BA and MA Thesis Advising




Thomas Wyck, „A scholar in his Study“,  (circa 1616 – 1677)

Important information for prospective BA and MA students:


Take the time to arrange a meeting with your potential thesis advisor. Discuss your project and its feasibility and find out if they have an interest in your topic.


Here are the research domains I am most interested in:

Material culture and art / Thing Theory/Memory and  Bachelardian phenomenology

Ecocriticism/Literature and the Anthropocene/ Animal Studies

Cartography/The North in literature and art

Neo-Victorian literature and culture

Other domains of research may be negotiated!


MA Papers 2018

At the Species Juncture: Humanity and Humility in Yann Martel’s The High Mountains of Portugal

BA Papers 2018

Guilty of Being Quilty: Stitching the Case of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace

All Creatures Great and Small: (Neo-)Victorian Fossil Hunting in Tracy Chevalier’s Novel Remarkable Creatures

MA papers 2017

The Art of Mourning: Verbal Pentimento in Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch

BA papers 2017

The Thing on the String: The Art of Theft in John Banville’s The Blue Guitar

BA papers 2016

Surfaces and Depths: The Geography of the Artistic Consciousness in Gerald Murnane’s Novel The Plains

The Poetics of the Miniature in Jessie Burton’s Novel The Miniaturist

The Myth of an Artist: Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red

Public and Private Memory in Waltz with BashirA Lebanon War Story by Ari Folman and David Polansky

BA papers 2015

The Dionysian and the Orphean: Jim Morrison’s Poetic Ventures

Art and Authenticity in Tom McCarthy’s Men in Space

Shakespeare Subverted: World as Carnival in Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters