Project Members

Prof. Dr. Natascha Würzbach studied English and German literature, history and philosophy at the Universities of Munich/Germany, Freiburg/Germany and Edinburgh/Great Britain. Research assistant and lecturer in the English Department at Munich University from 1963 to 1970. Scholarship for Habilitation granted by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council) 1970-72. Research assistant and lecturer from 1973 to 1974. Habilitation 1974. Professor of English Literature in the English Department at Cologne University and head of the department from 1975 to 1999. Since 1999 professor emeritus. Research interests: theory of literature, feminist and gender studies, narrative theory, ballads (traditional, street, literary), English literature: 18th to 20th century novel, 18th century and contemporary drama, modernism, space in literature. Numerous publications in these areas.

Recent publications relevant to the research project:

2003.
"Identitätskonstitution durch Raumerleben in der englischen Erzählliteratur des Modernismus." In: Paul Geyer & Monika Schmitz-Emans, eds. Proteus im Spiegel: Theorie des Subjekts im 20. Jahrhundert. Würzburg: Könighausen & Neumann. 359-372.
2002.
"The State of Gender Studies in Germany: The current situation in research, teaching and institutions." Gender Forum 1. http://www.genderforum.uni-koeln.de/genderealisations/wuerzbach.html
2001.
"Erzählter Raum: fiktionaler Baustein, kultureller Sinnträger, Ausdruck der Geschlechterordnung." In: Jörg Helbig, ed. Erzähltheorie im 20. Jahrhundert: Festschrift für Wilhelm Füger. Heidelberg: Winter. 105-129.
1998.
"Virginia Woolfs feministische Literaturtheorie im Wandel kultureller Kommunikation: Bestandsaufnahme, Re-Interpretation und Rezeption." Anglia 116: 1-29.
1996.
"Der englische Frauenroman vom Modernismus bis zur Gegenwart (1890-1990): Kanonrevision, Gattungsmodifikationen, Blickfelderweiterung." In: Ansgar Nünning, ed. Eine andere Geschichte der Englischen Literatur: Epochen, Gattungen und Teilgebiete im Überblick. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier. 195-211.
1996.
"The Mother Image as Cultural Concept and Literary Theme in the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century English novel: A Feminist Reading within the Context of New Historicism and the History of Mentalities." In: Rüdiger Ahrens and Laurenz Volkmann, eds. Why Literature Matters: Theories and Functions of Literature. Heidelberg: Winter. 367-391.
1995.
"Grundfragen feministischer Literaturwissenschaft." In: Rüdiger Ahrens, Wolf-Dieter Bald and Werner Hüllen, eds. Handbuch Englisch als Fremdsprache. Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag.
1995.
"Einführung in die Theorie und Praxis der feministisch orientierten Literaturwissenschaft." In: Ansgar Nünning, ed. Literaturwissenschaftliche Theorien, Modelle und Methoden. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier. 137-152.

Dr. Andrea Gutenberg studied English, French and German literature at the universities of Cologne/Germany, Bonn/Germany and Exeter/Great Britain; received her PhD in 1999 at the university of Cologne. Held a postdoctorate scholarship at the university of Munich/Germany from November 1999 to December 2000 (Graduiertenkolleg "Geschlechterdifferenz & Literatur"). Current research project on the relations between scientific and literary discourses in English culture c. 1850-1950. Academic focus: 19th and 20th-century British novel, Gender Studies, narratology.

Publications include:

2002.
"De-Constructions of Subject and World in the Contemporary British Women's Novel." In: Paul Geyer & Monika Schmitz-Emans, eds. Theorie des Subjekts im 20. Jahrhundert. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann. (in print)
2002.
"Zur Unsäglichkeit monströsen Begehrens in Maureen Duffys Love Child". In: Andreas Krass & Alexandra Tischel, eds. Bündnis und Begehren (Geschlechterdifferenz und Literatur" vol. 14). Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag. (in print)
2002.
(Trans.) James Creech, "Aus der Krise erwachsen: Queere Anfänge moderner Männlichkeit". In: Andreas Krass, ed. Queer Denken: Gegen die Ordnung der Sexualität. Frankfurt/M.: Suhrkamp. (in print)
2001.
(co-ed. with Ralph J. Poole). Zitier-Fähigkeit: Findungen und Erfindungen des Anderen (Geschlechterdifferenz & Literatur vol. 13). Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag.
2001.
"Thresholds and Boundaries: Limit Plots in Eva Figes, Penelope Lively and Sara Maitland." In: Beate Neumeier, ed. Engendering Realism and Postmodernism: Contemporary Women Writers in Britain (Postmodern Studies 32). Amsterdam: Rodopi. 191-205.
2000.
Mögliche Welten: Plot und Sinnstiftung im englischen Frauenroman (Anglistische Forschungen 285). Heidelberg: Winter.
1999.
(co-ed. with Ralf Schneider). Gender -- Culture -- Poetics: Zur Geschlechterforschung in der Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft: Eine Festschrift für Natascha Würzbach. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.
1999.
"Schielender Blick, double-voiced discourse und Dialogizität: Zum Dopplungskonzept in der feministischen Literaturwissenschaft." In: Andrea Gutenberg & Ralf Schneider, eds. Gender - Culture - Poetics: Zur Geschlechterforschung in der Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft. Festschrift für Natascha Würzbach. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier. 249-276.

