Johanna Marquardt is researcher and lecturer in the English Literature and Culture Section at the Department of English and Linguistics at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. She taught at Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover from 2011 to 2015 and organised the annual conferences of the German Association for the Study of English and the German Society for the Study of British Cultures, both in 2014. Her PhD research focuses on Flann’s Fantastic Failures: Eccentricity in the Dublin of the Mid-Twentieth Century.
• Brian O’Nolan/Flann O’Brien/Myles na gCopaleen
• The literary and journalistic field in Dublin at the mid-20th century
• Modernist and postmodernist literature and culture
• National identity and nationalism
Vertretung Dr. Sandra Dinter
Sandra Dinter taught English literature and culture at Leibniz University of Hanover (2011-2012), Bielefeld University (2012-2015) and RWTH Aachen University (2016-2017) before taking up her current post as postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in the English Literature and Culture Section at the Department of English and Linguistics at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. From 2013-2014 she was a DAAD visiting scholar at the Centre for International Research in Childhood at the University of Reading. In 2016 she completed her PhD thesis “Childhood in Contemporary English Fiction: Contesting the Last Vestige of Essentialism” at Bielefeld University. Her work has been published in the journals Neo-Victorian Studies, C21 Literature: Journal of 21st- Century Writings and Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. Together with Ralf Schneider Sandra Dinter is currently editing the collection Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Childhood in Contemporary Britain: Literature, Media and Society which will be published by Routledge in 2017. Her research interests include contemporary British and Irish fiction, literary constructions of childhood, adaptation theory and the spatial turn.