Dr. Frauke Hofmeister

Dr. Frauke Hofmeister

Research Fellow/Curricular Management

Studienbüro/Philologische Fakultät
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 3401
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37327

Dr. Frauke Hofmeister

Dr. Frauke Hofmeister

Research Fellow/Curricular Management

Studienbüro/Philologische Fakultät
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 3401
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37327

Abstract

Frauke Hofmeister holds a position as curriculum manager at the Faculty of Philology and teaches at the British Studies department. After earning a PhD for her thesis “Making English Regions: The Construction of Regional Images in the North East, the West Midlands and the South West of England”, she has taught various courses on cultural studies, linguistics and academic writing. She also acts as coordinator for various Erasmus+-partnerships (Newcastle University (UK); Newman University (Birmingham, UK); TU Dublin, Tallaght Campus (Ireland)). Her research and teaching interests include identity and space/place, memory cultures, the political system of the UK and intersections of cultural studies and linguistics.

Professional career

  • since 07/2013
    Curriculum manager and lecturer at the faculty of philology at Leipzig University
  • 04/2007 - 07/2013
    Researcher and lecturer in British Cultural Studies (English department, Leipzig University)

Education

  • 04/2005 - 02/2013
    PhD thesis "Making English Regions: The Construction of Regional Images in the North East, the West Midlands and the South West of England"
  • 04/2005 - 09/2007
    Member of the International PhD-programme "Regionalisation and Transnationalisation" at the Centre for Higher Studies, Leipzig University; 2006: several research stays in England and Brussels
  • 10/1999 - 12/2004
    Intercultural Business Studies (focus on British politics and cultures) at the University of PassauDiploma thesis on "The Welshness of Cool Cymru - Cultural Identities in Contemporary Welsh Popular Music"
  • 09/2001 - 03/2002
    Erasmus student at the University of Wales, Bangor

Places and Identities

Focus on spatial identification processes in "nations" and "regions" of the UK, including overlapping and competing imaginations of space and place.


Examples:

  • Article "Borders, Brexit and Beyond: Fragments on Northern Ireland.", Hard Times 104 (2020) (Britain Beyond Brexit), 48-58.
  • PhD thesis Making English Regions: The Construction of Regional Images in the North East, the West Midlands and the South West of England (2013).
  • Article "A Fatal Attraction? Europe and the Failure of the English Regions", Journal for the Study of British Cultures. 2013. 20 (2). S. 141-154.


Memory Cultures

Focus on memorials.


Example:

  • Article "Forgetting the Disturbance? Places Commemorating Terrorist Attacks in Contemporary Britain”, Journal for the Study of British Cultures. 2012. 19 (2). S. 203-219.


Cultural Studies

Focus on approaches, methods and links to other disciplines (including linguistics).


Example:

  • Organisation of the annual Cultural Studies workshop for the German Association for the Study of British Cultures in 2018 (with Dr. Dietmar Böhnke)

Ursprünglich in den Kulturstudien verortet biete ich seit mehreren Jahren auch regelmäßig Lehrveranstaltungen in der Anglistischen Linguistik und der Sprachpraxis Englisch an. Veranstaltungsübergreifend haben sich dabei in den letzten Jahren zwei Schwerpunkte herausgebildet: Zum einen lege ich viel Wert auf die strukturierte Vermittlung grundlegender akademischer Fertigkeiten an konkreten fachwissenschaftlichen Beispielen, zum anderen diskutieren die fachwissenschaftlichen Seminare für die Lehramtsstudierenden immer auch praktische Bezüge zum Fremdsprachenunterricht. Ziel ist es jeweils, Studierende zum selbständigen akademischen Arbeiten und zur kritischen Auseinandersetzung mit Texten, wissenschaftlichen Ansätzen und ihrer eigenen Rolle anzuregen.


Ich betreue Abschlussarbeit (BA, MA, Staatsexamen) in den British Cultural Studies und fungiere nach Absprache als Zweitgutachterin auch für andere Teilbereiche der Anglistik.

  • English Linguistics

    • Cognitive Linguistics in School
    • Morphology, Syntax, Semantics
    • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • British Cultural Studies

    • Education in the UK
    • Children in the UK
    • Cultural Identities and the Classroom: Using cultural knowledge and theories in EFL teaching
    • Doing Cultural Studies
    • British Places: Theoretical Approaches and Case Studies
    • A Special Relationship?
    • 'Could it be special?' - Past and Present Perspectives on Britain and the United States
    • British Culture and Society
    • 17th-Century Britain: History and Legacy of a Turbulent Age
    • The Middle Ages
    • An Introduction to British Cinema
  • Academic Writing

    • Written Academic Discourse
  • Outside university

    Seminar: European Political Systems in Comparison - The United Kingdom (Fortbildungsveranstaltung für Landesbedienstete von Sachsen-Anhalt, Benneckenstein, April 2011)