Natasha Anderson is a Doctoral Research Fellow examining the Victorian visceral novel reader in a project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. She earned her M.A. in American Studies at the University of Mainz and attained her B.A. in English and History at the University of Stuttgart. She spent a year abroad on scholarship at Marymount University in Virginia, U.S.A., and represented the University of Mainz at the Institute for World Literature 2019 at Harvard University.
She presented at international conferences in Germany, Greece, and Ireland as well as virtually in Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Most recently, she co-organized two virtual international workshops: (1) “Connecting the Dots”: Conceptualising “Trace” in the Nexus of Novels and Readers’ Sensory Imaginings in 2020 and (2) Moved by Movement in Novels: Phenomenological Approaches in 2021. She published an article on “Strolling the Streets to Discover the Cities: Cosmopolitan Collage in the Independent Magazine Flaneur” in the online Journal of European Periodical Studies and wrote several reviews for the online European Journal of American Studies.
- Narratology and Poetry
- Nineteenth-century periodical networks
- Participatory reading cultures
- Transnational migration correspondence
- Visceral novel reader (DFG project)
Title of Master’s Thesis: “Nineteenth-Century German Migrant Letters and Periodical Articles: A Transnational Analysis”
Title of Bachelor’s Thesis: “Mother and Child as Outsiders in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and The Scarlet Letter”