PD Dr. phil. Katrin Berndt

Anglistik / Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft

E-Mailkaberndt@uni-bremen.de
BüroGW 2, A 3660
Telefon0421 218-68141
SprechzeitenFreitag, den 8. Juli 2016 von 16 bis 17 Uhr

Werdegang ‒ Curriculum Vitae

  • Privatdozentin für Anglistik: Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft; für Vertretungen in diesen Bereichen bitte ich um Beachtung meines Profils in Forschung und Lehre
  • Habilitation an der Universität Bremen mit einer Schrift zur Freundschaft im britischen Roman der Romantik (2014)
  • Projektverantwortliche im disziplinenübergreifenden Drittmittelprojekt FictionMeetsScience der VolkswagenStiftung; Forschungsvorhaben zu Humor als Erzählstrategie im zeitgenössischen Wissenschaftsroman (seit 2013)
  • Akademische Rätin, English-Speaking Cultures, Universität Bremen (2013)
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Chawton House Library (2012)
  • Saltire Scholarship for Scottish Literature, Scottish Universities' International Summer School (2011)
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh (2009 und 2010)
  • Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Britische und Anglophone Literaturen, Universität Bremen (2007-2013)
  • Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Transkulturelle Anglophone Studien, Universität des Saarlandes (2005-2007)
  • Lehrbeauftragte für Britische und Anglophone Literaturen und Kulturen, Institut für Anglistik, Universität Leipzig (2003-2005)
  • Promotion zur Dr. phil. an der Universität Bayreuth mit einer Arbeit zur "Female Identity in Contemporary Zimbabwean Fiction" (2000-2004)
  • Studium der Anglistik und Ethnologie an der Universität Leipzig (1992-1998) 

Lehre

  • Britische Literatur und Kultur (Frühe Neuzeit bis Gegenwart)
  • Postkoloniale und transkulturelle Theorien und Literaturen
  • Feministische Lektüre und Theorie
  • Jugendliteratur und Populärkultur
  • Multimediale Adaptationen und Kanonrevisionen

Forschung

  • Roman und Romanentwicklung im langen 18. Jahrhundert
  • Britische Literatur und Kultur des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts (postmodernes und transkulturelles Schreiben, Wissenschaftsromane, Jugendliteratur, schottische Literatur und nationale Identität)
  • Postkoloniale Theorie und Literatur (insbesondere afrikanische und kanadische Autorinnen und Autoren)
  • Feminismus und Geschlechterforschung
  • Konsum und Kulturphilosophie (18.-21. Jahrhundert)

Publikationen

 

1. Monographien

Narrating Friendship and the British Novel, 1760-1830. Milton Park: Routledge, 2016 [in press].

Female Identity in Contemporary Zimbabwean Fiction. Bayreuth: Eckhard Breitinger, 2005.

Yoko Ono – In Her Own Write. Ihr musikalisches Schaffen und der Einfluß von John Lennon. Marburg: Tectum Verlag, 1999.

 

2. Herausgegebene Bücher

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series. Eds. Katrin Berndt and Lena Steveker. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011.

Words and Worlds: African Writing, Theatre, and Society. Eds. Susan Arndt und Katrin Berndt. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2007.

Kreatives Afrika. SchriftstellerInnen über Literatur, Theater und Gesellschaft. Eds. Susan Arndt and Katrin Berndt. Wuppertal: Peter Hammer, 2005.

Wörterbuch der Ethnologie. Ed. Bernhard Streck. (Ed. Asst. Katrin Berndt) Wuppertal: Peter Hammer, 2000.

 

3. Artikel und Buchbeiträge

“Citizens and the Community: Dimensions of Democratic Justice in Contemporary Black Canadian Writing.” Zeitschrift für Kanadastudien 36.2(2016) [upon invitation; in preparation].

“Paradise Lost. Intersections of Material, Cultural, and Emotional Poverty in NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names (2013).” Representing Poverty in the Anglophone Postcolonial World. Eds.Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp. Göttingen: V&R unipress / Bonn University Press, forthcoming 2016 [upon invitation].

“Science as Comedy and the Myth of Progress in Ian McEwan’s Solar (2010).” Mosaic – A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature (forthcoming 2016) [accepted for publication].

“‘The Things We Are’: Alasdair Gray’s Poor Things (1992) and the Science of Man.” Anglica. An International Journal of English Studies 25.2 [forthcoming September 2016].

(with Jennifer Henke) “Sparks of Life: Love and Age in Alice Munro’s ‘The Bear Came Over the Mountain’ (2001) and Sarah Polley's Away from Her (2006).” Being Young and Growing Old in Canada and Québec / Être jeune et vivre vieux au Canada et au Québec. Eds. Jana Nittel und Meike Hethey. WVT: Trier, forthcoming 2016. 

