1 PERSONAL DETAILS FIRDEVS CANBAZ YUMUSAK SURNAME: Canbaz Yumusak NAME: Firdevs PHONE (Office): +90 (312) CELL PHONE: +90 (532) FAX: +90 (312) PERSONAL WEBSITE: CV ONLINE: ADDRESS (Office): CURRENT POSITION TOBB University of Economics and Technology Department of Turkish Language and Literature Sogutozu Cad. No: Sogutozu, Ankara, TURKEY UNIVERSITY: TOBB University of Economics and Technology FACULTY: Arts And Sciences DEPARTMENT: Turkish Language and Literature TITLE: Assistant Professor EDUCATION 2009, PhD, Ankara University, Department of Turkish Language and Literature, Modern Turkish Literature Ph.D. Thesis Title: Türk Romanının Ütopik Metinlerinde Kadın ve Aile (Women and Family in Turkish Utopian Novels), Advisor: Prof. Nurullah Çetin 2005, M.A, Bilkent University, Department of Turkish Literature M.A. Thesis Title: Fatma Aliye Hanım ın Romanlarında Kadın Sorunu (Women s Issues in Fatma Aliye Hanim s Novels), Advisor: Assistant Prof. Laurent Mignon 2002, B.S, Ankara University, Department of Turkish Language and Literature Undergraduate Thesis Title: Sait Faik in Öykülerinde İnsan Sevgisi Teması (The Theme of Human Love in Sait Faik s Stories), Advisor: Prof. Ramazan Kaplan
2 ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE Assistant Professor July, 2010 Onwards TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara Department of Turkish Language and Literature Lecturer May, 2007 June, 2010 TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara Department of Turkish Language and Literature Research Assistant June, 2005 April, 2007 Baskent University, Ankara Department of Turkish Language and Literature Research Assistant June, 2003 May, 2005 Bilkent University, Ankara Department of Turkish Literature INTERESTS AND FIELDS OF STUDY Ottoman culture and literature Turkish language teaching techniques 19th & 20th century Turkish literature Literary theory Women writers contribution to Ottoman periodicals Gender and women studies in modern Turkish literature and Ottoman literature Literature of utopia Creative writing techniques Portrayal of the family in modern Turkish literature and Ottoman literature Biographies (especially those of women writers, journalists and philosophers) Women in non-governmental organizations in Turkey. Screenwriting techniques Documentary film research COURSES TAUGHT Introduction to the Ottoman Language Ottoman Turkish 19th and 20th Century Texts in the Ottoman Script Turkish Language (All Levels) Introduction to Literature Turkish Literature: General Topics Modern Literary Texts Literary Theory and Criticism
3 Literary Movements Women s Literature-Feminist Literature HONORS, GRANTS AND AWARDS 2005, Fellowship from Baskent University, Department of Turkish Language And Literature 2002, Fellowship from Bilkent University, Department of Turkish Literature 2002, Nomination and Placement in the Story Competition organized by the Turkish Union of Writers ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS BOOKS Türk Öykücülüğünde Siyasî Eğilimler (Political Inclinations in Turkish Short Stories), Ankara: Hece, Fatma Aliye, Istanbul: Timaş, Çok Eşlilik (Polygamy), Fatma Aliye Hanim-Mahmud Esad Efendi, (Ed. Firdevs Canbaz), Ankara: Hece, BOOK CHAPTERS (2014), Dünyaya Sarkıtılan İpler den Kör e Ömer Erdem Şiirleri (Omer Erdem s Poems), Türk Edebiyatına Açılan Pencere (A Window Overlooking the Turkish Literature), Ed. Hülya Argunşah, Ankara: Türk Kültürünü Araştırma Enstitüsü Yayınları: (2011), 2010 Romanı Değerlendirmesi (An Evaluation of the Novels Published in 2010), Türkiye Kültür ve Sanat Yıllığı 2011, Ed. Osman Ozbahce, Ankara, Türkiye Yazarlar Birliği Yayınları. (2007), "Fatma Aliye Hanım'ın Romanlarında Aşk Anlayışı: İradî mi, sevk-i tabii mi?" (Fatma Aliye Hanım s Understanding of Love in her Novels: Volitional or Unintended?), Edebiyat ve Dil Yazıları. Ed. Aysenur Kulahlioglu Islam, Suer Eker. Ankara, s Türk Edebiyatı Kronolojisi (A Chronology of Turkish Literature) in Türk Edebiyatı Tarihi (The History of Turkish Literature), edited