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Dr. Ulrike Zimmermann


Address

SFB 948 “Helden – Heroisierungen – Heroismen”
Hebelstr. 25
D-79104 Freiburg
+49-(0)761-203-67601
 
ulrike.zimmermann@sfb948.uni-freiburg.de
 

Postdoctoral project: Popularisations of the Eighteenth Century in Contemporary British Culture (working title).
Research interests include intersections of literature and science, the heroic in the long eighteenth century, the literary supernatural, and contemporary British fiction.
 
Since 2012: Coordinator of the Integrated Research Training Group of the SFB 948
2007-2014: Lecturer (Akademische Mitarbeiterin) at the English Department of Freiburg University: courses in British Literary and Cultural Studies; supervision of B.A theses
2008: PhD in British Literature
 
Memberships
Member of Anglistenverband and founding member of SciNet Young Academics Network Freiburg
Associated Member of DFG-Forschergruppe 875 „Historische Lebenswelten in populären Wissenskulturen der Gegenwart“ (2008 – 2013)
Visiting Lecturer: University of St. Andrews, National University of Ireland at Galway, Lleida University
 
Publications
Comic Elements in Women’s Novels of Development from the 1960s to the 1980s. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2013.

"More Than Just An Effect: The Comic in British Women’s Contemporary Short Stories" Anglistik 27.1 (2016). Special Issue: Focus on Comic Representations in Post-Millennial British and Irish Fiction, ed. Barbara Puschmann-Nalenz. 149-162.

“Von Admirälen und Lesezeichen. Admiral Lord Nelson in der britischen Souvenirkultur.” Achim Aurnhammer and Ulrich Bröckling, eds. Vom Weihegefäß zur Drohne. Kulturen des Heroischen und ihre Objekte.  Würzburg: Ergon, 2016. 192-205.
“‘The Bird of Paradise I seek, I find not anywhere.’ Birds in Late Victorian and Post-Darwinian Poetry.” The Life of Birds in Literature. Ed. Marie-Luise Egbert. Trier: WVT, 2015. 41-54.
“(R)Evolutionslyrik? Charles Darwin in Light Verse von britischen Dichterinnen des späten 19. Jahrhunderts.” Henning Hufnagel and Olav Krämer, eds. Das Wissen der Poesie. Lyrik, Versepik und die Wissenschaften im 19. Jahrhundert. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015. 191-215.
“Pride and Prejudice Sequels in Contemporary Crime Fiction”. Hanne Birk and Marion Gymnich, eds. Pride and Prejudice 2.0. Interpretations, Adaptations and Transformations of Jane Austen’s Classic. Bonn: V & R unipress / Bonn UP, 2015. 227-244.

“Bright hair and brittle bones – Gothic affinities in metaphysical poetry”. Elisabeth Bronfen, Beate Neumeier, eds. Gothic Renaissance. A Reassessment. Manchester and New York: Manchester UP, 2014. 152-166.

(with Monika Fludernik) “Rhetoric and Poetry: An Introduction.” Silvia Mergenthal and Reingard M. Nischik, eds. Anglistentag 2013 Konstanz. Proceedings. Trier: WVT, 2014. 223-227.

“John Harrison (1693-1776) and the Heroics of Longitude”. helden. heroes. héros. Eds. Katharina Helm and Jakob Willis. 2.2. (2014). 119-129. DOI 10.6094/helden.heroes.heros./2014/02/09
 

“On Boots, Beef, and Blackadder: The Comic Historiography of the Duke of Wellington.” Barbara Korte, Doris Lechner, eds. History and Humour. British and American Perspectives. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2013. 111-132.

“Out of the Ordinary – and Back? Jackie Kay’s Recent Short Fiction” Lars Eckstein et al., eds. Multi-Ethnic Britain 2000+. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008. 123-137.

Reviews:
“Soldat, Staatsmann – Held? Die Ausstellung Wellington. Triumphs, Politics and Passions. London, National Portrait Gallery, 12. März bis 7. Juni 2015”. helden. heroes. héros. 3.2 (2015), 94-96. DOI 10.6094/helden.heroes.heros./2015/03/09.

“John Holmes, Darwin’s Bards. British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 62.4, 2014. 379-381.

“Ann Spangenberg, Kommunikative Identität im Roman der Angelsächsischen Postmoderne”, Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch 51, 2010. 499-503.


Forthcoming:
“Who Needs a Hero? Barry Unsworth’s Losing Nelson: Winning Admiral Nelson for Postmodernity.” Journal for Maritime Research. (Accepted for publication)
 

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