Associated PhD students

Thank you for your interest in the work our associated PhD students are currently undertaking! PhD students listed here are under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Corinna Norrick-Rühl and/or Prof. em. Dr. Gabriele Müller-Oberhäuser.

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Lena Anlauf
Ellen Barth

Lena Boetius (profile under construction)
Jessica Eickmann (profile under construction)
Luise Hertwig (profile under construction)

Lena Anlauf
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Lena Anlauf

Lena Anlauf, B.A., M.A. (PhD student at JGU Mainz, subject: Buchwissenschaft, first advisor: Prof. Dr. Corinna Norrick-Rühl)

Working title of thesis: Der sowjetische Bilderbuchmarkt der 1920er Jahre (The Soviet Picture Book Market in the 1920s)

Abstract:
Lena Anlauf’s doctoral research deals with the early Soviet picture book market. In this era, children's books became a means of political education to define a new kind of childhood and to build a new socialistic society. The required mass production of children's books resulted in unprecedented artistic experimentation. After giving an overview of the general conditions of the children’s book market in Soviet Russia, the core of this PhD is the historical analysis of the blossoming and decline of the private publisher “Raduga”. Furthermore, the perception of Soviet picture book art abroad; parallel developments and trends, international exhibitions then and now will be examined, offering insights into the role of children's books as cultural heritage.

Brief biographical statement:
Lena Anlauf is a doctoral candidate in Buchwissenschaft at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, researching the Soviet picture book market of the 1920s from a publishing historical perspective with a focus on children’s books as cultural heritage. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Buchwissenschaft and Philosophy and a Master’s degree in Buchwissenschaft from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. She is an editor for the German publishing house kunstanstifter.

Ellen Barth
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Ellen Barth

Ellen Barth, B.A., M.A. (PhD student at WWU Münster, subject: English Philology, first advisor: Prof. Dr. Corinna Norrick-Rühl)

Working title of thesis: American Community Cookbooks

Ellen Barth is research and teaching associate at the Chair of Book Studies. More information on her PhD thesis can be found on our research website.

Jessica Eickmann

Jessica Eickmann, B.A., M.A. (PhD student at WWU Münster, subject: English Philology, first advisor: Prof. em. Dr. Gabriele Müller-Oberhäsuer, second advisor: Prof. Dr. Corinna Norrick-Rühl)

Working title of thesis: Female Readers in Early Modern England

Abstract:
Jessica Eickmann’s doctoral dissertation examines female readers in early modern England. The early modern period was a critical phase when women’s reading was associated with cultural and economic power. From 1500 onwards, women were becoming increasingly active in the literary world. The period from 1500 to 1610, with the spread of literacy and the expanding book market, was an especially crucial time for female readers. Despite the advances on the book market, patriarchal structures and prescriptive rules, such as determined in reading manuals, defined a strict and limited space for women’s reading experiences. Focusing on individual readers, this thesis aims to explore some of the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of their reading and the manifold ways women created their space as readers in early modern society.

Brief biographical statement:
Jessica Eickmann is currently a PhD student at the University of Münster. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anglophone Studies from the University of Marburg and a Master’s degree in British, American, and Postcolonial Studies with a focus on book studies from the University of Münster.

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Luise Hertwig

Luise Hertwig, M.A. (PhD student at the University of Flensburg, subject: Romance Philology, first advisor: Prof. Dr. Marco Thomas Bosshard, second advisor: Prof. Dr. Corinna Norrick-Rühl)

Working title of thesis: Francfort en françaisdie ganze Vielfalt des Publizierens in französischer Sprache? Bibliodiversität im Kontext des französischen Ehrengastauftritts auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse 2017 (Francfort en français – Bibliodiversity in the context of France's presentation as Guest of Honour at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair)

Abstract:
Luise Hertwig’s doctoral research examines the effects of France's presentation as Guest of Honour at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair on bibliodiversity. France chose the motto Francfort en français to focus on French-language literature by authors from all over the world and to show the diversity of writing in French. The following aspects of France's presentation as Guest of Honour are determining factors in measuring its effects on bibliodiversity: the composition of the delegation of invited authors, the presentation of books in the pavilion regarding authors and publishing houses that are represented, as well as translation funding which French authorities have awarded to publishers in the run-up to the book fair. Furthermore, this project reflects upon the relevance of Francfort en français for actors in the literary fields involved, that means actors from German-speaking area, France and francophone territories. This allows making statements on power relationships in the francophone literary field between its centre (France and Paris) and its periphery, which manifest within the scope of the project Francfort en français.

Brief biographical statement:
Luise Hertwig is a doctoral candidate in the DFG funded project “Book Fairs as Spaces of Cultural and Economic Negotiation” in the Department for Romance Philology at Europa Universität Flensburg. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies from the University of Passau and a Master’s degree in Buchwissenschaft from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. She currently works in the field of publishing (licensing/foreign rights).