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Heike Bartel

Associate Professor in German Studies, Faculty of Arts

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Teaching Summary

* I enjoy teaching in areas where I am currently research active such as my final year module on myth and myth reception in German literature. Working with students while I am in the middle of… read more

Research Summary

* Myth and Myth Reception from 18th to 21st century with particular focus on the myth of Medea.

* Contemporary German-speaking Women's Writing and Aspects of Gender Studies

* Food, Eating and Eating Disorders in Contemporary Literature and Culture

* Aspects of Comparative Literature Studies: Translation and Comparative Literature Studies with particular focus on the reception on Ancient Greek texts; Comparative Study of Contemporary (Love-)Poetry

* I enjoy teaching in areas where I am currently research active such as my final year module on myth and myth reception in German literature. Working with students while I am in the middle of researching a closely related topic always gives me impetus and I often take the opportunity to discuss new findings with students, they are excellent critics.

* I am very interested in 'traditional' and new media and enjoy teaching the second year module 'Media in Germany: 1933-1991'. Students often come back from their year abroad with ideas for an independent dissertation on the topic having visited archives, libraries or newspaper museums in Germany or simply having been exposed to different forms of German media. It is great to see the continuation of the module in such a way and I am usually available to supervise such dissertations.

Past Research

Friedrich Hoelderlin; Paul Celan; Anne Duden

German poetry (18c and contemporary); poetry in times of crisis; poetry 'after Auschwitz'

German speaking women's writing

Future Research

* Food and Eating in contemporary German literature

* Myth and Myth Reception from 18th to 21st century with particular focus on the myth of Medea.

* 'Black Studies' and 'Critical Whiteness Studies'

* Reception of Classical Antiquity in Contemporary Cultures & Societies: Project: Olympic (Inter)Disciplines

* Women's Writing and Gender Studies

* Comparative Literature Studies

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