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Eleonora Sereni

Eleonora Sereni, M.A.


sereniResearch Associate & Doctoral Candidate
English Literature | Lethbridge

 

 

 

 

  

EDUCATION


Since 04/2018

Ph.D. (English and American Studies), University of Freiburg
Working Title of Dissertation: "Female Superheroes in American Film and TV Series
of the Comic-Book 'Modern Age' (1980s–present)"

08/2022

CELTA, Oxford TEFL, Barcelona

10/2015–09/2017

Master of Arts (British and North American Cultural Studies), University of Freiburg
M.A. Thesis Title: “‘Read Up, Fight Back!’: Critical Dystopia as a Mode of Resistance 
Against Contemporary Precariousness and Disposability”

09/2011–12/2014

Bachelor of Arts (Oriental Languages and Civilizations), Sapienza University of Rome
Thesis Title: “Losing and Saving Face: A Cross-Cultural Analysis.
From the Western 
World to East Asia – China, Japan, Korea”

07/2011

Diploma of State Examination, Anco Marzio High School (classical studies), Rome


WORK EXPERIENCE


Since 10/2020

Student assistant in the Cluster of Excellence livMatS
FIT – Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies, University of Freiburg

10/2019–09/2020 

Research assistant in the kosmic E-Learning Project ("Interculturality")
SLI – Language Teaching Centre, University of Freiburg

04–07/2019

Research assistant for Prof. Dr. Stefanie Lethbridge
"Female Heroism and the Sublime in British Romanticism" Project, University of Freiburg

09–12/2018

Research assistant for Prof. Dr. Stefanie Lethbridge
"Sir Philip Sidney's New Arcadia" Project, University of Freiburg


TEACHING EXPERIENCE


    PUBLICATIONS


    • "'When I'm Bad, I'm Better': From Early Villainesses to Contemporary Antiheroines in Superhero Comics". helden. heroes. héros. E-Journal zu Kulturen des Heroischen 8.1 (2020), 31-41. DOI: 10.6094/helden.heroes.heros./2020/01/04


    CONFERENCES / PRESENTATIONS


    • "Hexing the Patriarchy: Gender, Power, and Feminism in Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"
      Presentation in the lecture series "Televisionary: Amerika in Serie"
      Carl-Schurz-Haus/German-American Institute, Freiburg | 13 February 2020
    • "'When I'm Bad, I'm Better': Female Villains in Superhero Comics"
      Paper presented at the International Conference "Villains! Constructing Narratives of Evil"
      International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, Justus Liebig University Giessen | 06–08 February, 2019
    • "Beyond the Blues Woman: A Womanist Model of Liberation – Shug Avery in The Color Purple"
      Paper presented at the International Academic Conference "The 22nd Annual Amerikanistendag"
      Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam | 10 June, 2016


    SCHOLARSHIPS / GRANTS


    02/2019     

    Travel Scholarship
    Conference participation "Villains! Constructing Narratives of Evil", Justus Liebig University Giessen
    International Graduate Academy (IGA) of the University of Freiburg

    04–06/2018

    Research Grant
    Integrated Research Training Group (IGK) | Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 948
    "Heroes – Heroizations – Heroisms", University of Freiburg

    10/2016–09/2017

    DAAD Scholarship
    Funding program “Study Scholarships for Graduates of All Disciplines, 2016/17”

    06/2016



    Financial support
    Conference participation “The 22nd Annual 
    Amerikanistendag”, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Verband der Freunde der Universität Freiburg

    09/2013–02/2014

    Exchange Program Scholarship
    Semester study abroad at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul (South Korea)
    Sapienza University of Rome


    LANGUAGE SKILLS


    • Italian (Mother tongue)
    • English (C2)
    • German (C1; telc Exam)
    • French (C1)
    • Spanish (B2)
    • Korean (B1)