David Walther

Stipendiat (Landesgraduiertenförderung MV)

Anglophone Literatur und Kultur

Raum E.12
Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 3
17489 Greifswald

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Sprechzeit: nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail

Vita

  • 2012-2020: Studium der Fächer Deutsch und Englisch für das gymnasiale Lehramt an der Universität Greifswald (1. Staatsexamen)
  • 2018: Auslandsemester an der University of Manitoba (Kanada)
  • 2020: Aufnahme des Promotionsstudiums

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Post:colonial Studies
  • The grotesque

Dissertationsprojekt

Beyond Horror and Humor – The Grotesque Interface in the Works of Salman Rushdie

In both art and literature, the grotesque has always been used to interrogate convention due to its concomitant ambivalence, either transgressing or calcifying social and cultural borders. Despite the focus Sir Salman Rushdie puts on relevant issues such as hybridity and transgression, however, comparatively little attention has been paid in Academia to the impact of the grotesque on his works. This dissertation project therefore seeks to analyze the Rushdie grotesque in its function as an interface between notions of power/resistance and discourses such as gender, ecology, and post:colonialism.