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PhD students

Completed PhD projects

Elena Baeva

Metareference as a Public Service, Performed by Contemporary Narrative Media

Chau Giang Bui

The Vietnamese Community in the United States and Germany - Changing Lives and Identities over the Course of Time (Marburg: Tectum, 2016)

Dennis Geef

Late Capitalist Reality and its Fictitious Future(s): The Postmodern, Science Fiction, and the Contemporary Dystopia (Marburg: Tectum, 2015)

Nina Liewald

Initiating a Dialogue Through 'the Global Community on your Bookshelf': Narrative Representations of 'Islamic Fundamentalism' in Selected Novels from the 1990s to the Present (Baden-Baden: Tectum, 2018)

Nadezda Rumjanceva

Roots in the Air: Construction of Identity in Anglophone Israeli Literature (Göttingen: V&R Unipress/Bonn University Press, 2015)

Kim Laura Weber

Raising Environmental Awareness via Literature: Perceptions of Nature and the City in Nineteenth-Century and Contemporary British Poetry


Current PhD projects

Franziska F. Becker

PhD project (start 2014): The Endurance of Dracula and his 'Children' over the Centuries

Denise Burkhard

PhD project (start 2016): Stories to be Told - (Re-)Constructing Childhood in Selected Neo-Victorian Novels and Audio-Visual Adaptations (working title)

Ina Constien

PhD project (start 2016): The Rise of Cli-Fi: Representations of Climate Change in Fictional Films

Susanne Dall

PhD project (start 2011): Homosexuality in Neo-Victorian Literature. (working title)

Ivana Drmic

PhD Project (start 2013): Darstellungen des 'Balkan' im Film

Manasi Gopalakrishnan

PhD project (start 2014): Beyond orientalism and nostalgia for the Raj: contradictions in contemporary English and German historic romances based on colonial India (working title)

Miriam Halfmann

PhD project (start 2009): Observing the Observer: Representations of the Journalist in 20th-Century North American Fiction (working title).

Laura Hartmann

PhD project (start 2016): Detecting Sherlock's Descendants: A Typology of British Fictional Private Detectives in Post-Holmesian Detective Fiction

Sarah Jenischewski

PhD project (start 2009): Los niños de la línea: Kinder, Kindheit und Kultur in der modernen Chicano Prosa. (working title)

Marie-Josefine Joisten

PhD project (start 2013): Passion, Pain and Shame - Single Motherhood and its Reflexion in British Literature from Victorian to Contemporary Times

Benjamin Lourier

PhD project (start 2012): Die Darstellung von 'Gut' und 'Böse' im zeitgenössischen Fantasy Roman.

Paul Meixner

PhD project (start 2009): Ideology in Dystopian Fiction. (working title)

Victoria Milhan

PhD project (start 2012): Rewriting Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: Late 20th-Century and 21st-Century Rewritings of a Medieval Classic

Marvin Reimann

PhD project (start 2019): Temporality and Time Consciousness in Romantic Philosophy and Poetry: Schelling, Novalis, Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats (working title) 

Svenja Renzel

PhD project (start 2017): Underaged and Un-Dead: The Depiction of Vampiric Children and Teenagers in Contemporary Fiction (working title) 

Anna Stephens

PhD project (start 2011): The Functions of Literature: A Diachronic Perspective on the British Novel on Terrorism from the Victorian Fin de Siècle to the Present

Simon Wahidi

PhD project (start 2013): Apokalyptische und postapokalyptische Szenarien in der zeitgenössischen amerikanischen Literatur