“Plotting Independence? Scottish Writing, Politics, and the Referendum.” Hard Times 97.1 (2015): 17-21.

"A Romance Subversion: Representations of Aristocratic Power in Thomas Holcroft’s Anna St Ives (1792)." Proceedings Anglistentag 2014. Eds. Jana Gohrisch and Rainer Emig. WVT: Trier, 2015. 169-180.

“‘To Escape the Prison of their Own Minds.’ The Tenth Anniversary of Chawton House Library.” Hard Times 94 (Herbst 2013): 43-47.

“Friendship and Revolutionary Ideals in Helen Maria Williams’s Sentimental Novel Julia (1790).” The Female Spectator Vol. 16 No. 4 (Herbst 2012): 3.

“Civic Virtues in the Restless Polity: Sir Walter Scott’s Fergusonian Vision of British Civil Society in Redgauntlet (1824).” SECC – Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 41 (March 2012): 115-135.

“In Search of Transcultural Canadian History: Lawrence Hill's Any Known Blood (1997) and The Book of Negroes (2007).” Beyond 'Other Cultures': Transcultural Perspectives on Teaching the New Literatures in English. Eds. Sabine Doff and Frank Schulze-Engler. Trier: WVT, 2011. 157-173.

“The Ordinary Terrors of Survival: Alice Munro and the Canadian Gothic.” Journal of the Short Story in English 55 (autumn 2010). Special Issue: The Short Stories of Alice Munro. Ed. Héliane Ventura. 19-35.

“Hermione Granger, or, A Vindication of the Rights of Girl.” Heroism in the Harry Potter Series. Eds. Katrin Berndt and Lena Steveker. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011. 159-176.

“Introduction.” (together with Lena Steveker) Heroism in the Harry Potter Series. Eds. Katrin Berndt and Lena Steveker. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011. 1-5.

“Squinting at the European 'Other': Ironic Distance as Postcolonial Resistance Strategy in Ama Ata Aidoo's Our Sister Killjoy.” Présence africaine en Europe et au-delà. Eds. Kathleen Gyssels and Bénédicte Ledent. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2010. 125-142.

“The Limitations of the Chronotope. Female Longing for Unconstrained Space in Yvonne Vera's Butterfly Burning.” A Sea for Encounters. Essays Towards a Postcolonial Commonwealth. Ed. Stella Borg Barthet. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009. 129-141.

“Friend or Foe? Traps of Loyalty and Friendship in Maria Edgeworth’s Helen.” Friends and Foes. Eds. Graeme Watson, Mairead Collins, Barbara Renzi and Elisabetta Viggiani. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. 33-42.

“A State of Transition: Connotations of Pregnancy in Yvonne Vera’s Without a Name and Butterfly Burning.” Rites of Passage in Post-Colonial Women's Writing. Eds. Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo and Gina Wisker. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009. 3-20.

“Shared Paradoxes in Namibian and German History: Lucia Engombe's Kind Nr. 95.” Eds. Elizabeth Beker, Sissy Helff and Daniela Merolla. Transcultural Modernities: Narrating Africa in Europe. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009. 347-361.

“The Multi-layered Construction of Identity in Alexander Kanengoni's Echoing Silences and Farida Karodia's 'The Red Velvet Dress.'“ Texts, Tasks, and Theories: Versions and Subversions in African Literatures, 3. Eds. Tobias Robert Klein, Ulrike Auga and Viola Pruschenk. Special Issue Matatu 35. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008. 175-190.

"West African Literature." English Literatures Across the Globe. Ed. Lars Eckstein. UTB Studienbuch. Paderborn: Fink, 2007. 61-85.

"Prologue." (together with Susan Arndt) Words and Worlds: African Writing, Theatre, and Society. Eds. Susan Arndt und Katrin Berndt. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2007. ix-xi.

"Der weibliche Körper als Schauplatz postkolonialer Debatten. Beispiele aus der zimbabwischen Gegenwartsliteratur." Eds. Monika Benedix und Stefanie Bietz. Frauenforscherinnen stellen sich vor. Band 9. Leipziger Studien zur Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2007. 57-78.

"International Transcultura Symposium: 'Playing by the Rules of the Game', 10-14 July 2006, Merzig, Germany (conference report)." The European English Messenger – ESSE 15.2 (Autumn 2006). 93-95.

"The Female Body as a Site of Postcolonial Identity Construction in Two Metahistorical Zimbabwean Novels." Identität und interkulturelle Beziehungen. Ed. Hyacinthe Ondoa. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2005. 105-127.

