Erik Mortenson

Erik Mortenson is an Assistant Professor in the English Language and Comparative Literature Department at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey. He is the author of Capturing the Beat Moment: Cultural Politics and the Poetics of Presence (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010) and of numerous articles on the Beat Generation which have appeared in such publications as Chicago Review, College Literature and Dionysos: The Journal of Literature and Addiction. Erik is currently working on a book-length examination of the figure of the shadow as it appears in Cold War literary and popular texts and on journal-length article on the Turkish reception of On the Road.

1 Response to Erik Mortenson

  1. Margaret Tasi says:

    Dear Erik,

    I do not really know if you still remember me. We shared some letters and info about 8 years ago when I was completing my PhD on Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation. Now I have gladly noticed your name among the members of the network and decided to write to you again. I hope we shall have the opportunity to work on some projects within the context of this network too.

    Looking forward to hearing from you,


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