Haas, Mirjam


Who am I?

I’m a PhD student, researching and teaching here at Mainz University. Before coming to Mainz in 2019, I taught English Literature courses at Tübingen University for a year. Tübingen is also where I studied English Literature and Language as well as Scandinavian Studies, with short pre-/interludes in Munich and Berlin. My research focusses on early modern dramatic texts and their modern performances. At the centre of my dissertation is the relationship between and interdependence of written vs. spoken forms of performative texts. The plays I look at/listen to are John Lyly’s The Woman in the Moon and John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi.

My research interests include sound, literary linguistics, iconicity, poetic language and communication, intertextuality, and children’s literature (esp. picture books).


What do I teach?

I love to experiment with my courses and course forms, always aiming at both the improvement of students’ learning processes as well as including as many students as actively as possible along each step of the way. I teach B.A. and B.Ed. courses, most recently the 122 “How to Read Early Modern Drama”, the CSII “Christmas”, and the 210 “Linguistic Approaches to Children’s Literature”.


What theses do I supervise?

I supervise B.A. and B.Ed. theses related to my research interests. So far, mostly in the areas of early modern drama and children’s literature.