Yasemin Nurcan Hacioglu

Doctoral Research Fellow - Allmenn litteraturvitenskap
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Research Project

"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 Amelia Opie. 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.


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; The nation state and cross-cultural exchange in museums, Poland and Istanbul. 

Academic Interests

Eighteenth-Century Literature; Cognitive Cultural Studies; Women's Studies; British Literature; Poetics; History of Art and Material Culture.



Tags: Eighteenth-Century Studies, Women Writers, Cognitive Poetics, Narratology, Material Culture, Women's literary history, British Literature
Published Sep. 1, 2017 10:27 AM - Last modified May 15, 2018 5:15 PM