Dorothee Marx

Dorothee Marx (née Schneider), 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 during the winter term 2019/20
Tuesday 11-12h

 

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
 

2019                 Winner of the 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

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

 

Conference papers/Guest lectures/Discussions

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

Open Space (Discussion group): "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.

"'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. Aarhus University, September 15, 2017.

 

Publications

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

 

"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 Prize for Excellence in Comics Studies 2019)

„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), 243-258.

 

Courses

WT 2019  Concepts and Methodologies: Introduction to Literary Studies, Mon 14-16h

WT 2018  Concepts and Methodologies: Introduction to Literary Studies, Mon. 10-12 & 14-16h

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