Education Project Management

As project manager at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany, I am responsible for coordinating some of the university's learning and teaching development activities. This includes the development of curricula, improving the flexibility in study programmes, providing better online orientation resources and implementing a quality management cycle.

Literary Research Interests My main area of interest is 20th and 21st century narrative literature but I work with other genres and historical periods as well. I am interested in a range of questions that aim at the literary text itself as well as beyond the text: How is a text structured? What is the imagery employed? What is the relationship between surface text and subtextual meaning? How has the socio-historic production context informed the text? What is the relation between the fictional and the extraliterary world? In my attempts to answer these questions, I look at literature from a variety of theoretical and methodological angles, including (post)structuralist, feminist, and postcolonial perspectives. Since I believe the literary text to be both a work of art as well as a product and producer of discursive formations, my research is characterised by an interdisciplinary approach: while I see myself to be firmly rooted in literary studies, I draw from the theoretical and methodological repertoire of other disciplines as well, such as history, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Literary Research Topics Narrative, the novel, 20th and 21st century literature, postmodernism, identity, taboo and transgression, theatre and censorship, literature and science, light and darkness in literature, interdisciplinary gender studies, intersectionality.
Current Literary Research Projects Intersectional perspectives on literature.
Work, gender, and inequality in contemporary British literature.
Night and artificial illumination in Anglophone literature.
The relation of literature and science in Anglophone literature.
The representation of agriculture in speculative literature.