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Dr. Stefanie Lethbridge (Akad. Oberrätin)


Address:

English Department
University of Freiburg
Rempartstr. 15
79085 Freiburg

Germany

Tel: +49 (0)761 203 9354

Fax: +49 (0)761 203 9353

Email: stefanie.lethbridge@anglistik.uni-freiburg.de

 

Office Hours:

Tuesday 10.30 - 11.30 hrs

(please register on the list at the door!)

Room 4214

 

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Literary anthologies and publisher’s series in Britain and India: the production of culture through print products, including questions of production, book design, distribution, and reception
  • Heroes and hero cultures in Britain: 18th- and 19th-century, contemporary popular culture
  • Material Culture, Book History, Media history: the interdependence of cultural and media development
  • Popular literature and culture: the mediation of ‘high culture’ in popular culture products – cinema, bestsellers, popular entertainment
  • British gothic and sensation fiction
  • British poetry Renaissance to Twentieth Century

 

CV

Habilitation Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg:
Poetry Anthologies in British Print Culture

 

Dec. 2012

PhD
University of Tübingen: Science and Poetry in James Thomson’s The Seasons

 

Feb. 2002

MA (Magister Artium) University of Tübingen      

Dec. 1994
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Andrews University, MI  Aug. 1989

 

 
Archival research (rare books and manuscripts): National Library of India, British Library, Bodleian Library, Oxford University Press archive, University of Tübingen Rare Books department

 

   

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Monographs:

Lyrik in Gebrauch: Gedichtanthologien in der englischen Druckkultur 1557-2007. Heidelberg: Winter, 2014.

James Thomson's Defence of Poetry: Intertextual Allusions in The Seasons. Studien zur Englischen Philologie Neue Folge, 38. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 2003. (Dissertation)

 

Collections:

Ed. [with Barbara Korte]. Heroes and Heroism in British Fiction Since 1800. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2016.

Ed. [with Christine Baatz]. William Shakespeare: Appropriations and Transformations of a Cultural Icon. Sonderband Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 4 (2003).

Ed. [with Barbara Korte and Ralf Schneider]. Anthologies of British Poetry: Critical Perspectives from Literary and Cultural Studies. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000.

 

Websites:

Index britischer Lyrikanthologien. http://ibl.ub.uni-freiburg.de/ibl.pl. 2007.

[with Jarmila Mildorf]. Basics of English Studies: An Introductory Online Course for Students of Literary Studies in English. http://www2.anglistik.uni-freiburg.de/intranet/englishbasics/. 2003.

 

Articles:

“The Wisdom of Folly: Cooperative Diversity in Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London.” London 2010plus. Ed. O. Lindner and R. Schneider [in print].

“The Horror of Clothing and the Clothing of Horror: Material and Meaning in Sensation Fiction.” Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity. Ed. A. Gabriele. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2016. 49–68.
 

“Negotiating Modernity, Modernising Heroes: Heroes and Heroines in Gothic and Sensation Fiction of the Long Nineteenth Century.” Heroes and Heroism in British Fiction Since 1800. Ed. B. Korte and S. Lethbridge. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2016. 31–46.

[with B. Korte] “Introduction: Heroes and Heroism in British Fiction. Concepts and Conjunctures.” Heroes and Heroism in British Fiction Since 1800. Hg. B. Korte und S. Lethbridge. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2016. 1–30.

“Der Orden des Phönix: Der Zauberstab und die Rückkehr des Helden in der britischen Populärliteratur.” Kulturen des Heroischen und ihre Objekte. Hg. U. Bröckling, A. Aurnhammer and R.G. Asch. Würzburg: Ergon, 2015. 275–288.

“Girl on Fire: Hero, Anti-hero, Hunger Games.” Helden. Heroes. Héros: E-Journal zu Kulturen des Heroischen. Special Issue: Antihelden. Ed. A. Bolay and A. Schlüter (Spring 2015), 93–104.
 
