Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Konstantin Helm

Konstantin Helm

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik → Englische Kulturwissenschaft und Kulturgeschichte
Function / Working Area
QUEERIT / Lehrbeauftragter
Visiting address
Dorotheenstraße 28 , Room 4.17
Phone number
(030) 2093 709 40
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Konstantin Helm (pronouns: they/them) is a research associate and PhD student at the Department of English and American Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. They studied English and information science at HU Berlin, the University of Manchester and Università Ca'Foscari in Venice and hold an MA in English Literatures from HU.

They are part of the research project "Queer Theory in Transit: Reception, Translation, and Production of Queer Theory in Polish and German Contexts" (QueerIT), funded by DFG and NCN. As part of this project, they are researching feminist receptions of queer theory in Germany as well as digital queer spaces.  Their PhD project conceptualises queer space as a construction of memorial, archival, and activist practices in cultural texts from periods of austerity in the United Kingdom.

They have taught courses on the history of literary theory, the interactions of literature and the body, the cultural history of addiction, and cultural anxieties in Victorian literature. They have organised workshops and colloquiums on queer theory and new perspectives on confession, and presented at events including the 2022 MasterVision as well as the 2022 Spanish and Portuguese Society for Renaissance Studies' conferences for emerging researchers.

Research fields:

  • British cultural studies

  • Queer and trans* studies

  • Temporality and spatial practice

  • Identity politics

  • History of ideas

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