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Marthe-Siobhán Hecke, M.A., M.Ed.


Email: mshecke [@]

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

Phone: +49 (0)228 73-7638


Office Hours (SummerTerm):

tba (and by appointment) - starting in April 2019

Office Hours during the term break:

06.02., 13:00-16:00; 13.02., 14:00-16:00; 28.02., 10:00-12:00; 05.03., 11:00-13:00; 13.03., 10:00-14:00, and by appointment


Call for Papers:

World-Building Conference



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



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.



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"


Research Interests:

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

Renaissance Drama / Contemporary British Theatre / Poetry

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

Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Gothic/Romantic Literature

Queer and Gender Studies



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