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 completed her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Purdue University with a focus on German Romanticism, Victorian literature, and Literary Theory. Her dissertation, Falling out of Paradise and Cascading into an Amorphous Space, explored issues of identity formation in the works of E.T.A. Hoffmann, Kleist and Oscar Wilde within a semiotic framework. Sibel has taught a wide variety of courses in German language and literature and comparative literature. She has been at Penn since August 2013 and here has taught beginning and intermediate German courses as well as 203. Her research interests include transnational studies, comparative literature, foreign language pedagogy and instructional technologies.

Research Interests

German Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, Foreign Language Pedagogy