Ph.D. Program

Prof. Dr. Annika McPherson supervises Ph.D. theses in the field of New English Literatures and Cultural Studies and is part of the English and American Studies graduate school. For further information, please consult the information sheet of the Faculty of Philology and History and visit the website of the GGS.

Current Ph.D. projects

  • Sarah Alam, Mumbai's Magical Modernities. The Modern City as 'locus classicus of Incompatible Realities' (working title)
  • Johanna Pundt, The ‘Speculative’ in Contemporary Indian Anglophone Literature and Cultural Contexts (working title)
  • Anke Marie Bock, Superheldenfiguren im amerikanischen Comic und die Spielarten des Bösen (working title)
  • Alice Weiß, Gedächtnis und Racial Melancholia in indigener Literatur und Film (working title) 
  • Michelle Genck, Ghost in the Shell, Death Note und Oldboy: Manga- und Animehelden treffen auf Hollywood. Eine Werksanalyse (working title)
  • Ashumi Shah, Participatory Culture and Science Fiction Television (working title) 

Completed Ph.D. projects

Danyela Demir, Reading Loss: Post-Apartheid Melancholia in Contemporary South African Novels (2015).