Dorothee Marx, M.A.

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Research Associate and Lecturer at the Chair of North American Studies

Coordinator at the Center for North American Studies

Diversity and Equality counselor

Room: 204

Phone: 0431-880 3423

E-Mail: marx(at)anglistik.uni-kiel.de

Office hours: Please contact me via email for a meeting on Zoom

PhD-Project

Bodies Irregular. Temporalities of Dis/ability in Contemporary North American Literature

 
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
 

Since 2021       Co-Speaker of the Diversity Roundtable of the
                          German Association of American Studies

2020                  The Sabin Award for Comics Scholarship of the International
                          Graphic Novels and Comics Conference 2020 for best paper by a
                          doctoral candidate. A video of the presentation can be found here.

Since 2020       Editor at Closure. Kieler e-Journal für Comicforschung

2019                  Martin Schüwer Publication Award for Excellence in Comic Studies

2019                  Participant in the 7th disABILITY MUNDUS doctoral school,
                          "(Self)Representations of disABILITY", University of
                          Cologne                        

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                  Bachelor of Arts in English/American Studies and Scandinavian Studies,
                          Kiel University
 

Research interests

  • Disability Studies
  • American Literature from the 19th to the 21st century
  • African American Literature
  • Trauma narratives
  • Temporalities
  • Chronic Illness
  • Comics and Graphic medicine
  • Horror, especially the zombie, in contemporary culture

 

Conference papers/Guest lectures

Guest lecture. "Gothic Hauntings: Post-9/11 Home Spaces and the Dis/comfort of American History in The Walking Dead." Seminar Zombies: Histories and Theories of the Living Dead (Dr. Marlon Lieber), Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, July 7, 2021.

"Disability Disclosure and the Problem of 'Activist' Research in (German) Academia." (In)Visibilities in Academia and Higher Education: Exploring Links between (In)Visibility and Social Inequality." Workshop at the Leibniz Center for Science and Society, University of Hannover, June 24, 2021.

Invited presentation. "Drawing Mis/Information. Disabled Futures in Lauren Weinstein's Webcomic Carriers." Comic Kolloquium Nord. Virtual lecture at Kiel University, Jan 14, 2021.

"Peter Dunlap-Shohl: My Degeneration." Short presentation at the Virtual Comics Exchange of the AG Comicforschung "Diversität in und mit Comics." Dec 4, 2020.

"Onlinelehre langfristig neu denken: Eine Intervention aus den Disability Studies." Wir gestalten Wissenschaft: Offen, Inklusiv, Vielfältig. Digital Conference at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, November 24, 2020. 

"Who dares to stay in the room? Trigger warnings, traumatic sites and a space for disability in academia." The GAAS in 2030: Imagining Future Practices of Critical Diversity in American Studies. Virtual Workshop at Humboldt University Berlin, October 12, 2020.

"'Don't worry, it's just the baby blues': Representations of new motherhood in contemporary graphic memoirs." The 11th International Graphic Novels and Comics Conference: The Resonance of Comics. Social Impact and Possible Futures. Virtual Conference at the University of London, July 2, 2020. This presentation was awarded the 2020 Sabin Award for Comics Scholarship.

"'Mom is a little emotional today': Representing postpartum time in Teresa Wong's Dear Scarlet and Lucy Knisley's Kid Gloves." CorpoRealites. Perceptions of 'Extraordinary Time in Literature and Comics. Freie Universität Berlin. Virtual Workshop, June 26, 2020.

Invited presentation. "Approaching Ghosts - Creating Affected Scholarship." 14th annual conference of the German Society for Comic Studies (ComFor). Special keynote of the recipient of the Martin Schüwer Publication Award for Excellence in Comic Studies. Schwarzenbach a.d. Saale, November 9, 2019.

"'Inspiring True Stories': Cripping up and the multilevel framing of disability in Breathe (2017) and Stronger (2017)." 8th Annual Conference of ALTER - European Society for Disability Research: Histories, Practices and Policies of Disability. International, Comparative and Transdisciplinary Perspectives. University of Cologne, September 5, 2019.

