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Paula von Gleich, M.A. (Wiss. Mitarbeiterin)

American Studies | Literary Studies

E-Mailpaulavgleich@uni-bremen.de
BüroGW 2, A 3710
Telefon0421 218-68132
Sprechzeitendonnerstags 16-18 Uhr (virtuell mit Voranmeldung auf Stud.IP)

Researcher and lecturer (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), working group Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knopf & executive director of the Bremen Institute of Canada and Québec Studies (BICQS)

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2014Dissertation project “The Black Border and Fugitive Narration in Black American Literature,” Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies, University of Bremen
  • 2017–2019 office manager of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries (GKS) and BICQS, University of Bremen
  • 2010–2013 M.A. Transnationale Literaturwissenschaft, University of Bremen
  • 2006–2009 B.A. English-Speaking Cultures and Kulturwissenschaften, University of Bremen

Teaching

  • “Introduction to English Literatures Part I” (B.A. English-Speaking Cultures, University of Bremen)
  • “Introduction to English Literatures Part II” (B.A. English-Speaking Cultures, University of Bremen)
  • “Key Topics in Literature: American Prison Narratives” (B.A. English-Speaking Cultures, University of Bremen)
  • “Key Topics in Literature: Narratives of Slavery” (B.A. English-Speaking Cultures, University of Bremen)
  • “Transnationale Literaturwissenschaft: Der Weg von theoretischen Fragestellungen zur konkreten methodischen Ausarbeitung” with Ina Schenker (M.A. Transnationale Literaturwissenschaft, University of Bremen)
  • Tutorial “Einführung in die Transnationale Literaturwissenschaft” (M.A. Transnationale Literaturwissenschaft, University of Bremen)

Research Areas

  • African American and Black diasporic literature and theory
  • critical race studies
  • postcolonial and transnational literary studies

Grants and Fellowships

  • Central Research Development Fund, University of Bremen: travel grant for the 41st annual GKS conference, Grainau (2020)
  • PhD fellowship, Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. (1/2015–4/2017), including travel grants
    • research stay at the Barnard Center for Research on Women and the Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality, Columbia University in the City of New York (10–12/2016)
    • annual meeting of the American Studies Association (ASA), Denver (2016)
    • 11th biennial conference of the Collegium for African American Research (CAAR) (2015)
  • Brückenstipendium, University of Bremen (2014)
  • Study semester at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth funded by the European Erasmus Program

Academic Functions

Publications

with Cedric Essi, Gesine Wegner, Stephen Koetzing, and Samira Spatzek, editors. “White Supremacy in the United States,” special issue of COPAS, vol. 20, no. 2, 2019.

with Cedric Essi, Gesine Wegner, Stephen Koetzing, and Samira Spatzek. “COPAS at Twenty: Interrogating White Supremacy in the United States and Beyond.” COPAS, vol. 20, no. 2, 2019, pp. 1-17.

[review] “Markus Nehl, Transnational Black Dialogues: Re-Imagining Slavery in the Twenty-First Century (Bielefeld: transcript, 2016), 212 pp." Amerikastudien / American Studies 62.4., 2018.

Fugitivity against the Border: Afro-pessimism, Fugitivity, and the Border to Social Death,” Borders, Borderthinking, Borderlands: Developing a Critical Epistemology of Global Politics. Edited by Marc Woons and Sebastian Weier, E-International Relations, 2017.

“Where Flesh Meets Flesh: Laurent Cantets Vers le Sud.” Mémoires transmédiales: Geschichte und Gedächtnis in der Karibik und ihrer Diaspora. Edited by Gisela Febel and Natascha Ueckmann, Franke und Timme, 2017, pp. 143–58.

with Marius Henderson, Jasmin Humburg, Julia Lange, Mariya Nikolova, and Samira Spatzek. “Editorial.” COPAS vol. 18, no. 1, 2017.

“How Black is the Border? Border Concepts Traveling North American Knowledge Landscapes,” Knowledge Landscapes North America. Edited byChristian Klöckner, Simone Knewitz, and Sabine Sielke, Winter, 2016, pp. 191–210.

[interview] with Frank B. Wilderson, III and Samira Spatzek. “‘The Inside-Outside of Civil Society’: An Interview with Frank B. Wilderson, III.” Black Studies Papers vol. 2, no. 1, 2016.

with Samira Spatzek, “Meine Stadt und Versklavung? Spurensuche in Bremen,” Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte vol. 50-51, 2015. [edited version re-published in Hier und Jetzt! Kolonialismus und Kolonialrassismus im Unterricht, 2017, pp. 21–24.]