"Prolog." (mit Susan Arndt) Kreatives Afrika. SchriftstellerInnen über Literatur, Theater und Gesellschaft. Hrg. Susan Arndt and Katrin Berndt. Wuppertal: Peter Hammer, 2005. 7-11.

"Eloquent Silence as a Mode of Identity Construction in Chenjerai Hove's Novel Bones." The End of Unheard Narratives: Contemporary Perspectives in Southern African Literatures. Ed. Bettina Weiss. Heidelberg: kalliope paperbacks, 2004. 147-158.

"Yvonne Vera." Metzler Lexikon Englischsprachiger Autoren. Hrsg. Ansgar Nünning. Stuttgart: Metzler Verlag, 2002. 597.

"Afrikanisch-amerikanischer Feminismus." Gender Studies. Hrsg. Renate Kroll. Stuttgart: Metzler Verlag, 2002. 2-4.

"Afrikanisch-amerikanische feministische Literaturtheorie." Gender Studies. Hrsg. Renate Kroll. Stuttgart: Metzler Verlag, 2002. 4.

"Mond." Gender Studies. Hrsg. Renate Kroll. Stuttgart: Metzler Verlag, 2002. 276.

"Polygamie." Gender Studies. Hrsg. Renate Kroll. Stuttgart: Metzler Verlag, 2002. 309.

"Versions and Subversions. International Conference on African Literatures. Humboldt University of Berlin, 1-4 May 2002 (conference report)." ACOLIT 50 (June 2002): 16-17. 

"English as a Language of Self-defining in Yvonne Vera's Novels." Journal of Cultural Studies 3. 2 (2001): 604-611.

 

4. Rezensionen

“Andreas Langenohl, Ralph Poole, Manfred Weinberg (Hrsg.) Transkulturalität. Klassische Texte. Bielefeld: transcript, 2015.” Review in Anglistik 27.2 (forthcoming 2016) [upon invitation].

“Alessa Johns. Bluestocking Feminism and British-German Cultural Transfer, 1750-1837. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2014.” Review in The BARS Review Spring Issue 47 (2016). Web. N.P. 8 May 2016. http://www.bars.ac.uk/review/index.php/barsreview/issue/view/6

"Frank A. Kafker and Jeff Loveland(eds). The Early >Britannica<: the growth of an outstanding encyclopedia. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation 2009." Review in Das Achtzehnte Jahrhundert 35.1 (2011): 121-123.

“Brendon Nicholls. Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Gender, and the Ethics of Postcolonial Reading; Arlene E. Elder. Narrative Shape-Shifting. Myth, Humor, & History in the Fiction of Ben Okri, B. Kojo Laing & Yvonne Vera.” Reviews in Wasafiri 65 Spring 2011: 91-93.

"Gabriele Hußmann. Baum, Mond und leerer Spiegel." Review in Anglistik Vol. 20, No. 2, 2009: 203-204.

"Carlotta von Maltzan (ed). African and Europe: En/Countering Myths." Review in Mythos No 2: Politische Mythen. Ed. Peter Tepe. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2006: 278-280.

"Pia Thielmann. Hotbeds: Black-White Love in Novels from the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean." Review inResearch in African Literatures 37. 1 (2006): 157-158.

"Bettina Weiss. Tangible Voice-Throwing:Empowering Corporeal Discourses in African Women's Writing of Southern Africa." Review in Anglistik. Mitteilungen des Verbandes deutscher Anglisten 16. 2 (2005): 200-201.

"Inderpal Grewal und Caren Kaplan. An Introduction to Women's Studies. Gender in a Transnational World." H|Soz|u|Kult – Humanities, Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte, Online Publication, http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/id=4502, 13.10. 2004.

"Victor Samson Dugga. Creolisations in Nigerian Theatre." Review in ZAA – Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 51. 4 (2003): 476-477.

"Christiane Fluche. PalaverGeschlechter- und Gesellschaftsdiskurs in Nigeria." Review in ZAA – Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 51. 4 (2003): 478-479.

"Susan Arndt. Feminismus im Widerstreit." Review in Virginia - Zeitschrift für Frauenbuchkritik 15. 29 (2000): 12-13.

"Thomas Bierschenk. Die Fulbe Nordbenins." Review in Peripherie – Zeitschrift für Politik und Ökonomie in der Dritten Welt 18. 72 (1998): 114-116.

"Jutta Franz. Politische Hemmnisse von Strukturanpassung." Review in Peripherie – Zeitschrift für Politik und Ökonomie in der Dritten Welt 17. 68 (1997): 95-97.

