Dissertations

Completed/published

Short Title People Involved Related Fields
"Moments of Rupture: Narratological Readings of Contemporary German Literature" (2016) Olivia Albiero
Adviser: Brigitte Prutti
20th Century, 21st Century, German, Literature
"Amazons Abound! German Phantasies of the Amazonian Other" (2016) Seth Berk
Adviser: Richard Gray
Culture, German, Literature
"Stages of Inversion: Die verkehrte Welt in Nineteenth-Century German Literature" (2015) Japhet Johnstone
Adviser: Richard Block
19th Century, Culture, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, German, Literature, Queer Studies
“Wundgelesenes: The Signature of the Wound in Kafka and Celan” (2014) Timothy Coombs
Adviser: Richard Gray
German, Literature
“Veränderte Umwelt: Neue Leseweisen im Anthropozän” (“Altered Environments: New Readings in in the Anthropocene”). (2014) Sabine Noellgen
Adviser: Sabine Wilke
Film/Cinema, German, Literature
"Accommodating the Nation: Hospitality and State-Belonging in Nineteenth-Century German Literature” (2014) Nathan Magnusson
Adviser: Richard Gray
19th Century, German, Literature
“Remodeling the Frauenzimmer: Women and Spatiality in German Literature (1771-1820)” (2014) Lena Heilmann
Adviser: Richard Block
18th Century, 19th Century, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, German, Literature
"Messengers of Ill Tidings: Situating the Speech of Refugees in the Works of Jakob Wassermann, Franz Kafka, Emine Özdamar and Herta Müller" (2012) Elisabeth Cnobloch
Adviser: Richard Block
20th Century, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, Global and Transnational Studies, Jewish Studies
“Annexation Effects: Cultural Appropriation and the Politics of Place in Czech-German Films, 1930-1945” (Completed/published) Kevin Johnson
Adviser: Eric Ames
20th Century, Film/Cinema
"Pure Violence on the Stage of Exception: Representations of Revolutions in Georg Büchner, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Heiner Müller, and Elfriede Jelinek" (Completed/published) Jan Hengge
Adviser: Richard Block
German, Literature

In progress

Short Title People Involved Related Fields
BlackWhite – Experiences and Writing Practices in Contemporary Afro-German Literature (In progress) Kristina Pilz
Adviser: Brigitte Prutti
20th Century, 21st Century, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, Poetry and Poetics, Postcolonial, Race and Ethnicity
Documents, Genealogies, Memories: Literary Models of Historiography in 19th Century German Historical Fiction (In progress) Eric Scheufler
Adviser: Brigitte Prutti
19th Century, Austrian, Comparative Literature, German, Historiography, Literature, Novel/Prose Fiction, Swiss
"The Essay in the 20th and 21st Century" (In progress) Verena Kick
Adviser: Sabine Wilke
21st Century, Digital Humanities, Film/Cinema, Literature and Other Arts, Media Studies, Visual Culture
"Visual Arts and the Berlin School of Filmmaking" (In progress) Jasmin Krakenberg
Adviser: Eric Ames
21st Century, Art History, Film/Cinema, Visual Culture
"Puppet Modernism: Avant-Garde and Propaganda Puppetry in the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich" (In progress) Rachel Herschman
Adviser: Eric Ames
Culture, Film/Cinema, Jewish Studies, Modernism, Popular Culture, Visual Culture
"Writing the Enclave: Topographies of Difference in Contemporary German-language Prose" (In progress) Gloria Man
Adviser: Brigitte Prutti
German, Literature
"Novel Developments: Aspects of the German Bildungsroman as Core Components of Minority Literature" (In progress) Bryan Aja
Adviser: Richard Gray
German, Literature, Novel/Prose Fiction