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Dr. Michaela Schrage-Frueh

Biography


Michaela Schrage-Frueh studied English, German and American literature at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (1992-1999) and at University College Galway (1994-95). From 2001 to 2012 she was lecturer in the Department of English and Linguistics in Mainz, where she received her doctorate in English Literature in 2003 and taught classes on English literature from the early modern period to the present. She also taught at the Waterford Institute for Technology, the University of Koblenz-Landau and the University of Duisburg-Essen. Since September 2012 she is UL's DAAD-Lektor and member of the Centre for German-Irish Studies. She teaches on various modules on German literature and culture as well as German language classes. She is the author of Emerging Identities: Myth, Nation and Gender in the Poetry of Eavan Boland, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Medbh McGuckian (Trier: WVT, 2004) and editor (with Borbala Farago) of The Unfixed Horizon: New Selected Poems by Medbh McGuckian (Winston-Salem: WFU Press, 2015). Her monograph Philosophy, Dreaming and the Literary Imagination was published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. Since September 2015 she is a member of the DFG-funded network "Das naechtliche Selbst" (The nocturnal self). In May 2015 she co-organised an international, interdisciplinary conference on "Women and Ageing: New Critical and Cultural Perspectives", including a public reading by internationally renowned feminist Germaine Greer and funded under the IRC New Foundations scheme. Together with Cathy McGlynn and Margaret O'Neill she is currently preparing an edited collection entitled Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture: Reflections, Refractions, Reimaginings to be published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2017.

Research Interests

  • contemporary poetry and fiction
  • women's writing
  • dreaming and the literary imagination
  • ageing studies
  • language learning

Publications

Books

2016

Philosophy, Dreaming and the Literary Imagination
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2016) Philosophy, Dreaming and the Literary Imagination
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-40724-1

2004

Emerging Identities: Myth, Nation and Gender in the Poetry of Eavan Boland, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill and Medbh McGuckian
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2004) Emerging Identities: Myth, Nation and Gender in the Poetry of Eavan Boland, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill and Medbh McGuckian
Trier : WVT

Book Chapters

2016

Imagination und Traum-Autorschaft im viktorianischen Traumdiskurs
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2016) Imagination und Traum-Autorschaft im viktorianischen Traumdiskurs
In Das nächtliche Selbst: Traumwissen und Traumkunst im Jahrhundert der Psychologie. Band 1. 1850-1900.; Goettingen : Wallstein Verlag pp. 150-169

2015

Introduction
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela and Farago, Borbala
(2015) Introduction
In The Unfixed Horizon: New Selected Poems by Medbh McGuckian; Winston-Salem : WFU Press pp. xiii-xxxvii

2015

Foreigners Within: Identity, Belonging and the Migrant Other in Barry McCrea's The First Verse and Sean O'Reilly's The Swing of Things
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2015) Foreigners Within: Identity, Belonging and the Migrant Other in Barry McCrea's The First Verse and Sean O'Reilly's The Swing of Things
In The Leaving of Ireland: Migration and Belonging in Irish Literature and Film; New York : Peter Lang pp. 121-142

2014

'Like a Foreigner / in my Native Land': Transculturality and Otherness in Twenty-First Century Irish Poetry
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2014) 'Like a Foreigner / in my Native Land': Transculturality and Otherness in Twenty-First Century Irish Poetry
In Literary Visions of Multicultural Ireland; Manchester : MUP pp. 263-275

2012

'(Un-)Writing the Self': Authorial Strategies in Seventeenth-Century Women's Religious Prophecy
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2012) '(Un-)Writing the Self': Authorial Strategies in Seventeenth-Century Women's Religious Prophecy
In Proceedings: Anglistentag 2011; Trier : WVT pp. 167-182

2012

"The Roots of Art are in the Dream": Dreams, Literature and Evolution
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2012) "The Roots of Art are in the Dream": Dreams, Literature and Evolution
In Telling Stories : Literature and Evolution ; Berlin : De Gruyter pp. 156-171

2012

"Aren't We Citizens of the World?" Irish Diaspora and Its (Dis)Contents in Deirdre Madden's One by One in the Darkness, Anne Devlin's After Easter and Nuala O'Faolain's My Dream of You
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2012) "Aren't We Citizens of the World?" Irish Diaspora and Its (Dis)Contents in Deirdre Madden's One by One in the Darkness, Anne Devlin's After Easter and Nuala O'Faolain's My Dream of You
In Ireland in / and Europe: Cross-Currents and Exchanges; Trier : WVT pp. 137-146

