Laura Schmitz-Justen

Research assistant and Doctoral Candidate in Subproject C02 "Literature as 'Equity' in British Literary History"

Englisches Seminar
Raum 324
Johannisstr. 12-20
48143 Münster
Tel.: +49 251 83-24826

  • Research areas

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

    • 2022: Visiting Researcher, Faculty of English, University of Oxford
    • since 2020: Research assistant at the CRC 1385
    • 2017-2019: Master of Arts in in British, American and Postcolonial Studies, WWU 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, WWU Münster
    • 2012-2014: Bachelor's Degree Programme in English/American Studies and Biology, Teacher Training Programme, WWU Münster
  • Publications


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


    1. "'Art is Seeing Things': Ekphrastic Education in Ali Smith's Seasonal Quartet." In: English Studies 103.2 (2022): 317-337.
    2. "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), WWU 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, WWU Münster and Zoom.

    4. "'Arty Art': Ekphrasis in Ali Smith’s Autumn." Lecture HotSpots in Literary/Cultural Studies and Linguistics, WWU 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.