Dr. Theresa Heublein

Research Assistant (2014-2018)

Dissertation: "Zwischen Liminalität und Heterotopie: Raum in südstaatlichen Erzähltexten im Kontext von HIV/AIDS"

Research Interests: American Modernism and Literature of the Lost Generation; Literature of the Beat Generation; Literature and Culture of the American South; HIV / AIDS in Literature

Academic career

  • 2021: Submission and successful defense of PhD-thesis
  • 07/2017 – 02/2018: Development of an e-learning course together with Dr. Nicole K. Konopka (American Studies, University Bamberg) for Bavarian universities, with a focus on US-American Literary History, in cooperation with the University Bayreuth (Prof. Dr. Heike Paul) and funded by the Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern (grand total: 44.982€)
  • 10/2014 - 09/2018: Research Assistant and Lecturer for American Studies, Institute of English and American Studies, Bamberg University
  • 08/2014 – 10/2014: Student Assistant for American Studies, Institute of English and American Studies, Bamberg University
  • 07/2014: 1. Staatsexamen Lehramt Englisch/ Geschichte (Degree in Education for the subjects History, English/American Language and Literature), Bamberg University
  • 10/2008 – 07/2014: Studies in English, History and Education, Bamberg University


  • 07/2015 – 09/2015: IPID4all Research grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (research stay in Canada)


  • 04/2014 – 05/2014: Internship at C.C. Buchner publishing house, Bamberg
  • 09/2012 – 10/2012: Internship at Überbetrieblichen Fortbildungszentrum Ostbayern, Weiherhammer

Study Stays Abroad

  • 06/2011 – 12/2011: University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Professional Affiliations

  • DGfA: German Association of American Studies (2014-2018)


SoWi NRW – Qualifikationsphase. Lehrermaterial. Bearbeiter: Johannes Baumann, Brigitte Binke-Orth, Michael Liesk, Nora Lindner, Uwe Maassen, Silvia Ott, Gerhard Orth, Theresa Roth. Bamberg: C.C. Buchner Verlag, 2015.

SoWi NRW – Einführungsphase. Lehrermaterial. Bearbeiter: Brigitte Binke-Orth, Nora Lindner, Uwe Maassen, Gerhard Orth, Theresa Roth. Bamberg: C.C. Buchner Verlag, 2014.

(Co-)Organization of Conferences

  • 11/2015: Conference "Postgraduate Forum of the German Association for American Studies" (with Judith Rauscher, Laura Oehme & Mareike Spychala)

Seminars (Basic Module):

  • Introduction to English and American Literature
  • Introduction to British and American Cultural Studies

Seminars (Advanced Module):

  • HIV and AIDS in American Literature and Culture
  • Outsider Literature: The Beats and their Colleagues

Reading Classes (all modules):

  • "Truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion": A Survey of American Drama
  • Of "Great (Wo)Men" & Waste[d] Land[s] : An Overview of American Modernism (with Dr. Vakrilen Kilyovski, Bulgaria)
  • From Absalom to Zora: A Survey of Southern Literature
  • The American Drama
  • (Fighting) Stigmatization and Discrimination in American Literature

Practice Classes (Supplemental and Specialisation Module):

  • Key Texts in Literary Studies
  • Exam Preparation "North-American Literature" (for Teacher Degrees)