Dorothee Schneider

Dorothee Schneider, M.A.

 Dorothee Schneider


Room: 204

Phone: 0431-880 3423

E-Mail: schneider(at)


Office hours during the summer break 2018: 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018  11-12am

Wednesday, August 29, 2018  11-12am

Wednesday, September 12, 2018  11-12am

and by appointment via e-mail



Discourses of dis/ability in American fiction (working title)


Curriculum vitae


Since 2016     Research Associate at the chair of North American Studies,
                          Prof. Dr. J. Zimmermann, Kiel University
                          PhD-candidate in American Literary Studies
                          Coordinator at the Center for North American Studies
2016                 Master of Arts in English and American Literatures, Cultures and Media,
                          Kiel University
                          Master thesis: 'When the dead come knocking': Post-9/11-conepts of
                          'home' and 'homeland' in AMC's The Walking Dead
2014                 Scottish Universities International Summer School,
                          Course in Scottish Literature, recipient of the SUISS scholarship
2014                 Holsteiner Studienpreis
2013-2015      Research Assistant at the chair of British and American Cultural Studies,
                          Prof. Dr. C. Huck
2013-2014      Project Assistant to Prof. Dr. C. Huck, curator of the special program
                          "Sports" at the International Short Film Festival Hamburg, 2014
2012                 Research Assistant at the chair of English Literature
                           from Shakespeare to the Present, Prof. Dr. A. Horatschek
2012 (ST)        Tutor for BA-students, lecture course "Introduction to Literary Studies"
                          (Dr. A. Schwarck)
2011 (WT)       Tutor for BA-students, lecture course "Introduction to Cultural Studies"
                          (Prof. Dr. C. Huck)
2009-2012      Bachelor of Arts in English/American Studies and Scandinavian Studies,
                          Kiel University

Research interests

  • Dis/ability Studies
  • American Literature from the 19th to the 21st century
  • African American Literature
  • Trauma narratives
  • Chronic Illness in literature
  • Home and home spaces
  • Horror, especially the zombie in contemporary culture


Conference papers/Guest lectures

"'I track my cycle religiously': Representations of fertility tracking and childlessness in contemporary graphic memoirs". Conference Laboring Bodies and the Quantified Self. Mannheim University, October 5,2018.

"'This dead stump I stand on now': Reading Moby Dick through a disability lens". Public Lecture series: Disability from the Inside Out: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Behinderung. Dresden University, April 24, 2018.

"'No Sanctuary': Post-9/11 Home Spaces in AMC's The Walking Dead". Mobilizing Home(s): New Approaches to the Study of Home in Contemporary Culture. AIAS. Aarhus Institute for Advanced Studies. Sept. 14-15, 2017, Aarhus University.


„Kunterbunte Postapokalypse. GUNG HO Band 1/Schwarze Schafe“.Closure: Kieler E-Journal für Comicforschung. 2.5 (2016).

“‘Oh, but Grandmére, […] I wan’ fo’ to play’: Passing and identity construction in Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s 'The Stones of the Village'”. Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht (LWU), XLVII, 3 (2014), pp. 243-258.



ST 2018    History, Memory, Identity: African American Literature from the Harlem Renaissance to the Present, Tues. 12-14h

WT 2017   Concepts and Methodologies: Introduction to Literary Studies, Weds. 8-10h

ST 2017    Discourses of Dis/ability in American Fiction, Tues. 14-16h

WT 2016   Concepts and Methodologies: Introduction to Literary Studies, Weds. 16-18h