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Dr. Christiane Hansen


Contact
Hebelstraße 25 - Raum 02008
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: 0761 203 67610
 
Academic Résumé
  • 2001-2006: studied English and German at the Universities of Freiburg and Glasgow; completion of the first stage in the state board examination for secondary school educators
  • 2010: conferral of her Doctor title at the University of Freiburg (Modern German Literary History)
  • 2012: successful completion of the second stage in the state board examinations for secondary school educators in Frankfurt am Main
  • Since July 2012: research associate at the SFB 948 “Heroes – Heroizations – Heroisms” (Project C3) 

Fields of Interest

Constructing the heroic, transformations of literature and mythology from Antiquity, intertextuality

Publications

monographs and editions
  • Transformationen des Phaethon-Mythos in der deutschen Literatur, Berlin/ New York: De Gruyter, 2012 (spectrum Literaturwissenschaft, 29).
  • [with Olga Artsibacheva] Deutschsprachige Orpheus-Libretti des 17. Jahrhunderts. 2 Vols. Stuttgart: Hiersemann 2015f. [2nd volume in print]
 
articles
  • »Gendering Fear. Genre and Imagination in Heroic Drama.« Tracing the Heroic Trough Gender. Eds. Carolin Bahr et al. Würzburg: Ergon. [2016, in preparation]
  • »›this borrowed shape‹: Barbarische Fremdheit und heroische Täuschung in Elkanah Settles ›The Conquest of China, by the Tartars‹ (1676).« Fremde Helden auf europäischen Bühnen 1600–1900. Eds. Achim Aurnhammer/ Barbara Korte. Würzburg: Ergon. [2016, in preparation]
  • »Figuren von Raum und Zeit in Klabunds ›Sonetten des Spielers‹.« Spielräume und Raumspiele in der Literatur. Eds. Julia Dettke/ Elisabeth Heyne. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2016, 141–159.
  • »Paradise Lost. Transgressive Sexualität in Klabunds ›Mythen‹.« Crimes of Passion. Eds. Japhet Johnstone/ Oliver Böni. Berlin/ New York: de Gruyter, 2015 (spectrum Literaturwissenschaft, 50), 213–230.
  • »Staging Admiration in John Dryden’s ›The Indian Emperour‹.« helden – heroes – héros. E-Journal zu Kulturen des Heroischen, special issue 01/2014: Languages and Functions of the Heroic (2014), 47–53.
  • https://www.sfb948.uni-freiburg.de/e-journal/ausgaben/s012014/helden.heroes.heros._sonderheft_1_hansen.pdf
  • [with Bernd Seidensticker] »Phaethon in der deutschen Literatur.« Phaethon. Ein Mythos in Antike und Moderne. Eine Dresdener Tagung. Eds. Karl-Joachim Hölkeskamp/ Stefan Rebenich. Stuttgart: Steiner, 2009, 117–132.
  • »Christoph August Tiedges Bildgedicht ›Der Krieger in einer Landschaft Salvator Rosas zu Rom‹.« Salvator Rosa in Deutschland. Studien zu seiner Rezeption in Kunst, Literatur und Musik. Eds. Achim Aurnhammer/ Günter Schnitzler/ Mario Zanucchi. Freiburg: Rombach, 2008, 279–289.
  • [entries] Johann Baptist Durach, Adolf Schaden; Fanny Tarnow; Christoph August Tiedge; Johanne Isabelle Eleonore von Wallenrodt; Adolf Zeising. Killy Literaturlexikon. Autoren und Werke des deutschsprachigen Kulturraumes. 2nd edition. Ed. Wilhelm Kühlmann. Berlin/ New York: de Gruyter, 2008ff.

recent conference papers
  • Sprachen des Unverfügbaren. Liebe zwischen Bewunderung, Verehrung und Faszination im englischen heroic play. 10 June 2016: Conference Unsagbarkeit. Sprachen der Liebe in der Literatur der Vormoderne. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/ SFB 644 ›Transformationen der Antike.
  • (un)fading the hero in pre- and postmodern cultures of visual artifice. 21–23 March 2016: The Fading of the Hero/ Erscheinen und Verschwinden von Helden. KU Leuven/ LUCA School of Arts.
 
SFB Project:
Theatrical Analyses of the Heroic in Restoration England

My project focuses on the conceptualisations of the heroic in Restoration England. Focusing on the ›heroic play‹ as the period’s signature genre, I examine how these conceptualisations are negotiated on the London stage in the three decades following the ascension of Charles II to the English throne in 1660.

Hardly any study of the Restoration period has failed to notice the proliferation and erosion of heroic models in the aftermath of the English Civil War, reflecting both general European developments and culturally specific constellations. Questions of the heroic clearly emerge as a point of crystallisation, and, simultaneously, a means of addressing more general cultural issues, positioning negotiations of the heroic at the very core of cultural self-assessments. In particular, the newly opened public stage served as a model of impact and audience response, adressing this presumed ›heroic syntax‹ in a distinctive intersection of political, epistemological and aesthetic discourse.

Most approaches to Restoration heroism have focussed on the representations of hero(in)es in their specific functional contexts. Adopting a slightly different focus, my study zooms in on to the mechanisms and modes of operation which are assumed to underlie heroic figurations and audience response. My case studies concentrate on the resources which are used to lay bare and analyse the mechanisms and operative modes sustaining heroic figurations – incorporating, in particular, approaches from cultural theory, theatre and performance studies, gender studies, and the history of emotions.