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JunProf. Dr. Eva von Contzen

JunProf. Dr. Eva von Contzen

R 4206 | KG IV

PROJECTS | PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR


2016 – 2021
Lists in Literature and Culture: Towards a Listology (LISTLIT)
ERC Starting Grant
3 PhD students, 1 postdoc
www.listlit.uni-freiburg.de

2014 – 2017
Medieval Narratology
S
cientific network, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG-Netzwerk)
www.medieval-narratology.de


PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT


Since 2017 Junior Professor
English Department | University of Freiburg
Chair: Prof. Dr. Monika Fludernik
2015 – 2017    
Assistant Professor
English Department | 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 | 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 DFG)
Department of Classical Philology | Ruhr University Bochum
Chair: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Glei

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS


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.


MEMBERSHIPS



EDUCATION


2012 PhD (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

 

FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS


Since 04/2020
  • Member of the "Junges Kolleg" of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz (The Academy of Science and Literature, Mainz)
2018
  • Visiting Professor, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto (4 months)
2016             
  • Member of the Young Academy of Europe (Academia Europeana)
  • Postdoctoral Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship, 12-month stay at the University of St Andrews (rejected)
  • Winner of the Phelan Prize for Best Essay in Narrative: 
    "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 Robert Bosch Foundation Fast Track programme scholarship:
    Excellence and Leadership Skills for Outstanding Women in Science

 

PUBLICATIONS

MONOGRAPHS & EDITED WORKS

  • Enacting the Bible in Late Medieval and Early Modern Drama. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020. (Co-edited with Chanita Goodblatt)
  • Handbuch Historische Narratologie. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2019. (Co-edited with Stefan Tilg)
  • Narratologie und mittelalterliches Erzählen. Autor, Erzähler, Perspektive, Zeit und Raum. Berlin: de Gryuter, 2018. (Co-edited with Florian Kragl)
  • 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

  • "Fictionality before Fictionality? Historicizing a Modern Concept." Traveling Concepts: New Fictionality Studies. Eds. Monika Fludernik and Henrik Skov Nielsen. Berlin: Peter Lang, 2020. 91-114. (with Stefan Tilg)
  • "Embodiment and Joint Attention: An Enactive Reading of Middle English Cycle Plays." The Bible in Late Medieval and Early Modern Drama. Eds. Eva von Contzen and Chanita Goodblatt. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020. 43-62.
  • "A List Is A List Is A List – Between the Cognitive and the Ethical in Researching Lists in Literature." Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 1/2 (2018, for 2020): 155-64.
  • "On the (Epic) List: Catalogues of Heroes and Literary Form from Homer to Omeros." Pontes IX: Antikes Heldentum in der Moderne. Ed. Stefan Tilg. Freiburg: Rombach, 2019. 231-55.
  • "The Factual in the Middle Ages." Narrative Factuality. A Handbook. Eds. Monika Fludernik and Marie-Laure Ryan. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019. 625-34.
  • "Theorien und Praktiken: Mittelalter." // "Forschungsbericht Anglistik / Medieval English Studies." Handbuch Historische Narratologie. Eds. Eva von Contzen and Stefan Tilg. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2019. 11-19; 285-88.
  • "Experience, Affect, and Literary Lists." Partial Answers 16.2 (2018). 315-27.
  • "Wer bin 'Ich' und wenn ja, wie viele? Narrative Inszenierungen des Ichs in England und Schottland." Von sich selbst erzählen: Historische Dimensionen des Ich-Erzählens. Eds. Sonja Glauch and Katharina Philipowski. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2018. 63-97.
  • "Narrative and Experience in Medieval Literature: Author, Narrator, and Character Revisited." Narratologie und mittelalterliches Erzählen. Autor, Erzähler, Perspektive, Zeit und Raum. Eds. Eva von Contzen and Florian Kragl. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2018. 61-80.
  • "Diachrone Narratologie und historische Erzählforschung. Eine Bestandsaufnahme und ein Plädoyer." ['Diachronic Narratology and Historical Narrative Theory. Status quo and a Plea'] Beiträge zur mediävistischen Erzählforschung 1 (2018). 18-38.
  • "'Both Close and Distant': Experiments of Form and the Medieval in Contemporary Literature." Frontiers of Narrative 3.2 (2017). 289-303.
  • "Dido's Words. Representing Speech and Consciousness in Ancient and Medieval Narrative." How To Do Things with Narrative: Cognitive and Diachronic Perspectives. Eds. Jan Alber and Greta Olson. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017. 79-92.
  • "Die Affordanzen der Liste." ['The Affordances of the List'] Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik 3 (2017). 317-26.
  • "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 46.1 (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." 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

  • "Scottish Legendary." The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 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.

 

TEACHING


2020/21 Winter Term

2020 Summer Term

2019/20 Winter Term

2019 Summer Term
  • Examenskolloquium

2018/19 Winter Term

2018 Summer Term

2017/18 Winter Term

2017 Summer Term

2016/17 Winter Term

2016 Summer Term

2015/16 Winter Term

2014 Summer Term

2013 Summer Term

2012/13 Winter Term