Prof. Dr. Christina Wald

Professor of English Literature and Literary Theory

E-mail: christina.wald@uni-konstanz.de
Phone: +49 (0) 7531 88 2403
Fax: +49 (0) 7531 88 3897
Office: H 203

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Prof. Wald is on research leave during the winter semester 2019/20 and will not have regular office hours.

Next office hours:

6.11.2019, 4-5 p.m.

13.11.2019, 2-3 p.m.

04.12.2019, 2-3 p.m.

Please sign up for the office hours on the lists outside H 203.

Prof. Wald is on research leave during the winter semester 2019/20 and is not teaching any courses apart from the research and exam colloquium.

Information concerning letters of recommendation

Secretary:
Karin Schunk M.A.
H 204
Fon 2433
E-mail: karin.schunk@uni-konstanz.de

Student Assistants:
Jasmin Bieber, Maria Litherland, Evelyn Mohr, Felix Sauer
H 202
E-mail: shk.wald@uni-konstanz.de

Postal Address:
Universität Konstanz
Fachbereich Literatur-, Kunst-, und Medienwissenschaft
Fach 161
78457 Konstanz
Germany


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Fields of Research

  • Early Modern Drama and Prose Fiction
  • Contemporary Drama and Performance
  • Film and TV Series, Adaptation Studies, Intermediality
  • Literary and Cultural Theory

Curriculum Vitae

since 2014
Professor of English Literature and Literary Theory, University of Konstanz
2013 - 2014
Professor of English and American Literature and Culture with a Focus on Gender and Postcolonial Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2011
Habilitation in "English Literature and Culture" at Universität Augsburg
Thesis: "Spectres of Transubstantiation: The Eucharist, Disguise and Foreign Fashion in Early Modern Prose Fiction and Culture"
2009 - 2010
Postdoctoral Fellow at Humanities Center at Harvard (sponsered by the Volkswagen Foundation)
2006 - 2013
Assistant Professor of English Literature ('Wiss. Assistentin') at Universität Augsburg
2006
Dr. phil. in English Literature at Universität zu Köln
Thesis: "Hysteria, Trauma, and Melancholia: Performative Maladies in Contemporary Anglophone Drama" (sponsored by the German National Acedemic Foundation)
2005
Visiting Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, London
2002 - 2006
Lecturer ('wiss. Hilfskraft') at the English department, Universität zu Köln
1997 - 2003
Actor, Director's Assistant and Director at Studiobühne Köln and Schauspiel Köln
1997 - 2002
BA and MA Studies of English and German Literature, Theatre, Film and TV Studies at the Universities of Cologne and Warwick

Current courses

TitleType
Research and Exam ColloquiumColloquium

Selected Publications

Monographs

The Reformation of Romance: The Eucharist, Disguise, and Foreign Fashion in Early Modern Prose Fiction. Anglia Book Series Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014. KOPS / Contents / Publisher


Hysteria, Trauma and Melancholia: Performative Maladies in Contemporary Anglophone Drama. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. KOPS / Contents / Publisher

[Reviewed in gender forum 20 (2008); Journal for the Study of British Cultures 15.1 (2008) 90-91; Anglistik - International Journal of English Studies 20.2 (2009), 211-218; The Year's Work in English Studies (2009), 78-79: Litteraria Pragensia 20:39 (2010)]


(Co-) Edited Books and Journal Issues

Co-editor and Review Editor of JCDE: Journal of Contemporary Drama in English (published by de Gruyter with the German Society for Contemporary Drama in English). Publisher


with Martin Middeke, Timo Müller and Hubert Zapf: English and American Studies: Theory and Practice. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2012. KOPS / Contents / Publisher


with Martin Middeke: The Literature of Melancholia: Early Modern to Postmodern. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. KOPS / Contents / Publisher


with Svenja Flaßpöhler and Tobias Rausch: Kippfiguren der Wiederholung: Interdisziplinäre Untersuchungen zur Figur der Wiederholung in Literatur, Kunst und Wissenschaften. Berlin: Peter Lang, 2007. KOPS / Contents


Medieval Shakespeare. Special Issue of Shakespeare: Journal of the British Shakespeare Association 8.4 (2012). KOPS / Publisher


with Gerd Bayer: “Section II: Early Modern Narratives and the Genesis of Genre.” Anglistentag 2011, Freiburg: Proceedings. Eds. Monika Fludernik and Bernd Kortmann. Trier: WVT, 2012. 105-192. KOPS


