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Dr. Ulrike Zimmermann

Dr. Ulrike Zimmermann

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SFB 948 "Helden – Heroisierungen – Heroismen"
Hebelstraße 25



Intersections of literature and science, the heroic in the long eighteenth century, the literary supernatural, and contemporary British fiction.


Popularisations of the Eighteenth Century in Contemporary British Culture (working title)


2012 –

Coordinator of the SFB 948's Integrated Research Training Group

2007 – 2014

Lecturer (Akademische Mitarbeiterin) at the University of Freiburg's English Department
Courses in British literary and cultural studies; supervision of B.A theses

2008 Ph.D. in British Literature



  • Comic Elements in Women's Novels of Development from the 1960s to the 1980s. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2013.
  • "Young Men among Roses? Heroisiertes Warten in englischer Dichtung des 17. Jahrhunderts." Heldenhaftes Warten in der Literatur. Eine Figuration des Heroischen von der Antike bis zur Moderne, eds. Isabell Oberle and Dennis Pulina. Baden-Baden: Rombach, 2020. 119-135.
  • "A Permeable Fortress: European Tales of Global Conflict". Borders and Border Crossings in the Contemporary British Short Story, eds. Barbara Korte and Laura Lojo-Rodriguez. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 95-111.
  • "On Things from Sea and Shore. British Naval Heroism in Material Culture." MatteRealities. Historical Trajectories and Conceptual Futures of Material Culture Studies, eds. Ingrid Gessner, Miriam Nandi and Juliane Schwarz-Bierschenk. Open Cultural Studies 3.1 (2019). 508-518. doi: 10.1515/culture-2019-0044
  • "Interhuman. Interspecies. Global. Heroism in Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs (2018)". Heroism as a Global Phenomenon in Contemporary Culture, eds. Barbara Korte, Simon Wendt and Nicole Falkenhayner. New York and London: Routledge, 2019. 209-226.
  • "Ready to Board! Appearances, Disappearances and the Popularity of Pirates." Un-Fading the Hero. Reconfiguring Ancient and Premodern Heroic Templates in Modern and Contemporary Culture, eds. Michiel Rys and Bart Philipsen. Interférences littéraires/Literaire interferenties 22 (2018), 83-94.
  • "Who Needs a Hero? Barry Unsworth's Losing Nelson: Winning Admiral Nelson for Postmodernity." Journal for Maritime Research 19.2 (2017), 169-180.
  • "More Than Just An Effect: The Comic in British Women's Contemporary Short Stories." Anglistik 27.1 (2016). Special Issue: Focus on Comic Representations in Post-Millennial British and Irish Fiction, ed. Barbara Puschmann-Nalenz. 149-162.
  • "Von Admirälen und Lesezeichen. Admiral Lord Nelson in der britischen Souvenirkultur." Vom Weihegefäß zur Drohne. Kulturen des Heroischen und ihre Objekte, eds. Achim Aurnhammer and Ulrich Bröckling. Würzburg: Ergon, 2016. 192-205.
  • "'The Bird of Paradise I seek, I find not anywhere.' Birds in Late Victorian and Post-Darwinian Poetry." The Life of Birds in Literature, ed. Marie-Luise Egbert. Trier: WVT, 2015. 41-54.
  • "(R)Evolutionslyrik? Charles Darwin in Light Verse von britischen Dichterinnen des späten 19. Jahrhunderts." Das Wissen der Poesie. Lyrik, Versepik und die Wissenschaften im 19. Jahrhundert, eds. Henning Hufnagel and Olav Krämer. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015. 191-215.
  • "Pride and Prejudice Sequels in Contemporary Crime Fiction." Pride and Prejudice 2.0. Interpretations, Adaptations and Transformations of Jane Austen's Classic, eds. Hanne Birk and Marion Gymnich. Bonn: V & R unipress / Bonn UP, 2015. 227-244.
  • "Bright hair and brittle bones – Gothic affinities in metaphysical poetry." Gothic Renaissance. A Reassessment, eds. Elisabeth Bronfen and Beate Neumeier. Manchester and New York: Manchester UP, 2014. 152-166.
  • (with Monika Fludernik) "Rhetoric and Poetry: An Introduction." Anglistentag 2013 Konstanz. Proceedings, eds. Silvia Mergenthal and Reingard M. Nischik. Trier: WVT, 2014. 223-227.
  • "On Boots, Beef, and Blackadder: The Comic Historiography of the Duke of Wellington." History and Humour. British and American Perspectives, eds. Barbara Korte and Doris Lechner. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2013. 111-132.
  • "Out of the Ordinary – and Back? Jackie Kay's Recent Short Fiction." Multi-Ethnic Britain 2000+, eds. Lars Eckstein et al. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008. 123-137.



  • "Soldat, Staatsmann – Held? Die Ausstellung Wellington. Triumphs, Politics and Passions. London, National Portrait Gallery, 12. März bis 7. Juni 2015." helden. heroes. héros. 3.2 (2015), 94-96. doi: 10.6094/helden.heroes.heros./2015/03/09.
  • "John Holmes, Darwin's Bards. British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 62.4 (2014), 379-381.
  • "Ann Spangenberg, Kommunikative Identität im Roman der Angelsächsischen Postmoderne." Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch 51 (2010), 499-503.