"Christoph Staewen. IFA – African Gods Speak." Review in Peripherie – Zeitschrift für Politik und Ökonomie in der Dritten Welt 17. 68 (1997): 100.

"Heidi Willer, Till Förster, Claudia Ortner-Buchberger. Macht der Identität – Identität der Macht." Review in Peripherie – Zeitschrift für Politik und Ökonomie in der Dritten Welt 17. 67 (1997): 103-105.

"Marianne Faithfull. Eine Autobiographie." Review in Good Times – Musik der Sixties und Seventies 6. 3 (1997): 55.

 

5. Vorträge und öffentliche Vorlesungen (Auswahl)

“‘How Refrain from Love?’: The Inclusive Idea of Scottish Citizenship in Twentieth-Century Scottish Poetry.” ESSE conference Galway, 22-26 August 2016 [abstract accepted].

“Writing after Clarissa: British Epistolary Novels in the Romantic Decades.” Lecture, Module Key Developments in Literary Histor(ies) and Literary Criticism in English, University of Bremen, 28 June 2016.

“Longing for Recognition: Global Citizens and the Urban Community in Dionne Brand’s What We All Long For (2005).” Guest Lecture, English Department, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster, 22 June 2016 [upon invitation].

“The Absence of Culture: Somatic Imagery, Sentimental Sensationalism, and the Diasporic Gaze in Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation (2005).” The Postcolonial and the Material. Annual Conference of the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS). University of Augsburg, 5 May 2016.

“This Side of the Event Horizon: Metaphorical Appropriations of Science in the Writing of Pippa Goldschmidt.” Authorship and Appropriation – An International Conference at the University of Dundee, 9 April 2016.

“Citizens and the Community: Dimensions of Democratic Justice in Contemporary Black Canadian Writing.” 37th Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Kanadastudien, Grainau, 13 February 2016 [upon invitation].

“Fiction Meets Science. Die Welt der Wissenschaften aus literarischer Sicht.” Public talk and project presentation, Open Campus, University of Bremen, 11 July 2015.

Love in Winter: Perspectives on Loyalty and Commitment in Alice Munro's ’The Bear Came over the Mountain’ (2001) and Sarah Polley’s Away from Her (2006).“ Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Leeds, 4 March 2015 [upon invitation].

“The Importance of Being Funny: Ian McEwan’s Solar (2010) and the Problem of Satirizing Science.” FictionMeetsScience: The World of Science under the Literary Microscope. Annual Interdisciplinary Conference. University of Bremen and Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst, 21 November 2014.

“A Romance Subversion: Representations of Aristocratic Power in Thomas Holcroft’s Anna St Ives (1792).” Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of English. Leibniz-University Hannover, 23 September 2014.

“Comic Strategies and the Communication of Science in Contemporary British Novels.” Communicating Science. 6th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science. Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT), University of Lisbon, 6 September 2014.

“‘A Loving Economy’: Nursing, Scientific Progress, and Totalitarian Ideology in Alasdair Gray’s Poor Things (1992).” World Congress of Scottish Literatures. University of Glasgow, 3 July 2014.

“‘The Spark of Life’ – Love and Age in Alice Munro’s “The Bear Came over the Mountain” (2001).” Being Young and Growing Old in Canada. Interdisciplinary Conference of the Bremen Institute for Canada and Québec Studies, University of Bremen, 1 February 2014.

“Eine Frage der Liebe? William Shakespeares König Lear und seine Töchter”; Vorlesung im Rahmen der Reihe “Mythen des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit” des Instituts für Mittelalter- und Frühneuzeitforschung, Universität Bremen, 12. Dezember 2013.

“Repercussions of Loss. The Continuing Presence of the Past in Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation (2005) and Aminatta Forna’s Ancestor Stones (2006).” What is Africa to me now? The Continent and Its Literary Diasporas. University of Liège, 21 March 2013.

“‘Laughing Mice’: Humour as Epistemological Strategy in Contemporary Science Novels.” FictionMeetsScience. The World of Science under the Literary Microscope. Workshop of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg in cooperation with the University of Bremen and the University of Guelph. Bremen, 12 October 2012.

“The Significance of the Form: Paradigmatic Friendship in Helen Maria Williams’ Julia (1790);” Chawton House Library in Cooperation with the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Southampton. Chawton, 21 March 2012.

“‘These would have been all my friends’: Structural Significance and Referential Qualities of Male Friendship in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Persuasion (1817);” Landscapes & Environments. British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2012 conference, St Hugh's College, Oxford, 6 January 2012.

