Res. Assist. Vahit Yaşayan



Phone: +90 312 297 85 00



PhD: Department of American Culture and Literature, Hacettepe University, (in progress).

MA: Department of American Culture and Literature, Hacettepe University, 2014.

BA: Department of American Culture and Literature, Başkent University, 2010.


Areas of Interest:

Masculinity Studies, Contemporary American Novel and Drama


Selected Publications

Yaşayan, Vahit. “Dreams Deferred: Exploring The Masculine Mystique in August Wilson’s Fences.” Journal of American Studies of Turkey 46 (2017): 117-136.

Yaşayan, Vahit. “Embodiment of the “Plantation Patriarchy” in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.” Special Issue of IBU Journal of Social and Human Sciences (2015): 85-99.

Yaşayan, Vahit. Rev. of Tepenin Ardı. [Beyond the Hill]. Dir. Emin Alper. Journal of American Studies of Turkey 39 (2014):187-189.  


Conference Presentations:

Yaşayan, Vahit.  “The Gothic Return of Lester Ballard in Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God.” The 3rd International Conference of the Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA): Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, and Returns. January 23-34, 2017. Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Yaşayan, Vahit. “Acting Out “Cool”: “Coolness” as a Mask in August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s  Black Bottom.” The 24th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of the American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA): (Un)Masking Masculinities: Constructing and Deconstructing Representations of Masculinities. March 31 - April 3, 2016. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States of America.

Yaşayan, Vahit. “Transnational Masculinities: Redefining Black Manhood in Toni Morrison’s  Song of Solomon.” The 37th Annual American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT) Conference: Transnational American Studies. November 25-27, 2015. Akdeniz University,   Antalya, Turkey.

Yaşayan, Vahit. “Embodiment of the “Plantation Patriarchy” in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.” The 2nd ELAS Conference. May 29, 2015. International Balkan University, Skopje, Macedonia. 

Yaşayan, Vahit. "A Survey of Black Masculinity Studies." The 1st International Conference on Men and Masculinities: Identities, Cultures, Societies. 11-13 September 2014. Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinities, İzmir, Turkey.

Yaşayan, Vahit. “Deconstructing the American Dream in Suburbia: The Rebellious and Revisionist Voice of the 1950s in Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road.” The 49th American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK) Conference: American Dream Reconsidered. September 26-27, 2014. Pyeongtaek University, Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

Yaşayan, Vahit. “Dreams Deferred: Exploring The Masculine Mystique in August Wilson’s Fences.” The 36th Annual American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT) Conference: American Fantasies and Dreams. May 14-16, 2014. Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.