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Sarah Fißmer, M.A.

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PhD Project:

The Importance of Reconciliation for Current British Remembrance of the First World War (working title as of Dec. 2018)

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Uwe Baumann

 

 

Teaching:

Summer term 2021: “"Have you forgotten yet?" – How to Remember the Great War: Displays in British Literature and Culture” (Issues Course)

Summer term 2021: “From Page to Stage: Digital ‘Field Trip’ to Stratford” (MA Forschungsmodul)

Summer term 2021: “Shakespeare’s Plays from Page to Stage” (MA Foschungsmodul)

Summer term 2020: “’They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old’ – Representations of the Great War in British Literature and Culture” (Issues Course)

Summer term 2020: “Stratford from Page to Stage – Field Trip” (MA Forschungsmodul)

Summer term 2020: “Stratford from Page to Stage – Seminar” (MA Forschungsmodul)

Summer term 2019: “Remembering the Great War: Literary and Cultural Representations in Discourse” (Issues Course)

Summer term 2019: “Stratford from Page to Stage – Field Trip” (MA Forschungsmodul)

Summer term 2019: “Stratford from Page to Stage – Seminar” (MA Forschungsmodul)

Summer term 2018: “Stratford from Page to Stage – Field Trip” (MA Forschungsmodul)

Summer term 2018: “Stratford from Page to Stage – Seminar” (MA Forschungsmodul)

Winter term 2013/2014: Epochen der Weltliteratur (Tutorial)

 

 

Publications:

2020. “The Great War and the Western Front: Lieux de Mémoire as Symbols for Reconciliation”. eSharp 28: 46-67.

2015. “Elizabeth Bennet: A Heroine Past and/or Present?”. In: Hanne Birk / Marion Gymnich (Eds.), Pride and Prejudice 2.0. Interpretations, Adaptations and Transformations of Jane Austen's Classic, Göttingen: V&R Unipress / Bonn University Press (with Hanne Birk, Marion Gymnich, Sarah Cordes, Corinna Jörres, Christina Lehnen and Manuela Zehnter)


 

Conferences:

2021: “Reconciliation on the Western Front in the 21st Century – How Great War Lieux de Mémoire Can Help Foster Transnational Understanding and Perspectives”. Paper presentation at the BATW 2021 virtual conference Britain and the World, June 2021

2021: “’The Summer’s Tale’ – Merging Past, Present, and Future in Ali Smith’s Summer in Times of a Pandemic”. Joint paper presentation (with Marthe-Siobhán Hecke) at the New York City New School for Social Research 2021 virtual conference Suspended Present: Downloading the Past and Gaming the Future in a Time of Pandemic, April 2021

2021: “‘Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind’: Queering the Gothic Space in Shakespeare‘s A Midsummer Night‘s Dream on Stage”. Joint paper presentation (with Marthe-Siobán Hecke) at the OGOM Online Conference 2021 ‘Ill met by moonlight’: Gothic Encounters with Enchantment and the Faerie Realm in Literature and Culture at the University of Hertfordshire, April 2021

2019: “Reconciliation and the Western Front – Sites of Remembrance in France and Belgium 2018 and Beyond”. Paper presentation at the annual ISFWWS (International Society for First World War Studies) conference Legacies in Leeds, UK, September 2019

2018: “Culture of Remembrance – The Concept”. Paper presentation and workshop participation (“
Remembrance, Indifference: Remembering WW1 a 100 Years from now”) at the BPB History Festival War or Peace. Crossroads of History 1918/2018 in Berlin, October 2018

2017: “The Britons and Their Great War Myth: Contesting a Popular Way of Remembrance”. Paper presentation at the International Science Conference Remembrance of the First World War in Interwar Europe: In Search for New Analytical Categories at the Thomas Mann Cultural Centre in Nida, Lithuania, September 2017

 

 

Memberships:

Britain and the World

Deutschen Anglistenverband

 

 

Research Interests:

British Remembrance of the First World War, Cultural Memory on the Western Front, German vs. British Perspectives

Great War Literature and Poetry

Memory Studies, Questions of Remembrance & Identity Formation

Renaissance Drama/Shakespeare/Contemporary Drama

Children and Young Adult Literature

 

 

Short CV:

Since 04/2018: Junior Lecturer and Doctoral Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin)

2017-2018: Programme Coordinator at the Academy for International Education

2016-2018: Graduate Assistant at the Institute for English, American and Celtic Studies

2013-2014: Tutor for BA Module on World Literature

2013-2016: Student Assistant at the Institute for English, American and Celtic Studies

2012-2017: Student and Graduate Assistant at the Academy for International Education

2011-2016: Student of English Literary and Cultural Studies (M.A.) at the University of Bonn

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