“Heroic Waste: Walpole, Ridicule and the Heroic in Early Eighteenth-century British Caricature.” Imitatio Heroica: Heldenangleichung im Bildnis. Ed. R. von den Hoff et al. Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, 2015. 189–206.
 
“Anthologien.” Handbuch Kanon und Wertung: Theorien, Instanzen, Geschichte. Ed. G. Rippl and S. Winko. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, 2013. 179–183.
 
“History ‘from below’: Stanley Holloway’s Monologues for the Variety Stage.” History and Humour: British and American Perspectives. Ed. B. Korte and D. Lechner. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2013. 69–86.
 
“Wars and ‘Little’ Heroes: Historical Topics in Popular Poetry Anthologies from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.” Popular History 1800 – 1900 – 2000. Ed. B. Korte and S. Paletschek. Bielefeld: transcript, 2012. 123–148.
 
“‘Masters of common life’ – Moralistik im Tatler und Spectator.” Literatur und Moral. Ed. V. Kapp and D. Scholl. Berlin: Duncker und Humblot. 2011. 377–392.
 
“Heldenhafte Frau oder nur Frau des Helden? Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiade. ” Odysseus: Irrfahrten durch die Jahrhunderte. Eds. Hans-Joachim Gehrke and Mirko Kirschkowski. Freiburg: Rombach Verlag, 2009. 91-110.

“Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield”, “Mark Akenside”, “James Thomson”, “Edward Young”, “Ann Radcliffe”, “George Babington Macaulay”, “Saki (H.H. Munro)”. Kindlers Literatur-Lexikon, 3rd. rev. ed., ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009.

“‘An alien yet eerily familiar world’: Römerkrimis im anglo-amerikanischen Raum.” Geschichte und Krimi. Eds. Barbara Korte und Sylvia Paletschek. Köln: Böhlau, 2009. 131-150.

“Basics of English Studies: An Introductory Online Course for Students of Literary Studies in English.” New Media – New Teaching Options? Ed. Gabriele Linke. Heidelberg: Winter, 2006. 261-275

“Literatursoziologie.” Literaturwissenschaft in Theorie und Praxis. Ed. Ralf Schneider. Tübingen: Narr, 2004. 163-187.

“Introduction: William Shakespeare. Appropriations and Transformations of a Cultural Icon.” Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 4 (2003), 362-65.
 
“James Thomson, d. Ä.” Metzler-Lexikon Literatur- und Kulturtheorie: Ansätze – Personen – Grundbegriffe. Ed. Ansgar Nünning. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2001.

“Anthological Reading Habits in the Eighteenth Century: The Case of Thomson’s Seasons.” Anthologies of British Poetry Poetry: Critical Perspectives from Literary and Cultural Studies. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000. 89-103.

[with Barbara Korte] “Poetry Anthologies: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources.” In Anthologies of British Poetry, 2000, 33-41.
 
 
Reviews in Anglistik, Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Spenser Review and Prolepsis on book history, poetry anthologies, early modern literature, travel literature.

Book review editor, Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 2004–2012.


FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

  • Member of the Collaborative Research Association “Helden – Heroisierungen – Heroismen” (SFB 948), interdisciplinary research association financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG), since 2012
  • Research Fellow, Centre for Advanced Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, Dec. 2015 – Jan2016
  • Visiting Fellow, Presidency University, Kolkata, India, August 2012
  • Visiting Fellow, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, August 2012
  • Visiting lecturer, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 2012
  • Visiting lecturer, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, February 2008
  • British Anthologies – Online Database. 2-year project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG)
  • Basics of English Studies – An Online Course. 2-year project, funded by the Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Baden-Württemberg
  • Oxford University Press Archive, research and travel grant (Engl. dep., University of Freiburg, August 2009)
  • British Library research grant, London (DFG, March and October 2007)
  • Bodleian Library, Oxford, research and travel grant (DFG, August 2006)
  • British Library, London and Bodleian Library, Oxford, research and travel grant (Freunde und Förderer der Universität Freiburg, April 2005)