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Margitta Rouse (*14.12.1970)

Institute:

Subject:

Literary Studies

Researcher

Address
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room JK 29/239
14195 Berlin
Fax
(030) 838-723 00

Office hours

Please see here for my office hours.

Vita

 
2010 Doctoral Dissertation, "summa cum laude", FU Berlin
2008- Research Fellow at the DFG Research Group "Ekphrasis: Literiness and Tradition in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Literaturet" (Head: Prof. Dr. Andrew James Johnston), FU Berlin
2006-2008 Lecturer at the Institute for English Literature and Culture, FU Berlin
2003 Second State Examination for Teachers at High Schools
2001-2003 Two Year Graduate Training as High School Teacher for English and German (Referendariat) in Berlin
2000-2001 Freelance Editorial Assistant for Cornelsen Verlag Scriptor, Berlin
2000

 

1990-2000

First State Examination for Teachers at High Schools (equals MA degree in English and German Literature)

Degree Course in English and German Literature, Language and Culture at the FU Berlin and the University of Manchester

Lectures

  • Introduction to Literary Studies: Basic Questions, Concepts, Methods (winter 2011/2012)
Introductory Seminars
  • 3 x Introduction to Literary Studies: Working with Literary Texts (winter 2008/2008; summer 2008; winter 2011/2012)

Classes at intermediary level

  • Defining Scottishness in Contemporary Literature and Film (Univ. Potsdam, summer 2012)
  • Medieval English Literatures II: Chaucerian Dream Visions (summer 2009)
  • Surveying English Literatures II: Dialogues of Word and Image (winter 2008/2009)
  • Surveying English Literatures II: Utopian Literature (summer 2007)
  • Surveying English Literatures II: Macbeth and Renaissance Tragedy (summer 2006)
  • National Identity in the Poetry of the Celtic Fringe (winter 2005/2006)

Classes at advanced level

  • Culture - Gender - Media II: Adaptation (summer 2012)
  • Literary Studies II: Inventing Scotland: Scottish Literature in the 19th Century (winter 2011/2012)
  • Culture - Gender - Media II: Postcolonial Europe: Defining Britishness (winter 2011/2012)
  • Culture, Gender, Media II: Fame and Celebrity (summer 2011)
  • Literary Studies II: “The Ode Less Travelled”: Poetic Forms and Genres (summer 2010)
  • Literature and Media in the English Language Classroom: Ut Pictura Poesis (summer 2008)

Research seminars

  • Research colloquium for postgraduates in English Studies (winter 2011/2012)
  • 4 x with Elisabeth Kempf: Postgraduate research colloquium at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research "Middle Ages - Renaissance - Early Modern Period" (winter 2009/2010; summer 2010; winter 2010/2011; summer 2011)

Research interests

  • Scottish Literature
  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Late Medieval and Early Modern Literature
  • (Movie) medievalism
  • National Identity
  • Adaptation
  • Ekphrasis

Current research projects

  • DFG-research project  "Ekphrasis: Literariness and Tradition in Late Medieval and Early Modern Literature" (Head: Prof. Dr. Andrew James Johnston)
  • The Self's Grammar: Performing Poetic Identity in Douglas Dunn's Poetry 1969-2000 (Dissertation am Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften der Freien Universität Berlin, April 2010; forthcoming  2012 with Winter, Heidelberg)
  • Lernen an Stationen in der Sekundarstufe I. Englisch: Australien. 9.-10.Schuljahr. Editierbare Kopiervorlagen und Hörtexte auf CD-ROM. Neue Ausgabe. Berlin 2010: Cornelsen Verlag Scriptor.
  • Lernen an Stationen in der Sekundarstufe I. Englisch: Australien. 9.-10.Schuljahr. Kopiervorlagen und Materialien. Berlin 2006: Cornelsen Verlag Scriptor.
  • The Art of Vision: Ekphrasis in Medieval Literature and Culture (with Andrew James Johnston and Ethan Knapp; forthcoming 2013, Ohio State University Press).
  • The Medieval Motion Picture: Filming the Popular Past (with Andrew James Johnston and Philipp Hinz; forthcoming 2013, Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills).

 

  • "'My Country Has (Never) Suffered Defeat': Adapting Defoe's Robinson Crusoe for Postwar European Television." Adaptation. The Journal of Literature on Screen Studies 5 Dec 2011; doi: 10.1093/adaptation/apr020  <http://adaptation.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/12/02/adaptation.apr020.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=TlUcRzyUzgazOZu> [Peer reviewed; print version forthcoming 2012].

  • "'Hit Men On Holiday Get All Medieval': Multiple Temporalities and Media Theory in Martin McDonagh's In Bruges." In: Medievalism. European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 15.2 (2011). Eds. Ute Berns and Andrew James Johnston, 171-182 [Peer reviewed].

  • “‘Benevolent or Malign?’: Performing Mythology in Representations of St Kilda’s Lost Community.” In: Beyond the Anchoring Grounds: More Crosscurrents in Irish and Scottish Studies. (Belfast Studies in Language, Culture and Politics, 14). Eds. Shane Alcobia-Murphy, Johanna Archbold, John Gibney and Carole Jones, Belfast 2005: Cló Ollscoile na Banríona; pp. 249-257.

Forthcoming

  • "'Facing the Mirror': Ekphrasis, Vision and Knowledge in Gavin Douglas's Palice of Honoure" In: The Art of Vision: Ekphrasis in Medieval Literature and Culture. Eds. Andrew James Johnston, Ethan Knapp and Margitta Rouse. (forthcoming 2013 with Ohio State University Press).

  •  "Introduction" (with Andrew James Johnston and Ethan Knapp), in: The Art of Vision: Ekphrasis in Medieval Literature and Culture. Eds. Andrew James Johnston, Ethan Knapp and Margitta Rouse (forthcoming 2013 with Ohio State University Press).

  •  “Rethinking the Concept of Anachronism for Medieval Film in Richard Donner’s Adaptation of Michael Chrichton’s Timeline. In: The Medieval Motion Picture: Filming the Popular Past. Eds. Andrew James Johnston, Margitta Rouse and Philipp Hinz (forthcoming 2013 with Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills).

  • "Medieval Hyperreality and the (A)historicism of Trauma in Robert Zemeckis’s Beowulf"  (with Philipp Hinz), in: The Medieval Motion Picture: Filming the Popular Past. Eds. Andrew James Johnston, Margitta Rouse and Philipp Hinz (forthcoming 2013 with Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills).
  •  "Introduction" (with Andrew James Johnston and Philipp Hinz), in: The Medieval Motion Picture: Filming the Popular Past. Eds. Andrew James Johnston, Margitta Rouse and Philipp Hinz (forthcoming 2013 with Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills).

Reviews

  • "Anglo-Saxon Culture and the Modern Imaginatio", Archiv fuer das Studium der Neueren Sprachen und Literaturen" (forthcoming 2012).

 

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