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Thorsten Leiendecker, MA

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Thorsten Leiendecker has read English, Philosophy, German Literature and History at the Universities of Bonn and Freiburg and at University College Dublin. Since 2004 he has been working for several projects at the English Department of Freiburg University and became coordinator of the research group History in Popular Cultures of Knowledge in October 2008. His research interests are contemporary English literature and Cultural Studies. Presently he is working on his PhD thesis about 'Cultural Intermediaries'.

 

Publications

- "Barthes and the Bard: Two Film Adaptations of A Midsummernight's Dream." [forthcoming 2008].

- with Ann-Marie Einhaus. History in Popular Cultures – Database. (2004-...). http://www.anglistik.uni-freiburg.de/literatur/wissenskulturen/index.php.

- with Ann-Marie Einhaus and Christoph Schüly. British War Correspondents – Database. (2005-2007). http://www.anglistik.uni-freiburg.de/literatur/kriegskorrespondenz/index.php.

- with Katja Bay and Stefanie Lethbridge. Index Britischer Lyrikanthologien 1557-2007. (2005-2007). http://fa.igl.uni-freiburg.de/ibl.web/.

 

Talks

- Trinational EUCOR Students Conference (Freiburg, December 2005)

"'That can sing both high and low': Jasper Fforde's Popular Appropriation of High Culture."

- Retelling Tales (Stirling, May 2007)

"Re-Writing as a High-Cultural Strategy in Popular Fiction."

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