  Co-editor of Shakespeare Seminar Online 2008 - 2015

  • Believing in Shakespeare: Faith and Doubt on the Elizabethan Stage. KOPS / Contents / PDF
  • Shakespeare's (Un)fortunate Travellers: Maritime Adventures Across the Genres. KOPS / Contents / PDF
  • Shakespeare and the City: The Negotiation of Urban Spaces in Shakespeare’s Plays. KOPS / Contents / PDF
  • Shakespearean Foodways: Feasting, Fasting, Playing and Digesting. KOPS / Contents / PDF

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • "The Homeland of Coriolanus: War Homecomings between Shakespeare's Stage and Current Complex TV" Shakespeare and War Shakespeare Survey 72 (2019), 136-149.  Publisher
  • “‘Why Didn’t You Just Stay Where You Were, a Relic in the Memory of Poets?’: Yoruban Ritual and Sororal Commonality in Fémi Òsófisan’s Tègònni: An African Antigone.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (2018). KOPS / PDF / Publisher
  • “‘Medieval Shakespeare?’: Introduction”. Medieval Shakespeare. Special Issue of Shakespeare: Journal of the British Shakespeare Association 8.4 (2012): 1-5. KOPS / Publisher
  • “‘I would eat his heart’: Liebeshunger und Blutdurst in Shakespeares Much Ado About Nothing.” Zeitsprünge: Forschungen zur Frühen Neuzeit 15.4 (2011):  503-531. KOPS / PDF / Publisher
  • “Second Selves, Second Stories: Unreliable Narration and the Circularity of Reading in Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier and Chuck Palahniuk’s / David Fincher’s Fight Club.” Literature and Circularity, Special Issue of Symbolism: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics 9 (2010). Eds. Christoph Henke and Martin Middeke. 217-241. KOPS / PDF / Publisher
  • “‘But of course the stage has certain limits’? The Adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Shakespeare’s Plays.” Anglia: Zeitschrift für Englische Philologie 127.3 (2009): 425-458. KOPS / PDF / Publisher
  • “Screening Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in Transcultural Britain: Joe Wright’s Little England and Gurinder Chadha’s Global Village.” Transcultural Britain. Special Issue of Journal for the Study of British Cultures 15.1 (2008). Eds. Bernd-Peter Lange and Dirk Wiemann. 43-58. KOPS / PDF / Publisher
  • “Reproductions and No Original: Gender and Traumatic Memory.” Iterationen: Geschlecht im kulturellen Gedächtnis.  Querelles: Jahrbuch für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung 2008. Eds. Anja Schwarz and Sabine Lucia Müller. 171-190. KOPS / PDF / Publisher
  • “Martha C. Nussbaum versus Judith Butler oder ‚Old-style’-Feminismus versus poststrukturalistische Gender-Theorie.” Kontroversen in der Literaturtheorie / Literaturtheorie in der Kontroverse. Publikationen zur Zeitschrift für Germanistik 19 (2007). Eds. Ralf Klausnitzer and Carlos Spoerhase.  427-442. KOPS / PDF / Publisher

