Research and Teaching

Research + Teaching : CV


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research interests ^top

- law + literature
- early modern popular culture
- Jacobean drama
- the intersection of legal discourses and the stage
- genre
- contemporary literature (current focus on neo-Victorianism)
- gender studies + feminist theory
- film + media studies (esp. questions of adaptation + canonisation)
- Gothic ('Jacobean' Gothic + contemporary forms)
The Laws of Excess: Violent Law and Generic Violence on the Early Modern Stage (working title)
The Pleasure of the Feminist Text: The (De)Construction of Gender in the Works of Michèle Roberts and Angela Carter (submitted Jan. 2007, Disputatio [thesis defence] 4 May 2007, summa cum laude)
publ. as The Pleasure of the Feminist Text: Reading Michèle Roberts and Angela Carter. (Amsterdam and New York, NY: Rodopi, 2009)

university career ^top

lecturer in English literature (akademische Rätin auf Zeit / wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Department of English/American and Romance Studies, Chair for English literature [Prof. Dr. Rudolf Freiburg], FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
maternity leave, parental leave
Zertifikat Hochschullehre Bayern (Bavarian Certificate of Teaching at Universities)
Zertifikat Hochschullehre der Universitäten Bamberg, Bayreuth, Erlangen-Nürnberg und Würzberg (Certificate of Teaching at Universities, universities of Bamberg, Bayreuth, Erlangen-Nürnberg and Wuerzburg)
maternity leave, parental leave
accepted as post-doctoral candidate (Habilitandin) in English Literature and Culture
Ph.D. thesis: "The Pleasure of the Feminist Text: The (De)Construction of Gender in the Works of Michèle Roberts and Angela Carter"
submitted Jan. 2007
Disputatio (thesis defence) 4 May 2007, summa cum laude
First State Examination ("Erstes Staatsexamen", teaching profession for English and German at grammar schools)
lecturer in English literature ("Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin", Department of English and American Studies, Chair for English literature [Prof. Dr. Rudolf Freiburg], FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

administrative roles + functions ^top

committee for internationalisation (Kommission für Internationalisierung): representative of non-tenured staff
responsible for the following modules (Modulverantwortliche):
- Zwischenmodul L-GYM Literature
- Hauptmodul L-GYM Literature
- Optionsmodul L-GYM Literature
contact for and co-ordination of early students (programme for especially gifted secondary school pupils at university - Frühstudium)
assistant of departmental management (geschäftsführende Assistentin, Institutsvorstand)
in charge of curriculum (general coordination, UnivIS, CASSY)
responsibilities (selection):
- organisational tasks
- participation in executive committee (Institutsvorstand)
- coordination of curriculum, review of courses and allocation to correct modules
- approval of UnivIS (online information system of FAU)
mentor (mentoring program ARIADNEphil, humanities, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg)

women's officer (Department of English/American and Romance Studies)
  • member of executive committee of Department of English/American and Romance Studies ("Departmentsvorstand") and committee of administrative fees ("Studienbeitragskommission")
  • search committees:
    Professor ('W3') of Cultures of Knowledge in the Early Modern Age, Romance Studies (11-08 - 05-09)
    Professor ('W2') of Linguistics, Romance Studies (11-08 - 12-09)
    Professor ('W3') of American Literature and Culture (04-08 - 11-08)
    Professor ('W3') of Linguistics, Romance Studies (04-08 - 11-08)
  • committee for research grants (advancement of young female academics, 04-08)
  • representative of non-tenured staff ("Mittelbauvertretung") in executive committee of Department of English and American Studies ("Institutsvorstand"