2011

'The Danger of Biscuit-Coloured Silk': Dress, Playfulness and Sensuality in the Poetry of Medbh McGuckian and Paula Meehan
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2011) 'The Danger of Biscuit-Coloured Silk': Dress, Playfulness and Sensuality in the Poetry of Medbh McGuckian and Paula Meehan
In The Playful Air of Light(ness) in Irish Literature and Culture; Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars pp. 95-114

2010

Speaking as the North: Self and Place in the Early Poetry of Medbh McGuckian
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2010) Speaking as the North: Self and Place in the Early Poetry of Medbh McGuckian
In The Interior of Words: The Poetry of Medbh McGuckian; Cork : Cork UP pp. 22-40

2010

Jackie Kay (1961- )
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2010) Jackie Kay (1961- )
In Twenty-first-century 'Black' British Writers; Detroit, Mi : Gale, Cengage Learning pp. 166-176

2010

"Land of the Luas": Dublin's 'Fast City' in Recent Irish Writing
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2010) "Land of the Luas": Dublin's 'Fast City' in Recent Irish Writing
In Proceedings: Anglistentag 2010; Trier : WVT pp. 351-360

2009

'So much Psychic Land to Reclaim': Otherworldly Encounters in Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill's Poetry
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2009) 'So much Psychic Land to Reclaim': Otherworldly Encounters in Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill's Poetry
In Liminal Borderlands in Irish Literature and Culture; Oxford et al. : Peter Lang pp. 151-171

2006

'My Being Cries Out to Be Incarnate': The Virgin Mary and Female Sexuality in Contemporary Irish Women's Poetry
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2006) 'My Being Cries Out to Be Incarnate': The Virgin Mary and Female Sexuality in Contemporary Irish Women's Poetry
In The Body and Desire in Contemporary Irish Poetry; Dublin : Irish Academic Press pp. 123-143

Edited Books

2015


(2015)
In The Unfixed Horizon: New Selected Poems by Medbh McGuckian; Schrage-Frueh, Michaela and Borbala Farago(Ed.) Winston-Salem : WFU Press pp. 1-304

Peer Reviewed Journals

2013

Negotiating Historical Trauma: The Great Famine as Memory and Metaphor in Contemporary Irish Fiction
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2013) Negotiating Historical Trauma: The Great Famine as Memory and Metaphor in Contemporary Irish Fiction
In Critical Engagements: A Journal of Criticism and Theory; pp. 59-74

2009

'Transforming that Past': The Healing Power of Dreams in the Poetry of Paula Meehan
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2009) 'Transforming that Past': The Healing Power of Dreams in the Poetry of Paula Meehan
In An Sionnach; pp. 114-126

2009

'My Heart Beats as Though It Were / Hers': Medbh McGuckian's Intertextual Dialogues with Women in Marconi's Cottage
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2009) 'My Heart Beats as Though It Were / Hers': Medbh McGuckian's Intertextual Dialogues with Women in Marconi's Cottage
In Nordic Irish Studies; pp. 43-56

2005

An Interview with Medbh McGuckian
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2005) An Interview with Medbh McGuckian
In Contemporary Literature ; pp. 1-17

Other Journals

2009

'The Multiplicity of What I am': Black Scottishness in the Poetry of Jackie Kay
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2009) 'The Multiplicity of What I am': Black Scottishness in the Poetry of Jackie Kay
In Folia Litteraria Anglica; pp. 67-78

Conference Publications

2013

Conference of the German Association of University Teachers of English
Sarah Heinz, Anton Kirchhofer, Katharina Rennhak
(2013) Conference of the German Association of University Teachers of English
Ilse Wischer, Katrin Roeder(Ed.) pp. 3-10 Potsdam

Book Reviews

2015

Review of: Shane Alcobia-Murphy, Medbh McGuckian: The Poetics of Exemplarity (Aberdeen: AHRC Centre for Scottish and Irish Studies, 2012), Leontia Flynn, Reading Medbh McGuckian (Dublin: Irish Academi....
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2015) Review of: Shane Alcobia-Murphy, Medbh McGuckian: The Poetics of Exemplarity (Aberdeen: AHRC Centre for Scottish and Irish Studies, 2012), Leontia Flynn, Reading Medbh McGuckian (Dublin: Irish Academi....
In Irish University Review: A Journal of Irish Studies; Brannigan, John(Ed.) Irish University Review 45:2 : Edinburgh UP pp. 385-391

2012

Review of: Ruth Barton, Screening Irish-America: Representing Irish-America in Film and Television. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2009.
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
(2012) Review of: Ruth Barton, Screening Irish-America: Representing Irish-America in Film and Television. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2009.
In ZAA: Zeitschrift fuer Anglistik und Amerikanistik; ZAA 1:1 : pp. 101-103