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Dr. Hanne Birk

Contact

Email: hbir@uni-bonn.de

Room 2.017/Room 3.087 (Hauptgebäude)

Regina-Pacis-Weg 5, IAAK, 53113 Bonn

Phone: +49 (0)228-73-7624

 

Office Hours

during the semester/in SoSe 2017: Mondays, 13-14 in 2.017 (last 'regular Monday' 24/7)

during the term break:

4.9., 10-11
11.9., 10-11
20.9., 9-9:45
28.9., 8-8:45

 

Research Interests

  • New English Literatures
  • Indigenous Literatures and Cultures
  • Postcolonial Theories
  • Contemporary British Literature
  • Pacific Literatures
  • Children's Literature
  • Narratologies
  • Memory Studies


Courses SoSe 2017

  • Übung Representing Poverty and Precarity in a Postcolonial World: Indigenous Perspectives
     

Short CV

  • 2014/2015 winter; research stay in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • since October 2012 wiss. Mitarbeiterin, IAAK, Bonn University
  • spring/fall 2012 parental leave
  • 2011 WHK/wiss. Mitarbeiterin, Dekanat der Philosophischen Fakultät, Bonn University
  • 2007-2009 research/work/living abroad in London, UK/Heraklion, Crete
  • 2008 Promotion, Giessen University
  • 2003-2005 wiss. Mitarbeiterin, Sonderforschungsbereich 'Erinnerungskulturen', Giessen University
  • 2003 research stay at the Aboriginal Research and Resource Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • 2001-2003 WHK, Giessen University
  • 2000 research/work in New Zealand, India, Thailand
  • 1999 MA Englische Philologie, Neuere deutsche Literaturgeschichte, Freiburg University
  • 1999 Staatsexamen Deutsch, Englisch, Philosophie, Freiburg University
  • 1993/1994 student, Brock University, Canada

 

Selected Publications

Monograph

  • 2008. AlterNative Memories: Kulturspezifische Inszenierungen von Erinnerung in zeitgenössischen Romanen indigener Autor/inn/en Australiens, Kanadas und Aotearoas/Neuseelands. Trier: WVT.

 

 Editorial Work

  •  H.Birk/M. Gymnich. 2015. (eds., in cooperation with Carolin Brühl, Anna Coogan and Ann-Sophie Treuheit. Pride and Prejudice 2.0: Interpretations, Adaptations and Transformations of Jane Austen’s Classic. Göttingen: V&R/Bonn University Press.
  • A. Erll/A. Nünning. 2005. (Hgg., unter Mitarbeit von H. Birk, B. Neumann). Gedächtniskonzepte der Literaturwissenschaft: Theoretische Grundlegung und Anwendungsperspektiven. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter.
  • A. Erll/A. Nünning. 2004. (Hgg., unter Mitarbeit von H. Birk, B. Neumann, P. Schmidt). Medien des kollektiven Gedächtnisses: Konstruktivität – Historizität – Kulturspezifität. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter.

 

Articles (in books and journals)

