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Jelena Filipovic


Jelena Filipovic M.A.
Building: 23.21
Floor/Room: 02.57

Office Hours

by appointment


I teach BA courses in literary studies with a focus on literature as of the Early Modern period, philosophical, theological and political approaches, and critical theory. In addition to British literature I often like to include other European and US-American literary works. I am also fond of integrating various movies, TV shows and anime as part of my curriculum.

Research interests and Projects

- power, sovereignty, biopolitics, state of exception
- Judeo-Christian theology
- Tolkien Studies
- I am currently working on my PhD project Satanic Politics: Literary Sovereignty in John Milton, William Blake, and J.R.R. Tolkien.


- "The Dark Lord as a Political Figure". Hither Shore: Interdisciplinary Journal on Modern Fantasy Literature, Vol. 16.
- "Middle-earth: Shadow of War as the ‘New Shadow’". Twenty-first Century Receptions of Tolkien: Proceedings of the Tolkien Seminar 2021.

Academic Background

  • 2012–2015: Bachelorstudium in den Fächern Anglistik und Politikwissenschaften (HHU)
  • 2015–2018: Masterstudium in “Comparative Studies in English and American Language, Literature and Culture” (HHU)
  • Seit 2020: Doktorandin an der HHU im Bereich Neuere Englische Literatur
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