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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

Recent Publications

  • BARTEL, HEIKE, 2016. Views Through the Car: Driving and Seeing in Modern and Contemporary German-language Literature. In: KUNZELMANN, HEIDE and SIMON, ANNE, eds., THE WINDOW: Motif and Topos in Austrian, German and Swiss Art and Literature XV. Iudicium. 153-180
  • BARTEL, HEIKE, 2014. Colonial Myths – Classical Texts in (Post-)Colonial Perspectives: The Example of the Medea Myth in German Literature. In: DUNKER, AXEL and GOETTSCHE, DIRK, eds., (Post-)Colonialism across Europe: Transcultural History and National Memory Aisthesis. 181-201
  • BARTEL, H., 2013. Porn or porNo? Appoaches to pornography in texts by Elfriede Jelinek and Charlotte Roche. In: CHEESMAN, T., ed., German text crimes: writers accused, from the 1950s to the 2000s Rodopi. 99-124
  • BARTEL, H., 2013. The Black Medeas of Paul Heyse and Hans Henny Jahnn in the context of German colonialism and Weimar racial policies. In: SIMON, A. and FLEMING, K., eds., The reception of classical antiquity in German literature Iudicium. 125-153

* 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

  • BARTEL, HEIKE, 2016. Views Through the Car: Driving and Seeing in Modern and Contemporary German-language Literature. In: KUNZELMANN, HEIDE and SIMON, ANNE, eds., THE WINDOW: Motif and Topos in Austrian, German and Swiss Art and Literature XV. Iudicium. 153-180
  • BARTEL, HEIKE, 2014. Colonial Myths – Classical Texts in (Post-)Colonial Perspectives: The Example of the Medea Myth in German Literature. In: DUNKER, AXEL and GOETTSCHE, DIRK, eds., (Post-)Colonialism across Europe: Transcultural History and National Memory Aisthesis. 181-201
  • BARTEL, H., 2013. Porn or porNo? Appoaches to pornography in texts by Elfriede Jelinek and Charlotte Roche. In: CHEESMAN, T., ed., German text crimes: writers accused, from the 1950s to the 2000s Rodopi. 99-124
  • BARTEL, H., 2013. The Black Medeas of Paul Heyse and Hans Henny Jahnn in the context of German colonialism and Weimar racial policies. In: SIMON, A. and FLEMING, K., eds., The reception of classical antiquity in German literature Iudicium. 125-153
  • BARTEL, H., 2011. A Medea called Wally: race, madness and fashion in Paul Heyse’s novella 'Medea' German Life and Letters. 64(1), 56-70
  • BARTEL, H., 2011. Karen Duve, Taxi (2008): of alpha-males, apes, Altenberg and driving in the city. In: MARVEN, L. and TABERNER, S., eds., Emerging German-language novelists of the twenty-first century Camden House. 179-194
  • BARTEL, H. and SIMON, A., eds., 2010. Unbinding Medea: Interdisciplinary Approaches to a Classical Myth from Antiquity to the 21st Century Oxford: Legenda.
  • BARTEL, H., 2010. Dressing the 'other', dressing the 'self': clothing in the Medea dramas of Euripides and Franz Grillparzer. In: BARTEL, H. and SIMON, A., eds., Unbinding Medea: interdisciplinary approaches to a classical myth from antiquity to the 21st century Legenda. 161-175
  • BARTEL, H. and BIELEFELD, C.-U., 2008. Anne Duden. In: KUEHLMANN, W. and ET AL, eds., Walther Killy Literatur Lexikon: Autoren und Werke des deutschsparchigen Kulturraums, 12 vols 2nd ed. 3. Berlin: de Gruyter. 150-152
