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: (Trans-)National Cinema, Trauma, and the Horror Film in Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland.”

Research interests

  • Brexit Britain
  • Popular Culture
  • Contemporary horror genre (film, TV, literature)

Talks

  • “Emerald Gore: Reading National Identity in Contemporary Irish Horror Film.” Arbeitskreis Cultural Studies – From Visual to Digital Cultures. 22 June 2019, Großbritannien-Zentrum der HU Berlin, Berlin. Conference Paper.
  • “‘Residents Against Evil’: National Fragmentation and Internal Otherness in Contemporary Irish Zombie Film.” 18th International Conference of the Spanish Association of Irish Studies, 29 May 2019, University of the Balearic Islands, Alcúdia. Conference paper.
  • “’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; WS 2018/19)