“Transcultural Narrative Strategies in Contemporary African-Canadian Literature”; public lecture, research module MA Transnational Literary Studies, University of Bremen, 30 November 2011.

“A.L. Kennedy’s short story ‘Edinburgh’ or, Does the Postmodern hide an epic heart?;” Scottish Literature Module, SUISS at the University of Edinburgh, 5 August 2011.

"The Egalitarian Appeal of Romance in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Mary. A Fiction (1788) and in Thomas Holcroft’s Anna St. Ives (1792);" Emotions. British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2011 conference, St Hugh's College, Oxford, 5 January 2011.

"The ‘Battle of Sensibilities’ in Thomas Holcroft’s Anna St. Ives (1792): Radical Egalitarianism and the Epistemological Claim of Romance;" Institute for the Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh, 13 October 2010.

"Sir Walter Scott's Vision of Britishness in Redgauntlet (1824);" Time and Space. British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2010 conference, St Hugh's College, Oxford, 6 January 2010.

"Manifestations of Blackness: Intertextual Approaches to Canadian History in Selected Novels by George Elliott Clarke and Lawrence Hill;" lecture. Connecting Cultures, 9th Summer School on the New Literatures in English, Leibniz-University Hannover, 18 September 2009.

"[O]ne kind heart to throb in unison with my own": Friendship as a Narrative Device in Sir Walter Scott's Redgauntlet(1824);" Institute for the Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh, 8 September 2009.

"Enlightened Vices: Charlotte Lennox' Euphemia (1792) in the Context of Anti-Imperialist Thinking of the Eighteenth Century;" Anglistentag 2008. Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, 6 October 2008.

"Alice Munro and the Canadian Gothic;" Public Lecture Series The Canadian Summer – L'ète canadien. University of Bremen, 6 July 2008.

"'Someone Knows My Name:' Commodifying African-Canadian History in Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes;"Commodifying (Post-) Colonialism. Annual GNEL/ASNEL Conference, University of Regensburg, 24 May 2008.

"'Ever so Vivid a Challenge': Freedom as a Temptation Denied in Alice Munro's 'Runaway' (2004);" Try Freedom. Rewriting Rights in/through Postcolonial Cultures. Triennial Conference of the EACLALS – European Asociation of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies. Venice International University, 29 March 2008.

"Friend or Foe? Traps of Loyalty and Friendship in Maria Edgeworth’s Helen;" Friends and Foes. School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy & Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast, 17 November 2007.

"Squinting at the European 'Other': Ironic Distance as Postcolonial Resistance Strategy in Ama Ata Aidoo's Our Sister Killjoy;" The African Presence in Europe/Présence africaine en Europe. University of Antwerp and University of Liège, 14 November 2005.

"Diesseits von Afrika. Afrikanische Literatur in Englisch." Public lecture, Open Door Day, Saarland University, 2 July 2005.

"Der weibliche Körper als Schauplatz postkolonialer Debatten. Beispiele aus der zimbabwischen Gegenwartsliteratur;" Ringvorlesung des Zentrums für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung, University of Leipzig, 22 June 2005.

"The Limitations of the Chronotope: Female Longing for Unconstrained Space in Yvonne Vera's Butterfly Burning;"Sharing Places: Searching for Common Ground in a World of Continuing Exclusion. University of Malta, Triennial Conference of the EACLALS – European Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, 23 March 2005.

"'I have a lot of words': Eloquent Silence as Mode of Identity Construction in Chenjerai Hove's Novel Bones;" Inside the Whale: t he Postcolonial and Globalisation. University of Northampton, 11 July 2003.

“Neuere Ansätze in der postkolonialen Identitätskonstruktion, am Beispiel von Alexander Kanengoni’s Roman Echoing Silences und Farida Karodia’s Kurzgeschichte ‘The Red Velvet Dress’.” Forschungcolloquium des Internationalen Promotionsstudienganges “Transnationalization and Regionalisation from the 18th Century to the Present.” Universität Leipzig, 28 June 2003.

“Frauenbilder und weibliche Identität in der zeitgenössischen anglophonen Literatur Simbabwes.” Jahrestagung des Internationalen Promotionsstudienganges „Transnationalisierung und Regionalisierung vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart“ der Universität Leipzig. Wrocław and Krzyzόwa, 22 February 2003.

“Beyond the Post-Mark. New Approaches to ‘Other’ Literatures.” Versions/Subversions. International Conference on African Literatures. Humboldt University, Berlin, 3 May 2002.

“English as a Language of Self-defining in Yvonne Vera’s Novels.” The Politics of English as a World Language. Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English (ASNEL), Albert-Ludwig-University, Freiburg/Breisgau, 7 June 2001.