Gül Kurtuluş is Lecturer of drama. She is the author of Stereoscopic London (2020) and Convention and Contravention in Ben Jonson’s Three Comedies (2021). She worked as the Assistant Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature at Bilkent University from 2008 to 2014, and for one academic year (2012-2013) she worked as the Acting Chair of the Department. Dr. Kurtuluş is a book reviewer for the Sixteenth Century Journal and has been contributing to the journal with her book reviews since 2011. Her latest publications appear in international and Turkish journals. Her major academic interests are English Renaissance Literature, early modern and modern drama, and modern British and American short fiction.
Stereoscopic London: Plays of Oscar Wilde, Bernard Shaw and Arthur Wing Pinero in the 1890s. Dr Gül Kurtuluş’s first monograph is about Oscar Wilde’s, George Bernard Shaw’s and Arthur Wing Pinero’s plays written and performed in London in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Performed extensively on the English stage and indeed throughout the English-speaking world, the plays reflect different backgrounds, origins, and life trajectories of the playwrights. All plays considered in the book are inextricably connected to London and they function as important documents of social history.
Convention and Contravention in Ben Jonson’s Three Comedies: Volpone, The Alchemist, Bartholomew Fair is Dr. Gül Kurtuluş’s second monograph. It is a book about Jonson’s convention of comedy that is a disguise for the realities of life. The book aims to show the importance of the truths that are generally away from the human eye in Jonson’s time through scrutiny of Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair. Selected plays are in a dialogue with Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Measure for Measure, and Twelfth Night, and close analysis of the texts of the plays offers the reader a detailed study of the upside down world of the comedic, carnivalesque period that enables characters free themselves of their responsibilities.
“Aphra Behn’s Sisters: The (Re)Appearance of Women Playwrights in Contemporary Drama,” Chapter Thirty-five. IDEA: Studies in English, ed. by Evrim Doğan Adanur, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011, 389-408.
“Patriotism, Morality, and the Spirit of Macbeth’s Ambition in Dunsinane,” International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen Volume 7 / Number 2, 2014, 57-85. https://ijosts.ubiquitypress.com/30/volume/7/issue/2/
“Brian Friel’s Ireland: A Translated Realm in Translations,” LITTERA Edebiyat Yazıları Journal for the Study Research of World Literatures Volume 35, July, 2015, 81-92.
“Ecology, Love and Relationships in Sir Philip Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella,” Journal of Literature and Art Studies Volume 5, Number 9, September 2015, 692-705. DOI:10.17265/2159-5836/2015.09.002
“Multidimensional and Ambidextrous Shakespeare” Sixteenth Century Journal: The Journal of Early Modern Studies, XLVIII/1 (2017), 131-136.
“Updating Shakespeare: Reflections on the Possibilities of Reading and Teaching Shakespeare Today” Sixteenth Century Journal: The Journal of Early Modern Studies, L/1 (2019), 307-313.
“A Divine Cause for Abandoning Reason in Shakespeare’s King Lear” Gaziantep University Journal of Social Sciences, 18 (Special Issue), 150-158. DOI: 10.21547/jss.595324
“Can You See Shakespeare Now?” Sixteenth Century Journal: The Journal of Early Modern Studies (2020) https://www.escj.org/blog/can-you-see-shakespeare-now.html
“Translating Shakespeare’s As You Like It to Modern English: Challenges and Rewards” International Journal of Language and Linguistics, 8.1 (2021): 17-24.
“Jacobean Morality and Moral Performativity in Volpone and Women Beware Women” IDEAS: Journal of English Literary Studies, 1.1 (2021): 20-34.
“Tom Stoppard’ın Rosencrantz ve Guildenstern Öldüler Adlı Eserinde Zaman, Hafıza ve Kimlik Sorunsalı” Gaziantep University, Journal of Social Sciences, 20.3 (2021): 1270-1282.
“Dehumanization in Sarah Kane’s Postmodern Plays” Journal of Modernism and Postmodernism Studies, 2.1 (2021): 35-56.
Cosmopolitanism, Mobility and Hybridity in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, IDEAS: Journal of English Literary Studies, 1.2 (2021): 101-120.
“Shakespeare and Biography,” by David Bevington, Sixteenth Century Journal: The Journal of Early Modern Studies, XLIII/3 (2012), 862-864.
“Women Beware Women: A Critical Guide,” ed. by Andrew Hiscock, Sixteenth Century Journal, The Journal of Early Modern Studies, XLIII/4 (2012), 1184-1186.
“Shakespeare and the Law,” ed. by Bradin Cormack, Martha C. Nussbaum, and Richard Strier, Sixteenth Century Journal, The Journal of Early Modern Studies, XLV/1 (2014), 261-262.
“Region, Religion and English Renaissance Literature,” ed. by David Coleman, Sixteenth Century Journal, The Journal of Early Modern Studies, XLV/2 (2014), 549-551.
“A Monarchy of Letters: Royal Correspondence and English Diplomacy in the Reign of Elizabeth I,” by Rayne Allinson, Sixteenth Century Journal, The Journal of Early Modern Studies, XLVI/1 (2015), 234-235.
“Faith in Shakespeare,” by Richard C. McCoy, Sixteenth Century Journal, The Journal of Early Modern Studies, XLVI/4 (2015), 1149-1151.
“Literature and the Idea of Luxury in Early Modern England,” by Alison V. Scott, Sixteenth Century Journal, The Journal of Early Modern Studies, XLVII/1 (2016), 137-138.
“Untold Futures: Time and Literary Culture in Renaissance England,” by J.K. Barret, Sixteenth Century Journal, The Journal of Early Modern Studies, XLVIII/3 (2017), 775-777.
“Shakespeare’s Sonnets Re-visited,” by Jane Fairhead, Sixteenth Century Journal, The Journal of Early Modern Studies, L/3 (2019), 932-934.