by Talat Halman, Ankara: TR Ministry of Culture and Tourism Publications, 2006: , (with Emine Tugcu) ARTICLES ARTICLES IN REFERRED JOURNALS (SCI & SSCI & Arts and Humanities) 2013, Kenan Hulusi Koray s Frightening Stories, Milli Folklor 97, Volume: 12 Year: 25: , Rasim Özdenören and His Narration, Turkish Studies, International Periodical for the Languages, Litterature and History of Turkish or Turkic, Volume 7/2Spring: , Ahmet Haşim s Word of Poetry and Some Notes On His Poets s Sources, The Journal of International Social Research, Volume 5/23 Fall: , Ahmet Buke s Narration and Subject Selection In His Short Stories, JASSS (The Journal of Academic Social Science Studies), Volume 5/2: , Ütopya, Karşı-Ütopya ve Türk Edebiyatında Ütopya Geleneği (Utopia, Dystopia and the Tradition of Utopia in Turkish Literature), bilig 61 (Spring):
4 2012, Description, Opportunities and Problem of Short-Short Story, JASSS (The Journal of Academic Social Science Studies), Volume 5/1: , Türkü ve Türkü Barlar (Turkish Folk Songs and Pubs), Milli Folklor 59, s PUBLISHED IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS 2013, Muhafazakâr Müslüman Bir Kadın Portre: Fatma Aliye Hanım, The Journal of Conservative Thought 37, , Canbaz, Firdevs, "Edebiyattan Tarihe, Mimarîden Siyasete Yahya Kemal'in Nesirleri", Selçuk Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi 24: , "Türkiye'de Kadın Sivil Toplum Kuruluşlarının Tarihi ve Çalışma Alanları" (The History and Areas of Activity of Turkish Women s Non-Governmental Organizations), Dernekler (Associations) 11 (April): INVITED ARTICLES 2011, Gezi Edebiyatında Kadınlar (Women in Travel Literature), Hece 174/175/176 Gezi Özel Sayısı (June-July-August): , Türkiye Kültür ve Sanat Yıllığı 2011, 2010 Romanı Değerlendirmesi (An Evaluation of the Novels of 2010), Turkish Union of Writers 2010, "Düşünsel Ütopyalar Açısından Yerlilik Sorunu" (The Question of Authenticity from the Perspective of Intellectual Utopias), Hece Düşüncede, Edebiyatta, Sanatta Yerlilik Özel Sayısı (Locality in Literary Thought, Literature and Art, Special Edition) (June-July-August): , İmkânları ve Sorunlarıyla Postmodern Feminizm (Postmodern Feminism with its Opportunities and Problems), Hece (Düşüncede, Edebiyatta, Sanatta Modernizmden Postmodernizme Özel Sayısı) (Literary Thought, Literature and Art: From Modernity to Post- Modernity, Special Edition), , Mehmet Âkif Ersoy ve Müslüman Kadını (Mehmet Akif Ersoy and The Muslim Women), Hece (Mehmet Âkif Ersoy Special Edition) 133, , Cahit Zarifoğlu nun Romana Yansıyan Yüzü (Cahit Zarifoğlu as a Novelist, Hece) (Cahit Zarifoğlu Special Edition) , , Fatma Aliye Hanım ın Romanlarında Aşk Anlayışı: İradî mi, sevk-i tabii mi? (Fatma Aliye Hanım s Understanding of Love in her Novels: Volitional or Unintended?), Edebiyat ve Dil Yazıları (Essays on Literature and Linguistics). Ed. Ayşenur Külahlıoğlu İslam, Süer Eker. Ankara, , Eski Dost Düşman Olur: Peyami Safa-Nâzım Hikmet Kavgası (Old Friends Became Foes: The Argument between Peyami Safa and Nazım Hikmet), Hece (Nâzım Hikmet Special Edition) 121, , Kuzgunun Mektupları (Letters by the Raven), Hece (Letters Special Edition) , OTHER ARTICLES 2010, "Bir Şehir Efsanesi: Anlatı", (An Urban Legend: Narration), Hece 161 (May): , "Mizah ve Mizah Öykülerinin Vurguları Üzerine Notlar", (Notes on Humor and the Emphases of Humoristic Stories), Hece Öykü 38, , "Bir Kehanet Olarak Karşı-Ütopyalar", (Dystopias as Prophecies), Hece 160, 77-86
