Dr. Birte Heidemann-Malreddy (Wiss. Mitarbeiterin)

Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies

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Werdegang ‒ Curriculum Vitae

Since Nov. 2015

Postdoctoral researcher, Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies, M8 Early Career Postdoctoral Position, University of Bremen

2015

PhD in English Literature, University of Potsdam

PhD Thesis: “Lost in a Liminal Space? Post-Agreement Northern Irish Literature”

2008 – 2014

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Chemnitz University of Technology

2009

Bremer Studienpreis 2008, University of Bremen

Award for M.A. Thesis: “Nation, Identity and the Liminal Space: Nordirische Literatur im Kontext der Post-Troubles”

2007

Magistra Artium, University of Bremen

2002 – 2007

English/American and German Studies, University of Bremen, and NUI Maynooth, Republic of Ireland

Lehre

  • Contemporary Northern Irish literature
  • Sri Lankan Anglophone literature
  • Black and Asian British fiction and film
  • Indigenous life writing

Forschung

PostDoc Project: "Submerged Nationalism? Literary and Cultural Topographies of Sri Lanka’s Conflict"

  • Postcolonial literatures and theories
  • Literary and cultural expressions of post-conflict societies, particularly Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka
  • The post-9/11 novel

Publikationen

Monograph

2016 Post-Agreement Northern Irish Literature: Lost in a Liminal Space? Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Edited Collections

2015 (with Pavan Kumar Malreddy, Ole Birk Laursen and Janet Wilson): Reworking Postcolonialism: Globalization, Labour and Rights. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2013 (with Ines Detmers): ‘From Popular Goethe to Global Pop’: The Idea of the West between Memory and (Dis)Empowerment. IFAVL 166. Amsterdam; New York: Rodopi.

2012 (with Pavan Kumar Malreddy): Orientalism and Terrorism: Theory, Text, and Images after 9/11. Special Issue of Journal of Postcolonial Writing 48 (3).

2011 (with Ines Detmers and Cecile Sandten): Tracing the Urban Imaginary in the Postcolonial Metropolis and the ‘New’ Metropolis. Special Issue of Journal of Postcolonial Writing 47 (5).

Journal Articles

2012 “‘We are the Glue Keeping Civilization Together’: Post-Orientalism and Counter-Orientalism in H.M. Naqvi’s Home Boy.” In Pavan Kumar Malreddy and Birte Heidemann (eds.): Orientalism and Terrorism: Theory, Text, and Images after 9/11. Special Issue of Journal of Postcolonial Writing 48 (3): 289-298.

2011 (with Ines Detmers and Cecile Sandten): “Introduction: Tracing the Urban Imaginary in the Postcolonial Metropolis and the ‘New’ Metropolis.” In Ines Detmers, Birte Heidemann and Cecile Sandten (eds.): Tracing the Urban Imaginary in the Postcolonial Metropolis and the “New” Metropolis. Special Issue of Journal of Postcolonial Writing 47 (5): 483-487.

2009 “‘My Poems Rain Like the Rays of the Moon’: Sankjukta Dasgupta’s First Language and More Light...Kavya Bharati 21 (1): 204-213.

2009 “‘I’m Just a Half-breed Bastard’: Hybrid Identities in Alex Wheatle’s Brixton Rock.interjuli: Internationale Zeitschrift zur Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung 1 (1): 57-69.

Book Chapters

2015 “‘Your Life is None of My Business’: Post-Agreement Belfast’s Division of Labour in Daragh Carville’s Play This Other City.” In Pavan Kumar Malreddy, Birte Heidemann, Ole Birk Laursen and Janet Wilson (eds.): Reworking Postcolonialism: Globalization, Labour and Rights. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 119-133.

2013 (with Ines Detmers): “Einleitung: Annäherungen an den Westen – Projekte, Praktiken, Prozesse.” In Ines Detmers and Birte Heidemann (eds.): ‘From Popular Goethe to Global Pop’: The Idea of the West between Memory and (Dis)Empowerment. IFAVL 166. Amsterdam; New York: Rodopi, 13-20.

2013 “Embodiments of the West: Texture and Textuality of the Symbolic Body in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” In Ines Detmers and Birte Heidemann (eds.): ‘From Popular Goethe to Global Pop’: The Idea of the West between Memory and (Dis)Empowerment. IFAVL 166. Amsterdam; New York: Rodopi, 147-160.

2013 “Collective Chronicles: (Fictional) Life Histories of Australia’s Stolen Generations.” In G.N. Devy, Geoffrey V. Davis and K.K. Chakravarty (eds.): Narrating Nomadism: Tales of Recovery and Resistance. London: Routledge, 92-103.

2010 “‘We are the Ones You Do Not See’: The Need for a Change of Focus in Filming Black Britain.” In Rainer Emig and Oliver Lindner (eds.): Commodifying (Post)Colonialism: Othering, Reification, Commodification and the New Literatures and Cultures in English. Amsterdam; New York: Rodopi: 193-203.

Book Reviews

2013 “Karen Gabriel’s Melodrama and the Nation: Sexual Economies of Bombay Cinema 1970-2000 and Rini Bhattacharya Mehta and Rajeshwari V. Pandharipande’s Bollywood and Globalization: Indian Popular Cinema, Nation, and Diaspora.Wasafiri 73: 97-99.

2012 "'Spatialized Aesthetic' – Review of Neal Alexander's Ciaran Carson: Space, Place, Writing." The Irish Review 45: 112-114.

2011 “Chelva Kanaganayakam’s Wilting Laughter: Three Tamil Poets. R Cheran, VIS Jayapalan, Puthuvai Rathnathurai and Shanta Acharya’s Dreams that Spell the Light.Wasafiri 65: 99-100.

Encyclopaedia Entries

2011 Rosemary Marangoly George’s “Where in the World Did Kamala Markandaya Go?” Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (APES). London: Routledge.

2010 Rocío Davis’s “Writing Fathers: Auto/biography and Unfulfilled Vocation in Sara Suleri Goodyear’s Boys Will be Boys and Hanif Kureishi’s My Ear at His Heart.Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (APES). London: Routledge.