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Research Foci/ Supervision

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Write your BA thesis in Literatures in English!

The following staff members (in alphabetical order) are happy to supervise your BA and/or MA and PhD theses and are looking forward to your informed proposals. Please contact the respective member of staff directly.

  • African Studies; African Literature; African Cinemas
  • African History
  • Sex, the Body and the African Worldview
  • Caribbean Literature
  • Yoruba Religions in the Americas
  • New Media Fiction; Digital Media
  • Queer Theory; Feminist Theory
  • Gender Politics and Media Representations
  • Postcolonial and transcultural theories and literature (especially African and Canadian authors)
  • Multimedial adaptations and revision of canon
  • The novel and its development in the 18th century
  • Scottish poetry and prose of the 20th and 21st century

Prof. Dr. phil. Sabine Broeck

  • African-American Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • (Subversive) Americanization
  • Theories of Postcolonial Studies and Decolonial Humanities
  • The Black Diaspora in Transatlantic Contexts
  • The African-American Civil Rights Movement in/and Europe 
  • Intersectionality

Büro: GW 2, A 3670
Telefon: 0421 218-68130
Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung
E-Mail: broeckprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Sekretariat: Thoss, Gudrun | GW 2, A 3700 | 0421 218-68054 | sek.broeck.schaffeldprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

  • African American Studies
  • Critical Mixed Race Studies
  • Critical Whiteness Studies
  • Life Writing
  • Postcolonial literatures and theories
  • Literary and cultural expressions of post-conflict societies, particularly Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka
  • The post-9/11 novel
  • Contemporary Northern Irish literature
  • Black and Asian British fiction and film
  • Indigenous life writing

Dr. phil. Jennifer S. Henke

  • Shakespeare
  • Gender Studies
  • Film studies
  • Spatial studies
  • Popular culture
  • Graphic literature
  • Literature and science

Büro: GW 2, B 3130
Telefon: 0421 218-68141
Sprechzeiten: Donnerstags, 12:00 – 13:00 Uhr (nur nach Vereinbarung)
E-Mail: j.henkeprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knopf

  • Postcolonial Film and Media
  • Epistemological Power Relations and Postcolonial Knowledges
  • German Colonial Texts in Papua New Guinea
  • Postcolonial Studies (Cultures, Theories, Literatures and Films)
  • Indigenous Literatures, Film and Media worldwide
  • African Diaspora Studies
  • American and Canadian Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • American Prison Literature
  • Women and Gender Studies

Büro: GW 2, B 3120
Telefon: 0421 218–68330
Sprechzeiten: Mittwochs, 15-16 Uhr. Bitte mit Voranmeldung. Wednesday 15-16 hours. Pls register via email.
E-Mail: kknopf()uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Sekretariat: Labidi, Donia | GW 2, B 3100 | 0421 218-68052 | sekknopfprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Christine Müller

  • Representations of  medicine in literature
  • Medical Humanities
  • Representations of  natural sciences in literature

Büro: GW 2, A 3660
Telefon: 0421 218-68146
Sprechzeiten: Dienstags, 16:00 – 17:00 Uhr (nur nach vorheriger Anmeldung; weitere Termine auf Anfrage)
E-Mail: christine.muellerprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Dr. phil. Jana Nittel

  • British, Anglo-American and Anglo-Canadian literature of the 18th to 21st century
  • Film and Media studies
  • Postcolonial theory and studies
  • Gender theories and study of masculinity
  • Gender and genre specific developments in the Anglophone crime fiction and film
  • Postcolonial and transcultural perspectives of the Anglophone literature
  • Anglophone travel literature of the 13th to 21st century

Büro: GW 2, A 3590
Telefon: 0421 218-68188
Sprechzeiten: Sprechzeiten im SoSe 2020 (nur via Email oder telefonisch): Mi 13:30 – 15:30 und n.V. (Anmeldung über Stud.IP ist erforderlich)
E-Mail: jnittelprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

As part of her research into postcolonial literary and cultural studies, her interests include:

  • Afrofuturism
  • African (diasporic) folklore
  • Speculative fiction
  • Travel writing
  • Tourism Migration
  • Hybridity
  • Globalisation
  • Creolisation
  • Gender, sexuality and religious experience
  • 'Respectability politics' Race and representation
  • Literary tricksters

Prof. Dr. phil. Norbert Schaffeld

  • British literature
  • Shakespeare adaptations
  • Australian and Canadian culture
  • Film Studies
  • Historical Novel
  • Fictional Representations of the Natural sciences
  • Fictional Representations of History

Büro: GW 2, A 3650
Telefon: 0421 218-68140 / 68054
Sprechzeiten: freitags, 16:00 – 17:00 Uhr
E-Mail: nschprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Sekretariat: Thoss, Gudrun | GW 2, A 3700 | 0421 218-68054 | sek.broeck.schaffeldprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Please follow this link for a list of all faculty members who are authorized to supervise and assess BA/MA theses