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

American Studies | Literary Studies

E-Mailpaulavgleich@uni-bremen.de
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Curriculum Vitae

since 8/2019 Research assistant/ lecturer at the Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies, University of Bremen

since 2014 Dissertation project “The Black Border: Border Concepts in African American Narratives of Captivity and Fugitivity,” Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies, University of Bremen

2017–2019 office manager, Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries and the Bremen Institute for Canada and Québec Studies, 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)
  • “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

  • 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, Denver (2016)
    • 11th biennial conference of the Collegium for African American Research (2015)
  • Brückenstipendium, University of Bremen (2014)
  • Study semester at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth funded by the European Erasmus Program

Academic Functions

Publications

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

2017 “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.

“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, pp. 143–58.

with Marius Henderson, Jasmin Humburg, Julia Lange, Mariya Nikolova, and Samira Spatzek. “Editorial.” Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies vol. 18, no. 1.

2016 “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, 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.

2015 with Samira Spatzek, “Meine Stadt und Versklavung? Spurensuche in Bremen,” Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte vol. 50-51. [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,” Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies vol. 16, no. 1.

PRESENTATIONS

2019 “Fugitive Narration Held Captive and the Genres of the (Non-)Human,” 66th annual conference of the German Association for American Studies, June 13–15, University of Hamburg, Germany

2018 “‘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 Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries, June 29–July 1, 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 University of Bremen

2016 “No Home on the Run? Fugitivity in Black American Neo-Slave Narratives,” annual meeting of the American Studies Association, Nov 17–20, Denver, Colorado

2015 “Memorizing Border Crossings: Teju Cole's Open City and the Double Fugitive,” 11th biennial conference of the Collegium for African American Research, June 24–28, Liverpool Hope University, UK

“How Black is the Border? Border Concepts Traveling Inter-American Knowledge Landscapes,” 62nd annual conference of the German Association for American Studies, May 28–31, 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, University of Bremen

“African American Narratives of Captivity and Fugitivity: Angela Davis: An Autobiography,” Forum INPUTS, Institute for Postcolonial and Transcultural Studies, University of Bremen

2014 “Border Concepts in African American Narratives: Developing a Post-Slavery Perspective,” Postgraduate Forum of the German Association for American Studies, Oct 10–12, 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

2013 “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, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

2012 “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, Leipzig, Germany

Conference and Workshop Organization

2019 40th annual conferences of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Cultures, Grainau, Germany

2018 39th annual conferences of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Cultures, Grainau, Germany

2nd Canada and Québec Study Day, Bremen Institute for Canada and Québec Studies, University of Bremen

2017 program of the Postgraduate Forum at the annual conference of the German Association for American Studies, June 8–11, Leibniz Universität, Hanover, Germany

2016 annual conference of the Postgraduate Forum of the German Association for American Studies, Oct 6-8, University of Hamburg, Germany

2015 4th annual Meeting of the Network for North German North American Studies (NNN), University of Bremen