Ph.D.-students from the EUF Department of English and American Studies and invited guests present their dissertation projects at the Ph.D.-workshop

Current Research in English and American Studies

hosted by the Department of English and American Studies,

in collaboration with DokNet

Please join us for the presentations and lively discussion.

July 1, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
EB 162





Birgit Däwes

Elahe Haschemi Yekani


Panel I

Daria Gaiduk (Europa-Universität Flensburg)

Outsideness, Defamiliarisation, Alienation: The Motif of Estrangement in Selected Short Stories of the 1980s and 1990s

Cedric Essi (Universität Bremen)

Interracial Family Memoirs: Claiming Genealogies across the Color Line


Coffee Break



Panel II

Sabrina Hüttner (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg)

Politics of Dissent: The Theater of Christopher Shinn, Tony Kushner, and Naomi Wallace

Jaix Chaix (Europa-Universität Flensburg)

Deliberate (Non-)Sense: ‘Supernatural’ Parody in James Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, and Mark Twain's Christian Science


Lunch Break



Panel III

Regina Spöttl (Europa-Universität Flensburg)

Representations of Voodoo, Witchcraft, and Magic in Contemporary Detective Stories from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Southern United States

Kristina Baudemann (Europa-Universität Flensburg)

Indigenous Futures: Dimensions of Time in North American Indigenous Arts and Literatures


Concluding Remarks

Sibylle Machat

Nicole Poppenhagen