Dr. Marlena Tronicke

Professorship for British Studies: Early Modern and Modern Texts (Prof. Stierstorfer)

Johannisstraße 12-20, Room 323
48143 Münster
T: +49 251 83-24642
marlena.tronicke@wwu.de

Consultation hours

Mondays, 5-6pm.
Please register for Zoom appointments via Learnweb.

  • Information for Students

    I am happy to supervise theses at both BA and MA/MEd level, but please note that I cannot agree on any supervision without knowing what you would like to work on. So before reaching out…

    1. Make sure that the suggested topic falls within the area of British studies.

    2. Before signing up for my office hours, please send me a short abstract of your proposed project (ca. 300 words) that describes the text(s) you would like to work with, sketches a rough theoretical framework, and articulates a tentative research question. We can then discuss your ideas in more detail and make adjustments where necessary.

  • Research Areas

    • Early modern drama
    • (Neo-)Victorian literature and culture
    • Contemporary British and Irish theatre
    • Adaptation
    • Museum theory and cultural memory
    • Postcolonial Studies
    • Gender and Queer Studies
  • CV

    Education

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    PhD in English Literary and Cultural Studies
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    MA British, American and Postcolonial Studies at WWU Münster/University of Northampton, UK.
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    BA English/American Studies and German Studies at WWU Münster

    Positions

    since
    Assistant Professor, English Department, Chair of British Studies
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    Research Associate, English Department, Chair of British Studies

    External functions

    since
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für das Studium britischer Kulturen (BritCult)
    since
    Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien (GAPS)
    since
    Deutscher Anglistenverband
    since
    European Shakespeare Research Association
    since
    The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE)
    since
    Faculty Council, Department of Philology, WWU
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    Study Avisory Council, Department of Philology, WWU
    since
    German Shakespeare Society
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    Research and Young Scholars Committee, Department of Philology, WWU
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    Committee for Teaching and Student Affairs, Department of Philology, WWU
  • Teaching

  • Projects

    • Configurations of Empire in Neo-Victorian Fictions (since )
      Own funding
    • Shakespeare's Suicides: Dead Bodies That Matter ( - )
      Own funding
    • COHAB - Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging ( - )
      Third-party funding : EC FP 7 - Marie Curie Actions - Initial Training Networks | Project Number: 289672
  • Publications

    • Espinoza Garrido, Felipe, Marlena Tronicke, and Julian Wacker (Eds.): . Black Neo-Victoriana. Leiden and Boston: Brill. doi: 10.1163/9789004469150. [In Press]
    • Espinoza Garrido, Felipe, Marlena Tronicke, and Julian Wacker. . ‘Blackness and Neo-Victorian Studies: Re-Routing Imaginations of the Nineteenth Century.’ In Black Neo-Victoriana, edited by Espinoza Garrido, Felipe, Marlena Tronicke, and Julian Wacker, 1-30. Leiden and Boston: Brill. [In Press]
    • Koegler, Caroline, Malreddy, Pavan, Tronicke, Marlena (Eds.): . Writing Brexit: Colonial Remains. Abingdon: Routledge.
    • Koegler, Caroline, Pavan Malreddy, Marlena Tronicke. . ‘The Colonial Remains of Brexit: Empire Nostalgia and Narcissistic Nationalism.’ In Writing Brexit: Colonial Remains, edited by Koegler, Caroline, Pavan Malreddy, Marlena Tronicke, 1-8. Routledge: Abingdon.
    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘Review of Othello (dir. Michael Thalheimer), Berliner Ensemble, 2019.’ Shakespeare Bulletin 38, No. 1: 121-125. doi: https://doi.org/10.1353/shb.2020.0007.
    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘A "Natural Tint": *Red Velvet* and the Archive of Black Victorian Theatre.’ In Black Neo-Victoriana, edited by Espinoza Garrido, Felipe, Marlena Tronicke, Julian Wacker, ##-##. Leiden and Boston: Brill-Rodopi. [In Press]
    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘Heterotopian Disorientation: Intersectionality in William Oldroyd’s *Lady Macbeth*.’ Humanities ##. [In Press]
    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘Trial Scenes in Anglophone Theatre.’ In Encyclopedia of Law and Literature, edited by SFB 1385 Recht und Literatur, n.pag. [Accepted]
    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘Imperial Pasts, Dystopian Futures, and the Theatre of Brexit.’ In Writing Brexit: Colonial Remains, edited by Koegler, Caroline, Pavan Malreddy, Marlena Tronicke, 78-91. Abingdon: Routledge.
    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘'I Have Shown You Milk': Performing Legal Truths in Nina Raine's *Consent* and Lucy Kirkwood's *The Welkin*.’ In Law and Literature, edited by Quabeck, Franziska, 135-152. Berlin: De Gruyter. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110756456-008.

