Marlene Compton, M.A.
My research focuses on memory studies, specifically how memory of collective trauma is passed down through generations, looking at the link between in the individual and the collective. Literature and cultural objects can represent both an individual’s process of dealing with collective trauma and also serve as tools for collective memory. As I have a background in research on antisemitism, collective memory of the Shoah has been at the core of my academic work. My work is shaped by interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches.
2014 – 2017 Undergraduate Student – Bachelor of Arts: Kultur und Technik – Kernfach Sprache und Kommunikation at Technische Universität Berlin
2015 – 2021 Teaching Assistant (Tutorin)
2017 – 2021 Master’s Student – Master of Arts: Research on Antisemitism at Technische Universität Berlin
10/2018-03/2019 – Exchange Student at Tel Aviv University
2020 – 2023 Research Assistant at Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom/Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften: „Ferdinand Gregorovius: Poesie und Wissenschaft. Gesammelte deutsche und italienische Briefe.“
2020 – 2023 Master’s Student – Master of Arts: Comparative Literature at Freie Universität Berlin