Denis Ferhatovic



Contact Denis Ferhatovic
Email: dferhato@conncoll.edu
Office: 314 Blaustein Humanities
Phone: (860) 439-5276
Fax: (860) 439-2608

Denis Ferhatovic, William Meredith Assistant Professor of English

William Meredith Assistant Professor of English

Joined Connecticut College: 2012

Education
B.A., English (with Distinction) and French, University of Virginia
M.A., M.Phil. (English), M.Phil. (Medieval Studies), Ph.D. (English), Yale University

Specializations
• Medieval literature, esp. Old and Middle English poetry • Word and image • Postcolonial theory • Translation


Before coming to Connecticut College, Ferhatovic spent two years at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, first as a Visiting Assistant Professor, then as an Assistant Professor, teaching two core-humanities classes (Sin-liqe-Unninni to Plato, and Machiavelli to Aitmatov). In Spring 2012, he also taught an elective seminar on medieval Germanic epic and saga.

Future Classes

Runes, Riddles, and Dragons: Adventures in Old English

Classes Taught

Arthurian Legend (senior seminar) 
Love and Sex in the Middle Ages
The Canterbury Tales
Nomads, Shamans, and Mystics: Imagining Central Asia
Visual and Literary Worlds of Medieval England
Essentials of Literary Study (theme: Translations and Transformations)

Publications

" 'Life's Interpreter' for the New Millennium: On Three Poetic Translations of the Old English Exodus." Forum for Modern Language Studies 50.3 (2014): 233-46.
http://fmls.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/cqu020?ijkey=htksyCx2nQ1pRp0&keytype=ref

"Spolia-Inflected Poetics of the Old English Andreas." Studies in Philology 110.2 (2013): 199-219. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/studies_in_philology/v110/110.2.ferhatovic.html

A review of Lisa Lampert-Weissig’s Medieval Literature and Postcolonial Studies. English Studies 94.2 (2013): 237-38. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0013838X.2013.765179

"Burh & Beam Burning Bright: A Study in the Poetic Imagination of the Old English Exodus."  Neophilologus 94.3 (2010): 509-22.
http://www.springerlink.com/content/v005mgm4jv74234n/fulltext.pdf

Presentations
Ferhatovic has given talks in the United States as well as in England, France, Germany, Ireland, Macedonia, Montenegro and Turkey.

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