Dr. Anja Drautzburg

International Master-Students Coordinator and Counsellor

Dr. Drautzburg is currently on parental leave.

    Career History:

  • since 11/2019: Assistant Professor, English Department, University of Göttingen (temporary)
  • 09/2019: PhD (Dr. phil.) in English Literature and Cultural Studies, University of Göttingen
  • since 10/2016: Coordinator and Counsellor for International MA-Students, English Department, University of Göttingen
  • 10/2014-09/2016: Graduate Tutor for English Literature and Junior Dean, St Hilda's College, University of Oxford
  • 10/2010-09/2014: Lektorin for German at St John's, Queen's, Keble, St Catherine's and Trinity Colleges, University of Oxford
  • 12/2008: Magister Artium (M.A.) in English Literature, German Literature, Comparative Literature, University of Bonn

  • Research Interests:

  • Contemporary Theatre and Performance
  • Medical Humanities
  • Victorian Literature and Culture
  • Literary theory

  • Publications:

    a) Monographs:
  • Towards a Poetics of the Mental Health Play. Göttinger Schriften zur Englischen Philologie 12. Universitätsverlag Göttingen, 2020.
  • When is a Man a Man? Masculinities in Crisis in Victorian Women’s Writing. Tectum, 2010.

  • b) Edited Volume:
  • with Jackson Oldfield. Making Sense of Suffering – A Collective Attempt. Brill, 2013.

  • c) Articles and Reviews:
  • “Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, The Turkish Embassy Letters (1763).” Handbook of British Travel Writing, edited by Barbara Schaff, De Gruyter, 2020, pp. 213-30.
  • “The Theatricality of Flinching: Review of Tiffany Watt Smith, On Flinching: Theatricality and Scientific Looking from Darwin to Shell Shock.“ The Oxonian Review, vol. 26, no. 5, 8 December 2014, n.p.
  • “Review of Lucy Prebble, The Effect.“ Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, vol. 38, no. 4, December 2013, p. 382.
  • with Jackson Oldfield. “Introduction: How Can We Make Sense of Suffering?” Making
    Sense of Suffering – A Collective Attempt, edited by Anja A. Drautzburg and Jackson
    Oldfield, Brill, 2013, pp. i-x.
  • ‘“Numbing people was an art form now.” – Cancer and Suffering in Pat Barker’s
    Another World and Andrew Miller’s Oxygen.’ Making Sense of Suffering, edited by
    Anja A. Drautzburg and Jackson Oldfield, Brill, 2013, pp. 117-26.
  • ‘“It was the garden that did it!” – Spatial Representations with References to Illness and Health in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden.’ A Hundred Years of ‘The Secret Garden’: Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Children’s Classic Revisited, edited by Marion Gymnich and Imke Lichterfeld, V&R unipress, 2012, pp. 39-52.
  • with Miriam Halfmann. “The Battle of the Bulge? Anorexia Nervosa in North American Fiction 1969-1981-2007.” Pleasures and Horrors of Eating: The Cultural History of Eating in Literature and the Arts, edited by Marion Gymnich and Norbert Lennartz, V&R unipress, 2010, pp. 429-46.

  • Teaching:

  • WS 2020/21: Unreliable Narration in 20th- and 21st-Century Fiction (BA-level)
  • SS 2020: Introduction to Cultural Studies (BA-level)
  • WS 2019/20: “Shopping and Flower-Arranging”: British In-Yer-Face Theatre (BA-level)
  • since WS 2016/17: Literary and Cultural Theories in Use (formerly Using Cultural Theories) and workshops on advanced academic reading, writing, and research skills (MA-level)