  • BARTEL, H., 2008. Vom verlorenen pars pro toto zum "Haarstern": Haar in ausgewählten Texten Paul Celans. In: HAAS, B., ed., Haare zwischen Fiktion und Realität: interdisziplinäre Untersuchungen zur Wahrnehmung der Haare Lit Verlag. 28-43
  • BARTEL, H., 2007. Der Blick auf Medea: Erzaehlperspektive und Mythenkritik in Anna Seghers' Erzaehlung 'Das Argonautenschiff' Argonautenschiff: Jahrbuch der Anna Seghers Gesellschaft. 16, 60-72
  • BARTEL, H., 2007. Bypaesse zu 'Herzgaenge', einem Prosagedicht von Anne Duden. In: LEEDER, K., ed., 'Schaltstelle': Neue deutsche Lyrik im Dialog Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi. 311-330
  • BARTEL, H. and BOA, E.J., eds., 2006. Pushing at boundaries: approaches to contemporary German women writers from Karen Duve to Jenny Erpenbeck Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • BARTEL, H., 2006. Von Jonny Rotten bis Werther" Karen Duves 'Dies ist kein Liebeslied' zwischen Popliteratur und Bildungsroman. In: BARTEL, H. and BOA, E., eds., Pushing at Boundaries: Approaches to Contemporary German Women Writers from Karen Duve to Jenny Erpenbeck Amsterdam / NY: Rodopi. 89-1006
  • BARTEL, H., 2006. "Jenes andere Deutschland". Paul Celan in Wien und 'Auf Reisen'. In: GOETTSCHE, D., MEYER, F., GLUNZ, C. and SCHNEIDER. T.F., eds., Schreiben gegen Krieg und Gewalt: Ingeborg Bachmann und die deutschsprachige Literatur 1945-1980 Schriften des Erich. Goettingen: V&R unipress. 163-174 (In Press.)
  • BARTEL, H., 2006. Literature in Conflict, Language in Crisis: Paul Celan's Poetry after Auschwitz. In: WRIGHT, C. and DEMARIA, C., eds., Post-Conflict Cultures: Rituals of Representation London: Zoilus. 318-327
  • BARTEL, H., 2004. Mythos in der Literatur Münster: Aschendorff.
  • BARTEL, H. and BOA, E., eds., 2003. Anne Duden: a revolution of words: approaches to her fiction, poetry and essays Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • BARTEL, H., 2003. "Steinatem": Zur Metaphorik des Atmens in Anne Dudens 'Steinschlag' In: Anne Duden: a revolution of words: approaches to her fiction, poetry and essays. 159-181
  • BARTEL, H., 2001. Grenzgänger: Friedrich Hölderlins Pindarfragmente Acta Germanica. 29, 51-64
  • BARTEL, H., 2000. Centaurengesaenge: Friedrich Hoelderlins 'Pindarfragmente' Würzburg : Königshausen & Neumann.
  • BARTEL, H. and KEITH-SMITH, B., eds., 2000. "Nachdenklicher Leichtsinn": Essays on Goethe and Goethe Reception Lewiston, NY. : Edwin Mellen.
  • BARTEL, H., 2000. Marianes Uniform und Philines Pantoeffelchen: (Ver)Kleidung in Goethes 'Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre' In: "Nachdenklicher Leichtsinn": Essays on Goethe and Goethe Reception. 135-154
  • BARTEL, H., 1999. Language of Translation, Language of Poetry: Friedrich Hoelderlin's 'Pindarfragmente' In: From Classical Shades to Vicker Victorious: Shifting Perspectives in British German Studies. 61-76
  • BARTEL, H., 1997. "Aber das eigene muss so gut gelernt seyn, wie das Fremde" - Zur dichterischen Verfahrensweise Friedrich Hoelderlins In: Der fremde Blick. 153-168
  • BARTEL, H., 1997. Dimensions of Parody in the Poems of Paul Celan In: Parody: Dimensions and Perspectives. 11-26
  • BARTEL, H. and SIMON, A., eds., Unbinding Medea: Interdisciplinary Approaches to a Classical Myth from Antiquity to the 21st Century Oxford: Legenda. (In Press.)

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