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Dr. Andrew J Ploeg

Dr. Andrew J. Ploeg, Visiting Assistant Professor Doctor

Dr. Andrew Ploeg received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Rhode Island, with a focus on postmodern and contemporary American literature and culture. His research interests include language, a/theology, critical theory, television and film, and ergodic texts, as well as sports and fantasy sports. He has presented papers at conferences sponsored by the Modern Language Association, the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, the Swedish Association of American Studies, the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies, the Irish Association for American Studies, and the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, among others. He has taught at a variety of institutions around the world, including Bilkent University (Turkey), Gangwon Provincial University (Korea), the University of Idaho (USA), and the University of Rhode Island (USA).

PUBLICATIONS:

Journal Articles:

“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 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