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Theses completed at our department

 

We would like to start a compilation of theses written at our department, so students may see what kinds of topics are treated. If you have a thesis (final paper) to submit, please email the webmaster your name, degree course, thesis title, supervisor's name and the year you've submitted your thesis. Thank you!

 

  • Hausdorf, Tobias: Playing the Player: Agency, Individuality and the Paradox of the Video Game ‘BioShock‘. 2017. (BA Englisch & Geschichte, supervisors: PD Dr. Isensee, Prof. Dr. Klepper)

  • Backhaus, Marc: Sailing the good ship Albion on the way to Arcady - is Peter Doherty a Romantic Poet? 2015 (BA Englisch & Medienwissenschaft, supervisor: PD Dr. Felix Sprang, 2nd supervisor: Dr. phil. Stephan Lieske)

  • Bai, Xiaoyu: English Long-Distance Dependencies in Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar and Generative Grammar. 2015. (BA Englisch & Kulturwissenschaft, supervisor: Prof. Dr. Markus Egg)

  • Er de Nébat, Ugena: Causes and Conditions of Disillusionment in the First World War in the Poetry of Sassoon, Owen and Graves. 2015. (BA Englisch & Mathematik Lehramt, supervisor: PD Dr. Röder)

  • Kirchmaier, Regina: Causative and Passive in English. 2015. (BA Englisch & Deutsch, supervisor: Prof. Repp)

  • Neuthe, Daniel: "Race" als sozio-historisches Konstrukt in A. C. Doyles spätviktorianischer Detektivgeschichte The Sign of Four. 2015. (BA Englisch & Mathematik Lehramt, supervisor: PD Dr. Sarah Heinz)

  • Schmidt, Caroline: Classical Mythology in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream": Tragedy in Comedy. 2015. (BA Englisch & Medienwissenschaft, supervisor: Prof. Dr. phil. Verena Lobsien).

  • Schröter, Philipp: A.C.Doyle's Logic of deduction: Sherlock, Arthur and George. 2015. (BA Englisch & Biologie Lehramt, supervisor: PD Dr. Sarah Heinz)

  • Stelzer, Ole: James Bond - Entwicklung der Gegenspieler und deren filmischer Umsetzung am Beispiel von 'Goldfinger' und 'Quantum of Solace'. 2015. (BA Englisch & Sport, supervisor: PD Dr. K. Röder)

  • Ziehm, Marie: Die Geschlechterrollendarstellung der Disney Prinzessinnen im Wandel der Zeit - Ein Vergleich der Protagonistinnen aus Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs und Frozen. 2015. (BA Englisch & Sport Lehramt, supervisors: PD Dr. Röder, PD Dr. Heinz)

  • Hannon, Joe: Form and Firmament: Constructing Fate and Resistance in David Mitchell's 'Cloud Atlas' and Eleanor Catton's 'The Luminaries'. 2014. (BA English & Deutsch Lehramt, supervisor: Prof. Dr. Helga Schwalm)

  • Bobock, Bert: Working Title. Representations of Identity and Postmodern Work in Mike Judge's "Office Space", 2013 (Magister Amerikanistik/ Neuere und Neueste Geschichte, supervisor: PD Dr. Reinhard Isensee)

  • Brunn, Stefanie: Auswirkungen des Konsum- und Medienwahns in Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho, 2009 (Magister Anglistik/Amerikanistik, supervisor: Prof. Klepper).
  • Dreke, Franziska: Is there any law against my being here? - Repräsentation von Altern und Alten in den Kurzgeschichten von Alice Munro. 2009 (Magister Anglistik/ Amerikanistik, Französisch, Sinologie, supervisor: PD Dr. phil. Isensee).
  • Kneis, Philipp: The Emancipation of the Soul. Memes of Destiny in American Mythological Television. 2008 (Magister Amerikanistik/ Neuere und Neueste Geschichte, supervisors: PD Dr. Reinhard Isensee, Prof. Dr. Eva Boesenberg) - published with Peter Lang, 2010.
  • Schröder, Jennifer: ‘[D]ust thou art, and unto [D]ust shalt thou return.’ Ideology in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, 2008 (Magister Anglistik/Amerikanistik, supervisor: Prof. Schwalm).
  • Neumann, Christine: Denzel Washington und die Repräsentation des Afroamerikaners im amerikanischen Film, 2007 (Magister Amerikanistik/Germanistische Linguistik, supervisor: Prof. Lenz).
  • Schütte, Bettina: Stereotype der Fremdheit in Shakespeares Merchant of Venice, 2006 (Englisch/Geschichte auf Lehramt - L4, supervisor: Prof. Lobsien).

 

 

 

Completed dissertations

 

2017

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

 

2016

  • Grunewald, Amina: Postindianische Selbstbehauptungen im Roman The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian und im Film The Business of Fancydancing von Spokane/Coeur d’Alene-Autor Sherman Alexie (supervised by Prof. Boesenberg, American Studies).
  • Neüff, Marta: Words of Crisis as Words of Power. Crisis Rhetoric and the Tradition of the Jeremiad in 21st Century U.S. American Presidential Speechmaking (supervised by Prof. Klepper, American Studies).
  • Aline Oloff: Rassismus als Metapher: Frauenbewegung im postkolonialen Frankreich (supervised by Prof. Kilian, Gender Studies, TU Berlin)
  • Kathrin Tordasi: Women by the Waterfront: Modernist (Re)Visions of Gender, Self and Littoral Space (supervised by Prof. Kilian, English Studies)
  • Adrian de Silva: Negotiating the Borders of the Gender Regime: Developments and Debates on Trans(sexuality) in the Federal Republic of Germany (supervised by Prof. Kilian, Gender Studies)
  • Michaela Koch: Discursive Intersexions: Daring Bodies between Myth, Medicine, and Memoir (supervised by Prof. Kilian, English Studies, Universität Oldenburg)

 

2015

  • Anna Voigt: "Father, Husband, Care Giver": Fürsorgliche Männlichkeit und die Stabilität männlicher Herrschaft in der Fernsehserie Six Feet Under (supervised by Prof. Kilian, Gender Studies)
  • Nana Adusei-Poku: “Rooted in but not limited by”. Re-iterations of Post-Black Art (supervised by Prof. Boesenberg).
  • Eva Brunner: Poetik des extremen Selbst: Identität und Emotion bei Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton und Robert Lowell (supervised by Prof. Klepper).
  • Ulrike Schneeberg: Making Boys and Girls in Picturebooks with Monsters (supervised by Prof. Boesenberg).

