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PhD, English Literatures and Cultures. University of Stuttgart
(PhD Thesis: "The Poetics and Politics of Relationality in Contemporary Australian Aborigenal Fiction")
State Exam, English and History, University of Freiburg
Studies, English and History, Universities of Freiburg and Melbourne
Research Assistant, Department of English, University of Stuttgart
PhD-scholarship, German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des dt. Volkes)
Scholarship, German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des dt. Volkes)
- Australian Studies
- Indigenous Australian literatures
- postcolonial theory
- theories of relationality
Poetics and Politics of Relationality in Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Fiction. Routledge [accepted]
“Feeling the Land: Embodied Relations in Contemporary Aboriginal Fiction.” Special Issue, edited by Jean-Francois Vernay [accepted]
“Writing the Land, Writing Relations: Kim Scott’s That Deadman Dance.” Mabo’s Cultural Legacy: History, Literature, Film and Cultural Practice in Contemporary Australia, edited by Geoff Rodoreda and Eva Bischoff, Anthem Press. [forthcoming]
“Overcoming the ‘Crisis of Nonrelation’ through Formal Innovation: Aboriginal Short Story Cycles.” Representing Poverty and Precarity in a Postcolonial World, edited by Marion Gymnich, Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp, and Klaus Schneider, Brill/Rodopi. [accepted]
“Unnatural Narrative in a Postcolonial Context: Impossibilities in Aboriginal Australian Fiction.” Unnatural Narratology: Extensions, Revisions, and Challenges, edited by Jan Alber and Brian Richardson, Ohio State UP, 2019, pp. 53-67.
“The Intervention in Indigenous Literature – Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book.” “... and there’ll be NO dancing”: Perspectives on Governmental Policy Impacting Indigenous Australia since 2007, edited by Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp and Elisabeth Bähr. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, pp. 212-27.
“Narrating a Different (Hi)Story: The Affective Work of Counter-Discourse in Doris Pilkington’s Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, vol. 18, no. 4, 2016, pp. 588-604.
"Countering the Colonial Archive: Language and Place-Based Storytelling in Kim Scott's Fiction." Colonialism and Its Narratives: Rethinking the Colonial Archive in Australia Conference, Melbourne, 10-11 Dec 2018.
"Writing the Land, Writing Sovereignty in Contemporary Indigenous Australian Fiction." InASA Biennial Conference, Unsettling Australia, Brisbane, 3-5 Dec 2018.
"Border Crossing and Travelling Narratives in Alexis Wright's The Swan Book." GASt Biennial Conference, Australian Perspectives on Migration, Düsseldorf, 4-6 Oct 2018.
"The Nation as Transnation in Alexis Wright's The Swan Book." EASA Biennial Conference, Nationalism old and new: Europe, Australia and their Others, Barcelona, 16-18 Jan 2018.
"Writing the Land, Writing Relations: Kim Scott's That Deadman Dance." Mabo Cultural Legacy, Stuttgart, 16-18 Nov 2017.
"Overcoming the 'Crisis of Nonrelation' through Formal Innovation: Aboriginal Short Story Cycles." GAPS Conference, Representing Poverty and Precarity in a Postcolonial World, Bonn, 25-27 May 2017.
"'I said it's a promise from the earth's core' – The Ethics of Car[ing] for Country in Aboriginal Fiction." GASt Biennial Conference, Nature and Environment in Australia, Cologne, 28 Sept-1 Oct 2016.
"The 'Intervention' in Indigenous Literature: Alexis Wright's The Swan Book." The Intervention and Its Consequences, Bonn, 9-10 Oct 2015.