PD Dr. Miriam Wallraven

 

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin /Associate Professor for English Literature and Cultural Studies

 

Contact:

Englisches Seminar

Universität Tübingen

Wilhelmstraße 50

72074 Tübingen

 

 

 

 

Office: 462a

Phone: +49-(0)7071-2976081

Email: miriam.wallraven[at]es.uni-tuebingen.de

 

Fields of interest and research:

 

  • Religious cultures, spirituality, and occultism in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries
  • Feminism and Gender studies
  • Narratology
  • Genre theories
  • Utopian/dystopian literature
  • Gothic literature
  • Early modern gender constructions in literature
  • Travel literature
  • War and subjectivity in literature
  • Postmodern literature and film
  • Displacement, migration, and movement in 20th/21st century literature

 

 

Academic pathway

  • Assistant Professor/wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
  • Habilitation in Tübingen (2012)
  • Postdoc scholarship at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Universität Gießen
  • PhD from the University of Tübingen
  • Study of English and German Literature (M.A.) at Tübingen and Edinburgh

 

 

Selected courses (since 2002):

  • The Condition of England Novel in the 19th Century
  • Dystopias of Surveillance and Control in Literature and Film
  • Adventure Literature: Imaginary Travelogues from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century
  • Metafictional Multiplot Novels
  • War and Literature: Contemporary British Novels
  • Early Modern Women Authors:  Cavendish and Behn
  • The Occult and the Religious in Twentieth-Century Literature
  • Postcolonial Literature, Spirituality, and Politics
  • Cross-Dressing in Early Modern Drama and Prose
  • Utopian Worlds:  Gender and Politics in 20th Century Literature
  • British Women's Travel Writing from the 17th to the 19th Century
  • Gender and Utopia/Dystopia
  • Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Introduction to the Analysis of Prose
  • The (R)Evolution of Feminist Writing
  • Academic Writing in English

 

 

List of publications

Books:

  • Women Writers and the Occult in Literature and Culture: Female Lucifers, Priestesses, and Witches. New York: Routledge, 2015.
  • A Writing Halfway between Theory and Fiction: Mediating Feminism from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2007.

 

 

Journal articles:

  • "'We are making one story, yes?' The Poetics of Interconnection in Postmodern Literature in a Global Age." EJLS: European Journal of Language and Literature Studies 4/1 (2016): 8-16.
  • "'To Make a History From This Kind of Material is Not Easy': The Narrative Construction of Cultural History in Contemporary Fiction." ZAA: Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 2014, 62 (2): 131-148.
  • "Reiseliteratur als Kontaktzone und Schreibort. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu als Mittlerin zwischen den Kulturen." zeitenblicke 11/1, (November 2012), www.zeitenblicke.de/2012/1/Wallraven/index_html, URN: urn:nbn:de:0009-9-34171
  • "'Apple, are you ready to make contact?' The magic of the computer and the internet in post-modern esoteric texts." EJES: European Journal of English Studies, The Esoteric in Post/Modernism 15/3 (2011): 237-49.
  • "'A mere instrument' or 'proud as Lucifer'? Self-presentations in the Occult Autobiographies by Emma Hardinge Britten (1900) and Annie Besant (1893)." Women's Writing 15/3 (2008): 390-411.
  • "'I intreat the ingenuous Reader': Margaret Cavendish’s prefaces in the context of reader-response theory and Roland Barthes' 'texts of bliss'" In-Between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism 16/1 (2007): 73-82.
  • "'A failure'? Feminist theory in Mary Wollstonecraft's fictional The Wrongs of Woman: or, Maria." Post-Scriptum 5 (2005): www.post-scriptum.org.
  • "'My Spirits long to wander in the Air...': Spirits and Souls in Margaret Cavendish's Fiction between Early Modern Philosophy and Cyber Theory." EMLS: Early Modern Literary Studies 10 (2004): www.shu.ac.uk/emls/10-1/wallspir.html.
  •   "'Authoress of a whole world': The empowerment and narrative authority of  17th- and 18th-century English women writers in real and fictional travelogues." In-Between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism 13:2 (2004): 135-149.

 

 

Articles published in books:

  • "Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus (1984)." The English Novel, 1900-2000: Text and Theory. Ed. Christoph Reinfandt. Berlin: De Gruyter (forthcoming).
  • "'We are making one story, yes?' The Poetics of Interconnection in Postmodern Literature in a Global Age." First ICELL International Conference on English Language and Literature: Proceedings Book. Eds. Mahmut Terci and Ilda Poshi. Tirana: Shkolla e Lartë "Hëna e Plotë" (Bedër University), 2016.
  • "Spirituality and Politics? Spiritual Models of Culture and Methods of Worldmaking in Postmodern Utopian Texts" Literature and Spirituality in the English-Speaking World. Eds. Kathie Birat and Brigitte Zaugg. Bern: Peter Lang, 2014. 31-46.
  • "Gender in War – Gender at War? Femininities and Masculinities in Contemporary British War Novels." All Equally Real: Femininities and Masculinities Today. Eds. Anna Pilinska and Harmony Siganporia. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press,  2014. 57-67.
  • "'Hexe-Werden: Identitätskonstruktionen der Hexe und Prozesse der Umwertung im 20. Jahrhundert." Identität in den Kulturwissenschaften: Perspektiven und Fallstudien zu Identitäts- und Alteritätsdiskursen. Eds. Sonja Altnöder, Martin Lüthe, Marcel Vejmelka. Trier: WVT, 2011. 209-22.
  • "Who's afraid of Witches, Goddesses, and Women Occultists? The Importance of a 'Spiritual and Occult Turn' in Connection with Gender for Literary and Cultural Studies." Proceedings Anglistentag 2008 Tübingen. Trier: WVT, 2009. 35-44.
  • "Sally Miller Gearhart." Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States. Vol. 1. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2009. 252-3.
  • "Susan Griffin." Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States. Vol. 1. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2009. 274-5.
  • "Zami: A New Spelling of My Name." Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States. Vol. 2. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2009. 679-81.
  • "Anna Barbauld." Great Lives from History: The Eighteenth Century, 1701-1800. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2006. 87-89.
  • "Catherine Macaulay." Great Lives from History: The Eighteenth Century, 1701-1800. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2006. 621-623.
  • "Helene Lange." Great Lives from History: The Nineteenth Century, 1801-1900. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2006. 1307-1309.
  • "Harriet Martineau's Autobiography." Encyclopedia Of Women's Autobiography. Vol 1. Eds. Jo Malin and Victoria Boynton. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005. 256-260.
  • "Anne Conway." Great Lives from History: The Seventeenth Century, 1601-1700. Vol 1. Ed. Larissa Juliet Taylor. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2005. 187-189.