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Dr. Andrew J. Ploeg

Dr. Andrew J. Ploeg, Visiting Assistant Professor Doctor

Dr. Andrew J. Ploeg is an Assistant Professor in the Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas program at Bilkent University. His research interests include postmodern and contemporary American literature and culture, with a particular emphasis on popular culture, fandom, sport, and fantasy sport. His scholarship can be found in journals such as Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, the Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, the European Journal of Cultural Studies, and The International Journal of the History of Sport, as well as in various edited collections.

PUBLICATIONS:

Journal Articles:

“Genealogies of Fantasy Sport.” co-written with Brody J. Ruihley. The International Journal of the History of Sport 38.1 (2021): 1-6.

“A New Form of Fandom: How Free Agency Brought About Rotisserie League Baseball.” The International Journal of the History of Sport 38.1 (2021): 7-27.

“Going Global: Fantasy Sports Gameplay Paradigms, Fan Identities, and Cultural Implications in an International Context.” European Journal of Cultural Studies (2017).

“‘Trying to Say What Was True’: Language, Divinity, Difference in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead.” Journal of Language, Literature and Culture 63.1 (2016): 2-15.

“‘I Will Remain Silence and Scream’: Edmond Jabès and the Wound and Witness of Language.” Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 30.1 (2012): 91-118.

Book Chapters:
“The Dynamic Space of Divinity and Ontology in Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves.” ExRe(y): Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture. Eds. Izabella Kimak and Julia Nikiel. Warsaw, Poland: Peter Lang, 2017.

“Drafting the Hyperreal: Ownership, Agency, Responsibility in Fantasy Sports.” co-written with Mihaela P. Harper. Simulation in Media and Culture: Believing the Hype. Ed. Robin DeRosa. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011. 151-161.

Special Issues:

“Fantasy Sport.” co-edited with Brody J. Ruihley. The International Journal of the History of Sport 38.1 (2021).

“Fantasy Sports.” Co-edited with Mihaela P. Harper. Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 17.2, 2017.

Book Reviews:
Review of Fantasy Sports and the Changing Sports Media Industry: Media, Players, and Society.” Edited by Nicholas David Bowman, John S. W. Spinda, and Jimmy Sanderson. Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 17.2, 2017.

Office: 128-G
Phone: 290 10 36
Mail: aploeg@bilkent.edu.tr