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I received my master’s degree in English Studies and German Language and Literature from the University of Cologne in 2015. From 2015 to 2018, I was fellow of the postgraduate research programme “Materiality and Production” funded by DFG (Graduiertenkolleg “Materialität und Produktion,” GRK 1678) at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. Since 2018, I have been junior lecturer at the Department of Modern English Literature at the HHU.
My research interests lie in the fields of narrative theory and theories of fiction; Gothic studies; new materialism; and psychoanalysis and literature. My Ph.D. thesis presents suggestions towards an ontology of narrative fiction and develops the idea of narrative fiction as a particularly demanding mode of being through a survey of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and its adaptations.
I teach BA courses in literary and cultural studies, dealing with critical theory, Gothic literature, Shakespearean drama, as well as performance and film.
“The Ninth Prison: (Dis)Possession and no Witch in Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed.” Zeitschrift für Australienstudien, vol. 35 (2021/forthcoming);
“Dreadful Penny. (Neo-)Gothic Television and the New Old Currency of Excess.” The Dark Arts Journal 4.2 (2018);
“Revisit but not Revise: Friendship and the Romantic Imperative.” Gender Forum 39 (2012).