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 taught an elective seminar on medieval Germanic epic and saga.
Global Middle English
Leather and Glitter: Queer Texts (co-taught with Ari Rotramel, GSIS)
Old Norse/Icelandic (FLAC)
Englishes Then and Now
Bad Immigrants! (first-year seminar)
Theory/Practice of Literary Study
Runes, Riddles, and Dragons: Adventures in Old English
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 (* = peer reviewed)
Borrowed Objects and the Art of Poetry: Spolia in Old English Verse. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019.
“Fat, Fruit, and Fermentation: Food and Drink in the Old English Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, ” In Old English Medievalism: Reception and Recreation in the 20th and 21st Centuries, ed. Rachel A. Fletcher, Thijs Porck, and Oliver M. Traxel. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2022. 191-208.
“Detachable Penises and Holes in Knowledge: Reading Exeter Riddles 44 and 62 Alongside Le Fevre de Creil [The Blacksmith of Creil] and Jean Bodel’s Le Sohait des Vez [The Dream of Cocks]." Exemplaria 33.1 (2021): 1-18.
Co-authored with Ariella Rotramel. “ ‘No, just an alien’: Disability, Sexuality, and the Extraterrestrial in Gloria Anzaldúa’s ‘Interface.’ ” Journal of Lesbian Studies 25.3 (Special Issue: “Lesbian Lives, Disabled Lives,” 2021): 242-57.
“A Portrait of the Translator as Grendel's Mother: The Postcolonial Feminist Polyphony of Meghan Purvis's Beowulf, ” In The Shapes of Early English Poetry: Style, Form, History, ed. Irina Dumitrescu and Eric Weiskott. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2019. 59-81. https://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/512341
"Heaneywulf alla turca: The Composite Nature of Nazmi Agil’s Beowulf." Comparative Literature Studies 55.3 (2018): 701-20.
"Triumphs and Challenges of Two Recent South Slavic Beowulfs," Postmedieval 8.3 (Special Issue: "Thinking Across Tongues," 2017): 277-91. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41280-017-0057-z
“Aliens and Anglo-Saxons in Edwin Morgan’s ‘The First Men on Mercury,’ ” In Medieval Science Fiction, ed. James Paz and Carl Kears. London: Boydell and Brewer for KCLMS, 2016. 133-50. https://boydellandbrewer.com/medieval-science-fiction-hb.html
" '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.
"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
"Burh & Beam Burning Bright: A Study in the Poetic Imagination of the Old English Exodus." Neophilologus 94.3 (2010): 509-22. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11061-009-9184-6
Shorter Scholarly Pieces and Translations
“Etymology.” A gloss on Iberian Connections: Medieval and Early Modern Studies and Contemporary Critical Thought, ed. Jesús R. Velasco (2020).
“Jozef Pronek’s Underwear: Displacement, Queer Desire, and Eastern European Masculinity in Aleksandar Hemon’s Nowhere Man.” In Go East! LGBTQ+ Literature in Eastern Europe, ed. Andrej Zavrl and Alojzija Zupan Sosi?. Ljubljana, Slovenia: Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts, 2020. 58-64. https://e-knjige.ff.uni-lj.si/znanstvena-zalozba/catalog/book/197
“I grew where I s[........................]" [a translation of Exeter Riddle 88 into Modern English and commentary] The Riddle Ages blog, December 19, 2019.
“Riddle.” New Literary History 50.3 (Special Issue: “In Brief,” 2019): 381-86.
Etymology and Wordplay in Medieval Literature, ed. Mikael Males. Journal of English and Germanic Philology 102.3 (2021): 415-18.
Anne McKendry, Medieval Crime Fiction: A Critical Overview. The Medieval Review (Spring 2021).
Allen J. Frantzen. Anglo-Saxon Keywords. English Studies 96.3 (2015): 358-9. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0013838X.2014.998033
The Material Culture of Daily Living in the Anglo-Saxon World, ed. M. C. Hyer and G. R. Owen-Crocker. English Studies 95.6 (2014): 702-3. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0013838X.2014.942116
Lisa Lampert-Weissig. Medieval Literature and Postcolonial Studies. English Studies 94.2 (2013): 237-38. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0013838X.2013.765179
“Inspired by the Book: Ferocious Honesty and Gorgeous Writing” (an interview about books and reading by Researchscapes, a blog run by the Connecticut College library, February 13, 2022).
“What Book Would You Never Burn (for Fuel)?” [essay, 3-14] and “Departure Entrance: Transcreations from the Old English Exodus” [poetry, 145-54]. In Rumba Under Fire: The Arts of Survival from West Point to Delhi, ed. Irina A. Dumitrescu. Brooklyn: Punctum Books, 2016. https://punctumbooks.com/titles/rumba-under-fire/
Ferhatovic has given talks in the United States as well as in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Turkey and the US Virgin Islands.
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