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Marie Berndt, M.A.


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Office Hour

Mondays 12-1 pm or by appointment.

PhD Project

Working Title: „Precarious Lives in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Literature“

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Schmidt-Haberkamp


WiSe 2019/20: Precarity in New Caribbean Fiction (Übung)

Research Interests

Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures  (especially Caribbean, African and BAME British Writing)

Precarity Studies

Queer and Gender Studies

Popular Culture


“‘Jamaicans wid ah different flag’ - Representations of Precarious LGBTQ Lives in Jamaican Fiction of the New Millennium” (MA-Thesis), published with the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS) at

Conference Papers

January 2018: “Representing the Precarious Lives of LGBT People in Jamaican Short Fiction”, presented at the conference Precarious Representations, at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)

October 2018: “Jamaican LGBTQ Lives in Fiction: Nicole Dennis-­Benn’s Here Comes the Sun”, presented at the Symposium Our (Queer) Caribbean for Thomas Glave, at the University of London

October 2019: “‘Language is limited’ – and numbers are not? The use of mathematics in postcolonial narration”, presented at the Postgraduate Forum Postcolonial Narrations, at the University of Münster