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Dr. Mascha Hansen

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Anglophone Literaturwissenschaft

Raum 1.45

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 3
D-17487 Greifswald

Telefon +49 3834 420 3371

Sprechzeit (SS 2024): Mi 11-12 Uhr (bitte vorher per Mail anmelden)


1993-2000 Studium an der WWU Münster (Anglistik, Neuere Geschichte, Philosophie)
1995-1996 Visiting Student an der UEA Norwich (DAAD-Stipendium)
1997-1998 Visiting Student an der University of Sheffield (Stipendium der WWU Münster)
2000-2003 Promotion an der WWU Münster ("Frances Burney and the Female Bildungsroman") mit Stipendium der Studienstiftung
10/2005-9/2020 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Universität Greifswald (Bereich Anglophone Literaturen)
seit 9/2021 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Universität Greifswald (Bereich Anglophone Literaturen und Grundschule Englisch)



  • Anglophone Literaturen (16.-21. Jahrhundert)
  • Kinder- und Jugendliteratur


  • Eighteenth-century women writers
  • Eighteenth-century sociability (EU-H2020-RISE project Digitens)
  • Women's Letters


  • A Digital Edition of the International Letters of Queen Charlotte of Great Britain (to her Brother Charles of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and others)
  • Ältere Gedichte in neuerer Übersetzung (



“‘My Solitary and Retired Life’: Queen Charlotte's Solitude(s).” The Routledge History of Loneliness, eds Katie Barclay, Elaine Chalus and Deborah Simonton (London and New York: Routledge, 2023), 61-74.

"Nachwort". Frances Burney, Evelina. Transl. Rebecca Scharpenberg (Stuttgart: Reclam, 2022), 541-550.

“Queen Charlotte’s Scientific Collections and Natural History Networks.” Female Networks: Gendered Ways of Producing Knowledge (1760-1840), ed. Elena Serrano. Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science (2022).

“‘Clio I court’; or Frances Burney and Histor(iograph)y.” Frances Burney and the Arts, ed. Francesca Saggini. Cham: Palgrave Pivot, 2022.

“Breakfast at Frogmore and Feathers in Portman Square: Women's Property and Elite Sociability,”Études Anglaises 74 (2021), 300-16. Special issue: Sociable Spaces in Eighteenth-Century Britain, eds Valérie Capdeville and Pierre Labrune.

“Medicinal Sociability: British Bluestockings and the Continental Spa.” In: British Sociability in the European Enlightenment: Cultural Practices and Sociable Encounters, eds. Sebastian Domsch and Mascha Hansen (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), 63-84.

“Introduction”. In: British Sociability in the European Enlightenment: Cultural Practices and Sociable Encounters, eds. Sebastian Domsch and Mascha Hansen (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), 1-11.

“'Acorns and berries afford me sufficient nourishment': an ecocritical reading of the monstrous in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls." Palgrave Communications. (open access) 2019; 5(145). DOI: 10.1057/s41599-019-0353-3.

“Speaking with/of the Dead: Hester Thrale Piozzi and Jonathan Swift.” (with Kirsten Juhas), In: H. Real, K. Juhas, J. Bischof (eds). Reading Swift: Papers from The Seventh Münster Symposium on Jonathan Swift (Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink Verlag; 2019), pp. 527-552.

“A Bluestocking Friendship: The Correspondence between Marianne Francis and Hester Lynch Piozzi.” In: Sophie Coulombeau (ed.), New Perspectives on the Burney Family. Eighteenth-Century Life 42 (2/2018), 170-185.

“'All the World is gone to the Assembly: Elizabeth Carter's Headaches, Nerves, and (In)Sociability.” Literature and Medicine 35/2 (2017), 409-430. Special Issue: Jonathan Andrews and Clark Lawlor (eds), ‘An exclusive privilege… to complain': Framing Fashionable Diseases from the Georgian to the Modern Era. Literature and Medicine.

“Social Mobility and Personal Displacement: Queen Charlotte Between England and Germany.” Kevin Cope (ed): 1650–1850, Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, Bd. 23: When Motion Mattered, Essays on the Moving Eighteenth Century. New York: AMS, 2016.

“‘O the charm of dear amusing wrong’: The Joys of Wrongdoing in Burney’s Camilla and Austen’s Lady Susan.” Elisabeth Durot-Boucé (ed.): Wrongdoing. Rennes: TIR, 2015, 107-126.

“Queen Charlotte and the Character of the Monarchy.” Rainer Emig and Jana Gohrisch (eds): Anglistentag 2014 Hannover: Proceedings. Trier: WVT, 2015, 137-150.

