Dr. Leman Giresunlu
Dokuz Eylül University
Leman Giresunlu is an assistant professor in the Department of American Culture and Literature at Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey. She received her MA from Ege University, Michigan State University, and her Phd. from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, USA. Her research and writing focuses on American Studies theory and methods, American literature and history of technology, gender studies, critical theory, travel literature and popular culture. Her recent publications include: “James’s Romantic Promises: The Golden Bowl and the Virtual” published in Supplemental Online chapters to Henry James’s Europe: Heritage and Transfer Edited by Dennis Tredy, Annick Duperray and Adrian Harding at Open Book publishers, 2011; “Second Life: Performing the Real in Digital Arts” in The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp. 251-72, (Urbana Champaign, USA: Common Grounds 2010); “Cyborg Goddesses: the Mainframe Revisited” in Ricardo, Francisco J. (ed.), Cyberculture and New Media, At the Interface/ Probing the Boundaries Volume 56, (Amsterdam/New York, NY, 2009); and “Blogging as Cyber-Autobiography,” Melikoglu, Koray (ed.) Life Writing: Contemporary Autobiography, Biography, and Travel Writing, ibid., 2007 Proceedings.