Dr. phil. Jennifer Henke (Wiss. Mitarbeiterin)

English-Speaking Cultures: literary, media and gender studies

E-Mailj.henke@uni-bremen.de
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Werdegang ‒ Curriculum Vitae

Since November 2016
M8_04 Independent project for postdocs at the University of Bremen funded by the Central Research Development Fund. http://www.uni-bremen.de/forschung/forschungsfoerderung/foerderungen-der-zf.html
November 2013 – September 2016
Postdoc in the scope of the research group "Fiction Meets Science“ (VolkswagenStiftung).
October 2012 – November 2013
Postdoc at the University of Bremen, English-Speaking Cultures.
February 2013
PhD in English Literature from the University of Bremen. Thesis “Unsex Me Here – Gender und Raum im zeitgenössischen Shakespeare-Film“ (WVT 2014).
November 2008 – April 2012
Doctoral candidate and scholarship holder of the University of Bremen, doctoral group "Textualität des Films“.
April 2007
Magistra Artium (M.A.), from the University of Bremen. Thesis „Die Darstellung der Figur Guinevere in ausgewählten Romanen des Mittelalters und des ausgehenden 20. Jahrhunderts”.
October 2001 – April 2007
Degree course: English and German studies, University of Bremen and London Metropolitan University.

Lehre

Teaching:

  • Winter term 2018: Introduction to English Literatures (Seminar, English-Speaking Cultures / B.A.)
  • Summer term 2017: Samuel Richardson and the Epistolary Novel (Seminar, English-Speaking Cultures / B.A.)
  • Winter term 2016: Anatomy and Power in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (Seminar, English-Speaking Cultures / B.A.)
  • Summer term 2016: Sex and the Body – Reproduction in 18th Century Fiction (Seminar, English-Speaking Cultures / B.A.)
  • Winter term 2015: Literatures of Addiction (Seminar, English-Speaking Cultures / B.A.)
  • Summer term 2015: Contextualizing the Gothic Novel (Seminar, English-Speaking Cultures / B.A.)
  • Summer term 2014: Contemporary Canadian Writers (Seminar, English-Speaking Cultures / B.A.)
  • Winter term 2013/2014: Graphic Literature (Seminar, English-Speaking Cultures / B.A.)
  • Winter term 2013/2014: Science and the Media (Seminar, English-Speaking Cultures / B.A.)
  • Summer term 2013: Science and Satire (Seminar, English-Speaking Cultures / B.A.)
  • Winter term 2012/2013: Shakespeare in Film and Popular Culture (Seminar, English-Speaking Cultures / B.A.)
  • Winter term 2010/2011: Shakespeare, Film, and Gender (Seminar, English-Speaking Cultures / B.A.)

Talks:

  • "Appropriating the Womb: Birth Trauma in Geoffrey Wright's Macbeth (2006)." Film Adaptation: Theory, Practices, Reception, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. May 25-27, 2017.
  • “Contextualizing the Maternal Body: Obstetrics in Eighteenth-Century Literature.” The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference, University of Bristol, 6-8 April 2017.
  • “Spaces of Knowledge: Gender, Class, and Medicine”. Inaugural Conference on Concepts of Contradiction in the Humanities “Contradiction Studies: Mapping the Field.” University of Bremen. February 9-11, 2017.
  • “The Body in Literature and Film”. Lecture series “Key Topics in Cultural History: Gender - Culture – Feminism”. University of Bremen. December 14, 2016.
  • “Obstetrics in 18th and 19th Century Literature.” Guest lecture series “Key Developments in Literary Theory.” Organized by Dr. Jana Nittel, English-Speaking Cultures. University of Bremen. June 9, 2015.
  • “Geburtshilfe in der Literatur des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts.“ Project presentation in the scope of the session “Fiction Meets Science. Die Welt der Wissenschaften aus literarischer Sicht / Aktuelle Forschungsthemen im Bereich English-Speaking Cultures.“ Open Campus Day. University of Bremen. July 11, 2015.
  • “Mathematicians, Mysteries and Mental Illnesses: The Stage-to-Screen Adaptation of Proof.” Together with Prof. Norbert Schaffeld and Kati Voigt. 2nd international conference on Fiction Meets Science. University of Bremen. November 20-23, 2014.
  • "Lonely Heroines, Old Maids, and Babe Scientist: Female Science on Screen." 6th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) in Lisbon, September 4-6, 2014.
  • "Exotisch, erotisch, animalisch: Körperräume in Oliver Parkers Othello (1995)." Interdisziplinäres Kolloquium für (Post-) Doktorand/innen „Postcolonial und Gender Studies“ / Centrum für Postcolonial und Gender Studies (CePoG), University of Trier,  June 24-26, 2014.
  • "'The Spark of Life' - Love and Age in Alice Munros The Bear Came over the Mountain and Sarah Polleys Away from Her." Together with Dr. Katrin Berndt. BICQS-conference "Being Young and Growing Old in Canada and Québec", University of Bremen, January 31 - February 1, 2014."Zur Popularisierung von Naturwissenschaft in graphischer Literatur". 8. Medienwissenschaftliches Kolloquium des Nordverbunds. University of Bremen, January 17, 2014.
  • "Guinevere Reloaded - Zur Rehabilitation einer mythischen Figur." Lecture in the scope of the "24-Stunden-Vorlesung" at the University of Bremen, December 2, 2013.
  • "Dynamische Bilder im Kontext." Together with Prof. John Bateman and Dr. Janina Wildfeuer. Workshop at the conference: Die Kunst der Rezeption. University of Hamburg, November 28-30, 2013.
  • "(R)Evolution im Comic?" 8th COMFOR conference on Comics und Naturwissenschaften [comis and science]. University of Erlangen, November 15-17, 2013.
  • "Die Artussage - Ritterlichkeit und höfische Romanzen." Lecture series "Mythen des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit“ by the Institut für Mittelalter- und Frühneuzeitforschung. November 7, 2013. University of Bremen.
  • "Disturbing Science. Darwin's Origins - A Graphic Adaptation." 8th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies. September 26-27, 2013. Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.
  • "Wissenschaft im Comic." Comic-Kolloquium der Arbeitsstelle für Graphische Literatur (ArGL). May 30, 2013. University of Hamburg.
  • “Medientransformationen: Die Graphic Novel.” 6. Medienwissenschaftliches Kolloquium des Nordverbundes. January 25-26, 2013. University of Hamburg.
  • “The Textuality of Gendered Spaces in Science Films.” First international workshop “Fiction Meets Science: The World of Science under the Literary Microscope." Oktober 12-13, 2012. MARUM, University of Bremen; Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst (HWK).
  • “Shakespeare Goes Manga.” 7th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies (AAS) on Visible and Invisible Authorships. September 27-28, 2012. York, Great Britain.
  • "Die Performanz der Stadt im Film." Subject area “Text und Stadt transmedial – Urbanität und Film” within the frame of the Interdisziplinäre Sommerakademie Bremen: Textualität der Stadt – Urbanität in Literatur, Sprache und Film (ISAB-TeSta). August 22, 2012. University of Bremen.
  • “Yet I Am Branded for a Single Fault - The Impact of Feminism on Popular Adaptations of Arthuriana." Conference on Popular Culture, PCA/ACA & SW/TX. April 20, 2011. San Antonio, Texas, US.
  • "Gender-Räume im Shakespeare-Film.“ Colloquium of the doctoral group "Textualität des Films.“ November 10, 2010. University of Bremen.
  • “Much Ado About Space: spatial representations and gender in cinematic adaptations of Shakespeare – a case study.” Conference on Rewriting, Remixing, and Reloading – Adaptations Across the Globe. Oktober 1, 2010. Berlin.

Invited:

  • "The Madwoman in Science – Gender and Stereotypes in Literature and Film.” Guest lecture. “Staging Science: Mathematics and Theatre“. University of Leipzig. December 11, 2017.
  • "Technik - Körper - Feminismus: Zur filmischen Inszenierung des weiblichen Cyborgs." Guest lecture. "Gesundheit und digitale Medien. Techniksoziologische Einführung für methodische und theoretische Annäherungen an eHealth". Department of Public Health, University of Bremen. July 7, 2017.
  • "Dea Ex Machina - The Body of the Cyborg Goddess." Workshop "Encoding the Future: Perspectives on the Making of the 'Human' in Ex_Machina." University of Siegen. December 1-2, 2016.
  • “’Lost in space’ – Zur Stereotypisierung von Wissenschaftlerinnen im zeitgenössischen Kino.” Workshop by the Forum Junge Kulturwissenschaften Mainz and the Arbeitskreis für Historische Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (AKHFG) “Geschlecht und Raum: Imagination und Materialität des (unzugänglichen) Raumes.” University of Mainz. October 22-24, 2015.
  • "'Sigh no more, ladies' - Shakespeare's Women on Screen." Guest lecture. November 10, 2014. University of Jena.
  • "Dystopian Visions of Technology: Graphic Literature and Genetics." Workshop "Future Visions: Speculation and Anticipation in Graphic Narratives." July 11, 2014. University of Bayreuth.
  • "Kiss me, Kat – Shakespeare im Schulfilm.“ Subject area "Schule im Film”. January 31, 2011. University of Hildesheim.

