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Daniel Becker, Lecturer and Post-Doc Researcher

Daniel Becker studied English, History and Educational Studies at the University of Koblenz-Landau. After graduating in 2011, he started his practical teacher training at the Studienseminar Trier, where he obtained his Second State Exam. In 2013, he moved to Wuppertal to work on his PhD-project in literary studies (Title: On the Thresholds of Memory – National History and Liminal Memory Practices in Contemporary Irish Poetry), which he recently defended and completed. Since October 2018, Daniel Becker works as a TEFL-lecturer at the University of Münster. His research interests include teaching literature and culture, inter/transcultural learning, multiliteracies and digital media.

Contact

Johannisstraße 12-20, Room ES 225
48143 Münster

Office hours: Wedensday, 13-14 Uhr

Phone: +49 251 83-24648

Mail: daniel.becker

  • Talks and Presentations

    September 2019
    “Nigerianische Lyrik unterrichten: (Wie) geht das?“. Workshop Teaching Nigeria, WWU Münster
    June 2019
    “Cognitive Apprenticeship as a Tool for Materials Development in an EFL Teacher Education Project” (with Janine Schledjewski). 5th International Conference on Higher Education Advances, University of Valencia
    April 2019
    “Zum Einsatz von YouTube-Videos im Englischunterricht“ (with Ralf Gießler and Janine Schledjewski). Workshop für Referendare, Studienseminar Kaiserslautern
    March 2019
    “The Digital Citizen 2.0 – Reconsidering Issues of Digital Citizenship and Personal Identity with the Help of Dave Eggers’ The Circle”. Educating the Global Citizen: International Perspectives on Foreign Language Teaching in the Digital Age, LMU München
    November 2018
    Poster presentation “The Narratives of Popular Culture”. Abschluss KOLBI Projekt, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
    September 2018
    “Didaktische Kompetenzen von Studierenden entwickeln – Narrative der Populärkultur verstehen: Ein Projekt zur Förderung der Kohärenz im Anglistikstudium“. Vielfalt und Kohärenz in der Lehrerbildung, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
    December 2017

    “The Narratives of Popular Culture: Text- und Medienkompetenz mit popkulturellen Medien entwickeln“ (Keynote; with Ralf Gießlerand Janine Schledjewski). Sprachenwerkstatt NRW 2017, Universität Duisburg

    “Experience, Knowledge and Remembering World War One in the Plays of Sydney Tomholt and Alan Seymour“. Der Erste Weltkrieg in der Dramatik: deutsche und australische Perspektiven, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

    September 2017
    “Ich erzähle also bin ich“ (with Ralf Gießler). Ü-55 Forschertage, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
    April 2017
    “New Formats on YouTube“. 2. Workshop für Lehrer und Lehrerinnen, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
    March 2017
    “Using Media Literacy as a Tool to Analyse Narrative Identities“. Media Literacy in Foreign Language Education: Digital and Multimodal Perspectives, LMU München
    October 2016
    “Das Potential der Narratologie für die Sachanalyse“. Workshop für Lehrer und Lehrerinnen, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
    June 2015
    “Metaphors of History in Contemporary Irish Poetry“. EFACIS 2015, University of Palermo
    April 2015
    “14 Lines of Memory: The Sonnet as Memory Genre in Iggy McGovern’s Poetry“. Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory, Radboud University Nijmegen
    January 2015
    “Outside History: Representations of Irish History in Contemporary Irish Poetry“. Irish Studies Workshop, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
    June 2014
    “Pop and Narration: A Survey of Recent Academic Trends“. Pop-Narratology? Social, Cultural and Historical Aspects of Popular Narratives, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
    July 2013
    “Celtic Tiger Ireland and the Aesthetics of Mundane Urban Lifestyle in the Poetry of Paul Durcan and Rita Ann Higgins “. IASIL 2013, Queens University Belfast
    May 2013
    “Narrativity and the Reconceptualisation of the Lyric Genre in a Post-Classical Age“. Post-Classical Narratology, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
    October 2010
    “A Question of Belonging: Irish Identity in the poetry of Seamus Heaney”. NEICN 2010, University of Sunderland

  • Publications

    (with Frauke Matz) "Assessing Writing". Examinations in Foreign Language Teaching: Theory and Practice. Ed. Frauke Matz and Dominik Rumlich. (in preparation).

