SCCS welomes Dr Hale Eran visiting academic fromHale Eren

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University in Turkey 

Here is what Hale says about her current research.

I work on modern Turkish literature. I focus on comparative literature. I do research and publish on comparative cultural studies. The literary criticism, comparative literature, modern Turkish literature, modern Persian literature, gender and literature is my academic interest. Besides I am a member of IFSAK (Istanbul Association of Amateurs of Photography and Cinema), and also I teach voluntary Persian and Turkish courses in non-governmental organisations.

Since January 2018 I have been working on a project entitled; “The Woman Between Two Worlds: The Image of Women in Utopian and Dystopian Novels Written in English and Turkish in 20th Century”. This study aims to approach utopia and dystopia artworks in a way which does not deny the richness caused by the cultural changes historical and geography differences. I maintain my researches at the Sussex University since August 2018 for six months."

Hale will be at the University of Sussex until January 2019.


About the Centre

Formed in 2006, the Centre is a new site for consolidating the current and historical work that has been long-established at the University since its inception 40 years ago.

Cultural Studies at Sussex has enjoyed an international reputation for decades, and we recently decided to formalise our research in a centre in order to work more effectively with each other in a supportive, collegiate environment.

We welcome your thoughts and inspirations! If you have a project in mind and would like formal or informal support, encouragement, and collaboration, please let us know.

We aim to think through the issues facing cultural analysis today: methodologically, ethically, and conceptually. We are deeply committed to the emerging project of Cultural Studies, its history of political and critical engagement, and its scholarly rigour.

We want to think across and through conventional disciplinary frameworks, whilst adopting the best of these for our own intellectual purposes. We believe in the imaginative potential of Cultural Studies to challenge 'safe' scholarship, to press into the deeper questions of power, representation and identity.

We have recently started a doctoral programme in creative practice that can explore issues of cultural/critical relevance, if you are interested in this scheme contact Lizzie Thynne.

If you are interested in working with the Centre on a Cultural Studies project, or simply would like further information on its activities, contact the Director: Professor Sally R. Munt.

Professor Sally R Munt