Anja Hartl

Assistant Professor of English Literature (Akademische Mitarbeiterin Englische Literaturwissenschaft)

E-Mail: anja.hartl@uni-konstanz.de
Phone: +49 (0) 7531 88 2711
Fax: +49 (0) 7531 88 3897
Room: H 107


Office hours during the semester break (via Skype):
Thursday, 26th September: 12-1 p.m.
Wednesday, 2nd October: 12-1 p.m.

Please contact me in advance via e-mail to sign up for a slot.

Postal address:
Universität Konstanz
Fachbereich Literaturwissenschaft
Fach 161
78457 Konstanz



Curriculum Vitae

Academic Positions

Since
10/2019

Assistant Professor (Akademische Mitarbeiterin)
English Literature (Prof. Dr. Christina Wald)
University of Konstanz

2015- 2019

Lecturer (Akademische Mitarbeiterin)
English Literature (Prof. Dr. Christina Wald)
University of Konstanz

Education

2019

Dr.phil. (summa cum laude)
English Literature, University of Konstanz
Thesis: “Experiential Brecht: Dialectical Theatre on the Contemporary British Stage”

2009- 2015

First State Exam (Erstes Staatsexamen)
English, French
University of Augsburg and University of Edinburgh

Fellowships and Grants

2016-
2019

Full Doctoral Studentship Award
German National Academic Foundation

2017-
2018

Mentee of the Mentoring with Experts and international Networking programme (MEiN), University of Konstanz
February/March 2018 Research stay, University of Reading

2017 Research stay, University of Reading
Funded by the German Excellence Initiative, University of Konstanz


2009-
2014

Full Studentship
Max Weber-Programme of the State of Bavaria
2011-
2013
Full Studentship
Deutschlandstipendium

Memberships

  •  The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE)
  •  International Brecht Society (IBS)
  •  Recherches sur les Arts Dramatiques Anglophones Contemporains (RADAC)
  •  Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft
  •  Deutscher Anglistenverband

Current Projects

  •  Post-doc project: Shame in Victorian Fiction

Research Interests

  •  Contemporary British Drama; Political Theatre; Ethics in Theatre and Performance
  •  Bertolt Brecht
  •  Adaptation Studies
  •  Shakespeare
  •  Victorian Fiction, Shame

Talks and Organised Conferences

  • Response and Round-Up Discussion, Shakespearean Transections and Translocations: The Poetics and Politics of Contemporary Engagements, Research Workshop, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Konstanz, 14-15 June 2019
  • "Appropriating the Myth of Macbeth in David Greig's Dunsinane," Shakespeare und Übersetzung, Shakespeare-Seminar, Frühjahrstagung der Deutschen Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, Weimar, 26-28 April 2019
  • “Ethics on Stage,” symposium organised with Julia Boll, University of Konstanz, 3 July 2018.
  • "Brechts Erbe im britischen Drama des 21. Jahrhunderts: Post-brechtsche Dialektik im Werk von Carly Churchill," Baustelle Brecht / Working with Brecht, Literaturforum im Brecht-Haus in Zusammenarbeit mit der International Brecht Society, 23 June 2017
  • “Negativity and Dystopia: Post-Brechtian Dialectics in Caryl Churchill’s 21st-Century Plays,” Postgraduate Colloquium, University of Reading, 7 June 2017
  • “Experiential Brecht: Post-Brechtian Aesthetics in Contemporary British Drama,” Postgraduate Symposium, University of Birmingham, 19 May 2017
  • “Post-Brechtian Aesthetics in Contemporary British Drama,” Recycling Brecht: 15th Symposium of the International Brecht Society, University of Oxford, 24-30 June 2016

Publications

Book Chapters

  •   "'Finstere Zeiten': Post-brechtsche Dialektik im Werk von Caryl Churchill." Bertolt Brecht - zwischen Tradition und Moderne: Studien zu seinem Werk und dessen Rezeption.  Ed. Jürgen Hillesheim. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2018. 337-57.
  • "Recycling Brecht in Britain: David Greig's The Events as Post-Brechtian Lehrstück." Recycling Brecht. Eds. Tom Kuhn, David Barnett and Theodore F. Rippey. Rochester, NY: Camden, 2018. 152-69. The Brecht Yearbook/Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 42.

Performance Reviews

Book Reviews

  • Rev. of Anti-War Theatre after Brecht: Dialectical Aesthetics in the Twenty-First Century, by Lara Stevens. Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 6.2 (2018): 363-7.
  • Rev. of Contemporary Approaches to Adaptation in Theatre, by Kara Reilly, ed. Studies in Theatre and Performance. Web.
  • Rev. of The Contemporary Political Play: Rethinking Dramaturgical Structure, by Sarah Grochala. Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 7.1 (2019): 149-153.
  • Rev. of Die Möglichkeit, dass alles auch ganz anders sein könnte: Geschlechterverfremdungen in zeitgenössischen Theatertexten, by Franziska Bergmann. Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 4.2 (2016): 448-52.
  • Rev. of Performance in the Twenty-First Century: Theatres of Engagement, by Andy Lavender, and of Not Just a Mirror: Looking for the Political Theatre of Today, by Florian Malzacher, ed. Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 5.2 (2017): 385-91.

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