Research

Research Interests

- British Romanticism

- Mary Shelley and her circle

- literary space

- depictions of work in contemporary literature

Publications

"Displacing Conflict: Work, the Self and the City in Monica Ali’s In the Kitchen." The Literary London Journal 16, 1 (2020): 56-69. Web.

Exploring the Spatiality of the City across Cultural Texts: Narrating Spaces, Reading Urbanity. Ed. Martin Kindermann and Rebekka Rohleder. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.

"Introduction: Exploring the Spatiality of the City Across Cultural Texts." Exploring the Spatiality of the City across Cultural Texts: Narrating Spaces, Reading Urbanity. Ed. Martin Kindermann and Rebekka Rohleder. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. 1-22 [with Martin Kindermann].

"Finding Causes for Events: The City as Normative Narrative." Exploring the Spatiality of the City across Cultural Texts: Narrating Spaces, Reading Urbanity. Ed. Martin Kindermann and Rebekka Rohleder. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. 283-299.

"A Different Earth": Literary Space in Mary Shelley’s Novels. Heidelberg: Winter, 2019.

"Nachwort: Mary Shelley in Italien". Mary Shelley. Streifzüge durch Deutschland und Italien in den Jahren 1840, 1842 und 1843. Transl. Nadine Erler. Vol. 2. Wiesbaden: Corso, 2018. 241-251.

"Nachwort: Ein Fenster ins neunzehnte Jahrhundert". Mary Shelley. Streifzüge durch Deutschland und Italien in den Jahren 1840, 1842 und 1843. Transl. Nadine Erler. Vol. 1. Wiesbaden: Corso, 2017. 241-251.

"‘Quite of recent origin’: Literatur und/ als Raumpraxis um 1800". Innovation – Konvention: Transdisziplinäre Beiträge zu einem kulturellen Spannungsfeld. Ed. by Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich, Stefanie Kadenbach and Martin Kindermann. Bielefeld: transcript, 2013. 23-46.

Post-Coca-Colanization: Zurück zur Vielfalt? Ed. by Sophia Komor and Rebekka Rohleder. Frankfurt am Main: Lang, 2009.

"Einleitung". Post-Coca-Colanization: Zurück zur Vielfalt? Ed. by Sophia Komor and Rebekka Rohleder. Frankfurt am Main: Lang, 2009. 9-25 [with Sophia Komor].

 "Der Wal und das Millennium: Dogside Story, Whale Rider und die Globalisierung". Post-Coca-Colanization: Zurück zur Vielfalt? Ed. by Sophia Komor and Rebekka Rohleder. Frankfurt am Main: Lang, 2009. 131-149.

Conference and Workshop Organisation

"Narrating Spaces – Reading Urbanity". Conference at the University of Hamburg, September 6-8, 2012. Organisers: Martin Kindermann and Rebekka Rohleder

"Post-Coca-Colanization – Zurück zur Vielfalt?". Series of Lectures, University of Hamburg, summer term 2008. Organisers: Sophia Komor and Rebekka Rohleder

Conference Papers, Presentations, Lectures

"Work, the Self and the City: London as a Place of Unresolved Conflicts in Monica Ali’s In the Kitchen". Conference paper. Literary London Society Annual Conference 2018: Conflict and Resolution. University of London. 26.06.2018.

"Imagining the Future of Work." Conference paper. Im∞possibility: On the Production, Distribution and Articulation of the Possible and Impossible. Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, 01.01.2016.

(with Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich) "‘Hideous progeny’ : Mary Shelley: Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus (1818; 1831) und seine filmischen Adaptionen." Paper in the series of lectures Phantastische Literatur vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart. Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel. 18.11.2014.

"‘The revolutions that had been’: Narrating Urban Discontinuity in Mary Shelley’s Valperga." Paper in the series of lectures Conflict Resolution and the Poetics of (Dis-)Continuity. University of Hamburg. 16.10.2014.

"Labyrinth, Prison, Theatre: Narratives of London in Mary Shelley’s Lodore." Conference paper. Narrating Spaces – Reading Urbanity. University of Hamburg. 07.09.2012.

"‘Sufficiently changed’: Envisioning London in Mary Shelley’s The Last Man." Conference paper. Literary London 2011: Representations of London in Literature. University of London. 21.07.2011.

"‘This is the Sibyl’s cave’: Prophezeiung und Fiktion in Mary Shelley’s The Last Man." Paper in the series of lectures Aufbruch in fremde Welten. University of Hamburg. 03.05.2011.

"Unerzählte Bilder, ungemalte Geschichten und unsichtbare Porträtierte: Wort und Bild in Mary Shelleys Erzählungen für das Keepsake." Paper in the series of lectures Kultur – Subjektivität – Authentizität: Entgrenzungen: Von Intertextualität bis Transmedialität. University of Hamburg. 24.11.2010.

"‘A world divided from the world’: Performing Space in Ben Jonson’s Masques." Conference paper. 21st International Conference der Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, "Ports, and piers and roads": Self and World in Early Modern Culture. Universidade do Porto. 22.04.2010.

"‘Without shocking any one’? Shelley-Editionen zwischen Politik und Ästhetik." Paper in the series of lectures Politik und Ästhetik – A Marriage of Inconvenience. University of Hamburg. 08.04.2010.

"‘A different earth’: Geographie und Innovation um 1800." Paper in the series of lectures "Alles bleibt anders!" Zum Spannungsfeld von Innovation und Konvention in Literatur, Kultur und Medien. University of  Hamburg. 08.07.2009.

"Gehen und Schreiben über das Gehen als Raumpraktiken: Wordsworth, Blake, Austen." Paper at the colloquium Raum und Literatur. University of Hamburg. 24.01.2009.

"‘Holding their papers, they look at the words – Ao-te-a-roa.’ Literarische Selbstpositionierungen von Māori in der globalisierten Welt." Paper in the series of lectures Post-Coca-Colanization: Zurück zur Vielfalt? University of Hamburg. 08.05.2008.