Skip to main content

Arif Camoglu

Home Department: English

Arif Camoglu's research and teaching focus on the comparative and interdisciplinary study of empire, global eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, postcolonial criticism, translation studies, and critical theory. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming in Modern Fiction Studies, European Romantic Review and Comparative Literature Studies. His dissertation, "Spectral Empire: Anglo-Ottoman Poetics of Sovereignty,” examines British and Ottoman poetry, fiction, chronicles and travelogues from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This comparative study reconceptualizes empire in global Anglophone studies by showing that the scrutiny of imperial sovereignty cannot be confined to its historical-material dimension. Additionally, the project expands the critique of empire in literary criticism beyond its dominant Euro-American contexts by introducing Ottoman sources to postcolonial debates on imperialism.

Back to top