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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities

Dissertations Supervised


Dissertations in Progress:


  • Ilias Ben Mna: Ronald Reagan and the American Film Since the 1980s - The Construction and Reconstruction of Metaphors and Myths in Blockbuster Movies and Politics.
  • David Rose: The Power of Violent Bonds. Violence and Community in American Fiction.



Completed (by year):


  • Yumin Zhang: Masculinities in Transcultural Spaces – Negotiations of Masculinities in Ang Lee’s Films (supervised by PD Dr. R. Isensee and Prof. N. Waller).


  • Philipp Kneis: (S)aged by Culture. Representations of Old Age in American Indian Literature and Culture (supervised by Prof. Dr. R. Kunow and PD Dr. R. Isensee).


  • Matthias Oppermann: American Studies and the Other Academy. Radical Reconstructions Between Curricular Innovation and Cultural Critique.
  • Andrea Schöndube: Illness, Media, and Culture – Ein interkultureller Vergleich von Allergien in englischen und US-amerikanischen Lifestyle-Magazinen (supervised by Prof. Lenz and PD Dr. Isensee).