Serkan Görkemli

Associate Professor

Associate Professor. Stamford Campus.

Specialties: Rhetoric and composition, LGBT literature, creative writing (fiction)

Current Research:

-Chair and speaker on the panel “Lambda Literary Fellows on Transnational and Intersectional Queer Fiction”. The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, 7 March 2020.
-General Contributor in Fiction, The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, 14-24 August 2019.
-Fiction Fellow, Lambda Literary Writers’ Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, 5-12 August 2018.
-Speaker on the panel “Nothing Can Happen Nowhere: The Craft of Setting in LGBTQ-Themed Fiction”. The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, 9 March 2018.

-“Sweet Tooth.” Joyland Magazine, 31 Jul. 2020.
-“Kastro.” Epiphany, A Literary Journal, Spring/Summer Issue on the Theme of Borders, 16 Jun. 2020, 41-51.
-“LoverZ.” Foglifter, 20 Apr. 2019, 113-119.
-“Big Sister.” Ploughshares, 16 Apr. 2019, 115-123.
-“Webbed” (reprint). Emerge: 2018 Lambda Fellows Anthology, edited by JD Scott, Independently Published, Mar. 9, 2019, pp. 357-362.
-“Webbed.” Chelsea Station, 24 Jul. 2018.

Book Chapter: “Designing and Teaching Introduction to LGBT Literature in the U.S. and Turkey from a Transnational Perspective.” Approaches to Teaching LGBT Literature, edited by William P. Banks and John Pruitt, Peter Lang, 2018, pp. 49-69.

View Serkan Görkemli’s Faculty Bookshelf page.


Contact Information
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Department of English
215 Glenbrook Road, U-4025
Storrs, CT 06269-4025
Office LocationStamford Campus
Office HoursOn leave for Fall 2021