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PD Dr. Ursula Kluwick

PD Dr. Ursula Kluwick


Associate Professor
Chair of English Literature | Fludernik

☎ +49 761 203-3317

R 4206 | KG IV

 

Ursula Kluwick studied English and Russian Literatures and Languages at the University of Vienna, Austria, before coming to Bern in 2007. She holds a PhD from the University of Vienna, and received her venia legendi for English Literature and Cultural Studies in 2017. From 2014 – 2016, she held a Marie Heim-Vögtlin fellowship, awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation for her post-doctoral work on representations of water in Victorian literature.

From 2013 – 2015, Ursula Kluwick was a member of the DFG-Netzwerk Ethik und Ästhetik in literarischen Repräsentationen ökologischer Transformationen at the University of Freiburg (network leader: JunProf. Dr. Evi Zemanek).

CURRENT PROJECT


Bodies on the Beach. The Mediterranean as Fugitive Space

RESEARCH INTERESTS


  • Victorian literature & culture
  • Contemporary literature (especially fiction)
  • Representations of nature (especially water, the beach, and climate change)
  • Ecocriticism
  • Postcolonial literatures and cultures
  • 'Alternative realisms' (especially magic realism and the fantastic)

 

EDUCATION


05/2017 Habilitation | venia docendi for English Literature and Cultural Studies
University of Bern
03/2001 – 02/2005 PhD | summa cum laude in English Literature
Title of thesis: ""It was and it was not so:'
Salman Rushdie’s Magic Realism as a Discourse of Ambiguity"
University of Vienna
10/1995 – 03/2001 M.Phil | 1st Class in English Language and Literature/Russian Language and Literature
Title of thesis: "Narrative Technique in the Fiction of Michael Ondaatje"
University of Vienna
09/1998 – 03/1999 Socrates Exchange Programme
University College London, Department of English

 

WORK HISTORY


Since 08/2016

Senior Assistant (Oberassistentin) in English Literature
Department of English | University of Bern, Switzerland

03/2014 – 07/2016    

Marie Heim-Vögtlin Fellow, SNF
Department of English | University of Bern, Switzerland

10/2007 – 02/2014

Assistant in Modern English Literature
Department of English | University of Bern, Switzerland

01/2004 – 09/2007

Lecturer in English Literature and Cultural Studies
English Department | University of Vienna, Austria

03/2003 – 06/2003

Research Assistant for Prof. Margarete Rubik
English Department | University of Vienna, Austria

10/2000 – 01/2004 Academic Tutor
English Department | University of Vienna, Austria


BIBLIOGRAPHY


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