Dr. Sabine Buchholz studied English and German literature and Pedagogics at the Universities of Cologne/Germany and Lancaster/Great Britain. She received her PhD in January 2003 from the University of Cologne. From 1996 to December 2000 she was a research assistant in the English Department at Cologne University and taught courses on English literature there. Her research interests include the sociology of literature - especially a Bourdieuan approach -, gender studies, narratology - particularly postclassical interdisciplinary developments -, film studies.

Publications include:

2005.
with Manfred Jahn. "Space in narrative." In: David Herman, Manfred Jahn & Marie-Laure Ryan, eds. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory. London: Routledge. (in preparation)
2005.
with Manfred Jahn. "Dramatic monologue." In: David Herman, Manfred Jahn & Marie-Laure Ryan, eds. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory. London: Routledge. (in preparation)
2003.
"Short Stories of Female Initiation, 1910-1940." In: Holger Klein & Wolfgang Görtschacher, eds. Tale, Novella, Short Story: Currents in Short Fiction. (In print)
2003.
Rev. "Celia R. Daileader. 1998. Eroticism on the Renaissance Stage: Transcendence, Desire and the Limits of the Visible." Cambridge: Cambridge UP." Anglistik 13.2. (In print)
2003.
Narrative Innovationen in der modernistischen britischen Short Story (ELCH vol. 8). Trier: WVT.
2002.
"The role of little magazines in the creation and revision of the modernist canon." The Atlantic Critical Review 1.1: 135-152.
2002.
with Andrea Gutenberg & Natascha Würzbach. "DFG-Projekt 'Marginalität und Grenzüberschreitung in der englischen Moderne (ca. 1914-1939) aus der Sicht der Geschlechterforschung'." Anglistik 13.2: 73-87.
2002.
with Manfred Jahn. "Dorothy Miller Richardson." In: Eberhard Kreutzer & Ansgar Nünning, eds. Metzler Lexikon englischsprachiger Autoren. Stuttgart: Metzler.
2001.
Rev. "John Pier, ed. 1999. Recent Trends in Narratological Research: Papers from the Narratology Round Table ESSE4 - September 1997 - Debrecen, Hungary, and other contributions. GRAAT 21. Tours: Université de Tours." Anglia 119.4. 671-676.
1995.
co-ed. Ansgar Nünning & Manfred Jahn. Literaturwissenschaftliche Theorien, Modelle und Methoden. Trier: WVT.
1995.
Rev. "Ingeborg Weber, ed. 1994. Weiblichkeit und weibliches Schreiben: Poststrukturalismus - Weibliche Ästhetik - Kulturelles Selbstverständnis. Darmstadt: WBG." Die Neueren Sprachen 94.6: 726-727.

Katharina Schwarze studied English and German literature and Pedagogics at the universities of Münster/Germany, Galway/Ireland (UCG) and Cologne/Germany. She obtained an additional teaching qualification at the university of Bonn/Germany and is currently writing a thesis on the representation of the transgressive body in contemporary anglophone fiction focussing on two figurations of the transgressive body: the vampire and the cyborg. Coming from a gender- and cultural studies background her thesis centres on analysing the gendered implications of vampiric and cyborgian figurations of embodiment and transgression in film and literature. Special areas of interest related to the two bodies in question are: Embodiment and virtual reality; cyberbodies, cybercultures and cyberfeminisms; the areas of perception, sensuality, (sex)uality, hunger, food and desire; the spiritual body and more fleshy ideologies; tropes of the viral, the sick and the parasitic. Above all the thesis ties in with current feminist perspectives on notions of the body as an Inbetween, deconstructing the distinctness of phallocentric boundaries between sign and matter, outside and inside, culture and nature, self and other, man and woman, norm and deviation, and ultimately between bodies counting as human and such transcending the category.

Kathrin Kessen studied one year at the Leibniz Kolleg Tübingen/Germany with psychology, history of art and literature as main subjects. Since 1996 she has been studying English and German literature at the University of Cologne/Germany and additionally Comparative Literature at the University of Bonn/Germany. From 1997 to 2001 she worked as a student library assistant at the German Department at Cologne University and was responsible for the cataloguing and classification of new journals. In addition she has been a student research assistant at the English Department at Cologne University since 1999. Research interests: gender studies with special interest in sexual difference in literature and language and comparative literature.

     

1 Februar 2004

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