Elisabeth Haefs received her B.A. from the University of Siegen, and an M.A. in Anglophone Studies as well as Literature and Media Practice from the University of Duisburg-Essen (2018). She finished her studies with a thesis on narrativity in texts from scientific journals. Her dissertation project is tentatively titled “Scripts of Diversity Gardening: The Inclusive Green City Plot in Portland (Oregon) and Essen” as part of the graduate research group Scripts for Postindustrial Urban Futures: American Models, Transatlantic Interventions (UA Ruhr).
- British Literature and Culture
- American Studies
- Urban Studies
- Science and Literature
Conference Papers and Guest Lectures
“Scripts and Emplotment: A Theoretical Approach to Narrative in Urban Planning.” Narrative 2020 (International Society for the Study of Narrative). New Orleans, 6 March 2020.
“‘Another World is Plantable’: Urban Planning and Utopian Gardening.” (Un)Fair Cities: Equity and Ideology in Urban Texts. 2nd International ALUS Conference (Association for Literary Urban Studies). University of Limerick, 12 December 2019.
“The Pursuit of Truth: Quest Narratives in Scientific Journals.” Great Responsibility: Heroism in Anglophone Cultures. Lecture Series. University of Duisburg-Essen, 2 July 2019.
“Loops, Circles, Cycles: The Story of Time Crystals.” Spacetime SLSAeu (European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts). National Hellenic Research Foundation Athens, 26 June 2019.
“#Gameüse: Planting the Digital Garden.” Playing the Field II: Video Games, American Studies, and Space. KWI Essen, 18 May 2019.
“Narrative in Scientific Writing.” Where Science and Rules Break Down: Science in Contemporary Fiction. Seminar taught by Lioba Schreyer. Ruhr University Bochum, 24 April 2018.
(Under review): “#Gameüse: Planting the Digital Garden.” Playing the Field II: American Studies, Video Games, and Space. Ed. Dietmar Meinel. Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming.
(Under review): “‘Long ago, deep in space’: Narrating Gravitational Waves.” Narrative, Cognition and Science. Eds. Aura Heydenreich, Klaus Mecke and Michael Sinding. ELINAS Series. Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming.
2020 Graduate Student International Travel Award (International Society for the Study of Narrative)