blaszanyım veya Damdaki Kızgın Kedi”.Tiyatro...Tiyatro Dergisi 261 (Mayıs 2014). 14-16.

[Teatre Polski’s Kotka na Rozpaloym Blaszanyım or Cat on a Hot Tin Roof]

 

  • "Değişim Şart: Theatre Uncut'dan Politik Oyunlar ve Tiyatro DOT'dan Makas  Oyunları-1". Tiyatro Tiyatro Dergisi. 257 (Jan 2013). 10-14.

[Political Plays by Theatre Uncut and Theatre DOT's Scissor Plays-1]

 

  • “Ethos Festivali’nde ‘Özgürlük Ey’” Tiyatro Tiyatro Dergisi. 257 (May 2013). 55-58.

[‘Freedom’ at the Ethos Ankara Theatre Festival]

 

  • "Bu Dünyada Masumiye Yer yok": Anthony Neilson'un Kurbanları". Tiyatro Tiyatro Dergisi. 247 (March 2013). 29-32.

["No Room for Innocence in the World": Anthony Neilson's Victims]

 

 

Presentations (Selection)

 

  • “Where are you from?”: Transnational Spaces and Cosmopolitan Identities in David Greig's Plays. Sixth International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture. Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania) 19-20 May 2017

 

  • “I sing, not arms and the hero, but to the [Superman]”: Quest for the Superman in Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman and Back to Methuselah. One Day: Bernard Shaw. 24 November 2016 (Invited Speaker)

 

  • “Transcultural Identities in David Greig’s Work”. Threshold Dwellers: Trans-Cultural Identities in Literature and in Visual & Performance Arts (Key-note Speaker David Greig). Kültür Üniversitesi. March 29, 2016.

 

·         “Theatre as a Means of Political Resistance: The Theatre Uncut İstanbul Project”. Writing For Liberty, Lancaster University. 17-19 April 2013.

 

  • “Reclaiming Scottish History: A Reinterpretation of the History of Macbeth in David Greig’s Dunsinane”. International BAKEA Conference. Gaziantep University. 9-11 Nov 2013.

 

  • “Contemporary British Theatre ‘a-la-mode’ in Turkey”. International IDEA Conference. 17-19 April 2013 Pamukkale University.

 

  • “Language, Ideology and Harold Pinter’s Birthday Party”. International BAKEA Conference. 2011. Pamukkale University.

 

  •  “Tobhâneli Kâmil Kapudân’ın Karadağ Hakkında Ba‛zı Ma’lûmâtı Şâmildir (1877) Başlıklı Eserinde Karadağ Ve Karadağlıların Temsili”. International Međunarodni Naučni skup 100 godina od odlaska osmanlija Sa balkana. (1912/3/- 2012/3) Okupacija ili civilizacija? Što su nam ostavili ? Od balkanskog pakta do balkanskog mira. Oct 2012. Montenegro- Podgorica (with Assoc.  Hatice Oruç).

 

  • “Literature in ELT”, December 2010. Ufuk Üniversitesi. (Invited Speaker)

 

·         “Goddess humane, reach then, and freely taste.”: Satan’s Temptation of Eve through Rhetoric in Milton’s Paradise Lost, Book IX”. International IDEA Conference. 14-16 May 2010. Atılım University.

 

  •  “Rönesans Dönemi İngiliz Tiyatrosunda Osmanlı Türkleri”. Uluslararası Yazınsal Türler Sempozyumu. Ankara University. 21-24 Kasım 2006.

 

  • “ ‘Warriers of Mars’ Through the Eyes of Venus: Romantic Love between Christians and Turks in Christian Tragedies”. The Proceedings of the British Graduate Shakespeare Conference. Stratford-upon-Avon: The Shakespeare Institute-University of Birmingham, 1999. 267-274

 

  • “Slavery in the Ottoman Empire and Renaissance Drama”. “Arts Postgraduate Colloquium, University College Dublin”. 3 March 1999. Arts Postgraduate Colloquium, University College Dublin.


 

Teaching Experience

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Postgraduate Courses


  • PhD Satire in English Literature                                         (2017)
  • PhD Renaissance Drama                                               (Since 2014-2015)
  • M.A/PhD Drama at the Turn of the Century (1990-)   (Since 2011-2012)
  • M.A/PhD Contemporary [European] Drama                (Since 2010-2011)

 

 

Undergraduate Courses (Selection)

 

  • ING 404 Contemporary British Drama I                          (Since 2014)
  • ING 405 Contemporary British Drama II                    (Since 2013-2014)
  • ING 305 Shakespeare I                                                 (Since 2011-2012)
  • ING 306 Shakespeare II                                               (Since 2010-2011)
  • ING  213 16th and 17th Century English Literature    (Since 2009-2010)
  • ING  210 18th Century English Literature                   (Since 2009-2011)
  • ING 113 Outline of English Literature I                       (Since 2012-2013)
  • ING 120 Outline of English Literature II                     (Since 2012-2013)
  • ING 109 Textual Analysis: Short Story and Prose               (2005-2009)
  • ING 118 Textual Analysis: Drama                                       (2005-2009)

 

M.A/PhD Supervision (Selection)

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  • Seçil Karana. Convergence of Classicism and Realism in Ben Jonson’s Comedies: Every Man Out of His Humour, Poetaster, Bartholomew Fair and the Devil is an Ass. M.A Dissertation. Ankara University Social Sciences Institute. 2013.

 

  • Simla Kötüz. Foucault’nun Arkeolojik Çözümleme Yöntemi Bağlamında Sarah Kane’in Cleansed, Crave ve 4.48 Psychosis Oyunları. M.A Dissertation. Ankara University Social Sciences Institute. 2014

 

  • Rıza Çimen. Pinterland Revisited: Affirming the Pinteresque in Contemporary British Drama. M.A. Dissertation. Ankara University Social Sciences Institute. 2017

 

  • Candan Kızılgöl Memory and History in 20th and 21st Century British Drama. PhD Dissertation (In Progress)

 

  • Pelin Doğan. Ph.D. Dissertation. Censorship in Twentieth Century British Drama (In Progress, December 2017)

 

  • Ayşegül Demir. The Personal and the Political in Kathleen Jamie’s Poetry. Ph.D. Dissertation. (In Progress, December 2017)
  • Seçil Karana. Scottish Renaissance Drama and Politics. Ph.D. (In Progress)
  • Rabia Ateş. Normality/Abnormality in Contemporary Scottish Drama. M.A Dissertation (In Progress)
  • Nur Çürük. Political Plays on Scotland in Contemporary British Drama (In Progress)
  • Pınar Olgun. Shakespeare and Contemporary British Drama (In Progress)

 

 

 

Academic Leadership

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2017-                          : Exam Coordinator at Ankara University-Exam Centre

2016-                          : Member of Advisory Board-Ankara Üniversitesi Geliştirm Vakfı Özel Okulları

2014-                          : Civilization and Peace Studies Centre Board Member

2012-2015                 : Member of Faculty Administrative Board

2012-                          : Academic Applications Review Committee

2010-                          : Vice-Coordinator of Academic Programme Development