Frauke Milne (née Griese)
Department of Anglophone Studies
Office: R12 R05 A42
Phone: +49 201 183-3462
My position at the UDE is no longer a teaching one and I can not accept any more term papers. If you still need to write a paper in any of my courses, please refer to Prof. Bös instead. Thank you.
Frauke studied English and French linguistics, didactics, literature and culture at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. She obtained her First State Examinations in 2018, writing her thesis on French lexicography. Specifically, she compiled and extended a framework to analyse a lemma's degree of technicality in historical dictionaries. During her time as a student at UDE, Frauke was also a student's assistant to Prof. Dr. Raymond Hickey. Among other things, she helped create choropleth maps to visualise the Survey of Irish English Usage. Furthermore, she has been shaping this website as one of the Anglophone Studies Department's webmasters.
In 2018 Frauke joined the MILL-Project under Prof. Dr. Isabelle Buchstaller and Prof. Dr. Małgorzata Fabiszak , tracing memory and ideology of street name changes in the linguistic landscape of eastern Germany and Poland. In addition to archival work and conducting interviews, she designed lesson plans for schools and other educational institutions. Since 2021 she has been a member of the PITCH-Project, working with Prof. Dr. Birte Bös on the innovation of digital examination processes.
Next to her work as a research fellow she has taught a variety of courses at the chair of English Linguistics. Drawing on various funding opportunities, Frauke has effectively enhanced the student experience at the Department of Anglophone Studies. Together with her colleague Michael Wentker, she established E-LiTe, an online resource designed to support students in the development of key skills and competencies in academic research and writing. After the lockdown in 2022, Frauke concluded two of her seminars by organising an exciting excursion to Ireland. Sharing her fascination for the Celtic Englishes with students and staff, she initiated a Burns Supper in January 2023, a traditional cultural event to celebrate the life of the Scottish national poet.
Frauke is currently pursuing her PhD project under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Raymond Hickey. In particular, she is exploring the discursive construction of war and identity in private correspondence of Irish and Scottish soldiers during the Great War. She has shared her research during several conferences and talks (see below).
- English in Ireland and Scotland
- War Correspondence and Propaganda
- E-learning and e-assessment
- Language and Identity
- Language and Ideology
- Linguistic Landscapes
See below for completed projects.
Irish and Scottish private correspondence during the First World War (PhD project)
Frauke is currently pursuing her PhD project under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Raymond Hickey. In particular, she is exploring the discursive construction of war and identity in private correspondence of Irish and Scottish soldiers and other people involved in the First World War.
See below for previous presentations and publications.
The PITCH project aims to tap into the potential of digital examinations in light of a new exam culture. In this interdisciplinary exchange of a professional learning community of teachers, students and central offices, eleven faculties of the university seek to promote exemplary examinations.
Anglophone Studies team: Prof. Dr. Birte Bös, Frauke Griese
Hosted by the Department of Anglophone Studies, the Burns Supper is a traditional dinner to celebrate the life of the Scottish national poet Robert Burns. The formal festivities encompass a formal dinner with Haggis, Neeps and Tatties; literary and linguistic contributions and Scottish tunes by our very own folk band (bagpipes included).
The Ireland excursion 2022 concluded two linguistics seminars: Language in Irish Society (SuSe 2021) and Languages in Ireland (SuSe 2022). The week on the Emerald Isle included several days in the capital Dublin as well as a trip to the Gaeltacht in the west of the island, an area where the Celtic language is still spoken today. The excursion was partially funded by the University's QVM scheme, the Department for Anglophone Studies and the Faculty of Humanities.
Organisation and excursion leader: Frauke Griese
Conference Contributions and Talks
2023 (accepted) "Words of War – Exploring Irish and Scottish Private War Correspondence", Tag der Geisteswissenschaften, University of Duisburg-Essen, 13 October 2023. [talk]
2021 "'I will come back alright': Uncovering linguistic strategies in Scottish soldiers' last will letters", Forum for Research on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster (FRLSU 2021), Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, 28-30 October 2021. [talk]
2021 (with Alvanides, Buchstaller, Schneider). "The Eastern German commemorative city-scape: Tracing ideologically motivated street naming patterns through time and space", Linguistic Landscape Workshop 12, University of Gothenburg, 1-3 September 2021. [talk]
2021 (with Alvanides, Buchstaller, Fabiszak, Dobkiewicz, Schneider). "Commemorative cityscapes: spatio-temporal patterns in street names in Eastern Germany and Poland", Sociolinguistics Symposium 23,The University of Hong Kong, 7-10 June 2021. [talk]
2021 "Gedächtnis und Identität: Kommemorative Straßennamen im Osten Deutschlands", Eine soziolinguistische Reise durch europäische Sprachlandschaften. Internationale Online-Winterschule, University of Turku, 4 March 2021. [talk]
