Laura Schmitz-Justen

Englisches Seminar
© Noack
Englisches Seminar
Research Associate
Chair of British Studies
Room 324
Johannisstr. 12-20
48143 Münster
T: 0251- 83 24826

Consultation Hours: Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 pm (Please register for appointments via Learnweb)

  • Research Interests

    • 18th- and 19th-Century British Literature
    • Law and Literature
    • Intertextuality and Intermediality
    • Gender and Queer Theory
  • Curriculum Vitae

    since Oct 2023: Research assistant to the Chair of British Studies, Englisches Seminar, University of Münster

    2020-2023: Research assistant at the CRC 1385, University of Münster

    2022: Visiting Researcher, Faculty of English, University of Oxford

    2017-2019: Master of Arts in in British, American and Postcolonial Studies, University of Münster (supported through a ProTalent scholarship)

    2018: Visiting Student, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford (funded by a PROMOS Partial Stipend of the DAAD)

    2014-2017: Bachelor's Degree Programme in English/American Studies and Communicational Sciences, Dual-Subject Bachelor, University of Münster

    2012-2014: Bachelor's Degree Programme in English/American Studies and Biology, Teacher Training Programme, University of Münster

  • Publications


    Feminist Perspectives on Law and Literature. Berlin: de Gruyter 2023 (under contract, with Hanna Luise Kroll, Laura Wittmann and Laura Zander).


    "'Art is Seeing Things': Ekphrastic Education in Ali Smith's Seasonal Quartet." In: English Studies 103.2 (2022): 317-337.

    "Die Anfänge (1956 – 1977): Münster hat nun auch ein Zimmertheater." In: Meinhard Zanger and Tanja Weidner (eds.): Alles verspielt. Das Wolfgang Borchert Theater. Münster: Coppenrath 2018. 9-27 (with Frank Reinker).

  • Talks

    1. "(Re)Covering Rebecca: A Reception and Marketing History in Book Covers." Reimagining Rebecca: A Symposium on Du Maurier's Novel and its Legacy, University of Sussex, 27.05.2022.
    2. "The Poet as Lawgiver in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Culture." Workshop British Literature as Equity in the Long 19th Century (and Beyond), University of Münster, 26.04.2022.
    3. "Detransition, Baby. A Limit Case for Law and Literature?" Workshop of the Dynamic Cluster Feministische Perspektiven auf "Recht und Literatur" with Laura Borchert and Greta Olson 11.02.2022, University of Münster and Zoom.
    4. "'Arty Art': Ekphrasis in Ali Smith’s Autumn." Lecture Hot Spots in Literary/Cultural Studies and Linguistics, University of Münster, 17.12.2019.
    5. "'Universally Acknowledged': Transmedia Storytelling in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries." Connect the Dots: Student Conference Bayreuth, Bayreuth University, 11.01.2014.