    organisation of events ^top

    (with Marcus Hartner), international symposium "Buccaneers, Corsairs, Pirates and Privateers - Connecting the Early Modern Seas." University of Bielefeld, 13-14 April.
    CfP Buccaneers, Corsairs, Pirates and Privateers
    (with Doris Feldmann), 11. Weiterbildungsseminar der Deutschen Gesellschaft für das Studium britischer Kulturen
    sponsor: Vinzl-foundation (Erlangen)
    FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, 05-06 May.
    Programm Weiterbildungsseminar
    (with Lena Steveker, Angelika Zirker) section "Not Shakespeare: New Approaches to Drama in the Seventeenth Century" (Anglistentag 2013, Konstanz)
    CfP Anglistentag
    International Conference "Fashioning the Neo-Victorian. Iterations of the Nineteenth Century in Contemporary Literature and Culture" (with Dr. Nadine Boehm and Anne Enderwitz)
    sponsors: Fritz-Thyssen foundation, Vinzl-foundation (Erlangen), office of the women's representative at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
    FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, 08-10 April
    conference website
    flyer Fashioning the Neo-Victorian
    lecture series "Phänomene der Fremdheit" (Interdisciplinary Centre for Contemporary Literature and Culture, with Dr. Simone Broders and Dr. Stephanie Waldow)
    FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, winter term 2009/10
    Flyer Fremdheit
    CfP Fremdheit
    3. Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften (with Dr. Brigitta Mittmann). FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, 20 Oct.
    reading Louise Doughty (with British Council Germany and Dr. Helge Nowak [Regensburg]). FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, 22 May.
    2. Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften (with Prof. Dr. Heike Paul and Dr. Iris Schmeisser). FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, 22 Oct.
    6. Anglistik Didaktik Workshop: Anglistische Lehre und/im Internet (with Dr. Ina Habermann). FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, 21-23 Oct.

    external service + peer esteem ^top

    editorships

    reviews editor: Journal for the Study of British Cultures (JSBC)
    associate editor: Neo-Victorian Studies (http://www.neovictorianstudies.com)
    assistant editor: Neo-Victorian Studies

    editorial committees

    member of editorial committee: Journal for the Study of British Cultures (journal of the German Association for the Study of British Cultures)
    member of editorial board: Schau ins Blau (online journal, Interdisciplinary Centre for Contemporary Literature and Culture, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, http://www.schauinsblau.de)

    peer reviewing

    Palgrave Macmillan (manuscript review)
    English (Oxford University Press)
    College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies (Johns Hopkins University Press)
    Palgrave Macmillan (manuscript review)
    Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate (Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, online)
    Contemporary Women's Writing (Oxford University Press)
    LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory (Routledge)
    Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies (Australasian Victorian Studies Association, online)
    Journal of Popular Romance Studies (International Association for the Study of Popular Romance, online)
    Twentieth-Century Literature (Hofstra University)
    English (Oxford University Press)
    Neo-Victorian Studies (Swansea Unviersity, online)

    funding + grants ^top

    DAAD travel grant (for Reading Michele Roberts, University of Lodz, Poland)

    11. Weiterbildungsseminar der Deutschen Gesellschaft für das Studium britischer Kulturen (with Prof. Dr. Doris Feldmann)
    Vinzl-foundation (Erlangen): 745 €
    Dean (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg): 600 €
    publication of Phänomene der Fremdheit - Fremdheit als Phänomen (ed. with Dr. Simone Broders + Prof. Dr. Stephanie Waldow) (Druckkostenzuschuss)
    Vinzl-foundation (Erlangen): 1.000 €
    International Conference "Fashioning the Neo-Victorian: Iterations of the Nineteenth Century in Contemporary Literature and Culture" (with Dr Nadine Böhm + Anne Enderwitz)
    Fritz Thyssen foundation: 7.000 €
    Vinzl-foundation (Erlangen): 2.000 €
    women's representative FAU: 1.000 €

    memberships ^top

  • Deutscher Anglistenverband
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)
  • European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
  • German Association for the Study of British Cultures
  • Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft (German Shakespeare Society)
  • Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Literatur und Kultur der Gegenwart (Interdisciplinary Centre for Contemporary Literature and Culture, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • Interdisziplinäres Zentrum Gender - Differenz - Diversität (Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Gender, Difference, and Diversity, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • university education ^top

    M.A. in English and German Literature and Contemporary History
    academic year at Trinity College, Dublin (DAAD-scholarship

    matriculation at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (LAG [Lehramt Gymnasium, teaching profession for grammar schools] German and English)
    scholarship: Stipendium nach dem Bayerischen Begabtenförderungsgesetz
    Abitur