Articles in Books

  • "'And Here Remain With Your Uncertainty': Paradoxien des Raumes in Shakespeares Hikesie-Tragödie Coriolanus." Flucht und Szene: Perspektiven und Formen eines Theaters der Fliehenden. Eds. Bettine Menke und Juliane Vogel. Berlin: Theater der Zeit, 2018. 140-166. KOPS / Publisher
  • “Romancing the Eucharist: Confessional Conflict and Elizabethan Romances.” Forms of Faith: Literary Form and Religious Conflict in Early Modern England. Eds. Jonathan Baldo and Isabel Karremann. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2017. 72-89. KOPS  / Publisher
  • “The Theatrical Topology of Tyranny in Richard III.” Shakespeare and Space: Theatrical Explorations of the Spatial Paradigm. Eds. Ina Habermann and Michelle Witen. Shakespeare Series. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 39-57. KOPS / Publisher
  • with Gerd Bayer: "Introduction: Early Modern Prose Fiction and the Making of Genre." Anglistentag 2011, Freiburg: Proceedings. Eds. Monika Fludernik and Bernd Kortmann. Trier: WVT, 2012. 107-111. KOPS
  • with Martin Middeke: “Melancholia as a Sense of Loss: An Introduction.” The Literature of Melancholia: Early Modern to Postmodern. Eds. Martin Middeke and Christina Wald. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 1-19. KOPS / PDF / Publisher
  • “Transubstantiation, Transvestism, and the Transformative Power of Elizabethan Prose Fiction.” Narrative Developments from Chaucer to Defoe. Eds. Gerd Bayer and Ebbe Klitgård. New York: Routledge, 2011. 235-254. KOPS / Publisher
  • “The Quest for the Body Underneath: Die Säkularisierung der Transsubstantiations-Debatte in englischen Romances der Renaissance.” Weltliche Wallfahrten: Die Suche nach dem Realen. Eds. Stefan Börnchen and Georg Mein. München: Fink, 2010. 305-321. KOPS / PDF / Publisher
  • “Gender-Performativität und theatrale Performance: As You Like It.” Theorien der Literatur: Grundlagen und Perspektiven. Band III.  Eds. Günter Butzer and Hubert Zapf. Tübingen: Francke, 2009. 169-189. KOPS / PDF / Publisher
  • “Zurückgekehrt, um dramatischer zu verschwinden? Hysterikerinnen im englischsprachigen Gegenwartsdrama.” Rhetoriken des Verschwindens. Ed. Tina-Karen Pusse. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2008. 203-216. KOPS / Publisher
  • “Forced Entertainment’s Adaptation of Sophie Calle’s Exquisite Pain.” Non-Standard Forms of Contemporary Drama and Theatre. Eds. Ellen Redling and Peter-Paul Schnierer. Trier: WVT, 2008. 69-93. KOPS / PDF / Publisher
  • “The Drama of Hysteria: Wiederholung zwischen Zwang und Subversion.” Kippfiguren der Wiederholung. Eds. Svenja Flaßpöhler, Tobias Rausch, and Christina Wald. Berlin: Peter Lang, 2007. 56-66. KOPS / PDF / Publisher
  • “‘What discoveries do we bring back from that alien terrain?’ The Spatialisation of Trauma and the Exploration of the Paedophile’s Mind in Bryony Lavery’s Frozen.” Mapping Uncertain Territories: Space and Place in Contemporary Drama and Theatre. Eds. Thomas Rommel and Mark Schreiber. Trier: WVT, 2006. 111-126. KOPS / PDF / Publisher
  • “Das ganze Theater um Gender... oder: Bodies that matter on stage.” Jenseits des Poststrukturalismus? Eds. Marcel Lepper, Steffen Siegel, and Sophie Wennerscheid. Berlin: Peter Lang, 2005: 249-272. KOPS / PDF / Publisher

Book Chapters

  • “William Baldwin, Beware the Cat (1553/1570).” Handbook of English Renaissance Literature. Ed. Ingo Berensmeyer. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019. 265-279. Publisher
     
  • “Kulturwissenschaft, British Cultural Studies, American Cultural Studies: Perspectives on Mad Men.” Approaches to American Cultural Studies. Eds. Eva Boesenberg, Antje Dallmann, and Martin Klepper. London: Routledge, 2016. 37-45. KOPS / Publisher
  • “Analyzing Film.” English and American Studies: Theory and Practice. Eds. Martin Middeke, Timo Müller, Christina Wald, and Hubert Zapf. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2012. 353-358. KOPS / Publisher
  • “Analyzing  Drama.” English and American Studies: Theory and Practice. Eds. Martin Middeke, Timo Müller, Christina Wald, and Hubert Zapf. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2012. 346-352. KOPS  / Publisher
  • “Analyzing Culture.” English and American Studies: Theory and Practice. Eds. Martin Middeke, Timo Müller, Christina Wald, and Hubert Zapf. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2012. 359-364. KOPS / Publisher
  • with Verena Olejniczak Lobsien. “British Literary History: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.” English and American Studies: Theory and Practice. Eds. Martin Middeke, Timo Müller, Christina Wald, and Hubert Zapf. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2012. 18-36. KOPS  / Publisher
  • “Kevin Elyot.” The Methuen Drama Guide of Contemporary English Playwrights. Eds. Martin Middeke, Aleks Sierz, and Peter-Paul Schnierer. London: Methuen, 2011. 163-182. KOPS / Publisher
  • “Dermot Bolger.” The Methuen Drama Guide of Contemporary Irish Playwrights. Eds. Martin Middeke and Peter-Paul Schnierer. London: Methuen, 2010. 19-36.  KOPS  / Publisher

Entries in Works of Reference

  • "Elyot, Kevin [Real Name Kevin Ronald Lee] (1951–2014), Actor, Playwright, and Screenwriter." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2018. KOPS / Publisher

Interviews

  • "'Shakespeare zu inszenieren heißt, sich rituell mit dem Nichtwissen zu konfrontieren': Luk Perceval im Gespräch mit Christina Wald." Shakespeare Jahrbuch. Shakespeares Helden und Heldinnen. 152 (2016): 162-172. KOPS / Publisher

Reviews

in Theatre Research International, Anglia, Shakespeare Jahrbuch, Anglistik, gender forum, Journal for the Study of British Cultures.

Latest Review: Performing Neurology: The Dramaturgy of Dr Jean-Martin Charcot. By Jonathan W. Marshall. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. In: Cambridge Core, Theatre Research International Volume 43, Issue 2 (2018).