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Mitgliederforschungsprofile

Dr. Nora Pleßke
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Dr. Nora Pleßke
Mitglieder der GSICS

Graduate School of International Cultural Studies (GSICS)


Innstraße 25
Passau

E-Mail:Nora.Plesske@uni-passau.de
Foto Dr. Nora Pleßke
Lebenslauf
Since Oct 2014 Senior Lecturer
English Studies, TU Braunschweig

Aug - Oct 2014 Visiting Research Fellow
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh

Aug - Sep 2013 Research Visit Abroad
British Library und British Museum, London

Since Jan 2013 Scholarship for Post-docs
Bayerische Gleichstellungsförderung

Dec 2012 Doktor der Philosophie (Dr. phil)
English Literature; Universität Passau
The Intelligible Metropolis: Urban Mentality in Contemporary London Novels
"Helene Richter" research prize, Deutscher Anglistenverband

July 2009 Research Visit Abroad
Empirical urban research, London Museum, British Library; London

Oct 2008 - Oct 2014 Lecturer
English Cultural and Media Studies; Universität Passau

Oct 2007 - Mar 2014 Sessional Lecturer
Chair of English Literature and Culture, Chair of Political Science, Centre for Key Qualifications; Universität Passau

Sept 2003 - Feb 2003 Study Visit Abroad
Postcolonial Literature, International History and Politics; University of Leeds, UK
ERASMUS scholarship

Aug 2002 - Sept 2002 Cultural and Language Studies; Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China

Sept 2001 - Oct 2001 Cultural and Language Studies; Alcalá University Granada, Spain

Apr 2001 - Oct 2006 Diplom-Kulturwirtin Univ.
International Business and Cultural Studies; Universität Passau
Focus: UK and USA
Scholarship for gifted students, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Oct 2000 - Mar 2001 English and American Literature; Universität Konstanz, Germany
Schwerpunkte
  • Anglophone Literatures, Cultures and Media (late 18th to early 21st centuries)
  • Postcolonial and Transcultural Studies
  • Material, Media and Cultural History of British Imperialism
  • London and City Literature; Urban and Spatial Theory
  • History and Theory of Mentalities
Publikationen
Monographien / Books:

The Intelligible Metropolis. Urban Mentality in Contemporary London Novels. Bielefeld: transcript, 2014.

Reading the Metropolis: London Mentality in Contemporary Urban Fiction. Diplomarbeit. Universität Passau. 2006.


Artikel / Articles:

"Curiosities from Paradise: The Materiality of Captain Cook's Explorations in the South Pacific." Präsenz und Evidenz fremder Dinge im Europa des 18. Jahrhunderts. Ed. Birgit Neumann. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2015. Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert - Supplementa. (In Vorbereitung/Forthcoming)

"Sambo and Snowflake: Racism and Race Relations in Love Thy Neighbour." British TV Comedy: Cultural Concepts and Contexts. Ed. Jürgen Kamm and Birgit Neumann. 2015. (In Vorbereitung/Forthcoming)

"The Liminality of Underground London." London in Contemporary British Fiction: The City Beyond the City. Ed. Nick Hubble, Philip Tew, and Lynn Wells. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. Bloomsbury Studies in the City. (In Vorbereitung/Forthcoming)

"Visual Objectifications of the 'Hottentot Venus' Saartjie Baartman." Romantic Bodyscapes. Ed. Gerold Sedlmayr. Trier: WVT. 2015. Studien zur Englischen Romantik. (In Vorbereitung/Forthcoming)

"'New Sources of Wealth and New Channels of Commerce': The Economic Dimensions of Mungo Park's Travels into the Interior of Africa (1799)." Real and Imaginary Travels in Anglophone Literature and Culture. 2014. (In Druck/In Print)

"The Object(ivity) of Imperial Thinking." Anglistentag 2013: Proceedings. Ed. Reingard Nischik and Silvia Mergenthal. Trier: WVT, 2014. 59-70. Print.

