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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

Book

Book Chapter

2016

Imagination und Traum-Autorschaft im viktorianischen Traumdiskurs
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
Das nächtliche Selbst: Traumwissen und Traumkunst im Jahrhundert der Psychologie. Band 1. 1850-1900.

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
The Leaving of Ireland: Migration and Belonging in Irish Literature and Film

2015

Introduction
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela and Farago, Borbala
The Unfixed Horizon: New Selected Poems by Medbh McGuckian

2014
2012

"The Roots of Art are in the Dream": Dreams, Literature and Evolution
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
Telling Stories : Literature and Evolution

2011

'The Danger of Biscuit-Coloured Silk': Dress, Playfulness and Sensuality in the Poetry of Medbh McGuckian and Paula Meehan
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
The Playful Air of Light(ness) in Irish Literature and Culture

2010

"Land of the Luas": Dublin's 'Fast City' in Recent Irish Writing
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
Proceedings: Anglistentag 2010

2010

Speaking as the North: Self and Place in the Early Poetry of Medbh McGuckian
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
The Interior of Words: The Poetry of Medbh McGuckian

2010

Jackie Kay (1961- )
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
Twenty-first-century 'Black' British Writers

2009

'So much Psychic Land to Reclaim': Otherworldly Encounters in Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill's Poetry
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
Liminal Borderlands in Irish Literature and Culture

2006

'My Being Cries Out to Be Incarnate': The Virgin Mary and Female Sexuality in Contemporary Irish Women's Poetry
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
The Body and Desire in Contemporary Irish Poetry

Conference Publication

2013

Conference of the German Association of University Teachers of English
Sarah Heinz, Anton Kirchhofer, Katharina Rennhak

Edited Book

2015


The Unfixed Horizon: New Selected Poems by Medbh McGuckian

Other Journal

2009

Other Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal

2013

Negotiating Historical Trauma: The Great Famine as Memory and Metaphor in Contemporary Irish Fiction
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
Critical Engagements: A Journal of Criticism and Theory

2005

An Interview with Medbh McGuckian
Schrage-Frueh, Michaela
Contemporary Literature