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AKTAŞ, Şerif

Researcher of literature (b. 15 February 1945, Pınaryolu Village / Refahiye / Erzincan). He completed his primary education in the village where he was born and elementary education in Refahiye. He attended the Erzurum High School in 1963 where he studied as a free boarder in 1960 and graduated from Atatürk University, Faculty of Literature, Department of Turkish Language and Literature in 1967. He started to work as a teacher of literature at Bayburt High School in the same year and at Erzincan Commercial High School between 1970 and 1974. He became a doctor of literature in 1973 with his thesis Refik Hâlid Karay'ın Eserleri Üzerine Bir Araştırma (A Research on the Works of Refik Hâlid Karay) that he prepared under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Kaya Bilgegil. He was appointed to Kâzım Karabekir Institute of Education as a lecturer of literature. He started to work as a specialist at Atatürk University, Faculty of Literature in 1975 and became an assistant doctor at the same faculty in 1976. He was sent to France by Atatürk University between 1978 and 1979. He became an associate professor with his thesis Ahmed Rasim'in Eserlerinde İstanbul (İstanbul in the Works of Ahmet Rasim) in 1981 and became professor in 1987. He was the Dean of Kâzım Karabekir Institute of Education between 1989 and 1995, the Vice Chancellor of Ahmed Yesevi Turk- Kazak University during the 1996-1997 term, an academician and chairman at Kırıkkale University, Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Turkish Language and Literature between 1988 and 2001. He transferred to Gazi University, Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Turkish Language and Literature in 2001 and has served as the chairman of this department since 2002. He is known for his works on Modern Turkish Literature.

His articles have been published in the reviews such as Fikir ve Sanatta Hareket, Doğuş Edebiyat, Millî Kültür, Türkiye Kültür ve Sanat Yıllığı, Türk Edebiyatı, Kazım Karabekir Eğitim Fakültesi, Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı Dergisi (Erzurum), Türk Dili, Türk Dili, Millî Eğitim, Türkiye Günlüğü, Kültür Dünyası, Türk Yurdu, Bilig, Kırıkkale Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi, Türklük Bilim Araştırmaları, Bilge, Çevren and Toplum Bilim since 1972.

WORKS:

STUDY-RESEARCH: Roman Sanatı ve Roman İncelemesine Giriş (The Art of the Novel and Introduction to Novel Research, 2nd edition, 1984), Edebiyatta Üslup ve Problemleri (Style and Style Problems in Literature, 1986), Ahmet Rasim'in Eserlerinde İstanbul (İstanbul in the Works of Ahmet Rasim, 1988).

BIOGRAPHY: Refik Halit Karay (Refik Halit Karay, 1986), Ahmet Rasim (Ahmet Rasim, 1987).

ANTHOLOGY: Yenileşme Dönemi Türk Şiiri ve Antolojisi I - II (Modernization Period Turkish Poetry and Anthology I-II, 1996 - 1998).