    • Koegler, Caroline, Pavan Malreddy, Marlena Tronicke. . ‘The Colonial Remains of Brexit: Empire Nostalgia and Narcissistic Nationalism.’ Journal of Postcolonial Writing 56 (5): 582-592. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17449855.2020.1818440.
    • Koegler, Caroline, Tronicke, Marlena (Eds.): . Queering Neo-Victorianism Beyond Sarah Waters, Special Issue of Neo-Victorian Studies. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.4317164.
    • Koegler, Caroline, Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘Neo-Victorianism’s Queer Potentiality: Livability and Intersectional Imaginaries.’ Neo-Victorian Studies 13, No. 1: 1-43. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.4317164.
    • Koegler Caroline, Malreddy Pavan, Tronicke Marlena (Eds.): . Writing Brexit: Colonial Remains. Special Issue of Journal of Postcolonial Writing 56.5. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17449855.2020.1818440.
    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘"What are you doing?" Re-Claiming Juliet's Agency in the YouTube Series *Sassy Gay Friend*.’ Shakespeare en Devenir 14.
    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘London.’ In Metzler Lexikon Literarische Symbole, edited by Günther Butzer, Joachim Jacob, ##-##. 3rd Ed. Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler. [In Press]
    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘England.’ In Metzler Lexikon Literarische Symbole, edited by Günther Butzer, Joachim Jacob, ##-##. 3rd Ed. Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler. [In Press]
    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘Imperial Pasts, Dystopian Futures, and the Theatre of Brexit.’ Journal of Postcolonial Writing 56.5: 662-675. doi: 10.1080/17449855.2020.1818441.
    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘Review of Victorian Ideologies in Contemporary British Cultures, edited by Christina Flotmann-Scholz and Anna Lienen.’ Journal for the Study of British Cultures 27, No. 1: 101-104.
    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘For other than for dancing measures: Jigs at Shakespeare’s Globe and the Politics of Shakespearean Performance.’ Shakespeare Seminar Online 17: 59-71.

    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘Terror by Candlelight: The Affective Politics of Fear in Tanika Gupta's *Lions and Tigers*.’ Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 7, No. 1: 58-71. doi: 10.1515/jcde-2019-0005.

    • Tronicke, Marlena. . Shakespeare's Suicides: Dead Bodies That Matter. New York: Routledge.
    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘Review of Die Fremden/Der Kaufmann von Venedig (dir. Stefan Otteni), Theater Muenster, 2018.’ Shakespeare Bulletin , No. 36.2: 345-349. doi: 10.1353/shb.2018.0031.
    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘Review of Neo-Victorianism on Screen: Postfeminism and Contemporary Adaptations of Victorian Women, by Antonija Primorac.’ Symbolism 18: 213-217. doi: 10.1515/9783110580822-018.

    • Gocke Rainer, Tronicke Marlena (Eds.): . Shakespeare on Stage and Screen: *Romeo and Juliet* in Excerpts. Teachers' Book. Paderborn: Schöningh-Schulbuch.
    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘What Condition of England? Re-Imagining the ‘Two Nations’ in David Lodge’s *Nice Work*.’ Neo-Victorian Studies 10:1: 110-132.

    • Gocke Rainer, Tronicke Marlena (Eds.): . Shakespeare on Stage and Screen: *Romeo and Juliet* in Excerpts. Paderborn: Schöningh-Schulbuch.

    • Gocke Rainer, Tronicke Marlena (Eds.): . Shakespeare on Stage and Screen: *Othello* in Excerpts. Paderborn: Schöningh-Schulbuch.
    • Gocke Rainer, Tronicke Marlena (Eds.): . Shakespeare on Stage and Screen: *Othello* in Excerpts. Teachers' Book. Paderborn: Schöningh-Schulbuch.
    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘The Pain of Others: Silencing Lavinia in *Titus Andronicus*.’ Shakespeare Seminar Online 13: 39-49.

    • Tronicke, Marlena. . ‘‘A Bootless Inquisition?’ Searching for Imaginary Homelands in *The Tempest*.’ In Symbols of Diaspora, edited by Florian Kläger, 184-197. Berlin, Boston: de Gruyter. doi: 10.1515/9783110407990.183.
  • Talks

    • Tronicke, Marlena (): ‘Lives under Lockdown: Negotiations of Precarity in the National Theatre of Scotland and the BBC’s Scenes for Survival Series’. Post-COVID-19 Art Worlds, Hannover, .

    • Tronicke, Marlena (): ‘Jigs at Shakespeare’s Globe and the Politics of Performance’. Shakespeare and Dance, Jahrestagung der Deutschen Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, Weimar, .

    • Tronicke, Marlena (): ‘Neo-Victorian Spaces of Resistance in William Oldroyd's *Lady Macbeth*’. Guest lecture, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, .
    • Tronicke, Marlena (): ‘Neo-Victorianism and the Troubled Memory of Empire: *Taboo’s* Imperial Surfaces’. Guest lecture, Universität Augsburg, .
    • Tronicke, Marlena (): ‘“Keep the secrets of the past buried”: Salt Water Hauntings in the BBC’s *Taboo*’. Postcolonial Oceans: Contradictions and Heterogeneities in the Epistemes of Salt Water, Universität Bremen, .

    • Tronicke, Marlena (): ‘Terror by Candlelight: Tanika Gupta's *Lions and Tigers* at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse’. CDE Conference 2018: Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Drama and Performance, Universität Hildesheim, .

    • Tronicke, Marlena (): ‘'Is This Well Done?' - Gendering Shakespeare's Suicides’. Cultures of Mortality: Death on the Shakespearean Stage, Shakespeare's Globe, London, .

    • Tronicke, Marlena (): ‘Digitalizing Agency: Shakespeare on YouTube’. Lecture series "Hotspots in Literary/Cultural Studies and Linguistics", WWU Münster, .
    • Tronicke, Marlena (): ‘Screaming Silence: Lavinia in *Titus Andronicus*’. Shakespeare Tage: Shakespeare’s Unsung Heroes and Heroines, Berlin, .

    • Tronicke, Marlena (): ‘Re-Imagining Holmes in the 21st Century: BBC’s *Sherlock*’. Lecture series "Hotspots in Literary/Cultural Studies and Linguistics", WWU Münster, .
    • Tronicke, Marlena (): ‘Shakespeare’s Comic Suicides’. Lecture series "Hotspots in Literary/Cultural Studies and Linguistics", WWU Münster, .

    • Tronicke, Marlena (): ‘Female Comic Side-Kicks in Shakespeare’. Guest Lecture, University of Mumbai, .