"'The only disability in life is a bad attitude': Inspiration porn, positive thinking and dis/ability on social media." German Association for American Studies Annual Meeting 2019: US American Culture as Popular Culture. Hamburg University, June 15, 2019.

"'But I'm not even in a wheelchair': Dis/ability and Im/mobility in Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life." Austrian Association for American Studies Annual Meeting 2018: American Immobilities, University of Vienna, November 17, 2018.

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

Guest Lecture. "'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. Aarhus University, September 15, 2017.

Organized panels

with Juliane Blank and Véronique Sina. "REMEDIATE! Mediale Experimente und Grenzüberschreitungen im Comic."  Virtuelle Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft: Experimentieren. Ruhr-Universität Bochum, September 30, 2020.

with Noa Winter and Gesine Wegner. "Cripping up: Staging the Disabled Body." 8th Annual Conference of ALTER – European Society for Disability Research. University of Cologne, September 5, 2019.

Open Space: "Unsichtbar behindert - chronisch krank: Ein Fall für die Disability Studies?!" Disability Studies Konferenz, Humboldt University & Alice Salomon-University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, October 20, 2018.

Publications

"'I track my cycle religiously': Representations of fertility tracking and childlessness in contemporary graphic memoirs." In: Reichardt, Ulfried & Regina Schober (eds.). Laboring Bodies and the Quantified Self. Bielefeld: transcript, 2020.

"Gothic Hauntings: Post-9/11 Home Spaces and the Dis/comfort of American History in The Walking Dead." In: Butter, Stella & Dorothee Birke (eds.). Comfort in Contemporary Culture. The Challenges of a Concept. Bielefeld: transcript, 2020.

"Online Teaching as Prosthesis? Covid19, Ableism and the Academy." Remote Instruction, 15.06.2020.

 

[Schneider, Dorothee]. "Markotic, Nicole. Disability in Film and Literature. Jefferson, NC: McFarland 2016" [Review]. Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht (LWU), XLIX, 4 2016 [2019], 309-310 [published 2019].

 

[Schneider, Dorothee]. "The 'Affected Scholar': Reading Raina Telgemeier's Ghosts as a Disability Scholar and Cystic Fibrosis Patient." Closure: Kieler E-Journal für Comicforschung 5 (2018). (This article was awarded the first Martin Schüwer Publication Award for Excellence in Comics Studies 2019).

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

[Schneider, Dorothee]. “‘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 [2016] , 243-258.

Interviews

"Wer ist Hannah? Arbeitsbedingungen in der Wissenschaft." By Nicole Opitz in taz, June 16, 2021.

"Kubshow #56: Comic-Kritik von 'Affected Scholar Dorothee Marx (mit Lydia und Sarah)." By Jakob Wierzba on Radio Blau (2019).

Courses

ST 2021 Unnatural Selections. Eugenics and the American Literary Imagination (BA)

WT 2020 Vampires, Comics, Dystopia: Transformations of the Slave Narrative (MA)

ST 2020 Crip Time: Disability and Trauma in Contemporary American Literature (MA)

WT 2019 Concepts and Methodologies. Introduction to Reading Literary Texts (BA)

WT 2018 Concepts and Methodologies. Introduction to Reading Literary Texts (BA,2x)

ST 2018  History, Memory, Identity: African American Literature from the Harlem Renaissance to the Present (BA)

WT 2017 Concepts and Methodologies. Introduction to Reading Literary Texts (BA)

ST 2017  Discourses of Dis/ability in American Fiction (BA)

WT 2016 Concepts and Methodologies. Introduction to Reading Literary Texts (BA)

Memberships

German Association for American Studies

Diversity Roundtable of the German Association for American Studies

Honorary member of  Gesellschaft für Comicforschung: ComFor

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft

AG Comicforschung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft

AG Medienwissenschaft und Dis/Ability Studies der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft

Comic Studies Society

Society for Disability Studies