Eva-Maria Windberger

Eva-Maria Windberger joined the English Department in June 2015. She studied English, Philosophy and Education at the Universities of Trier and Cambridge and obtained her Master of Education in 2015. In August 2020, she completed her PhD project investigating how empowerment is represented in the novels of David Mitchell. The thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Ralf Hertel and Prof. Dr. Gerd Hurm.

Eva-Maria Windberger

Degree: BEd, MEd (Trier)

Phone: +49 651 201-2303
Fax: +49 651 201-3928

Email:  em.windbergeruni-trierde

Room: B352

Main Areas of Teaching and Research

  • Empowerment studies in literature
  • 21st-century fiction, David Mitchell
  • Utopian and dystopian/speculative fiction
  • Philosophy and/in literature
  • Modernist poetry
  • Feminist criticism, Virginia Woolf

Publications

Edited Book

  • (with Ralf Hertel:) Empowering Contemporary Fiction in English. The Impact of Empowerment in Literary Studies. Boston: Brill, forthcoming.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "Of Memory Boxes and Rhizomatic Structures: Strategies of Empowerment in David Mitchell's Über-book." Empowering Contemporary Fiction in English. The Impact of Empowerment in Literary Studies, edited by Ralf Hertel and Eva-Maria Windberger. Boston: Brill, forthcoming. pp. 117–44.
  • (with Ralf Hertel:) "Introduction: Empowering Contemporary Fiction." Empowering Contemporary Fiction in English. The Impact of Empowerment in Literary Studies, edited by Ralf Hertel and Eva-Maria Windberger. Boston: Brill, forthcoming. pp. 9–26.
  • "'No Man is an Island': Tracing Functions of Insular Landscapes in David Mitchell’s Fiction." C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-century Writings, vol. 6, no. 3, 2018, pp. 1–25. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16995/c21.62.

Literaturwissenschaftliches Kolloquium

Students currently working on their MA/MEd or PhD thesis in literary studies are welcome to join our monthly colloquium, where we present, discuss and provide feedback on our current research projects. Please email me or my colleague Britta Colligs for further information.