  •  2017. "A 'Place to Start': First Australian Stories Negotiating the Intervention." In: Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp and Elisabeth Bähr (eds.). ... and there’ll be NO dancing: Perspectives on Governmental Policy Impacting Indigenous Australia since 2007. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars. [in print]
  • 2016. "Multiculturalism in Canadian Fiction." In: Julia Straub (ed.). Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studies. Berlin/New York: DeGruyter. 471-492. (with Marion Gymnich) [in print].
  • 2016. "'Who are you?' [...] 'Guess'': Culture-specific and Transcultural Narrative Strategies in Eden Robinson's Monkey Beach." Jennifer M. Geiger and Stefan Schustereder (eds.). Here and Now: Reading and Teaching Indigenous Literatures. Augsburg: Wißner. 98-114.
  • 2016. "'The stories are changing': Indigenous Narratives from Aotearoa New Zealand as alterNative Constructs of Reality." In: Jennifer M. Geiger und Stefan Schustereder (eds.). Here and Now: Reading and Teaching Indigenous Literatures. Augsburg: Wißner. 61-66. (with Uwe Küchler)
  • 2016. "Here and Now - Reading and Teaching Indigenous Literatures: A Story." In: Jennifer M. Geiger and Stefan Schustereder (eds.). Here and Now: Reading and Teaching Indigenous Literatures. Augsburg: Wißner. 1-5. (with Stefan Schustereder)
  • 2016. "Introduction: On Reading and Teaching Indigenous Literatures." In: Jennifer M. Geiger and Stefan Schustereder (eds.). Here and Now: Reading and Teaching Indigenous Literatures. Augsburg: Wißner. 6-19. (with  Stefan Schustereder)
  • 2015. "[P]ulling tomorrow's sky from [the] kete": Culture-specific Narrative Representations of Re/membering in Contemporary First Australian and Maori Novels.” In: Farzana Gounder (ed.). Narrative and Identity Construction in the Pacific Islands. Studies in Narrative 21. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 209-223.
  • 2015. "Elisabeth Bennet: A Heroine Past and/or Present?" In: Hanne Birk and Marion Gymnich (eds.) in cooperation with Carolin Brühl, Anna Coogan and Ann-Sophie Treuheit. 2015. Pride and Prejudice 2.0: Interpretations, Adaptations and Transformations of Jane Austen's Classic. Göttingen: V&R/Bonn University Press. 291-302.  (with Marion Gymnich and Sarah Cordes, Sarah Fißmer, Corinna Jörres, Christine Lehnen, Manuela Zehnter).
  • 2015. "Gothic Fiction Bites Back - The Gothification of Jane Austen at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century." In: Hanne Birk and Marion Gymnich (eds.) in cooperation with Carolin Brühl, Anna Coogan and Ann-Sophie Treuheit. 2015. Pride and Prejudice 2.0: Interpretations, Adaptations and Transformations of Jane Austen's Classic. Göttingen: V&R/Bonn University Press. 245-260.
  • 2015. "Preface: Go, Lizzy, Go! Celebrating Pride and Prejudice." In: Hanne Birk and Marion Gymnich (eds.) in cooperation with Carolin Brühl, Anna Coogan and Ann-Sophie Treuheit. 2015. Pride and Prejudice 2.0: Interpretations, Adaptations and Transformations of Jane Austen's Classic. Göttingen: V&R/Bonn University Press. 7-9.
  • 2015. "'What is an autobiography compared to a dreaming track?'  Kulturspezifische Erzählstrategien in First Australian Life Writing." In: Stephan Conermann (ed.). Kulturspezifische Erzählstrategien in 'nicht-abendländischen' Lebensdarstellungen. Berlin: EB-Verlag. 165-200.
  • 2012. "Pink Cats and Dancing Daisies: A Narratological Approach to Anime and Film Versions of The Secret Garden." In: M. Gymnich/I. Pannen (eds.). A Hundred Years of The Secret Garden. Bonn: University Press. 105-124.
  • 2006. "Mediating Imperial Collective Memory: 'Metaphors of Empire'." In: A. Nünning, M. Gymnich & R. Sommer (eds.). Literature and Memory: Theoretical Paradigms – Genres – Functions. Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto. 265-279.
  • 2006. "The Tree and the Family: Metaphors as Discursive Supports of British Imperial Culture in Froude's Oceana." In: Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik/AAA 31.1: 63-79. (with B. Neumann)
  • 2005. "'Today Is Going to Be the Longest Day of My Life': A Narratological Analysis of 24." In: G. Allrath/M. Gymnich (eds.). Narrative Strategies in Television Series. Houndmills/Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 47-62. (with E. Birk)
  •  2004. "Kulturspezifische Inszenierungen kollektiver Gedächtnismedien in autochthonen Literaturen Kanadas: Alootook Ipellies Arctic Dreams and Nightmares und Ruby Slipperjacks Weesquachak and the Lost Ones." In: A. Erll/A. Nünning (Hgg., unter Mitarbeit von H. Birk, B. Neumann, P. Schmidt) Medien des kollektiven Gedächtnisses: Konstruktivität – Historizität – Kulturspezifität. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter. 217-235.
  •  2003. "'Das Problem des Gedächtnisses [...] drängt in die Bilder': Metaphern des Gedächtnisses." In: A. Erll, M. Gymnich & A. Nünning (Hgg.). Literatur – Erinnerung – Identität: Theoriekonzeptionen und Fallstudien. Trier: WVT. 79-105.
  • 2002. "Go-between: Postkoloniale Erzähltheorie." In: A. Nünning/V. Nünning (Hgg). Neue Ansätze in der Erzähltheorie. Trier: WVT. 115-152. (mit B. Neumann)
  •  2000. "Aspects of the Narratological Structure in Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel and The Diviners." In: Margaret Laurence Review 10: 21-29.