    "'Here's a Story for You' - Zum Einsatz des YouTube Formats Storytime im Englischunterricht". Praxis Fremdsprachenunterricht (submitted).

    "'Our Earth Will Not Die': Contemporary Nigerian Ecopoetry and Environmental Learning in the EFL Classroom". Reading Nigeria - Learning with Nigerian Literature in the EFL Classroom. Ed. Frauke Matz, Mark Stein and Klaus Stiersdorfer. (submitted).

    (with Frauke Matz) “On Narrative Design”. New Media & Society (in preparation).

    (with Frauke Matz) “‘Your life is still yours to live’: Erzählstrukturen im Videospiel Life is Strange erkennen und beschreiben“. Der fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch, Themenheft Games 165 (2020). Ed. Torben Schmidt and Roger Dale Jones. (submitted).

    "The Digital Citizen 2.0 - Re-Negotiating Issues of Digital Citizenship Education". Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 44.2 (accepted; forthcoming).

    On the Threshold of Memory: National History and Liminal Remembrance in Contemporary Irish Poetry. Trier: wvt. (submitted)

    (with Ralf Giessler und Janine Schledjewski) "Aufgabenentwicklung und projektbasiertes Studieren an der Schnittstelle von Erzählforschung, Fremdsprachen- und Mediendidaktik". Herausforderung Lehrer_innenbildung Zeitschrift (accepted; forthcoming).

    (with Ralf Giessler und Janine Schledjewski) "Cognitive apprenticeship as a tool for materials development in an EFL teacher education project". Proceedings of the HEAd Conference 2019. http://www.headconf.org/head19-papers-published/.

    “14 Lines of Memory: The Sonnet as Memory Genre in Iggy McGovern’s Poetry“. Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 42.2 (2018)

    “The Debris of History: On Waste and The Past in Irish Celtic Tiger Poetry”. Etudes Irlandaises 43.2 (2018): http://journals.openedition.org/etudesirlandaises/5730

    “You who sleep in silence and without one protest – World War One Commemoration and the ‘Invisible’ Soldier in the Plays of Sydney Tomholt”. Der Erste Weltkrieg in der Dramatik – deutsche und australische Perspektiven. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2018. 171-186.

    Rev. of Paul A. Cohen. History and Popular Memory: The Power of Story in Moments of Crisis. Diegesis 5.2 (2016): 112-117.

    W.B. Yeats. “Fergus and the Druid“. Trans. Daniel Becker. Yeats Reborn: A European Translation Project 2014-2015. Leuven: Peeters, 2015. 38-39.

    Conference Report (with Ann-Catherine Höffer) “Relevance and Narrative (Research) – An International Symposium“. Diegesis 4.1 (2015): 141-145.

    Rev. of Hans-Peter Wagner. William Hogarth: Das graphische Werk. Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 38.2 (2013): 242-246.

    Rev. of Mario Klarer, ed. The Visual Culture of Modernism. Anglistik 24.1 (2013): 216-217.

    Conference Report of Katharina Rennhak. "Projecting the Peace Process: Kinofime der 1990er- und 2000er Jahre über Nordirland". Berichte 2012.

    Internationales Begegnungszentrum der Wissenschaft München e.V. München: Bavaria, 2012. 10-13.

    Albert Wachtel. "Unter den Linden". Trans. Daniel Becker. Eine deutsche Geschichte: Anthologie. Berlin: EPLA, 2012. 13-35.

    Rev. of Hans-Peter Wagner. A History of British, Irish and American Literature. 2. Auflage. LWU (4/2011): 316-318.