Education:

Ph.D. University of British Columbia (2016): SchimmelReitergeschichte: Companion Species and Cultural Techniques in Jahrhundertwende Novellas by Hofmannsthal and Storm

M.A. Linköping University, Sweden (2010): Of Men and Centaurs: Identity and the Relationship of Humans and Horses in Peter Shaffer’s “Equus”

B.A. Mannheim University, Germany (2007): Frühexpressionistische Liebeslyrik: Die Ambivalenz der Liebe in Georg Heyms “Deine Wimpern, die langen…” und “Ein Herbst-Abend”

Scholarships/Fellowships:

UBC Four Year Fellowship (2011)
UBC International Partial Tuition Scholarship (2011)

Memberships:

Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG)

British Columbia Council of Teachers of German (BCCTG)

Nachwuchsforschernetzwerk Cultural and Literary Animal Studies (CLAS)

LiU International Alumni

Absolventum Uni-Mannheim (Alumninetzwerk)

Other activities:

Founder of UBC Animal Studies Group (https://blogs.ubc.ca/animalstudiesgroup/)

UBC Sustainability Coordinator

Volunteer for VOKRA

Publications:

Gaby Pailer and Melanie Kage: “‘Im Traum sah ich ein dickes schön gedrucktes und gebundnes Buch’ – Zur Edition von Charlotte Schillers Literarischen Schriften mit besonderem Blick auf ihr historisches Schauspiel <Elisabeth>”. In: Lydia Jones, Bodo Plachta, Gaby Pailer and Catherine Karen Roy (eds.): Scholarly Editing and German Literature: Revision, Revaluation, Edition. Leiden/Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2016. 213-228.

Charlotte Schiller: Literarische Schriften. Gaby Pailer, Andrea Dahlmann-Resing, Melanie Kage. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft (2016).

(Hu)Man-Made Poetry: Thoughts on Aura and (Female) Authenticity of the Blog “Gedankenbühne”. VERGES: Germanic and Slavic Studies in Review. Vol. 2 No. 1, May 2013. (http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/verges/issue/view/667)

Presentations:

“‘Der Schimmelreiter’ und die Anfänge der Deutschen Tierschutzbewegung”; German-Canadian Benevolent Society of BC, September 2016, Vancouver, Canada.

SchimmelReitergeschichte: Tracking Earthiness in Jahrhundertwende Novellas by Hofmannsthal and Storm; CENES Graduate Student Colloquium, March 2016, Univeristy of British Columbia, Canada.

Wiehern, schnattern, krächzen, gackern: A CLAS-Approach to Literary Animal Voices; CENES Graduate Student Colloquium, March 2015, University of British Columbia, Canada.

“‘Ein Wiehern wie ein Lustschrei’: Whinnying and other Tierstimmen in Storm’s ‘Der Schimmelreiter'”. American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), March 2015, Seattle, USA.

From Coupland to Pirsig to Bishop: “Wriding” through the “Hinterlands” of my Cultural Techniques Research; Graduate Student Conference “(N)One of a Kind”, October 2014, University of British Columbia, Canada

A Cultural Techniques Analysis of Horse-Riding with Literary Examples by Hofmannsthal und Rilke; Cultural and Literary Animal Studies Summer School “Zoological Aesthetics”, September 2014, Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg, Germany

“Cultural Techniques – Making the In-Between Productive”, FIREtalk ‘Tools of the Trade’, FIREcast podcast presentation, April 2014, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Halbheiten: Horse and Human in Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s “Reitergeschichte”; CENES Graduate Student Colloquium, March 2014, University of British Columbia, Canada

(Hu)Man-Made Poetry: Thoughts on Aura and (Female) Authenticity of the Blog “Gedankenbühne”; CENES Graduate Student Colloquium, March 2013, University of British Columbia, Canada

(Hu)Man-Made Poetry: Thoughts on Aura and (Female) Authenticity of the Blog “Gedankenbühne”; 3rd Annual Germanic and Slavic Studies Graduate Symposium “Walking the Wire – Central and Eastern European Cultural Contemplations in the Modern Age”, February 2013, University of Victoria, Canada

‘Aber was sage ich?’: Stimmen in Charlotte Schillers “Rosalie”; International Research Symposium “Abenteuer Erzählen / Narrative Adventures”, October 2012, University of British Columbia, Canada

Early Expressionistic Love Poetry: The Ambivalence of Love in Georg Heym’s “Deine Wimpern, die langen…”; CENES Graduate Student Colloquium, March 2012, University of British Columbia, Canada

Teaching experience:

Teaching Assistant

GERM110 (2015)

GERM 100 (2016)

CENS 307 (2016)

Teaching Assistant GERM100 (2014)

Substitute SWED 100 and SWED 200 (2014)

German tutor at Little Sorbonne French Language School, Vancouver, Canada, since June 2013

German Language Assistant at Linköping University (2009/10)

German/English tutor at Studienkreis Bad Dürkheim, Germany, October-December 2010

German Language Assistant at IKK Linköping University, Sweden, January-September 2010

Courses currently teaching

Research interests:

Cultural and Literary Animal Studies, especially Equines, Literature Blogging, Female Authorship, Ecocriticism, Cultural Techniques, Zoopoetics

Dissertation project:

SchimmelReitergeschichte: Companion Species and Cultural Techniques in Jahrhundertwende Novellas by Hofmannsthal and Storm”

Research experience:

RA Markus Hallensleben, Work/Study Work/Learn Program, September 2012 – April 2013

RA Gaby Pailer, Co-editor of Charlotte Schiller’s literary works, since February 2012