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Dr. Claudia Falk

Managing Editor, EGO | European History Online
Room: 05 302
Phone: +49 6131 39 39479


Personal Details:

Studied English, German and History of Art at Heidelberg University; 2013: PhD in English Philology; 2007–2009 assistant for international affairs at the rectorate of Heidelberg University; 2009–2013 personal assistant of Professor Vera Nünning at the English Department, Heidelberg University; 2013–2014 and since 2016 academic editor at the Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz for "EGO | European History Online" (2015/2016 member of the academic staff, project "DARIAH-DE"); since January 2015 also communications associate at the Graduate Academy, Heidelberg University.

Research Interests:

Literary and cultural history
Gender studies
Crime fiction

Selected Publications:

Zwischen Tradition und Subversion: Männlichkeitsmodelle im englischen Roman von den 1950er bis 1990er Jahren. Trier: WVT, 2015.
'Good Guy' oder 'Rejection Man': Ironie und Humor als Mittel der Empathieerzeugung bei Nick Hornby. Hg. Caroline Lusin. Empathie, Sympathie und Narration: Zur Rezeptionslenkung in Prosa, Drama und Film. Heidelberg: Winter, 2014. 89-102.
A Masculinity-Studies Approach to Narrative: Hegemonic and Subordinated Masculinities in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Hg. Vera Nünning. New Approaches to Narrative. Trier: WVT, 2013. 93-105.
'And I Mean Is It Any Wonder All the Men End up Emasculated?' Post-war Masculinities in Richard Yates' Revolutionary Road and John Braine's Room at the Top. Hgg. Stefan Horlacher, Kevin Floyd. Between the National and the Transnational, 1945-1980: Masculinities in British and American Literature. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013. 55-68.
Starke Frauen: Val McDermid. Hg. Vera Nünning. Der Amerikanische und Britische Kriminalroman: Genres – Entwicklungen – Modellinterpretationen. Trier: WVT, 2008. 151-164.

Research projects:

EGO | European History Online

EGO | European History Online is an transcultural history of Europe published by the IEG in Open Access in German and English. The now more than 470 contributions (incl. translations), which cover 500 years of modern European history across national, subject and methodological boundaries in ten thematic strands, are constantly being added to.