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David Gramling

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David Gramling teaches German literature at the University of Arizona, where he is a founding member of the Arizona Center for Turkish Studies, as well as Director of Graduate Studies for the joint Leipzig-Arizona doctoral program in Transcultural German Studies. His scholarship focuses on multilingual and translational literature and film on the Turkish axis from 1920 to the present, and more broadly, the problems with incorporating this domain of writerly production into a twenty-first-century idea of World Literature. He translates the work of Zafer Şenocak, Murathan Mungan, Sabahattin Ali, Peter Waterhouse, and others. He is also the Translations Editor for Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ, Duke University Press), and the co-editor (with Chantelle Warner) of the journal Critical Multilingualism Studies ( He is completing a book entitled The Invention of Monolingualism. He grew up in Central Massachusetts and on Cape Cod.

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