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Dr. Saskia Hertlein

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University of Duisburg-Essen
Institut für Anglophone Studien
R12 S04 H87
Universitätsstr. 12
45141 Essen
Germany

Room: R12 S04 H87

E-mail: saskia.hertlein [at] uni-due.de

Phone: +49 201 183-2285

Fax: +49 201 183-4224

Biographical Information

Saskia Hertlein studied at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany, and Oulu, Finland, and received her combined degree (Magister, 1. Staatsexamen) in English and History from the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in 2007. Her MA-thesis examined the influence of the maquiladora industry on the development of the border region between Mexico and the United States 1984-2004. In 2014, she completed her doctorate at the University of Duisburg-Essen with a dissertation on emerging adulthood, migration, and ethnicity in contemporary American fiction.

1998/99

Garfield-Palouse High School, Palouse, WA, USA; Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship

2002

Graduation from St. Ursula-Schule Würzburg (Gymnasium), General Qualification for University Entrance

2002-2006

Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Dual Studies Teaching Secondary Schools (Gymnasium) (Subjects: English, History, Spanish and Social Studies)/Magister Economic and Social History, Latin American History and American Studies

2004/05

Course of Studies Abroad at the University of Oulu, Finland (Scandinavian Studies, Northern Cultures and Societies, MEd for Intercultural Competencies)

2007

Degree (Magistra Artium) in Economic and Social History, Latin American History and American Studies and the First State Certificate for Teaching College Bound Secondary Schools (Subjects: English and History)

2007-2014

Doctoral Program in American Studies (Prof. Dr. Hermann Josef Schnackertz, Prof. Dr. Josef Raab, Prof. Dr. Barbara Buchenau)

2007-2008

Lecturer at the Chair of American Studies, CU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

2008

Internship at the Nazarene English Medium School, Samakhiyali, Gujarat, India

2008-2012

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant at the Chair of American Studies, CU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

2009-2012

Member of the Committee of the Eichstätter Winter Lecture Series (Radicalism 2009-2012, Metropolis 2012/13)

Since 2009 Intercultural Training Workshop Instructor at CU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Campus Eichstätt (with Marianne Schönmüller, International Relations)

2011-2012

Vice Equal Opportunities Officer of the School of Languages and Literatures

2012-2013

Visiting Lecturer at the Chair of American Studies, CU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

2012-14

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant (wiss. Mitarbeiterin) at the Chair of American Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen

 2014 Faculty Exchange: Visiting Lecturer at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, USA
Since 2014 Assistant Professor (wiss. Mitarbeiterin) of American Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen

 

Research Interests

  • Critical Diversity Studies
  • Transnational American Studies
  • Inter-American Studies
  • American and Postcolonial Literatures
  • Literature and Psychology/Developmental Science
  • Multiculturalism, Race, and Ethnicity in American Literature and Culture
  • Literature and History/Politics
  • Migration in American Literature and Culture
  • Intercultural Learning
  • Europe in American Literature and Culture
  • Literature and Religion

Publications

Monographs

Tales of Transformation. Emerging Adulthood, Migration, and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Fiction. Trier: WVT/Tempe: Bilingual Press, 2014. (Interamerican Studies–Estudios Interamericanos; 14). Print.

Edited Volumes

Schnackertz, Hermann Josef, and Saskia Hertlein, eds. The Culture of Catholicism in the United States. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2012 (American Studies; 21). Print.

Günther, Lena-Simone, Saskia Hertlein, Bea Klüsener, and Markus Raasch, eds. Radikalität: Religiöse, politsche und künstlerische Radikalismen in Geschichte und Gegenwart Band 2: Frühe Neuzeit und Moderne. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2013. Print.

Articles

Schnackertz, Hermann Josef, and Saskia Hertlein. "Preface.“ The Culture of Catholicism in the United States. Ed. Hermann Josef Schnackertz, and Saskia Hertlein. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2012. (American Studies; 213) 7-14. Print.

"’Old Stories, Young Perspectives’ in Luis Alberto Urrea’s Into the Beautiful North.“ "Forever Young“? The Changing Images of America. Ed. Philip Coleman and Stephen Matterson. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2012. (European Views of the United States; 4) 231-240. Print.

Günther, Lena-Simone, Saskia Hertlein, Bea Klüsener, and Markus Raasch. "Einleitung.“ Radikalität: Religiöse, politsche und künstlerische Radikalismen in Geschichte und Gegenwart Band 2: Frühe Neuzeit und Moderne. Ed. Lena-Simone Günther, Saskia Hertlein, Bea Klüsener, and Markus Raasch. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2013. 7-10. Print.

