Sibel Sayili-Hurley

Lecturer of German Language and Literature

437 Williams Hall
Mondays 10:50 to 11:50 am


Ph.D., Purdue University

Sibel Sayılı-Hurley is Lecturer in Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her MA and PhD in Comparative Literature at Purdue University with a focus on German Romanticism, Victorian literature, and Literary Theory. She has taught a wide variety of courses in German language and literature and Comparative literature. She is the co-author with Claudia Baska Lynn of a second-year German textbook called Bewegungen, which is currently used at the University of Pennsylvania and has won the Language Teaching Innovation Grant at the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. She has given invited lectures and workshops at various institutions and has been a presenter at national and international conferences, such as the International Conference on Romanticism, the Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention, the German Studies Association Conference.

Research Interests

German Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, Foreign Language Pedagogy