Alexandra von Thuemmler

Curriculum vitae

Since 2017 Research Assistant at the Department for British Cultural Studies, Leipzig University
2015–2017 Student Assistant at the Department for British Cultural Studies, Leipzig University
2014–2017 B.A. in British Literature and British Cultural Studies, Leipzig University
2012–2017 Teacher training degree (Erstes Staatsexamen) in English and Biology, Leipzig University

Current Projects

PhD-Thesis:  “Emerald Gore: National Identity and Trauma in Contemporary (Northern-) Irish Horror Film.”

Research interests

  • Brexit Britain
  • Representation of national identities in popular culture
  • Contemporary horror genre (film, TV, literature)

Talks

  • “’I wish someone would explain Northern Ireland to me.’ – National Identity in Nick Laird’s Modern Gods (2017).” The European Society for the Study of English, 1 Sep. 2018, Masaryk University, Brno. Conference paper.

Seminars

  • An Introduction to British Cultural Studies (SoSe 2018)
  • Introduction to Literary Analysis (WS 2017/18)