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Marthe-Siobhán Hecke, M.A., M.Ed.

Contact:

Email: mshecke [@] uni-bonn.de

Room 2.006, Regina-Pacis-Weg 5, IAAK, 53113 Bonn

Phone: +49 (0)228 73-7638

 

Office Hours:

Tuesday 11:00-12:00
Please register in advance.

 

13.+14.06.:
World-Building Conference

 

PhD Project:

(Re-)Writing and (Re-)Constructing Scottish Identities: the Literary Heritage of Nan Shepherd (working title)

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Uwe Baumann

 

Reading Group - BSFG:

Bonn Speculative Fiction Group (BSFG) meets once a month and reads selcted fantasy, sci-fi, or dys/utopian novels - literature that does things differently. There might be queer, feminist, poco or indigenous issues. You can still join the reading group, please write an email if you are interested. More info here: https://bsfg.home.blog/

BSFG meetings during the Winter Term 2019/20

 

Teaching:

Summer Term 2017: Issues in Literary and Cultural Studies - Tutorial

Winter Term 2017/2018: Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies - Tutorial

Winter Term 2018/2019: World-Building in Fantasy & Sci-Fi

Summer Term 2019: "If We Shadows Have Offended" - Fairies, Fairytales and Fantasy

Winter Term 2019/2020: “It is quite a risk to spank a wizard for getting hysterical about his hair.” - Speculative Fiction: inspiration, adaptations, representation + "I feel more myself in boy's clothes. Actually, Dad, I don't think I'm a girl at all." - Queer representation in fantastical TV shows
Winter Term 2019/2020 (Block): Writing in and about Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Cornwall

 

Publications:

2017. “Queerbaiting in the Harry Potter Series and in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” In: Marion Gymnich, Hanne Birk & Denise Burkhard, Eds. “Harry – yer a wizard”: Exploring J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Universe. Baden-Baden: Tectum. 193-204.

 

Conferences:

2017: "Happy Birthday, Harry. Harry Potter Students' Conference", University of Bonn; talk: "Queerbaiting in the Harry Potter Series and in The Cursed Child?"
2019: "Flora and Fauna in Fantastic Worlds", Inklings Society, Bonn; talk: "Of World Turtles and World Elephants – Terry Pratchett’s Ironic World Building"
2019: "Understanding Imaginary Worlds. A Students' Conference on World-Building in Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Beyond" (Co-Organisor); talk: "A very Scottish World-Building - the Nac Mac Feegles in Terry Pratchett's Tiffany novels"
2019: "10. BGECS-Jahrestagung", Bonn Group for Eighteenth-Century Studies; talk: "Outlander: Make Scots and Scottish Gaelic great (again)?"
2019: "Ossian - Der Große Betrug", talk at Deutsch-Irische-Gesellschaft Bonn

 

Research Interests:

Fantasy and Sci-Fi Literature, especially in connection to Postcolonial Studies, Indigenous literatures

Irish, Welsh and Scottish-Gaelic (= Celtic) Literatures, Scottish Modernism / Scots

Renaissance Drama / Contemporary British Theatre / Poetry

Queer and Gender Studies, Feminism

Memory Studies, Creation of Identity

Fairies, Folklore, Myths, Legends

 

Memberships:

Inklings Society

The Folklore Society (FLS)

 

Short CV:

since 10/2018: Research Assistant (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) and Junior Lecturer

2016-2018: Student and then Graduate Assistant (Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft) at Coordination English (Studiengangsmanagement, University of Bonn)

March 2017: Intern at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge

2016-2017: Student Assistant at Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), S14 Germanistik, deutsche Sprache und Lektorenprogramm

2016-2017: Tutor for BA First Year Literary Courses

2011-2018: Student of English Studies, Celtic Studies, German, Philosophy, Bildungswissenschaften (M.A., M.Ed., B.A.) at the University of Bonn

 

 

 

 

 

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