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Laurent Mignon

Dr Laurent Mignon is University Lecturer in Turkish at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Saint Antony’s College. His research interests include modern Turkish literature and intellectual history, minority literature, socialist literature, biblical themes in Turkish literature and modern Jewish intellectual history. He is currently working on the emergence of Judeo-Turkish literature in the nineteenth century and on an alternative history of modern Turkish literature. From 2002 to 2011 he taught nineteenth-  and twentieth-century Turkish literature and comparative Arabic and Turkish literature at Bilkent University in Ankara.  Recent publications include “Avram, İsak and the Others: Notes on the Genesis of Judeo-Turkish Literature” and “Lost in Transliteration: A Few Remarks on the Armeno-Turkish Novel and Turkish Literary Historiography,” in E. Balta and M. Ölmez (eds.), Between Language and Religion (2011) and “Of Moors, Jews and Gentiles”, Journal of Turkish Studies, 35 (2011), 1.  His latest book is Ana Metne Taşınan Dipnotlar (Footnotes Moving to the Main Text, 2009).