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Léna Remy-Kovach

Léna Remy-Kovach, M.A.

remy-kovachResearch Associate & Doctoral Candidate
Department of North American Cultural Studies | Hochbruck


Léna Remy-Kovach is a doctoral student under the supervision of Professor Wolfgang Hochbruck. Her Ph.D. thesis focuses on the notions of healing and (re)conciliation in contemporary gothic Indigenous literatures from Canada and the United States. For a current CV and list of publications, please consult her personal website.




Her current research projects include

  • the commodification of Indigenous monsters in Euro-American horror TV series,
  • the use of classic European monsters, such as the vampire, in Indigenous literature about colonialism,
  • and the imagery of hunger and cannibalism in recent young adult fiction by Indigenous writers.



She holds a Master of Arts from Carleton University (Canada) in Indigenous and Canadian Studies, where she focused her research on the use of gothic and horror tropes to discuss the First and Second World Wars in Indigenous novels. She also studied the dynamics of enrollment and conscription of Aboriginal peoples in the Canadian Armed Forces during both periods. She earned a master's degree in American History and bachelor's degrees in Italian Studies, English and Translation from the Université de Strasbourg (France). In addition, she was awarded a year-long internship as an exchange scholar at the Pennsylvania State University and the Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (United States).


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