Prof. Dr. Silke Horstkotte

Prof. Dr. Silke Horstkotte

Lecturer (LfbA)

Neuere deutsche Literatur und Literaturtheorie
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 3408
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37381

Prof. Dr. Silke Horstkotte

Prof. Dr. Silke Horstkotte

Research Fellow

Zentrum für Lehrer:innenbildung und Schulforschung
Institutsgebäude
Prager Straße 34-36
04317 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-30443

Abstract

Silke Horstkotte is Lecturer in German Literature and Degree Coordinator at the Centre for Teacher Training and School Research. Her current research focuses on the representation of religious change in contemporary German-language literature, film and theatre. At the Centre for Teacher Training and School Research, she is an editor in the project Lit4School. Other research and teaching interests include the history of literature and media, word-and-image studies, transmedial narratology and comics research. In 2009 she won the John G. Diefenbaker Award and spent a year as a visiting professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada; from 2016-18 she worked as a Marie Curie-Skłodowska Research Fellow at the University of Warwick (UK). She has also held guest professorships at the universities of Tübingen, Leipzig and Cologne.

Professional career

  • 01/2004 - 09/2007
    Lecturer in German Studies, University of LeipzigP.I. of the research group "Historical Modes of Perception in Image and Text"
  • 09/2009 - 08/2010
    Visiting Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  • 02/2011 - 09/2011
    Lecturer in German Studies, University of Leipzig
  • 10/2011 - 09/2012
    Professor of German, University of Tübingen
  • 04/2013 - 09/2013
    Professor of German, University of Cologne
  • 10/2013 - 01/2014
    Professor of German, University of Leipzig
  • 04/2014 - 09/2014
    Lecturer in German, University of Leipzig
  • 10/2014 - 03/2016
    Professor of German, University of Leipzig
  • 04/2016 - 03/2018
    Marie Curie Research Fellow, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Warwick (UK)
  • since 04/2018
    Lecturer in German and Degree Coordinator at the Centre for Teacher Training and School Research, University of Leipzig

Education

  • 04/1992 - 12/1998
    M.A. in German Studies, Universities of Tübingen, Leipzig and Trinity College Dublin
  • 04/1999 - 02/2002
    Ph.D. in German Studies, University of Leipzig
  • 01/2004 - 06/2008
    Habilitation (advanced doctoral degree) in German Studies, University of Leipzig

My research interests range from contemporary German-language literature through literary image-text-relationships, literary visuality, narratology and comics studies to the interdisciplinary field of literature and religion. A current research project investigates the representation of religious transformations in contemporary literature, film and theater. With Nancy Pedri (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada) I have co-written a book about Focalization in Action: Analyses of Graphic Narrative which is forthcoming in the "Theory and Interpretation of Narrative" series of Ohio State University Press.

  • Postsecular Poetics
    Horstkotte, Silke
    Duration: 04/2016 - 12/2021
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Neuere deutsche Literatur-Literaturtheorie
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  • Einführung in die Literatur der Gegenwart 1990-2015
    Herrmann, Leonhard
    Duration: 01/2015 - 04/2016
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Neuere deutsche Literatur (19. bis 21. Jahrhundert); Neuere deutsche Literatur-Literaturtheorie
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more projects

  • Horstkotte, S.
    Fotografische (Erinnerungs-)Objekte in Texten nach 1945
    Handbuch Literatur und Materielle Kultur. Berlin: de Gruyter. 2018. pp. 341-348
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  • Horstkotte, S.
    Film
    Kafka in Context. Cambridge: 2018. pp. 109-116
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  • Horstkotte, S.
    Der Tod des Erzählers: Thomas Hettches Nox, Thomas Lehrs Frühling und Georg Kleins Roman unserer Kindheit
    Jenseitserzählungen in der Gegenwartsliteratur. Heidelberg: Winter. 2018. pp. 61-98
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  • Horstkotte, S.
    Lesen von Text/Bild-Korrelationen
    Grundthemen der Literaturwissenschaft: Lesen. Berlin: de Gruyter. 2018. pp. 371-382
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  • Herrmann, L.; Horstkotte, S.
    Gegenwartsliteratur. Eine Einführung.
    Stuttgart; Weimar: Metzler. 2016
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more publications

  • Neuere deutsche Literatur-Literaturtheorie
    (Post)Secular
    Start Date of Collaboration: 01/03/2018
    Ended on: 30/06/2020
    External participating organisations: University of Warwick (Coventry, United Kingdom)
    Involved persons: Horstkotte, Silke
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  • Neuere deutsche Literatur-Literaturtheorie
    Focalization in Action
    Start Date of Collaboration: 01/01/2014
    Ended on: 31/08/2019
    External participating organisations: Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John's NL, Canada)
    Involved persons: Horstkotte, Silke; Pedri, Nancy
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more cooperations

  • Konferenz
    Wozu das Leid? Wozu das Böse? Wozu die Theodizee?
    Institut für Germanistik
    Event Organiser: Horstkotte, Silke
    12/11/2015 - 14/11/2015
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In my academic teaching I regularly offer courses on 20th and 21st century literature, media theory, media history and transmedial narratology. For instance, I have taught seminars on vampirism in literature, film and series, and on literary film adaptations. Another teaching focus is on literature and religion, for example the representation of Islam in German-language literature, the literary history of pietism, and theodicy.

  • Fantastic Literature (SoSe 2021)

  • Poems from five centuries (SoSe 2021)

  • National Socialism in Contemporary Literature (SoSe 2021)

  • Literature, Politics, Society (SoSe 2021)