Erika Berroth

Notable Achievements

Associate Professor of German Erika Berroth presented her research paper “Felicitas Hoppe’s Pigafetta: Pluri-Worlds and Vibrant Matter” on the ecological interconnectedness of the Pacific at the 22nd General Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, ACLA. Title Literature of the World and the Future of Comparative Literature, the conference was held July 29–August 2, 2019, at the University of Macau, Macau SAR, China. Berroth’s presentation contributed to subtheme 4: The Multiple Histories of Comparative Literature; Pacific Insularity: Imaginary Geography of Insular Spaces in the Pacific. Postcolonial critiques of colonial master narratives and approaches to alternative constructions of insularity beyond the dominant Western traditions were essential tasks of speakers contributing to this section.

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Education

Staatsexamen: State Board Examination - MA; Postgraduate Degree in English Studies; Ph.D. , Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Germany; University of Nottingham, England; University of California, Santa Barbara 2013

Awards

Southwestern University Teaching Award in 2005. 

  • Education

    Staatsexamen: State Board Examination - MA; Postgraduate Degree in English Studies; Ph.D. , Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Germany; University of Nottingham, England; University of California, Santa Barbara 2013

    Awards

    Southwestern University Teaching Award in 2005. 

  • Transnational Identity Narratives - Contemporary German Language Literature by Autors with Migration Backgrounds in East Central Europe;

    Environmental Humanities in German Studies - Eco-Texts and Eco-Film, Eco-Pedagogy, Cultures of Environmentalism, Eco-criticism, Identity Politics and Notions of Home

    Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) - Perspectives on a German Classic

    Germany and the New Europe - The New Berlin, Contemporary German Culture, Traditions and Innovations in Memory Cultures, Sports Cultures and National Identity

    Awards & Fellowships

    Received DADD, Mellon, Cullen, Sam Taylor and other awards and fellowships to support research projects abroad.


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