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JunProf. Dr. Eva von Contzen

 

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JunProf. Dr. Eva von Contzen

Akademische Rätin

Englisches Seminar

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Rempartstr. 15

79085 Freiburg

eva.voncontzen@anglistik.uni-freiburg.de eva von contzen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

 

2017–present
Junior Professor, English Department, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Chair: Prof. Dr. Monika Fludernik
2015–2017
Assistant Professor, English Department, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Chair: Prof. Dr. Monika Fludernik

2013–2015  Assistant Professor, English Department, Ruhr University Bochum, Chair: Prof. Dr. L. A. J. R. Houwen

2013–2014  Junior Fellow, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)

2012–2013   Assistant Professor (Substitute), English Department, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Chair: Prof. Dr. Monika Fludernik

2009–2012  Research Assistant, collaborative research project: Marco Girolamo Vida’s Christiad (critical edition and commentary; funded by the German Research Foundation), Department of Classical Philology, Ruhr University Bochum, Chair: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Glei


I have taught a variety of courses and supervised B.A. and M.A. theses on (aspects of) narrative theory, literary history, medieval
literature, and pragmatics and discourse analysis in relation to literary texts.

 

I am also an associated member of the research training group Factual and fictional narration (GRK Faktuales and fiktionales

Erzählen) at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg.

 

In addition, I am a member of the advisory committee Beiträge zur mediävistischen Erzählforschung (BmE; http://ep1.bis.uni-oldenburg.de/index.php/bme).

 


EDUCATION

 

2012   
Ph.D. (summa cum laude)
Thesis title: “Of Sinners and Saints. Towards a Pragma-Narratological Approach to the Scottish Legendary”

2006–2007  Visiting Student, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

10/2004–09/2009 M.A. in English and Classics, Ruhr University Bochum

 


PROJECTS

 

2016 Principal Investigator, ERC Starting Grant, “Lists in Literature and Culture: Towards a Listology” (3 Ph.D. students, 1 postdoc, 5 years)
2014–2017 Principal Investigator, “Medieval Narratology” scientific network, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG-Netzwerk). http://www.medieval-narratology.de/

 


FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

 

2016
Member of the Young Academy of Europe (Academia Europeana)

2016
Postdoctoral Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship, 12-month stay at the University of St Andrews (rejected)

2016
Winner of the Phelan Prize for Best Essay in Narrative for “Why Medieval Literature Does Not Need the Concept of Social Minds”

2015–2016  Member of the Intercontinental Academia (University-Based Institutes for Advanced Studies); Sao Paolo and Nagoya

2015   Member of the “Junges Kolleg” of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste)

2014–2016 Recipient of the Fast Track programme scholarship (Excellence and Leadership Skills for Outstanding Women in Science), Robert Bosch Foundation

  


 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Monographs and Edited Works

 

The Scottish Legendary. Towards a Poetics of Hagiographic Narration. Manchester University Press, 2016.

Sanctity as Literature in Medieval Britain. Manchester University Press, 2015. (co-edited with Anke Bernau)

Marco Girolamo Vida, Christias. Bd. 1: Einleitung, Edition und Übersetzung, Bd. 2: Kommentar. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag: Trier, 2013. (co-edited with Reinhold F. Glei, Wolfgang Polleichtner, and Michael Schulze Roberg)

Special issue in Style 50.3 (2016) on “Lists in Literature from the Middle Ages to Postmodernism” (guest editor)

Special issue in Narrative 23.2 (2015) on “Social Minds in Factual and Fictional Narration” (co-edited with Max Alders)

Special issue in Medievalia et Humanistica 41 (2015) on “Scottish Identity” (co-edited with Luuk Houwen)

 

Articles

“Listen im Transferprozess: Zur englischen und deutschen Rabelais-Übersetzung.” [‘Lists in Transition: On the English and German Translation of Rabelais’] Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch 58 (2017): 193-220.

“Emotion und Handlungsmotivation in Sir Tristrem.” [‘Emotion and Plot Motivation in Sir Tristrem.’] Emotion und Handlung im Artusroman. Eds. Cora Dietl, Christoph Schanze, Friedrich Wolfzetter, Lena Zudrell. Berlin 2017. 229-42.