Forschung

Projects:

  • Co-organizer of the BICQS- (Bremen Institute of Canada and Québec Studies) conference "Being Young and Growing Old in Canada and Québec", January 31 - February 1, 2014.
  • Supervisor of BA and MA theses in literary and cultural studies.
  • Current research projects: gendered science, science and (audio-visual) media, Shakespeare adaptations, medicine and the (female) body in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century fiction.
  • Organization of and fund raising for the conference „Hollywood reloaded? – Das Spiel mit Genrekonventionen nach der Jahrtausendwende." September 18-19, 2010, Bremen (together with Magdalena Krakowski, Oliver Schmidt and Benjamin Moldenhauer).

Memberships:

  • Dezentrale Frauenbeauftragte: FB10 (www.uni-bremen.de/zentrale-frauenbeauftragte/dezentrale-frauenbeauftragte/mitglieder.html)
  • ZKFF – Zentrale Kommission für Frauenfragen
  • BIKQS – Bremer Institut für Kanada- und Québec-Studien
  • BITT – Bremer Institut für transmediale Textualitätforschung 
  • ComFor – Gesellschaft für Comicforschung
  • DAV – Deutscher Anglistenverband e.V.
  • DSG – Deutsche Shakespeare Gesellschaft 
  • FMS – Fiction Meets Science
  • GfM – Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaften
  • GKS – Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien
  • IMFF – Institut für Mittelalter- und Fühneuzeitforschung Bremen

Publikationen

  • “Ava’s body is a good one”: (Dis)Embodiment in Ex Machina. American, British, and Canadian Studies (ABC). Berlin: DeGruyter, 2017 (in press).
  • (with Norbert Schaffeld, Kati Voigt) "Mathematicians, Mysteries and Mental Illnesses: The Stage-to-Screen Adaptation of Proof". Adaptation. Oxford: OUP, 2017.
  • (with Katrin Berndt) “Love, Age, and Loyalty in Alice Munro’s ‘The Bear Came Over the Mountain’ (2001) and Sarah Polley’s Away from Her (2006).” Care Home Stories. Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Residential Care . Ed. Sally Chivers and Ulla Kriebernegg. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2017 (in press).
  • Unsex Me Here – Gender und Raum im zeitgenössischen Shakespeare-Film. Studien und Handbücher zur Medienkulturwissenschaft. Series editors Knut Hickethier and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: WVT, 2014.
  • (with Benjamin Moldenhauer, Oliver Schmidt, Magdalena Krakowski) "Genres zwischen Medienkultur und Kulturkritik" (eds.): Hollywood Reloaded. Genrewandel und Medienerfahrung nach der Jahrtausendwende. Ed. Jennifer Henke, Benjamin Moldenhauer, Oliver Schmidt, Magdalena Krakowski. Schriftenreihe zur Textualität des Films. Ed. John Bateman, Heinz-Peter Preußer, Sabine Schlickers. Marburg: Schüren, 2013.
  • (with Benjamin Moldenhauer, Oliver Schmidt, Magdalena Krakowski) Hollywood Reloaded. Genrewandel und Medienerfahrung nach der Jahrtausendwende. Schriftenreihe zur Textualität des Films. Ed. John Bateman, Heinz-Peter Preußer, Sabine Schlickers. Marburg: Schüren, 2013.  
  • "Gender takes place: Geschlechter-Räume im Shakespeare-Film. Zur Interdependenz von Raumsemantik, Performativität und Gender am Beispiel von Much Ado About Nothing.“ In: Rabbit Eye – Zeitschrift für Filmforschung (online). No. 2 (2010). www.rabbiteye.de