“Figs and Fame: Envisioning the Future in Women's Poetry.” Joanne Fowler and Allan Ingram (eds). Voice and Context in Eighteenth Century Verse: Order in Variety. Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 173-190.

Victorine, or: The German Evelina.The Burney Journal, 12 (2014), 28-15.

“A mere wild beast of a wit': Swift among the Bluestockings.” Mascha Hansen, Kirsten Juhas and Patrick Müller (eds): “The First Wit of the Age”: Essays on Swift and his Contemporaries in Honour of Hermann J. Real. Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang, 2013, 283-95.

“Scientifick Wives – Eighteenth-Century Women between Self, Society and Science.” Ralf Haekel and Sabine Blackmore (eds): Discovering the Human: Life Science and the Arts in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries. Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2013, 53-68.

“A House of One's Own: – Women as House Owners in the Late Eighteenth Century.” Francesca Saggini and Enrichetta Soccio (eds): The House of Life, The House of Fiction. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.

“Great Expectations? Plans and Planning in Eighteenth-Century Women’s Memoirs.” Mascha Hansen and Jürgen Klein (eds): Great Expectations: Futurity in the Long Eighteenth-Century (Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang, 2012), 167-85.

“Love, Honour and Revenge: Suicide and the Question of Honour in Eighteenth-Century European Literature.” Michael Szcekalla (ed.): Britannien und Europa: Studien zur Literatur, Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte – Festschrift für Jürgen Klein. Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang, 2010, 127-143.

“‘A Lassitude of Existence Creeps Sensibly upon Me’: Gloominess, Low spirits and Depression at the Court of George III”. Clark Lawlor and Valérie Maffre (eds): The Representation and Culture of Depression, 2 vols (The European Spectator 2010), II: 143-58.

Gemmeke. “Burney's Cerbera: Juliana Elizabeth Schwellenberg, 1728-1797”. The Burney Journal 9 (2007), 20-61.

Gemmeke. “Frances Burney and Mme de Staël: Female Genius and the Call of Duty”. TheBurney Journal 6 (2003), 10-35.

Essay Collections

with Sebastian Domsch (eds): British Sociability in the European Enlightenment: Cultural Practices and Sociable Encounters. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.

with Kirsten Juhas and Patrick Müller (eds): “The First Wit of the Age”: Essays on Swift and his Contemporaries in Honour of Hermann J. Real. Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang, 2013.

with Jürgen Klein (eds): Great Expectations: Futurity in the Long Eighteenth-Century. Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang, 2012.


Gemmeke. Frances Burney and the Female Bildungsroman: An Interpretation of The Wanderer; or, Female Difficulties. Frankfurt/M: Peter Lang, 2004.


Rez.: “Women’s Records of the Court of George III and Queen Charlotte.” Review of Michael Kassler, gen. ed., Memoirs of the Court of George III (London: Routledge, 2016). In: Eighteenth-Century Life 45(1/2021), 82-92

Rez. “Deborah Heller (ed.). Bluestockings Now: The Evolution of a Social Role. Farnham: Ashgate. 2015.” Eighteenth-Century Studies (2018).

Rez. “Elizabeth Craven. The Modern Philosopher, Letters to Her Son and Verses on the Siege of Gibraltar. Edited by Julia Gasper” and Julia Gasper. Elizabeth Craven: Writer, Feminist and European. Wilmington, Delaware: Vernon Press, 2017.” The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer 32, 2/2018, 32-34.

Gemmeke. Rez.: “Lorna Clark (ed.), A Celebration of Frances Burney. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.” The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer 23 (2009), 51-54.

Gemmeke. Rez.: “Peter Sabor (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Frances Burney. Cambridge CUP 2007.” In: The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer 22 (2008), 39-43.

Gemmeke. Rez.: “Sabine Augustin, Eighteenth-Century Female Voices: Education and the Novel. Frankfurt/M., 2005.” The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer 21 (2007), 32-36.

Gemmeke. Rez.: “Katja Schupp: Zwischen Faszination und Abscheu: Das Täuferreich von Münster. Zur Rezeption in Geschichtswissenschaft, Literatur, Publizistik und populärer Darstellung vom Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts bis zum Dritten Reich. Münster: LIT, 2002.” Westfälische Forschungen 54 (2004), 102-104.

Digital Entries

Contributions to the Digital Encyclopedia of British Sociability in the Long Eighteenth Century (DIGIT.EN.S):

“White Lies” (2023),

“Frances Burney” (2022),

“Frances Glanville Boscawen” (2022),

“Hester Thrale Piozzi” (2022),

“Elizabeth Montagu” (2021),

- “Dr Burney's Sunday Musical Evenings” (2021),

Hansen, M. (2023). "Circulating Libraries." In: The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Romantic-Era Women's Writing. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.