School of Modern Languages

Staff Profiles

Maria Roemer

Lecturer in Japanese

Background

I joined the School of Modern Languages in January 2019 as a Lecturer in Japanese. 

After finishing an M.A. in Japanese Studies and Comparative Literature at Free University Berlin, I undertook PhD research in Berlin, at Cornell University and at Heidelberg University's Cluster 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context'. I obtained my Ph.D. from Heidelberg University in 2019 with a dissertation on "Metafiction and Masculinities in Abe Kazushige's 90s Fiction". From 2007-2011 I was the co-founder and -director of "Asian Hot Shots Berlin: Festival for Film and Video Art", for which I also curated the Japanese programme. 


Research

In my research and teaching I look at contemporary Japanese literature, film and criticism from a transcultural perspective with an emphasis on gender relations. I am especially interested in the intellectual interactions between French, Anglo-American and Japanese theory and fiction in the 20th century. 








 

Teaching

Semester 1, 2019-20

Literary and Cultural Expressions in Contemporary Japan (JPN4006)

Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture (JPN2004)

Introduction to Japanese History and Culture (JPN1005) 

Japanese Language Level C (JPN 4001) 

Japanese Language Level D (JPN4061)


Semester 2, 2018-19

Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture (JPN2004)

Introduction to Japanese History and Culture (JPN1005) 

Japanese Language Level C (JPN 4001) 

Japanese Language Level D (JPN4061)

Publications