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Del Balzo
Bilkent University
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seventeenth century, eighteenth century, theater history, imperialism, gender and sexuality, Anglo-Ottoman interactions, history of emotions
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About Me

Angelina Del Balzo is Assistant Professor of Humanities in the Program in Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas (CCI) at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. She specializes in British literature and drama in the 17th and 18th centuries, and her research interests include performance studies; adaptation; gender and queer theory; imperialism; history and theories of emotion; and Shakespeare and his afterlives. As a teacher she has been trained in feminist and inclusive pedagogy, multimodal composition, and service learning.

Recent Publications

“Shakespeare’s Art of the Dervish: Voltaire, Elizabeth Montagu, and National Sentiment.” Between East and West: Emotions in Non-Fictional Representations of the Individual, 1600-1850. Ed. Marie-Paule Pilorge, Malina Stefanovska, and Yinghui Wu. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Forthcoming, 2021.

“The Archive and the Repertoire of the Treaty of Karlowitz,” for roundtable on Daniel O’Quinn’s Engaging the Ottoman Empire. Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 51. Forthcoming, 2021.

“‘The Feelings of Others’: Sympathy and Anti-Semitism in Maria Edgeworth’s Harrington.Eighteenth-Century Fiction 31, no. 4 (2019): 685-704.

“The Sultan’s Tears in Zara, an Oriental Tragedy.” SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 55, no. 3 (2015): 501-21.

Book Review of The Global Indies: British Imperial Culture and the Reshaping of the World, 1756-1815 by Ashley L. Cohen (Yale Univ. Press, 2021). Journal of British Studies. Forthcoming.

Joint Book Review of Intelligent Souls?: Feminist Orientalism in Eighteenth-Century English Literature by Samara Anne Cahill (Bucknell Univ. Press, 2019) and Novel Cleopatras: Romance Historiography and the Dido Tradition in English Fiction, 1688-1785 by Nicole Horejsi (Univ. of Toronto Press, 2019). Eighteenth-Century Fiction. Forthcoming, 2021.

Non-Peer Reviewed/Public Writing

“Sympathy in a Pandemic, or the Correspondence of Human Souls.” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 61 (Summer 2020): online supplement.

“Outlander: Making Scotland Great Again?” The Rambling (blog). July 16, 2018.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
United Kingdom
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, England, Mediterranean, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Gender, Literary History, Sexuality, Women