"Von 'Kinder, Küche, Kirche’ zum 'Machismo im Rock’? Emanzipationsbestrebungen von Frauen als Zeichen der Zeit.“ Zeitzeichen. Ed. Ulrich Kropač, and Bernhard Sill. St. Ottilien: eos, 2014. 111-134. (Forum K’Universale; 2). Print.

Talks

  • "’Multicultural Americanness’ in Contemporary Coming-of-Age Literature.“ Bielefeld University, Germany, International Postgraduate Forum: Multiculturalism in the Americas/Multiculturalism in Britain: Comparative Perspectives. June 2009.
  • "’Old Stories, Young Perspectives’ in Luis Alberto Urrea’s Into the Beautiful North.“ Trinity College/University Colleges Dublin, Ireland, European Association for American Studies Biennial Conference: "Forever Young“? The Changing Images of America. March 2010.
  • "Crossing Inter-American Borders in Luis Alberto Urrea’s Into the Beautiful North.“ Bielefeld University, Germany: Trans/ Inter/ Intra: Ways of Exploring the Americas/Maneras de explorar las Américas, June 2010.
  • "Interamerican Identities in Contemporary Coming-of-Age Fiction.“ University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen, Germany: First Bi-Annual Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies: Transnational Americas. November 2010.
  • "A Child of Many [Imagined] Diaspora[s], Born into this Continent at a Crossroads.“ Bielefeld University, CIAS Opening Conference: Diaspora(s): Cultures in Transit. Mai 2011.
  • "’...that’s what books are for ... to travel without moving an inch’: 'Transnational Movements in Space’ in Contemporary Coming-of-Age Literature.“ University of Regensburg, German Association for American Studies Annual Conference: Transnational American Studies. June 2011.
  • "’I was born at the crossroads and I am whole.’ Literary Constructions of Hybridity in Contemporary Coming-of-Age Novels.“ Ege University Izmir, Turkey. European Association for American Studies Biennial Conference: Health of the Nation. March 2012.
  • "Crossing Boundaries on the Way into the Beautiful North.“ University of Guadalajara, Mexico, Second Bi-Annual Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies: Crossing Boundaries in the Americas: Dynamics of Change in Politics, Culture, and Media. September 2012.
  • "’I was born at the crossroads and I am whole’: Young Asian American Woman Protagonists at 21st Century Eastern and Western Crossroads.“ Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, USA, First Annual Asians in the Americas Symposium. September 2012.
  • "’Kinder, Küche, Kirche?’ Emanzipationsbestrebungen der Frauen als Zeichen der Zeit.“ with Sabine Bieberstein and Verena Gutsche, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Campus Eichstätt, Germany, Ringvorlesung: Zeitzeichen (Forum K'Universale). January 2013.
  • "Geographies of Home: Literary Representations of Contemporary Young and Emerging Adults’ Constructions of Home and Belonging.“ University of Münster, Germany, Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging. September 2013.
  • "The InVisibility of Difference. What Kind of American Are You?“ Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Lima, Peru, Third Bi-Annual Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies: De/Colonization in the Americas: Continuity and Change. August 2014.
  • "Producing Knowledge in the Age of Reflexivity. A Collaborative Research 'Experiment’ on Migration“ with Michal Assa-Inbar, Robin Finlay and Anlam Filiz, Carl von Ossietzky-University Oldenburg, Germany, Migrations of Knowledge: Potentials and Limits of Knowledge Production and Critique in Europe and Africa. December 2014.
  • "Fictions of Diversity: Literary Explorations of Contemporary Young American Women“ Marie Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland, First Biennial European Association for American Studies Women’s Network Symposium: The State of the Nation: American Women in the Twenty-First Century. March 2015.
  • "Ferguson in Europe? (Re)Producing Contemporary Protest Movements in German Classrooms“ Toronto, Canada, Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association: The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance. October 2015. (Proposal accepted)

Courses Taught at the UDE

  • Innocents Abroad: Americans Explore the World, the World Explores America (Seminar)
  • A Survey of American Literature (Seminar)
  • Grundkurs Literaturwissenschaft (Introduction to Literary Studies)
  • A History of American Literature (Lecture)
  • English B1 (Language Course)
  • English B1 Refresher (Language Course)
  • Business English Intermediate (Language Course)
  • Termpaper Workshop [with Laura Sollgan] (Workshop)