"Making Sense of Sensibility: Die Umdeutung gender-spezifischer Empfindsamkeit in Mary Wollstonecrafts Die Verteidigung der Frauenrechte und Jane Austens Stolz und Vorurteil" Gender - Frauen - Wissenschaft. Ed. Karla Müller. Passau: Universität Passau, 2013. E-Book. (In Druck/In Print)

"HMY Britannia: The Spatial Semantics of the Royal Yacht." JSBC 22.2 (2013): 171-188. Print.

with Joanna Rostek. "Rubble or Resurrection. Contextualising London Literature by Polish Migrants to the UK." Literary London Journal 10.2 (2013). Web. http://www.literarylondon.org/london-journal/autumn2013/plesskeandrostek.html.

"London Underground. Der Grenzraum einer Metropole." Grenzen. Konstruktionen und Bedeutungen. Ed. Dennis Gräf and Verena Schmöller. Passau: Stutz, 2009. 185-210. Print. MTS: Medien, Texte, Semiotik Passau 2.


Rezensionen / Reviews:

Rev. of Introduction to Cultural Studies. Topics, Concepts, Issues, by Aleida Assmann. MEDIENwissenschaft (2014). (In Vorbereitung/Forthcoming)

Rev. of Schlüsselwerke der Postcolonial Studies, ed. by Julia Reuter and Alexandra Karentzos. MEDIENwissenschaft (2014). (In Vorbereitung/Forthcoming)

Rev. of The Making of London: London in Contemporary Literature, by Sebastian Groes and The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of London, ed. by Lawrence Manley. AAA (2014). (In Vorbereitung/Forthcoming)

"Präsenz und Evidenz fremder Dinge im Europa des 18. Jahrhunderts. Internationale Tagung in Kooperation mit der DGEJ, 9.-11. Sept. 2013 an der Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel." Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts 37:2 (2013): 170-172.

Rev. of Jenseits des Raums. Zur filmischen Topologie des Urbanen, by Laura Frahm. MEDIENwissenschaft 2 (2011): 215-218.

Rev. of Lost in the Postmodern Metropolis, by Martina Deny. ZAA 58.4 (2010): 408-409.

with Sarah Heinz Rev. of Australian Film. Cultures, Identities, Texts, by Adi Wimmer. MEDIENwissenschaft 4 (2009): 452-454.


Vorträge / Paper:

"Objects in Colonial Travel Writing: Scottish Accounts from the Interior of Africa", Institute for the Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, Great Britain, 1st October 2014. (In Vorbereitung/Forthcoming)

"New Sources of Imperial Wealth: Accounts from the Interior of Africa by James Bruce and Mungo Park", Travels in the Marketplace: The Materiality of Travel in the Long Nineteenth Century, Bangor University, Great Britain, 17th - 18th September 2014.

"Zwischen Vigilanz und Apathie: Geschlechterkonstruktionen des Privaten im zeitgenössischen Londonroman", Interdisziplinäres Promovierendensymposium Privatheit & Gender, DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1681 Privatheit. Formen, Funktionen, Transformationen, University of Passau, Germany, 27th - 28th June 2014.

"Drittmitteleinwerbung für den Wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs – Förderung während der Promotion und in der Post-Doc Phase", 8. Weiterbildungsseminar der Deutschen Gesellschaft für das Studium britischer Kulturen, University of Passau, Germany, 23rd - 24th May 2014.

"'New Sources of Wealth and New Channels of Commerce': The Economic Dimensions of Mungo Park's Travels into the Interior of Africa (1799)", Real and Imaginary Travels in Anglophone Literature and Culture, Jeunes Chercheurs XVII-XVIII Conference, University of Straßburg, Frankreich, 4th - 5th April 2014.

