Yasemin Nurcan Hacioglu

Førsteamanuensis i engelskspråklig litteratur

Fakultet for utdanningsvitenskap og humaniora
Institutt for kultur- og språkvitenskap


I received my PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Oslo (Autumn 2021), supervised by Professor Karin Kukkonen (University of Oslo) and Dr Jennifer Batt (University of Bristol). My thesis, "Thinking through Poems: Composition and Decision-Making in Late Eighteenth-Century Women's Novels," investigates how poems in novels demonstrate methods for re-imagining situations, crafting socially unexpected responses, and experimenting with new decisions, to their female readers. 

Research Interests 

  • Women Writers

  • Romanticism

  • Material Culture and Art History

  • Philosophy of Mind

  • Gender Studies

  • Cognitive Theory 

  • Comparative Russian and British Literature

  • Genre Studies

  • Narratology

  • Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Studies

  • Book History


NTNU, Literature and Society ENG2303 (Spring 2022)

NTNU, Prose ENG1303 (Spring 2022)

University of Oslo, Comparative Literature. "The Gothic Tale: Aesthetics, Material Cultures and Politics 1790 to the Present." LIT2340 (Autumn 2021)I designed and taught a course focused on exchanges between Russian and British women's prose fiction.

University of Oslo, British Literature. Introductory British Literature Survery Course ENG1303 (Spring 2021)

Academic activities

I am an associate researcher with the Literature, Cognition and Emotions research group at the University of Oslo. More about LCE

Board Member and PR officer at UiODoc, Interest organization for PhDs and Postdocs at the University of Oslo (October 2018 - August 2020).

I organised an outreach day of events at Oslo Katedralskole on 3rd September 2019, 'Thinking with Historical Literature' and am keen to work on new outreach collaborations.


PhD in Comparative Literature, University of Oslo, 2017-2021.

MSt English (1700-1830), University of Oxford, 2015-2016.

MA (Undergraduate) English Literature, University of Edinburgh, 2011-2015.