Claudia Hachenberger, M.A.

Claudia Hachenberger

Department of English and American Studies
Lehrstuhl für Amerikanistik, insbesondere Literaturwissenschaft (Prof. Dr. Kley)

Room: Room B7A6
Bismarckstr. 1
91054 Erlangen

Office hours


by appointment

Research Interests

  • Inter-American Studies
  • Hemispheric Studies
  • Latin American and North American Literary Studies
  • Postcolonialism
  • Ecocriticism

CV

  • Research Exchange between the UC Berkeley and the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, travel expenses covered by the Villigst Protestant Academic Foundation (Fall 2020, postponed due to Corona pandemic crisis)
  • Doctoral Fellowship by the Villigst Protestant Academic Foundation (Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst, since February 2020)
  • Substituting the Assistant Professor at the Chair of North American Literary Studies (October 2019 – January 2020)
  • Lecturer at the Institute for Romance Studies (Spanish Literature Classes, April 2019 – September 2019)
  • Travel grants by the Office for Gender and Diversity, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg (February 2019; May 2020), the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology (April 2019), the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, April 2020), and the Dr. Alfred-Vinzl-Foundation (May 2020)
  • Mentee in the ARIADNEphil-Program for young female academics (Office for Gender and Diversity, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg) (April 2018 – September 2019)
  • Master of Arts (The Americas/Las Américas) (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, 2018)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Ibero-Romance and English and American Studies (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, 2016)
  • Scholarship for the Fulbright American Studies Summer Session at Humboldt University, Berlin (Summer 2015)

Memberships and Functions

  • Elected representative of young academics in the field of Latin American Studies at ADLAF (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutsche Lateinamerikaforschung, since June 2020)
  • Elected representative of doctoral candidates with a doctoral fellowship by the Villigst Protestant Academic Foundation (Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst, June 2020 – June 2021)
  • Elected representative of the doctoral candidates of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology (Promovierendenkonvent, October 2019 – September 2020)
  • Member of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS/DGfA)
  • Member of the International Association of Inter-American Studies e.V. (IAS)
  • Member of the Interdisciplinary Research Network on the Americas (RIIA)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of americana
  • Member of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) and of the Postgraduates in Latin American Studies (PILAS)
  • Member of the Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA)

Papers, Workshops, and Lectures

  • upcoming: “Writing Back to the Empire Using the Utopian Language of Hope.” 2022 MLA International Symposium, University of Glasgow, June 2022.
  • upcoming: “Sandra Cisneros’ “Woman Hollering Creek” (1991) – A Magical Realist Short Story Promoting the Possibility of Reinventing Gender Roles in the US-Mexican Borderlands.” The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA) 2020 Conference, University of Central Lancashire, Larnaka, Cyprus, May 27-30, 2020/May 26-29, 2022 (postponed due to 2020 Corona crisis).
  • Workshop organized by the ADLAF Young Academic Researchers at the 2021 ADLAF Conference Knowledge, Power, and Digital Transformation in Latin America, Online, July 2, 2021.
  • “Mythology Meets Sexuality: Sandra Cisneros’ “Never Marry a Mexican”.” International Conference: Beyond Borders: Mapping Sexualities and the Sexualization of Spaces, University of Lyon/Online, May 5-7, 2021.
  • “Global Ecological Citizenship in Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia (1975) – Promoting a Non-Anthropocentric Relationship between Humanity and Nature.” The European Association for American Studies (EAAS) 2020 Conference, University of Warsaw, Poland, May 1-3, 2020. Postponed due to 2020 Corona crisis: Online, April 30-May 2, 2021.
  • “Tierra prometida o infierno verde? La selva colombiana en la obra de José Eustasio Rivera.” Society of Latin American Studies (SLAS) 2021 Conference, Online, April 12-16, 2021.
  • Workshop “Borderland Encounters: Identities, Bodies, and Emotions” with Selina Foltinek (University of Bayreuth). Organized by the Interdisciplinary Research Network on the Americas (RIIA), Online, February 18, 2021.
  • Talk as a scholarship holder at “Förderungsmöglichkeiten für Forschungs- und Studienaufenthalte in Lateinamerika.” ADLAF Webinar Series De la idea a la práctica 2020/2021, Online, December 09, 2020.
  • Online Seminar Series “De la idea a la práctica” organized by the ADLAF Young Academic Researchers, Online, November 11, 2020 – February 10, 2021.
  • “Gioconda Belli’s Waslala. Memorial del Futuro (1996) – Illuminating the Gap Between a Bleak Future Scenario Concerning Nicaragua’s Hegemonic Order and the Alternative Community of Waslala.” Society of Latin American Studies (SLAS) 2020 Conference, University of Amsterdam, April 17-18, 2020 (cancelled due to 2020 Corona crisis).
  • “Karen Tei Yamashita’s Through the Arc of the Rain Forest (1990) – A Postcolonial and Ecocritical Novel Promoting a Global Ecological Citizenship.” International Workshop: Ecocritical Life Writing in the Dystopic Present, University of Augsburg, December 5-6, 2019.
  • “James Cañón’s Tales from the Town of Widows (2007) – A Contemporary Feminist Utopia Based on the Discovery of Self-Determined Identity.” Society of Latin American Studies (SLAS) 2019 Conference, University of Leicester, April 4-5, 2019.
  • “Latino Otherness in the Netflix series Narcos.” International Conference on Film Studies on Identity, Projection and the Other. London Centre of Interdisciplinary Research, University of London, February 9, 2019.

Publications

Journal Articles

Book Contributions

  • “Parallel, divers, nachhaltig, anders: Wie Tales from the Town of Widows (2007) dazu beiträgt, Gesellschaft neu zu denken.” Paragesellschaften: Imaginationen – Inszenierungen – Interaktionen in den Gegenwartskulturen, edited by Teresa Hiergeist, Agnes Bidmon, Simone Broders, and Katharina Gerund. De Gruyter, 2021, pp. 219-234. (Fall 2021, forthcoming)

Translations

Courses

  • Introduction to English and American Literary Studies (GS Literature)
  • Introduction into English and American Literary Periods (Lektüreseminar L-UF)
  • Introduction to Spanish Literary Studies (BS Spanische Literaturwissenschaft)
  • Introduction to Literary Theory (AS Literature)
  • Seminar on Linguistic Variety and Cultural Difference (KS)
  • Ästhetik und gesellschaftskritische Potentiale des Realismo Mágico von den 1950ern bis heute (PS Spanische Literaturwissenschaft)
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