 

Lexicon Articles and Reviews

  • 2013. "Art. Biogramm Kelly Ana Morey"; "Art. Bloom (2003)"; "Art. Grace is Gone (2004)." In: Robert Clark, Cristina Sandru, Maggie Selby et al. (eds.). The Literary Encyclopedia.
  •  2012. "Rez. I. von Rosenberg. 2010. 'If ... Bernadine Evaristo's (Gendered) Reconstructions of Black European History.' In: ZAA: Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 58.4: 381-395." In: Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (online).
  •  2011. "Rez. E. Mercer. 2009. 'Frae Ghosties and Ghoulies Deliver Us': Keri Hulme’s the bone people and the Bicultural Gothic.' In: Journal of New Zealand Literature 27: 111-130." In: Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (online).
  • 2011. "Rez. K.I. Baxter. 2011. 'Memory and Photography: Rethinking Postcolonial Trauma Studies.' In: Journal of Postcolonial Writing 47: 18-29." In: Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (online).
  •  2009. "Art. Biogramm Patricia Grace"; "Art. Potiki." In: Heinz Ludwig Arnold (Hg.). Kindlers Literatur Lexikon, 3., völlig neu bearbeitete Auflage. Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler. 517-518.
  •  2009. "Coming Full Circle: A Review of Nora Foster Stovel's Divining Margaret Laurence: A Study of Her Complete Writings." In: Margaret Laurence Review 17/18: 1-3.
  •  2008. "Publication Announcement: Culture-specific Narrative Stagings of Remembering in Contemporary Novels by First Australian, First Nations/Inuit and Māori Authors." In: Margaret Laurence Review 17/18: 47.
  •  2005. "Art. Zentrum/Peripherie." (Wiederabdruck) In: A. Nünning (Hg.). Grundbegriffe der Kulturtheorie und Kulturwissenschaften. Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler. 226-227.
  •  2004. "Art. Zentrum/Peripherie." In: A. Nünning (Hg.). Metzler Lexikon Literatur- und Kulturtheorie: Ansätze – Personen – Grundbegriffe. Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler. 721.
  •  2004. "Rez. M. Gomille/K. Stierstorfer (Hgg.). 2003. Xenophobic Memories: Otherness in Postcolonial Constructions of the Past. Heidelberg: Winter." In: KULT_online 2 (2004).
  •  2003. "Rez. Ph. Wolf. 2002. Modernization and the Crisis of Memory: John Donne to Don de Lillo. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi." In: A. Nünning (Hg.). Fictions of Memory: Journal for the Study of British Cultures 10.1: 133-135.
  • 2003. "Rez. J. Benito/A.M. Manzanas (Hgg.). 2002. Literature and Ethnicity in the Cultural Borderlands. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi." In: Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 36.2: 165-167.


Memberships

  • International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
  • Children's Literature Association (ChLA)
  • New Zealand Studies Association (NZSA)
  • Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies/Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien (GAPS)
  • Association for Australian Studies/Gesellschaft für Australienstudien (GASt)
  • European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLALS)

 

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