Navigation

Jump to main content
English Literature(s)
Sections

Mandy Beck, M.A.

Phone:
+49 371 531-34445
Fax:
+49 371 531-834445
Room:
Reichenhainer Straße 39, 213
Office hours:

Main Areas of Research

  • Homoeroticism in early twentieth-century English women's writing
  • British postmodern and contemporary writing
  • Gender Studies
  • Affect Theory

Career/Job History

Since 2014

Academic staff member, Chair of English Literature, Chemnitz University of Technology

2013 – 2014

Coordinator Mentoring in Saxony, Chemnitz University of Technology

2005 – 2012

M.A. in English/American Studies and German Studies at Chemnitz University of Technology

2009

Certificate of Proficiency, postgraduate student in English and German Studies, University of Auckland, Auckland/New Zealand

2008 – 2010

Student Research Assistant, Chair of English Literature, Chemnitz University of Technology

2007 – 2008

Student Research Assistant, Chair of English Language and Linguistics, Chemnitz University of Technology

Publications

"Reading Crisis Through Affect: Sarah Hall's How to Paint a Dead Man (2009)" Crisis, Risks and New Regionalisms in Europe: Emergency Diasporas and Borderlands. Eds. Cecile Sandten, Claudia Gualtieri, Roberto Pedretti, and Eike Kronshage. Trier: WVT, 2017: 273-285.

"'The Landscape Is Destroyed, but the Dream of It Is Everywhere': Supersessions of the Past in Iain Sinclair's Downriver (1991)" Palimpsestraum Stadt. Ed. Cecile Sandten, Winfried Thielmann, and Eike Kronshage. Trier: WVT, 2015: 93-105.

Conference Talks

June 2017 "Rethinking the 'Female Form': Affective Resonances in Anna Seward’s Poetry". Material Transgressions I: Textual Generations: 25th British Women Writers Conference, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
 
Apr. 2017 "Sensuous Bodies: Framing Affective Tension in Sarah Hall’s Short Stories". Literary Bodies Panel: Talking Bodies - An International, Interdisciplinary Conference on Identity, Sexuality and Representation, University of Chester, UK.
 
Oct. 2016 "Boyettes, Cross-Dressers and Sapphists': Vom Deuten und Missdeuten sexueller Identitäten in kulturellen und politischen Diskursen im frühen 20. Jahrhundert". Interdisziplinärer Doktorand_innen, Masterand_innen und Bachelorand_innen Workshop-Tag, University of Technology Chemnitz, Germany.
 
Dec. 2014 "Reading culture through affect: Sarah Hall’s How to paint a dead man (2009)". Cultural Studies Workshop: Crisis, Risks and New Regionalisms in Europe, University of Milan

Teaching

11/2018: TU Chemnitz

  • "Complex Stories in a Few Images": Die Graphic Novel/das Comic im EFL-Classroom (Teacher's Workshop)

10/2017: TU Chemnitz

  • "Extremely Short and Extremely Flashy": Die kurze Kurzgeschichte im EFL-Classroom (Teacher's Workshop)

11/2016: University of Manchester, English Literature, American Studies and Creative Writing

  • Gendered Experiments: Women’s Innovative Writing in the 20th Century (BA Seminar)
  • Reading the Contemporary (with Dr. Kaye Mitchell) (MA Seminar)
  • American Literature and Social Criticism, 1900-Present (BA Seminar)

Since 04/2014: TU Chemnitz, English Department

  • Experimental Poetry and Creative Writing (BA Seminar; Summer 2019)
  • Narrating Female Identity (BA Seminar; Summer 2019)
  • New Zealand Literature (BA Seminar; Winter 2018)
  • Introduction to the Study of Literatures in English (Lecture; Winter 2018)
  • Romantic Women Poets (BA Seminar; Summer 2018)
  • Short Stories and Flash Fiction (BA Seminar; Summer 2018)
  • Writing Gay in the UK (MA Seminar; Winter 2017)
  • Introduction to the Study of Literatures in English (Lecture; Winter 2017)
  • Schlingel: International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults (MA Seminar; Summer 2017)
  • Reading the Contemporary (BA Seminar; Summer 2017)
  • Introduction to the Study of Literatures in English (Lecture; Winter 2016)
  • Experimental Poetry and Creative Writing (BA Seminar; Summer 2016)
  • Introduction to the Study of Literatures in English (Lecture; Winter 2015)
  • London Narratives (BA Seminar; Summer 2015)
  • Sexual Fluidity in Twentieth-Century Women's Writing (BA Seminar; Winter 2014)
  • Angela Carter and Post-modern Femininity (BA Seminar; Summer 2014)

05/2013: 24th GNEL/ASNEL Annual Conference, TU Chemnitz

  • Teaching the Metropolis in the EFL-Classroom (Teacher's Workshop)

Professional Memberships

Since 2015 Contemporary Women's Writing Association
2014 Verein zur Förderung von Gender und Diversity am Zentrum für Chancengleichheit (ZfC) in Wissenschaft und Forschung an der Technischen Universität (TU) Chemnitz e.V.