 

2014

  • Viola Amato: Intersex Narratives and the Shifts in Representation: Challenging the Limits of Intersex Intelligibility in Autobiography, Literature and Popular Culture ( (supervised by Prof. Boesenberg and Prof. Kilian)

  • Sabine Meyer: “Wie Lili zu einem richtigen Mädchen wurde“ oder die Konstruktion des ’Falles Lili Elbe’: eine transdisziplinäre Studie zum Verhältnis von Subjektivität und Identitätssteuerung in literarischen, medialen, medizinischen und rechtlichen Diskursen (supervised by Prof. Kilian, Scandinavian Studies)

  • Muhammad Al-Maliki: I Think Critically, therefore I am: The Application of Critical Thinking Skills to the Teaching of Undergraduate Students of English at the University of Basra- Iraq (supervised by Prof. Breidbach).
  • Antje Czudaj: Miranda July. Performer, Writer, Filmmaker (supervised by Prof. Klepper).
  • Karolina Golimowska: Reactions to 9/11 in US-American and British City Novels - Transatlantic and Trans-Metropolitan Perspectives (supervised by Prof. Klepper)
  • Kristina Graaff: Challenging Ethnoracial Confinement in the 21st Century Through Popular African American Fiction: Street Literature and the Street-Prison Symbiosis (supervised by Prof. Boesenberg).
  • Pierre-Heli Monot: Hermeneutics in Emerson, Poe and James (supervised by Prof. Boesenberg).
  • Lars Schmeink: Dystopian Dreams. Future Possible Worlds in Recent Literary, Visual and Digital Media (supervised by Prof. Klepper).

 

2013

  • Michael Duszat: Enumeration and the Essay (supervised by Prof. Boesenberg and Prof. Hof).
  • Marta Lysik: Religion, Gender, and Narrative in the Non-binary World of Louise Erdrich’s Poetry and Fiction (supervised by Prof. Boesenberg).
  • Alexandra Wagner: Wissen in der Autobiographie (supervised by Prof. Klepper and Prof. Hof).
  • Katalin Schober: Englische Reiseberichte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Zur Wahrnehmung, Imagination und Konstruktion von Räumen des antiken Griechenlands (supervised by Prof. Lobsien with Prof. Osterkamp).
  • Sabine Blackmore: "The Vaporous Sex": Weibliche Melancholie in Gynotexten des frühen 18. Jahrhunderts (supervised by Prof. Lobsien with Prof. Schwalm).

 

2012

  • 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).

 

2011

  • Susann Neuenfeldt: Schau-Spiele des Sehens. Die Figur der Betrachterin im US-amerikanischen Essay (supervised by Prof. Hof and Prof. Klepper)
  • Simon Strick: Naming Pain. Tracing Discourses on Pain, Gender and Race in 19th Century American Culture (supervised by Prof. Boesenberg). 

 

2010

  • Annegret Mihan: Undoing Difference? Race and Gender in Selected Works by Toni Morrison and Jeanette Winterson (supervised by Prof. Lenz and Prof. Boesenberg).
  • 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).
  • Heike Wedel: Darstellendes Spiel auf Englisch als Perspektive für den bilingualen Sachfachunterricht (supervised by Prof. Raddatz and Prof. Caspari/FU)
  • Matthias Oppermann: American Studies and the Other Academy. Radical Reconstructions Between Curricular Innovation and Cultural Critique (supervised by PD. Dr. Isensee).

 

2009

  • Elahe Haschemi Yekani: The Privilege of Crisis. Narrative Patterns of Masculinities in English Colonial and Postcolonial Literature, Photography and Film (supervised by Prof. Kilian and Prof. von Schnurbein).
  • Carsten Junker: Framing Friction. Essays in Dialogue, 1920-1970 (supervised by Prof. Hof).
  • Julie Miess: Neue Monster. Autorin, Gender, Horrortext (supervised by Prof. Hof).
  • Cornelia Wilde: Seraphicks. Ideals and Practices of Neo-Platonic Love and Friendship in Seventeenth-Century England (supervised by Prof. Lobsien).

 

2007

  • Antje Dallmann: ConspiraCity New York: Sichtbarkeit, Unsichtbarkeit und urbane Paranoia als Motive im amerikanischen Großstadtroman der Gegenwart (published: Heidelberg: Winter, 2009).

 

2006

  • Claudia Olk: Seeing, Visuality, and Vision in the Novels of Virginia Woolf (Habilitation, supervised by Prof. Lobsien).

 

2004

  • Christine Quay: Mythopoiesis vor dem Ende? Formen des Mythischen im zeitgenössischen britischen Drama von Shaffer bis Kane. (supervised by Prof. Lobsien)

 

2003

  • Jana Gohrisch: Bürgerliche Gefühlsdispositionen in der englischen Prosa des 19. Jahrhunderts (Habilitation, supervised by Prof. Lobsien)