Hanna E. Schumacher

Teaching Fellow in German Studies

  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
  • Department of European Languages and Cultures
  • German

Contact details

Address

Street

Room 3.35
50 George Square

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9LH

Availability

  • Office hours
    Wednesday, 12.00-13.00
    Thursday, 13.00-14.00

    Sprechstunde
    Mittwoch, 12.00-13.00
    Donnerstag, 13.00-14.00

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, I need you to pre-book appointments with me. I provide 5 to 10 mins slots in this time, but also bespoke appointments. When working on campus, I will have meetings in my office, otherwise, they will be on TEAMs. Please check my Outlook calendar for more info.

Background

Hanna did her undergrad in Germany, at the University of Trier. She studied German Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Hispanic Studies, finishing with a Magistra Artium degree in 2012. Shortly afterwards, she joined the University of Warwick for her PhD project, entitled: "Zur Verhandlung der Conditio Posthumana in der zeitgenössischen deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur - Gesellschaftskonstitution, Subjektivitätsentwicklung und Kunst". She was awarded the doctorate in early 2019, and subsquently decided to become a Teaching Fellow after having enjoyed teaching for the universities of Warwick and Aston between 2018 and 2019.

 

Qualifications

Magistra Artium 2012, University of Trier

PhD in German Studies 2019, University of Warwick

Undergraduate teaching

Hanna is teaching language classes catering to all years, concentrating on German 1B and oral classes for all years. She is also offering cultural studies teaching, especially for first year students, but also on the DELC common course Crime and Detection.

 

Areas of interest for supervision

She is also offering Bachelor thesis supervision in her research areas.

Research summary

She is particularly interested in Critical Theory in the tradition of the Frankfurt School, the emergence of a Critical Posthumanism in the German context and the overlaps between these two theoretical concepts and how they relate to narratives of the future and of futurity in contemporary German fiction. Further interests include: Literary Antisemitism (1900s till present), modern German-Jewish writing, feminist theory, ecocriticism, Science and Speculative Fiction, literatures of migration...