Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Charlotte Alex, M.A.

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Name
Charlotte Alex M.A.
Email
charlotte.alex (at) hu-berlin.de

Institution
Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Visiting address
Unter den Linden 6 , Room 2001c
Phone number
(030) 2093-2249
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

 


 

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Research fields:
  • domestic work in literature
  • Indian English literature
  • postcolonial literature and theory
  • feminist economics and literature

 

Charlotte Alex holds a B.A. in English from the Humboldt University of Berlin and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the Free University of Berlin. Her PhD dissertation explores how contemporary literature navigates changing notions of care (work) and the domestic in an increasingly economized, neoliberal society. She considers how different types of care, such as domestic work, emotional labour, and institutionalised care, and their economic implications influence literary representations of transactional and familial relationships. In understanding care, literature, and the economy as deeply connected, she wants to understand how capitalism's crisis of care is translocated into narrative, and how fiction may offer alternatives to this crisis.

 

Her favourite book: The Ascent of Rum Doodle (1956) by W.E. Bowman