5 2009, "Kabûslarımızın Dayanılmaz Ağırlığı ve Çöplüğün Generali", (The Unbearable Weight of Nightmares and The General of the Garbage Dump) Hece 154, , " 'Cumhuriyet Kuşağının İlk Kadın Yazarı' Nezihe Meriç", (The First Woman Writer of the Republican Generation: Nezihe Meric), Hece Öykü 35, , Suç ve Edebiyat, (Crime and Literature). Hece 149, , Yüksek Gerilim den Hayatı Savunma Biçimleri ne Adalet Ağaoğlu Öykücülüğü. (Adalet Agaoglu s Story Writing: From Animated Suspense to Forms of Defending Life). Hece 143, , Oğuz Atay Korkuyu Beklerken MAĞDURUM, MAĞDURSUN, MAĞDUR!, (Oguz Atay s While Waiting for Fear: I AM A VICTIM, YOU ARE A VICTIM, HE/SHE IS A VICTIM!)Hece Öykü 30, , Edebî Türler ve Cinsiyet İlişkisi, (Literary Genres and their Relation to Gender). Hece 134, , Kadın Yazını: Öyküde Postmodern Feminizm, (Women s Literature: Feminism in Short Stories). Hece Öykü 24, Postmodern 2007, "Ötekileştirilen Kadın ve Kadın Yazar" (Women Who Are Othered and the Women Writers). Hece Öykü 22, , Vüs at O. Bener Öyküsünde Arayışlar, (Quests in the Short Stories of Vus at O.Bener). Hece Öykü 21, , Üç Harfli Muammanın Öyküden İpuçları, (Story Clues to the Three-Lettered Mystery). Hece Öykü 14, , Düşlenen Çocuklukların Öyküsü (The Story of Fantasized Childhoods). Hece Öykü 16, , Korkunç Bir Yalanın Hikâyesi ya da En Güzeli En Yalanı mı?, (The Story of a Terrible Lie, or The Most Beautiful One is the Most Unreal?). Hece Öykü 15, , Tuhaf Ölümler ve Ölüm Korkusu, (Strange Deaths and the Fear of Death). Hece Öykü 15, , İntihal Demeden Önce (Before Crying Plagiarism). Hece 107, , Edebiyat Eğitiminin Bazı Sorunları Üzerine Notlar, (Notes on Some Problems in Literary Education). Hece 106, , Nesir/Nazım, Altın/Cevahir Fatma Aliye Hanım dan Ahmet Mithat a Mektup Var, ( Prose/Verse, Gold/Jewelry There s a Letter from Fatma Aliye Hanim to Ahmet Mithat). Hece 98, Edebiyat Dünyasına Bir Eleştiri: Seyyie-i Tesâmüh, (A Criticism of the World Literature) Hece Öykü 5, , Türk Öykü Tarihinde Büyük Adım: Küçük Şeyler, (A Great Step in the History of the Turkish Short Story: Small Things ). Hece Öykü 3, WORKS IN PROGRESS LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing has offered to publish both my M.A. and PhD. theses. Correspondence and negotiations with the publisher are in progress. Currently editing a book entitled My Mother and Me, in which women with different profiles in Turkey tell about their mothers and is going to be published in April PAPERS PRESENTED IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES 2009, Edebiyatımızda İlk Kadın Öğretmen: Refet'in Mücadelesi, (The First Female Teacher in Our Literature: The Struggle of Refet), International Multidisciplinary Women's Congress, Dokuz Eylul University, October, Izmir.
6 2008, Beyaz Gemi Üzerinden Gerçeklik ve Tez Tartışması, (A Discussion on Reality and Thesis in Relation to The White Ship). 38. International Congress of Asian and North African Studies, Ankara. PAPERS PRESENTED IN NATIONAL CONFERENCES 2011, İslam Kültüründe Kadın Yazını (Women s Literature in Islamic Culture), Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı, 5. Dini Yayınlar Kongresi (The 5 th Congress of Religious Publications of the Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs) (Kadın Konulu Dini Yayınlar Teması) (The Theme of Religious Publications on Women), 2-4 December, Ankara. 2012, Osmanlıdan Cumhuriyete Türk Romanında Aile Kurumu (The Family Institution in the Turkish Novel from the Ottoman to the Republican Times), Ulusal Aile Sempozyumu (National Family Symposium), Erciyes Üniversitesi, May, Kayseri. 2007, Ömer Seyfettin in Öykülerinde Toplumsal Bir Sorun Olarak Kadının Konumu, (The Position of Women as a Social Problem in Omer Seyfettin s Short Stories), Dünden Bugüne Ömer Seyfettin Sempozyumu (A Symposium on Omer Seyfettin s Work),Gönen/ Balıkesir. 2005, Aydınlanan Kadının Romanı: Muhâzarât, (The Novel of an Enlightened Woman: Muhazarat),Young Critics Symposium 5, Bilkent University, Ankara. PAPERS PRESENTED IN NATIONAL PANELS 2008, Son 30 yılda Türk Hikâyeciliğinde Kadın Yazarlar, (Women Writers in the Last 30 Years of Turkish Story Writing), Hikâye ve Romanımızın Son 30 Yılı (The Last 30 Years of Our Short Stories and Novels), Turkish Union of Writers, Ankara, 20 December SEMINARS Tradition of Utopia in Turkish Literature, TOBB ETU, Ankara, A Seminar of Fatma Aliye, Bilkent University, Ankara, 25 March Poems and Texts of Rumi, TOBB ETU, The Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency Turkology Summer Project, Ankara, Poems of Yunus Emre, TOBB ETU, The Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency