Dorothee Schneider

Dorothee Schneider, M.A.

 Dorothee Schneider


Room: 204

Phone: 0431-880 3423

E-Mail: schneider(at)


Office hours during the winter break 2019

Wed. March 6, 2019   11-12h

Unfortunately, my office hour on Wed. March 20, 2019 11-12h has to be cancelled. Please e-mail me for an individual appointment.



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
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
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
  • Trauma narratives
  • Chronic Illness in literature & Graphic medicine
  • Home and home spaces
  • Horror, especially the zombie in contemporary culture
  • African American Literature


Conference papers/Guest lectures/Discussions

"'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.


"The 'Affected Scholar': Reading Raina Telgemeier's Ghosts as a Disability Scholar and Cystic Fibrosis Patient." Closure: Kieler E-Journal für Comicforschung. 5 (2018).

„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.


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