Education

Theatre-, Film- and Media Studies / General & Comparative Literature (Magistra Artium), Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Began UBC Graduate Program in the year: 2012

Killam Doctoral Scholarship (2013), Four-Year Doctoral Fellowship (2012)

 

 

 

 

Publications

Monograph

  • Elemente einer Ästhetik des Theatralen in Adornos Ästhetischer Theorie. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2012. [Read the Review by Jonas Leonhard Tinius]

Edited

  • Benjamin, Walter. Rundfunkarbeiten. Werke und Nachlaß, Volume 9. Ed. Thomas Küpper and Anja Nowak. Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2017. [Read Reviews online by Jürgen Nielsen-Sikora, Erhard Schütz; in print: Roger Behrens, Konkret]
  • The more I know, the less I understand. Collection of Students’ Essays. Ed. Bozena Karwowska and Anja Nowak. Oswiecim: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, to be published 2017.

Articles

  • “Spatial Configurations of the Concentration Camp: the Inside and the Outside.” Ed. Bozena Karwowska and Ewa Wampuszyc. Bialystok: University of Bialystok Publishing House, to be published 2017.
  • “Adorno – Realismus in der verwalteten Welt.” Theater – Realität – Realismus. Kunst, Spektakel und Revolution, No. 6. Ed. Jakob Hayner, Lukas Holfeld, Max Köhler. Hamburg: Katzenberg Verlag, 2017.
  • “Hör-Abenteuer. Walter Benjamins Rundfunkgeschichten für Kinder.” Aventiure und Eskapade. Erzählstrategien des Abenteuerlichen vom Mittelalter zur Moderne. Ed. Jutta Eming and Ralf Schlechtweg-Jahn. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016.
  • “On the Theatricality of Art.” Adorno and Performance. Ed. Karoline Gritzner and Will Daddario. London / New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 143-154.
  • with Nadine Werner. “Dinge träumen – Dinge erinnern. Über die Kinderseite der Dingwelt in Traumkitsch und Berliner Kindheit.” Neue Rundschau. 4 (2012). Ed. Thomas Küpper. Frankfurt: S.Fischer Verlag. 43-52.
  • “Walter Benjamin und die Popularisierung” Populärkultur, Massenmedien, Avantgarde 1919-1933. Ed. Jessica Nitsche and Nadine Werner. München: Fink Verlag, 2012. 99-111.

Presentations / Panel Discussion / Radio Broadcast        

  • July 2017: SWR2, “‘Immer radikal, nie konsequent’. Der Schriftsteller Walter Benjamin”, radio feature by Matthias Kußmann.
  • June 2017: Deutschlandfunk, “Walter Benjamins Rundfunkarbeiten. Mehr als Klamauk”, book review by Ruthard Stäblein.
  • February 2017: Panel discussion, Eine Lektüre, die auf eigene Rechnung vorgenommen wird. Burkhardt Lindners Studien zu Walter Benjamin, Hessisches Literaturforum im Mousonturm, Frankfurt.
  • July 2016: Studentisches Symposium, Theater Realität Realismus, Institut für Deutsche Literatur, Humboldt Universität Berlin. Presentation: “Adorno – Realismus in der verwalteten Welt”.
  • May 2016: Study Seminar, Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw. Presentation: “Historical awareness and democratic education – How do German schools teach about the Holocaust?”
  • June 2015: Narrating Geographic Space – Geograficzne przestrzenie utekstowione, University of Bialystok. Presentation: “Spatial Configuration of the Concentration Camp”.
  • May 2014: BBC Radio 4, “The Benjamin Broadcasts”. Produced by Kate Schneider – A Made in Manchester Production for BBC Radio 4.
  • April 2013: Theater/Denken. Diskurs und Performance, Centraltheater Leipzig. Presentation and panel discussion: “Theoretisches Streugut. Adornos Gedanken zum Theater.”
  • April 2013: What is Performance Philosophy? Staging a New Field, University of Surrey, UK. Presentation: “Adorno and Theatre – An Inventory”.
  • October 2012: Abenteuer Erzählen / Narrative Adventures. International Research Symposium, University of British Columbia. Presentation: “Hör-Abenteuer. Walter Benjamins Rundfunkgeschichten für Kinder”.
  • November 2011: International Conference of the International Walter Benjamin Society: Schrift / Script: Writing and Image-Character in the Work of Walter Benjamin, Princeton University. Presentation: “Berlin im Wandel. Benjamins Darstellung der Stadt in den Rundfunkgeschichten, der Berliner Chronik und der Berliner Kindheit um neunzehnhundert”.

Teaching Experience:
Hauptseminar „Die Berliner Kindheit als Steinbruch und Fundgrube. Zu den Facetten eines Buchprojekts von Walter Benjamin.“ In collaboration with Nadine Werner, Goethe University Frankfurt, Summer 2011.

Courses currently teaching

Research Interests

Critical Theory, Postdramatic Theatre, Street Art, Holocaust and Space

Research Experience

  • Since January 2017: Research Assistant for Prof. Bozena Karwowska; TLEF funded project to create a new section of the CENS 303 online course (“The Ghetto”)
  • May 2016: Assistant for the Study Abroad Program Witnessing Auschwitz-Conflicting Stories and Memories in Poland, participation funded by the CENES Abroad Research Award and the Holocaust Education Committee, Faculty of Arts, UBC
  • Since April 2015: Research Assistant for Prof. Bozena Karwowska; TLEF funded project to transform CENS 303A (“Representations of the Holocaust”) into an online course
  • May 2015: Assistant for the Study Abroad Program Witnessing Auschwitz-Conflicting Stories and Memories in Poland, participation funded by the Holocaust Education Committee, Faculty of Arts, UBC
  • May 2014: Assistant for the Study Abroad Program Witnessing AuschwitzConflicting Stories and Memories in Poland
  • 2008-2012: Research Assistant, Institute of Theater-, Film- and Media-Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt, Professor Burkhardt Lindner; working on the new critical edition of Walter Benjamin’s Berliner Kindheit um neunzehnhundert (Werke und Nachlaß, Volume 11, edited by Burkhardt Lindner and Nadine Werner)
  • 2006-2007: Student Research Assistant, Institute of General and Comparative Literature, Goethe University Frankfurt, Professor Edgar Pankow

Awards

Faculty of Arts Graduate Award (2016), Dr. Marianne Rose Lourie-Jetter Memorial Scholarship (2016), Eppich Family and German Speaking Community Fellowship (2016); Dr. Joyce Hallamore Scholarship (2015); Killam Doctoral Scholarship (2013); Four-Year Doctoral Fellowship (2012)