Ph.D. Projects and Habilitations

List of completed dissertations and habilitations 

Abu Shahid Abdullah: Speaking the Unspeakable: Traumatic Experience and Repressed Memory in Magical Realist Novels (Defense in February 2019)

Kerstin-Anja Münderlein: Gothic Parodies: Shifting the Frames of Genre and Reception (Defense in December 2018; magna cum laude)

Barbara Kehler: Written to Dialogise: Ian McEwan's Atonement and Sweet Tooth (Defense in July 2020; magna cum laude)

Johannes Weber: 'Like some damned Juggernaut'. The Proto-filmic Monstrosity of Late Victorian Literary Monsters (Defense in February 2015; summa cum laude)

Benjamin Pohl: The Historia Normannorum and Cultural Memory in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries: Codification, Canonisation, (Re-)Contextualisation" (Defense in April 2013; summa cum laude)

Anna Ricker: 'No name, no business, no Precious, nothing. Only empty.' J.R.R. Tolkien: Ein Autor der literarischen Moderne (Defense in January 2013; cum laude)

Susan Brähler: Transkulturelle Identitäten und europäische Migration in der Tradition des Bildungsromans Großbritanniens, Frankreichs und Spaniens (Defense in March 2011; magna cum laude)

Anne Hrach: Tradition und Moderne in den gesellschaftskritischen Schriften von Stephen Spender und F. R. Leavis 1929 – 1946 (Defense in July 2010; magna cum laude)

Annick Sperlich: Family and Friends. Generation in the Ancestral Romances (Defense in July 2010; summa cum laude)

Anja Müller: Framing Childhood in Eighteenth-Century English Periodicals and Satirical Prints, 1689-1789 (Habilitation; W3 Professorship at the University of Siegen in 2010; Lehrstuhl für Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft)


 

"BaBoDreSie" Colloquium

Once a year, Ph.D. candiates from the University of Bamberg have an opportunity to present and discuss part of their projects and give a talk during the "BaBoDreSie" Colloquium which was established by the partnership among the University of Bamberg, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, the Technische Universität Dresden and the University of Siegen. Listed below are the talks given by Bamberg candidates:

 

2021

Alam, Mahbub. “Islamic Feminism: Giving Voice to the Hijabis.”

Almeida Ferreira Baldoino, Igor: "A New Everyday Hero is Born: The Age of the Underdog."

Li, Kai: "Imagining the Middle Ages: Illustrated Serial Fiction in The Illustrated London News during the Fin de Siècle."

2019

Alam, Mahbub: "Integration and Multiculturalism: Redefining Identity in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane, Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia and Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss."

Almeida Ferreira Baldoino, Igor: "The First Steps towards Becoming a Heroine: Self-awareness, Standpoint and 'Limitations'."

Chowdhury, Touhid: "Un-told Stories: Immigrants Plight in Assimilating to the Host Society."

Kohzadi, Hamedreza: "Deep Ecology, Social Ecology and Ecofeminism in Margaret Atwood’s Ustopian MaddAddam Trilogy."

2018

Almeida Ferreira Baldoino, Igor: "A Woman's Road to Mount Olympus: The Social Construction of the Female Hero."

Strempel, Lina. “Unreliable Faculties: Memory’s Fallibility in the Contemporary Novel.”

2017

Da Lio, Giulia. “Moving towards Europe: the Disappearance of the Oriental Soviet in Caleb Crane’s Necessary Errors and Arthur Phillips Prague.”

Debney, Alexander. “Bellicosity in 20th-Century Literature.”

Almeida Ferreira Baldoino, Igor. “A Woman’s Road to Mount Olympus: The Journey of the Modern Heroine.”

2016

Kohzadi, Hamedreza. "Deep Ecology and Shallow Ecology in Margaret Atwood’s Ustopian MaddAddam Trilogy Along with a Study of Ecophilosophy and Science: A Comparative Analysis."

Seelinger, Henriette: “Making Masculinity on the English Estate: The Historicizing Construction of Masculinity in Film Adaptations of Historical Novels from Jane Austen to Downton Abbey.”

Mardani, Maryam. “Revolution in Tom Stoppard's Trilogy The Coast of Utopia.”

2015

Münderlein, Kerstin-Anja. “”The Genre Paradox.”

Shahid, Abdullah Abu. “Speaking the Unspeakable: Traumatic Experience and Repressed Memory in Magical Realist Novels.”

Kalkowski, Lisa. “Masculinity and Male Identity in Neo-Victorian Narratives.”

Da Lio, Giulia. “Empire Europe? Easternness and Europeaness in Brigid Pasulka’s A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True.”

Mardani, Maryam. “Tom Stoppard's Trilogy The Coast of Utopia.”

2014

Weber, Johannes. “The Proto-filmic Monstrosity of late Victorian Literary Figures.”

Kehler, Barbara. “Intentionally-intertextually Dialogised Subjectivity in Novels by Ian McEwan.”

2013

Münderlein, Kerstin-Anja. “Locating Northanger Abbey.”


Impressions from the BaBoDreSie Colloquium in 2016