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Jennifer Neidhardt

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin

Jennifer Neidhardt M.A.
Gebäude: 23.21
Etage/Raum: 02.063
+49 211 81-14192

Profile

I am interested in processes of mythmaking and and (mis-)remembering. My current research focus lies on the reception of Greek and Roman antiquity, which I discuss from the perspective of queer theory in my current PhD project.

My seminars introduce students to concepts of intertextuality, adaptation and gender in classical literature and popular culture.

Research Interests

Classical reception studies
Histories of gender and sexuality
Queer Theory
European Romanticism
Theories of popular culture and participation
Online communities and interactive storytelling
Intermediality

 

CV

Education

Since 2019

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf: PhD Comparative Literature

Thesis Title: "Queer Presences of Classical Antiquity" (working title)

2015-2018

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf: M.A. Comparative Studies in English and American Language, Literature and Culture

2011-2014

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf: B.A. English and American Studies, Contemporary Japanese Studies

Professional Experience

Since 2019

 

Research Assistant (Wiss. Mitarbeiterin), Department of Comparative Literature, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

2017-2019

 

Graduate Assistant (Wiss. Hilfskraft), Department of American Studies, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

2017

 

Coordinator of the eLearning Support Fund, Studiendekanat Medizin, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

2015-2016

 

Tutor for new students in English and American Studies, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

2014-2016

 

Internships and Assistantships

  • Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna (2016)
  • Stadt Dortmund: Klangvokal Musikfestival (2016)
  • Funke Mediengruppe: WAZ Reiseredaktion (2015-2016)
  • Hochschulradio der Universität Düsseldorf (2015)
  • Mhoch4 – Die Fernsehagentur (2014-2015)
  • wysiwyg* digital product & brand design (2014)
 

Teaching

Introduction to Classical Reception and Popular Mythmaking (Blockseminar, WS 21/22)
Romanticism and the Age of Revolution (Online Intermediate Seminar, SoSe '21)
Diving into the Wreck: Queer Theory and Revisions of Classical Myth (Online Advanced Seminar, WS '20/21)
Dancing with the Devil: Feminism and the Monstrous Lover in Literature and Cinema (Online Advanced Seminar, SoSe '20)
Tale As Old As Time? Rewriting and Intertextuality in Literature and Popular Culture (Advanced Seminar, WS '19/20)
Academic Writing and Research: Literature (Tutorial, SoSe '19)
Tutorial for new students (WS '15/16)

Talks and Publications

"Lovers from the Underground: Contemporary Revisions of Hades and Persephone." Imagining Alternatives: Fantasy and the Political. Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung, Online Conference, October 2020.

"The Three Lives of Tiresias: Revisiting ‘Transgender’ Myths and Their Reception." At the Crossroads: Narratives of the Excluded,  Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Online Conference, September 2020.

"'I knew there was something in the closet': Marvel’s Spider-Man and Queer Identity." Übersetzung, Lokalisierung, Imitation und Adaption: Aspekte der Comickomparatistik. Gesellschaft für Comicforschung, Schwarzenbach a.d. Saale, October 2019.

“"'The Hands of the King are the Hands of a Healer' – Masculinity and the Deconstruction of Traditional Heroism in the Work of J.R.R. Tolkien." 80 Jahre Tolkien – Rezeption und Wirkung. Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft, University of Aachen, October 2018.

 

Memberships

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Comicforschung
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung
Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft
Netzwerk Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung NRW
AG Partizipations- und Fanforschung
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