Yasemin Nurcan Hacioglu
"Thinking Through Poems: How the Genre of Poetry is Thought to Utilise the Mind in Late Eighteenth-Century Women’s Novels."
My project will explore the way eighteenth century fiction uses poetry to provide a space for specific thought processes. I shall concentrate on women’s novels in the latter part of the century, especially by Ann Radcliffe, Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson. Through combining cognitive approaches with analysis of eighteenth-century ideas of reading and the poetic genre, I will look at how poems within novels were used as a space, both by the novels' heroines, and the eighteenth-century readership, for reflection and active decision-making. This involves looking at texts and objects used by readers to record and compose poetry, such as commonplace books.
MSt English (1700-1830), University of Oxford, 2015-16.
MA English Literature, University of Edinburgh, 2011-2015.
Current Doctoral Research Fellowship is a full-time 3-year position funded by ILOS.
Baldwin Brown Travelling Scholarship. History of Art, University of Edinburgh, 2011-12; travelled in Poland and to Istanbul to research nation state representation and cross-cultural exchanges in museum displays and public monuments.
Eighteenth-Century Literature; Cognitive Cultural Studies; Women's Studies; British Literature; Poetics; History of Art and Material Culture.