2020 "'I am having quite a good time dodging the shells' – Exploring Lexical Emotional Perspectives in Scottish War Correspondence", Intra-Writer Variation in Historical Sociolinguistics (HiSoN 2021), Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 17-19 March 2021. [talk]
2020. "'No noise of any kind' - Silence and Silencing in First World War Correspondence", The Anechoic Chamber: Construction and Reception of Silence and Silencing Across Disciplines, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research at Bielefeld University, 01st and 02nd October 2020. [talk]
2020 (accepted, impending due to Corona pandemic, with Alvanides, Buchstaller, Schneider). "Mapping ideologically motivated street naming patterns in space-time in eastern Germany", The Knowledge Centre, The British Library, London, 16th and 17th July 2020. [poster presentation]
2020 (accepted, postponed due to Corona pandemic). "'Souvenirs sent over from the enemy' - The Other Side of the Trenches in Irish and Scottish War Letters", Lecture Series "The Other Side" Villains, Antagonists and Eccentrics in Anglophone Cultures, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, 30 June 2020. [talk]
2020 (accepted, postponed due to Corona pandemic). "'I am having quite a good time dodging the shells' – Exploring Lexical Emotional Perspectives in Scottish War Correspondence", Intra-Writer Variation in Historical Sociolinguistics (HiSoN 2020), Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 01-03 April 2020. [talk]
2020. "'Our poor lads are just grand' – Lexical and Pragmatical Features in Irish English Letters from the First World War", New Perspectives on Irish English 6, University of Vienna, 19-21 February 2020. [talk]
2019. (with Seraphim Alvanides) "Investigating the geography of street name changes: A spatio-temporal approach", PML, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 16-18 September 2019. [talk]
2019. (with Fabiszak, Brzezinska, Buchstaller, Alvanides, Dobkiewicz) "Shifting borders. shifting languages: Investigating the commemorative cityscape at the Polish-German border", 10th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE), Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, 26-28 June 2019. [talk]
2019. "'Irishmen Do Your Duty!' - Concepts of Heroism in Conscription Posters During the First World War", Lecture Series "Great Responsibility" Heroism in Anglophone Cultures, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, 28 May 2019. [talk]
2019. "'Ireland’s old fighting spirit' - The Construction of Irish Identity in Recruitment Posters During the First World War", Sociolinguistics LabFest, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, 04 April 2019. [talk]
2019. "'I hope he comes through this awful war' - War Letters and Their Linguistic Potential", Linguistics Round Table, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, 09 Jan 2019. [talk]
2018. (with Buchstaller, Alvanides, Fabiszak, Brzezinska) "Investigating ideological street renaming in Eastern Germany and Poland", Methods and Innovation and Passing the Torch – 47th annual meeting of New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV), New York University, New York City, 18-21 October 2018. [poster presentation]
2022. ""No noise of any kind" - Silence and Silencing in First World War Correspondence". In Schulte, Marion and Mahshid Mayar. (eds.), Construction of silence across disciplines. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
2022. "Changes in the commemorative streetscape of Leipzig over the past 100 years". Journal of Linguistic Geography 10(2): 112-129. DOI: 10.1017/jlg.2022.6 (Isabelle Buchstaller, Seraphim Alvanides, Frauke Griese)
2021. "Ideology in the linguistic landscape: Towards a quantitative approach.” Discourse and Society 32(4): 405-425. DOI: doi.org/10.1177/0957926521992149 (Małgorzata Fabiszak, Isabelle Buchstaller, Anna Weronika Brzezińska, Seraphim Alvanides, Frauke Griese, Carolin Schneider)
2020. “Competing ideologies, competing semiotics: A critical perspective on politically-driven renaming practices in Annaberg-Buchholz, Eastern Germany”. In Evelyn Ziegler and Heiko Marten. (eds.), Linguistic Landscapes im deutschsprachigen Kontext. Frankfurt: Lang. (Isabelle Buchstaller, Seraphim Alvanides, Frauke Griese and Carolin Schneider)
- Tutorial Introduction to Linguistics Grs. 2,11,12,13 &14 (WiSe 2022/23)
- HS English and the Celtic Realms (WiSe 2022/23)
- HS Words and Meaning (SuSe 2022)
- HS Language in Ireland (SuSe 2022)
- PS Areas and Approaches II - Morphology and Syntax (SuSe 2022)
- Tutorial Introduction to Linguistics Gr. 2 (SuSe 2022)
- PS Areas and Approaches II - Morphology and Syntax (WiSe 2021/22)
- Tutorial Introduction to Linguistics Grs. 1,11,12,13 &14 (WiSe 2021/22)
- HS Language in Irish society (SuSe 2021)
- Tutorial Introduction to Linguistics Gr. 2 (SuSe 2021)
- Tutorial Introduction to Linguistics Grs. 2, 14, 15 (WiSe 2020/21)
- HS English in Ireland and Scotland (SuSe 2020)
- Tutorial Introduction to Linguistics (SuSe 2020)
- PS Areas and Approaches II - Morphology and Syntax (WiSe 2019/20)
- Tutorial Introduction to Linguistics Gr. 8 (WiSe 2019/20)
The MILL project explores commemorative (re)naming by investigating ideologically-driven changes in the urban landscape of two countries throughout the past century. The project focusses on street names changes in Poland and Eastern Germany.
German team: Prof. Dr. Isabelle Buchstaller, Dr. Seraphim Alvanides, Frauke Griese, Dr. des. Carolin Schneider, Laura Golke
E-LiTe is a course-overarching online resource designed to support students in the development of the key skills and competencies in academic research and writing needed for independent scientific work in linguistics.