African American Narratives of Captivity and Fugitivity: Developing Post-Slavery Questions for Angela Davis: An Autobiography,” COPAS vol. 16, no. 1, 2015.

Presentations

  • “‘Do you think it’ll be any different in Canada?’: Fugitive Narration from Josiah Henson’s Slave Narrative to Ishmael Reed’s Flight to Canada,” 41st annual GKS, Feb. 14–16, 2020, Grainau, Germany.
  • “Un/En/Gendering Black Power: Confinement and Flight in Life Writing of the Black Power Movement,” lecture series Gender – Culture – Feminism, Jan. 8, 2020, University of Bremen
  • “Fugitive Narration Held Captive and the Genres of the (Non-)Human,” 66th annual conference of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS), June 13–15, 2019, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • “‘You’ll be in jail wherever you go’: Imprisonment and Flight in Assata Shakur’s Autobiography,”2nd international conference of the Black Americas Network, Oct 18–19, 2018, Center for InterAmerican Studies, University of Bielefeld, Germany
  • “‘Surely I would find a way to flee’: The (Im)Possibility of Flight in Lawrence Hill's Someone Knows My Name,” annual conference of the Emerging Scholars’ Forum of the GKS, June 29–July 1, 2018, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • “The Fugitive Notes of Open City,” international conference Die un-sichtbare Stadt Perspektiven – Räume – Randfiguren in Literatur und Film, Feb 7–9, 2018, University of Bremen
  • “No Home on the Run? Fugitivity in Black American Neo-Slave Narratives,” annual ASA meeting, Nov 17–20, 2016, Denver, Colorado
  • “Memorizing Border Crossings: Teju Cole’s Open City and the Double Fugitive,” 11th biennial CAAR conference, June 24–28, 2015, Liverpool Hope University, UK
  • “How Black is the Border? Border Concepts Traveling Inter-American Knowledge Landscapes,” 62nd annual GAAS conference, May 28–31, 2015, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany
  • “The Black Border: Border Concepts in African American Narratives of Captivity and Fugitivity,” Summer Institute ‘Borders, Borderthinking, Borderlands,’ May 15–25, 2015, University of Bremen
  • “African American Narratives of Captivity and Fugitivity: Angela Davis: An Autobiography,” Forum INPUTS, Institute for Postcolonial and Transcultural Studies, Jan. 2015, University of Bremen
  • “Border Concepts in African American Narratives: Developing a Post-Slavery Perspective,” Postgraduate Forum (PGF) of the GAAS, Oct 10–12, 2014, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
  • “Afrikanische Literatur an der Grenze zu Europa” (African Literature at the Border to Europe), lecture series at the city library Bremen, 2014
  • “Der Zaun und das Meer: Literarische Manifestationen der Grenze zwischen Afrika und Europa” (Literary Manifestations of the Border between Africa and Europe), 4th Young Scholars Workshop for Mediterranean Studies of the Centre for Mediterranean Studies, Nov 15–16, 2013, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • “Begegnungen im Dazwischen: Lauren Cantets In den Süden” (Encounters In-Between: Lauren Cantet’s Heading South), 8th Congress of the Association des francoromanistes allemands, Sept 20–21, 2012, Leipzig, Germany

Conference and Workshop Organization

  • international symposium “Unthinking the HUMANITIES,” 12-13 June 2020, University of Bremen organized with Samira Spatzek and Karin Esders, funded by the International Office and BYRD i.a. – cancelled due to the Corona pandemic
  • “Intersectionality: Theories, Policies, Practices,” 40th annual GKS conference, 14–17 Feb. 2019, Grainau, Germany organized with Jutta Ernst and Kerstin Knopf and funded by the DFG
  • “GeschichteN – HiStories – HistoireS,” 39th annual GKS conference, 16-18 Feb. 2018, Grainau, Germany organized with Andrea Strutz and Kerstin Knopf
  • 2nd Canada and Québec Study Day, 16 May 2018, BICQS, University of Bremen organized with Kerstin Knopf, Jana Nittel, and Katrin Mutz and funded by the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, Délégation générale du Québec à Munich i.a.
  • PGF program at the annual GAAS conference, 8–11 June 2017, Leibniz Universität, Hanover, Germany organized with Marius Henderson, Jasmin Humburg, Julia Lange, Mariya Nikolova, and Samira Spatzek
  • annual PGF conference of GAAS, 6-8 Oct. 2016, University of Hamburg, Germany organized with Marius Henderson, Jasmin Humburg, Julia Lange, Mariya Nikolova, and Samira Spatzek and funded by the GAAS i.a.
  • annual meeting of the Network for North German North American Studies, 2015, University of Bremen organized with Marie-Luise Löffler and Samira Spatzek