Aktuelles Forschungsprojekt

Promotionsschrift: "Poetic Place-Making: Nature and Mobility in Contemporary American Poetry"

Verfasst im Rahmen des DFG-Projekts "The Environmental Imagination of Mobility: Umwelt und Migration in der Amerikanischen Gegenwartslyrik," geleitet von Prof. Dr. Christine Gerhardt, Universität Bamberg


  • 20th- and 21st-Century American Poetry
  • Multiethnic American Poetry, Ecopoetry
  • Ecocriticism, Technocriticism
  • Theories of Place, Theories of Mobility
  • Gender and Queer Studies, Feminist Criticism


Vorträge (Auswahl)

  • 2018/11: "'In a Mirror Darkly': Bordercrossing and Imperial Feminism in Star Trek: Discovery." 2018 AAAS Konferenz "American Im/Mobilities," Universität Wien (Österreich)
  • 2018/09: "Groundwork, Fieldwork, Topopoetics: Reading Lorna Goodison's 'The Garden of St. Michael in the Seven-Hilled City of Bamberg.'" EASCLE Konferenz 2018, Universität Würzburg (Deutschland)
  • 2018/01: "'Entfernung gilt nichts': Walt Whitmans Dichtung und poetisches Erbe." Vortragsreihe "Amerika," Studium Generale, VHS Coburg (Deutschland).
  • 2017/06: "Mobility and/as Recovery in the Materialist Ecofeminist Poetry of Sharon Doubiago." ASLE Konferenz 2017, Wayne State University, Detroit (USA)
  • 2017/03: “Teaching Intersectional Feminism in Transatlantic Contexts: Developing a Comparative Seminar on Issues of Gender and Race in German and American Feminism.” Second Biennial EAAS Women’s Network Symposium 'Transnational Feminism and/in American Studies,' University of Lausanne (Schweiz)
  • 2016/11: “Conflicted Territorialities and Archipelagic Environments in the Poetry of Craig Santos Perez.” Internationale Konferenz 'The Environment and Human Migration: Rethinking the Politics of Poetry,' Universität Bamberg (Deutschland)
  • 2016/06: "Paying the Price for an Impossible Love: Etel Adnan's Defiant Ecopoetics of Hope." Ecopoetics Konferenz 'Dwellings of Enchantment: Writing and Reenchanting the Earth,' Université de Perpignan, Perpignan (Frankreich)
  • 2016/06: "Bodily Perspectives without Lyric Subjects: Materiality and Mobility in the Poetry of Juliana Spahr." BAA Summer Academy 'Material Culture,' Florida International University, Miami (USA)
  • 2016/02: "Of Spaceships and Ocean Planets: The Ethics of Mobility in Joan Slonczewski’s Pragmatic Utopias." Konferenz Maritime Mobilities: Critical Perspectives from the Humanities, Universität Wien, Wien (Österreich)
  • 2015/10: "From Identity Politics to a 'Postmodern Poetics of Witness' in American Poetry of Migration," Konferenz 'Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre,' Universität Augsburg (Deutschland)
  • 2014/06: "Dwelling in Diaspora? The Environmental Politics of Displacement in Arthur Sze's The Gingko Light," Jahrestagung der DGfA 2014, Universität Würzburg (Deutschland)
  • 2014/03: "Beyond Nature Poetry: Arthur Sze's Intimate Translocal Geographies," ACLA Konferenz 2014, New York University (USA)
  • 2013/06: "From Ecocriticism to Geocriticism and Back - Place and Displacement in Contemporary Transnational American Poetry," ASLE Konferenz 2013, University of Kansas (USA)
  • 2013/04: “Nature as a Reluctant Muse – Place and Displacement in two Poems by Derek Walcott and Agha Shahid Ali,” ACLA Conference 2013, University of Toronto (Kanada)
  • 2012/11: (Posterpräsentation) "Planetary Perspectives: Technology and the Natural World in Ed Roberson's poem 'Topoi'," Konferenz 'Risks - Effect & Affect: Technology and Narratives of the 21st century,' Universität Bayreuth (Deutschland)