“Grenzfälle des Erzählens: Die Liste als einfache Form.” [‘On the Margins of Narrative: The List as Simple Form.’] Komplexität und Einfachheit. Villa-Vigoni Symposion 2015. Ed. Albrecht Koschorke. Stuttgart 2017. 221-39.

“Unnatural Narratology and Premodern Narratives: Historicizing a Form.” Journal of Literary Semantics 146 (2017): 1-23.

“Die Lust am Lesen. Parodie in den Vorreden englischer Übersetzungen antiker Romane.” Parodie und Verkehrung. Formen und Funktionen spielerischer Verfremdung und spöttischer Verzerrung in Texten des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit. Eds. Seraina Plotke and Stefan Seeber. Göttingen: V&R, 2016. 111–31.

“The Limits of Narration: Lists and Literary History.” Style 50.3 (2016): 241–60.

“Why Medieval Literature Does Not Need the Concept of Social Minds: Exemplarity and Collective Experience.” Narrative 23.2 (2015, Special Issue “Social Minds in Factual and Fictional Narration”): 140–53.

“Narrating Vernacular Sanctity: The Scottish Legendary as a Challenge to the ‘Literary Turn’ in Fifteenth-Century Hagiography.” Sanctity as Literature in Medieval Britain. Eds. Eva von Contzen und Anke Bernau. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015. 172–90.

“Introduction: Sanctity as Literature.” Sanctity as Literature in Medieval Britain. Eds. Eva von Contzen und Anke Bernau. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015. 1–17.

“Writing Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland.” Medievalia et Humanistica 41 (2015): 1–6. (with Luuk Houwen)

“Collective Experience in Narrative: Conclusion and Proposals.” in Narrative 23.2 (2015, Special Issue “Social Minds in Factual and Fictional Narration”): 226–29. (with Max Alders)

“Why We Need a Medieval Narratology: A Manifesto.” Diegesis: Interdisciplinary E-Journal for Narrative Research 3.2 (2014): 1–21.

“Saints’ Lives as Narrative Art? Towards a Pragma-Narratological Approach to the Scottish Legendary.Linguistics and Literary Studies: Interfaces, Encounters, Transfers. Eds. Monika Fludernik and Daniel Jacob. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014. 171–97.

I still retain the Empire of my Minde’: Thomas Ross’s Continuation of Silius Italicus (1661; 1672).” Medievalia et Humanistica 39 (2014): 25–46.

“Heiligkeit als narratives Konstrukt: Die kommunikative Situation in ausgewählten Heiligenviten des englischen Mittelalters.” [‘Sanctity as a Narrative Construct: The Communicative Situation in Selected English Saints’ Legends’] Gottes Werk und Adams Beitrag. Eds. Thomas Honegger, Gerlinde Huber-Rebenich, and Volker Leppin. Das Mittelalter. Beihefte. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014. 113–27.

“Marco Polo in the Scottish Legendary (XXXVI, ll. 755–810).” Notes & Queries 60.2 (2013): 196–99.

“Die Verortung eines Nicht-Ortes. Der fiktionale Raum in Thomas Morus’ Utopia.” [‘Locating a No-Place. Fictional Space in Thomas More’s Utopia.’] Neulateinisches Jahrbuch 13 (2011): 33–56.

 

Further Publications

 

Entry “Scottish LegendaryThe Literary Encyclopedia. First published 8 November 2016 [http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35762, accessed 8 November 2016.]

 

“Homo narrans.” The Future We Want/Burn After Reading. Eds. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Eileen A. Joy, and Myra Seaman. Oliphaunt Books and punctum books, 2014. 109–11.

 

Forthcoming

Handbuch Historische Narratologie. Stuttgart: Metzler. (co-edited with Stefan Tilg)

“Unnatural Narratology and Premodern Narratives: Historicizing a Form.” Journal of Literary Semantics.

“Listen im Transferprozess: Zur englischen und deutschen Rabelais-Übersetzung.” Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch.

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