Englisches Seminar

Rebecca Hahn (Dr. des.)

Research Interests

Rebecca’s principal research interests are in feminist writing, witchcraft studies, modernist and postmodernist literature, and in particular, in the writing of Sylvia Townsend Warner, Stella Benson, Isaac Dinesen, and Virginia Woolf. 

Contact

Englisches Seminar
Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 50
72074 Tübingen

Office: 462 a)

Email: rebecca.hahn[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Academic Pathway

  • Since 2017: Lecturer and Research Assistant to the Chair of English Literature and Gender Studies Prof. Dr. Hotz-Davies, English Department, University of Tübingen
  • 2013-2017: Teaching Fellow, English Department, University of Tübingen
  • 2012-2017: Dr. phil. in English Literature, University of Tübingen, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ingrid Hotz-Davies and Prof. Dr. Christoph Reinfandt, Thesis: Side-Stepping Normativity: The Short Stories of Sylvia Townsend Warner (publication forthcoming)
  • 2014-2015: Doctoral scholarship awarded by the FAZIT Foundation
  • 2013-2014: Doctoral scholarship awarded by the state of Baden-Württemberg law for the promotion of graduates (LGFG)
  • 2011-2012: Doctoral scholarship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to conduct research at University College London
  • 2012: Teaching Fellow, English Department, University College London, Summer School for British A-level students 
  • 2010-2011: Teaching Fellow scholarship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Iaşi, Romania
  • 2007-2010: M.A. in English and German Literature, University of Tübingen
  • 2006-2007: ERASMUS scholarship, studies at the University of Leicester 
  • 2004-2006: Initial period of study for the degree of Magister Artium, University of Stuttgart, (M.A.)

Publications

  • ​​​Side-Stepping Normativity: Selected Short Stories by Sylvia Townsend Warner forthcoming from Narr Francke Attempto Press (2020)
  • “Das Zusammenspiel von Queeren Welten und Revolution in Sylvia Townsend Warners Summer Will Show”, in: Alles Mögliche: Sprechen, Denken und Schreiben des (Un)Möglichen, languagetalks 3 (2014), S. 135-148.
  • “Verfahren der Anpassung in Michel Foucaults Wille zum Wissen und Thomas Jonigks ‘Du sollst mir Enkel schenken’”, in: Analele stiintifice ale Universitatii "Al.I.Cuza" din Iasi 9, Limbi si literaturi straine 12 (2012), S. 253-266.
  • “Encounters between Elves and Humans in Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Kingdoms of Elfin”, in: The Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society11 (2010), S. 53-68.
  • Isak Dinesen’s „The Deluge at Norderney” and Eccentric Indifference, in: Gender Forum: An Internet Journal For GenderStudies27 (2009), <http://www.genderforum.org/issues/off-centre/isak-dinesens-the-deluge-at-norderney-and-eccentric-indifference/>.

Academic Events

  • 2019: Interdiscipinary Workshop and guided exhibition tour, "'Non-Normative' Bodies and Desire in Contemporary Art and Culture", Centre for Gender and Diversity Research, Tübingen, organisation and chair, in cooperation with Badenwürttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
  • Since 2018: Sack lunch series, “The Issues Lunch Club”, English Department, University of Tübingen, organisation
  •  Since 2018: PhD workshop series, “Down with Patriarchy”, English Department, University of Tübingen, organisation 
  • 2019: Summer School: “Ambiguous Representations: Witches, Women, and Power in Literature and Critical Theory”. Organisation and chair of international and interdisciplinary summer school, University of Tuebingen. Supported by the Institutional Strategy of the University of Tübingen (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, ZUK 63).
  • Since 2015: Seminar series, theLiterary London Reading Group, University of Tübingen in association with the Literary London Reading Groupat Senate House, London
  • 2013: Winter School: “Exploring Texts: Literary Figurations of Failure”. Organisation and chair of international and interdisciplinary winter school, University of Tübingen.  Supported by the Institutional Strategy of the University of Tübingen (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, ZUK 63)
  • 2013: Graduate Conference, “Kollektion, Kreation, Kakophonie: Wissensgenerierende Prozesse im Spannungsfeld zwischen Material und Methode." Co-organisation and chair, University of Tübingen. Supported by the Institutional Strategy of the University of Tübingen (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, ZUK 63)
  • 2012 – 07/2012: Discussion Group “Is Theory Dead?”. Co-organisation of interdisciplinary seminar on literary theory, University College London. Funded by the UCLFaculty Instituteof Graduate Studies

Teaching

  • SuSe 19: The Image of the Witch and Feminist Writing 
  • SuSe 19: Late-Victorian Slum Writing and the Embodiment of ‘Strangeness’ 
  • WiSe 18/19: Feminist Arguments and Issues 
  • SuSe 18/19: Literature of Social Exploration in Late-Victorian England
  • SuSe 18: Key Feminist Texts
  • WiSe 18/19: Introduction to Literary Studies 
  • SuSe 17: Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Queer Short Stories
  • SuSe 17: Victorian Slum Fiction 
  • SuSe 14: A Sly Modernism: Sylvia Townsend Warner and Stevie Smith (with Prof. Dr. Ingrid Hotz-Davies)
  • SuSe 14: ‘Really I must buy a pencil’: London and the Works of Virginia Woolf
  • WiSe 16/17: Diversity and the City: London in Selected Short Stories (with Dr. Eliza Cubitt, UCL)
  • SuSe 13: The Bloomsbury Group: London, Literature, and Art
  • WiSe: 13/14: Introduction to Literary Studies

Academic Memberships

  • Since 2011: The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society 
  • Since 2015: The Literary London Society