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Yagmur Akyurek

BA Candidate - Literature and Visual Culture: Narrative and Place

Born in Turkey and raised in Massachusetts, Yagmur has always been interested in how communities interact with the physical landscape that surrounds them. She is concentrating in Literature and Visual Culture, with a special emphasis on how written and visual narratives can inform a sense of place.

Study away has been an integral part of Yagmur’s academic life. In the summer of 2019, she traveled to NYU Florence where she took courses in creative writing and studied Italian poets native to Tuscany. In January 2020, she traveled to NYU Sydney with the Dean’s Global Honors Course, “Theatre as an Art Form,” where she studied plays, dances, and visual arts pieces specific to the Indigenous peoples of Australia.

Some Gallatin courses influential to Yagmur’s studies have been Allyson Paty’s “Writing the Visual,” where she explored the intersection between written and visual modes of communication, and Karen Hornick’s “New York City Women in the Arts from Dorothy Parker to Patti Smith,” where she examined representations of mid-20th century New York City through the works of women writers.

Yagmur Akyurek