Turkology Summer Project, Ankara, THESES (M.S) SUPERVISED Merve Akbaş, Cihan Aktaş ın Hikâyelerinde Kadınlar, (Women in Cihan Aktas Stories), Pınar Çelik, Hüseyin Su ve Öykü Anlayışı, (Huseyin Su and His Concept of Short Stories), Ecem Çelik, Dünyada Gotik Edebiyat ve Türk Edebiyatındaki Yansımaları: Kenan Hulusi Koray, (Gothic Literature in the World and its Reflections in Turkish Literature: Kenan Hulusi Koray), İmren Gece, Ayfer Tunç Öyküsünde Ölüm, (Death in the Stories of Ayfer Tunc), Mehmet Sığırcı, Sevgi Soysal ın Şafak Romanının Marksist-feminizm Kuramına Göre Okunması, (A Marxist-Feminist Reading of Sevgi Soysal s Novel Safak), Gülben Üzümcü, Halide Edip Adıvar Romanlarında Kadına Yaklaşım, (Halide Edip Adivar s Approach to Women in Her Novels), THESIS JURY AND THESIS ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS Deniz Erenci, Nezihe Meriç in Eserlerinde Kadın Kimlikleri ve 1950 lerin Kadın Sorunları, (Women s Identities and Women s Issues of the 1950s in Nezihe Meric s Works), M.A. Thesis, Advisor: Assistant Professor. Elif Ekin Akşit, Ankara University, 2011.
7 PROJECTS Project Year or Duration: 2007 Project Name: A Gathering of Women Poets in Amasya Project Supported By: The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism Task or Position for Project: Assistant Contribution: Established links between women poets and organizers and made necessary arrangements for the gathering Project Year or Duration: 2009, 2008, 2007 (Repeated Each Year) Project Name: Summer Training Project for Turkology Studies Project Supported By: TOBB ETU & The Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency Task or Position for Project: Instructor Contribution: Gave seminars in Modern Turkish Literature, Turkish Language, Turkish Culture, Texts and Poems of Rumi and Poems of Yunus Emre to Turkology students from Eastern Europe and Asia Project Year or Duration: Project Name: Türkçe nin İzinde (In Search of Turkish) Project Supported By: TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation) Task or Position for Project: Assistant Researcher and Script Writer Contribution: Did field research, wrote scripts of the documentary film, contacted Turkologists in Germany, France, Belgium and Bosnia- Herzegovina WORK OUTSIDE UNIVERSITY LITERARY WORKS A PART IN A BOOK Firdevs Canbaz Yumusak, Adı gibi güzel babama: Cemil Canbaz a, (To my father who is beautiful like his name: Cemil Canbaz) Kızlar ve Babaları, (Daughters and Fathers) Ed: Gökhan Yavuz Demir/ Alper Kanca, İstanbul: Paradigma Yayınları, SHORT STORIES "Hayy" (The Living). Hece Öykü 19, February-March 2007, p. 25. "Ninni" (Lullaby). Hece Öykü 19, February-March 2007, p. 25. "Aksi Aksiseda" (Crusty Echo). Hece Öykü 11, October-November 2005, p "An" (Moment). Hece Öykü 10, Agust-September 2005, p "Adak" (Sacrifice). Hece Öykü 9, June-July 2005, p "Kıssa". (Parable). Hece Öykü 8, April-May 2005, p
8 COURSES & CERTIFICATES Course or Certification Name: School of Writers and Poets Year or Period: Description: Creative writing techniques Course Lecturer: Turkish Union of Writers Course or Certification Name: Persian and the Art of Calligraphy Date: 2001 Speaking and reading Persian. Description: Calligraphy Course Lecturer: Iranian Cultural Center Course or Certification Name Space, Place and Gender Course Date 2007 Texts and discussions on the importance of space-sharing Description between women and men, especially in the public sphere Course Lecturer Prof. Ayşe Saktanber (METU, Women s Studies Program) Course or Certification Name Skilled Literacy and Script Writing Course Date 2011 Description Evaluating literary texts and learning how to write scripts Course Lecturer Sadık Yalsızuçanlar (Famous Writer) SKILLS Languages: Turkish: Native, English: Upper, Persian: Elementary Computer Skills: Microsoft Office MEMBERSHIPS ANKA KADIN ARAŞTIRMA MERKEZİ (ANKA WOMEN S RESEARCH CENTER), Founding Member and Vice President (www.ankakadin.org) Society of Civil Society Academy, Founding Member