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Middle Eastern Studies

Duncan Lien

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Duncan Lien
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Biography

Duncan is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature. His research emphasizes the significance of Turkish intellectual and literary history in the genesis of the Turkish-German literary scene. In his dissertation, Duncan examines the intersection of socialist realism and bilingual writing in Turkish-German literature. “Our New MaHalle” engages translation studies and scholarly discourse around literary multilingualism to consider the role of bilingual writing in figuring novel forms of political collectivity animated by international solidarity across the borders of class, nation, gender, and language.