"Pressure - Rage - Respect: A History of Black British Film", Guest Lecture, Black Britain: Cultural and Literary Histories, University of Passau, Germany, 21st January 2014.

with Joanna Rostek: "Britain and Migration: History and Recent Trends", Great Britain Update. Recent Changes in Politics, Society and Culture. Fortbildungsseminar für Lehrkräfte an Realschulen, Gymnasien und Beruflichen Schulen, Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing, Germany, 25th November 2013.

"'Bringing the World to Forest Hill': The Colonial Economies of the Horniman Collection", Sammlungsökonomien: Vom Wert wissenschaftlicher Dinge, University of Erfurt, Gotha, Germany 21st - 22nd November 2013.

"The Object(ivity) of Imperial Thinking", Anglistentag 2013. University of Constance, Germany, 18th - 22nd September 2013.

"Curiosities from Paradise: The Materiality of Captain Cook's Explorations in the South Pacific", Präsenz und Evidenz fremder Dinge im 18. Jahrhundert, Jahreskonferenz der Deutschen Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts, Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, Germany, 9th - 11th September 2013.

"Making Sense of Sensibility: Die Umdeutung gender-spezifischer Empfindsamkeit in Mary Wollstonecrafts Die Verteidigung der Frauenrechte und Jane Austens Stolz und Vorurteil", Gender - Frauen - Wissenschaft. Interdisziplinäres Forschungssymposium, University of Passau, Germany, 21st - 23rd June 2013.

"HMY Britannia: The Spatial Semantics of the Royal Yacht", Topographies of Britain, Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of British Cultures, University of Basel, Switzerland, 22nd - 24th November 2012.

"Love Thy Neighbour", Ringvorlesung, British TV Comedy, Cultural Concepts and Contexts, Universität Passau, Germany, 9th November 2012.

"Metropolitan Obsessions; Or Why Londoners Don’t Have Hobbies", Literary London 2012. Representations of London in Literature. An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of London, Great Britain, 4th - 6th July 2012.

"Interrelations between London Cityscape, Literary Metropolis and Urban Mentality", Literary London 2009. Representations of London in Literature. An Interdisciplinary Conference, Queen Mary University of London, Great Britain, 9th - 10th July 2009.

"The Centre of Transit(ion): Postcolonial London in V.S. Naipaul’s Half a Life (2001) and J.M. Coetzee’s Youth (2002)", Paris and London in Postcolonial Imaginary, Oxford Brookes University, Great Britain, 18th - 19th June 2009.

"Re-Presenting the Heart of Darkness: Immigrants in the Contact Zone of the London Underground", Contact Zones in Modern British Culture, Konstanz University, Germany, 5th - 6th February 2009.

"Reading the Metropolis. London Mentality in Contemporary Urban Fiction", 19th British Cultural Studies Conference. Post-Secular Britain? Religion, Secularity and Cultural Agency, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany, 20th - 22nd November 2008.

"Reading the Metropolis. London Mentality in Contemporary Urban Fiction", GSICS Interdisziplinäres Doktorandenkolloquium, Passau University, Germany, 30th October 2008.

"The Liminality of Underground London", Literary London 2008. Representations of London in Literature. An Interdisciplinary Conference, Brunel University, London, Great Britain, 2nd - 4th July 2008.

"'London Underground': Der Grenzraum einer Metropole", GSICS Ringvorlesung "Grenzen: Konstruktionen und Bedeutungen", Passau University, Germany, 14th May 2008.

"The Palimpsestuous City", Literary London 2007. Representations of London in Literature. An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Westminster, London, Great Britain, 19th - 20th July 2007.
Arbeitstitel des Habilitationsprojektes
Colonial Objects: The Materiality of Britain's Empire Mentality (1776-1914)
Abstract
This cultural historiography of colonial materiality identifies discursive constructions of colonial objects and thereby lays bare the development of Britain's imperial mentality during the 'Long' Nineteenth Century within three larger fields of interest: (i) colonial trade and the marketplace, (ii) visual culture and the exhibitionary complex, (iii) literary representations of colonial objects.