Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Pietrzak-Franger

Full Professor for British Cultural and Literary Studies                                                       DE

Contact: monika.pietrzak-franger@univie.ac.at
  

Monika Pietrzak-Franger

Monika Pietrzak-Franger

Research Profile

  • British Culture and Literature
  • Medicine, Culture and the Arts, Medical Humanities
  • Adaptation Studies, Intermediality and Transmediality Studies
  • Victorian and Neo-Victorian Studies, Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures
  • Gender Studies, Queer Studies and Masculinity Studies, Body Theories
  • (Auto-)Biography, Artist Biopics

Curriculum Vitae

  • since             Full Professor for British Cultural and Literary Studies, Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies,
    Oct. 2019     University of Vienna
  • 09/2019       Elected Trustee of the Association of Adaptation Studies (link)
  • since 2019   Member of the Editorial Board, Journal Adaptation (Oxford University Press), UK (link)
  • since 2019   Member of the Board of Referees, Atlantis. Journal of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies 
                          (link)
  • 04/2011 -     Book Review Editor, Journal Adaptation (Oxford University Press), UK
    09/2019      
  • 10/2014 -     Stand-In/Deputy Professorship (Vertretungsprofessur), University of Hamburg, Germany
    10/2019 
  • 04/2018 -     Acting Director, Institute of English and American Studies (IAA), University of Hamburg, Germany
    03/2019     
  • 03/2018       Visiting Scholar, Stellenbosch University, South Africa 
  • 09-10/          DAAD Visiting Scholar, Deutsches Haus, New York University, USA (link)
    2017             
  • 08/2016       Visiting Academic, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • 11/2015       BritCult Award (Dt. Gesellschaft für das Studium britischer Kulturen) for habilitation treatise "Spectres of
                          Syphilis: Medicine, Knowledge and the Spectacle  of Victorian (In)Visibility" (link)
  • 04/2013 -     Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), TU Braunschweig, Germany
    10/2014        
  • 08/2011 -     Volkswagen Visiting Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis, USA, Department of Anthropology
    07/2012
  • 07/2007 -     Habilitation at the University of Siegen, Germany
    09/2014
  • 04/2003 -     PhD, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, International Performance and Media Studies
    11/2006        Programme, supported by: Landesgraduiertenförderung Rheinland-Pfalz
  • 10/1997 -     M.A. English Studies, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland, and Université d'Avignon
    06/2002        et des Pays de Vaucluse, Avignon, France  

  

Organisation of Interdisciplinary Conferences, Workshops, Summer Schools, Lecture Series

  • 2021       Viral Theatre: Post-COVID-19 Art Worlds, Precarity and Medical Humanities - international symposium,
                     Hannover; 21st–23th July; with Dr. H.L. Liedke (University of Koblenz-Landau)
  • 2021       COVID-19 beyond Borders: Rethinking Medical Humanities at the Frontlines - international 
                     symposium, University of Vienna; 6th–9th July; with Prof. W. Schütz (Medical University of Vienna), 
                     Prof. A. Elsner (University of St. Gallen), F. Seebacher (Austrian Academy of Sciences) (link)
  • 2021       Graduate Student Workshop, Association of Adaptation Studies, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK; 
                    9th June; with Prof. Thomas Leitch
  • 2020       Celebrity & Memory: Victorian and Neo-Victorian Perspectives - interdisciplinary lecture series, University
                    of Vienna; winter term 2020; with Prof. Sylvia Mieszkowski and Dr. Sandra Mayer (link)
  • 2020 (2021)   Graduate Student Workshop, Association of Adaptation Studies, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France;
                    30th Sept. (postponed to 2021)
  • 2020       Medical Humanities: Cultures, Sciences, Media - interdisciplinary lecture series, University of Vienna; 
                    summer term 2020 (link)
  • 2020       Nineteenth-Century Transmedia Practices - international symposium, University Vienna; 30th Jan.–1st Feb.; 
                    with Prof. Christina Meyer (link)
  • 2018        Scales and Scaling in Texts and Textual Analysis – Joint Symposium of the University of Hamburg and the
                     University of Southampton; 13th–16th Dec.; with Prof. Daniel Brown, Prof. Ute Berns, JProf. Stephan Karschay
  • 2018        Panel "Layers of Victorian Skin: Microscopic, Urban, and Global", North American Victorian Studies Association,
                     St. Petersburg, Florida; with Dr. Ariane de Waal (Innsbruck) and Dr. Nora Pleßke (Magdeburg)
  • 2018        DAAD Summer School "Global Humanities in Transnational Exchange", Shandong University, China,
                     5th–25th Sept.; with Prof. Gordon Mitchell
  • 2016/17  Lecture series "Immer noch Shakespeare?!", University of Hamburg; with Prof. Ute Berns and
                     JProf. Stephan Karschay (link)
  • 2016        Member of the Organizing Committee, Anglistentag, University of Hamburg; 21st–24th Sept.
  • 2016        Section "Mash-ups", Anglistentag, University of Hamburg; 21st–24th Sept.; with Prof. Dr. Lucia Krämer
  • 2015        Transforming Cities: Narratives of Urban Change in the 19th and 21st Centuries - international
                      conference, TU Braunschweig; 3rd–4th July; with Prof. Eckart Voigts and Dr. Nora Pleßke (link)
  • 2015        Transmedia Storytelling and Its Reception: Economies and Politics of Participation - international
                      conference, Schloss Herrenhausen; 25th–27th Feb.; with PD Dr. Lucia Krämer (link)
  • 2014        Medical Power and Ethics: Mediality and Media Convergence, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz; 
                     12th–14th Feb.; with PD Dr. Pascal Nicklas (link)
  • 2013        Member of the Organizing Committee, Adaptation, Intermediality, Participatory Culture, TU Braunschweig;
                     24th Sept.
  • 2012        Member of the Organizing Committee, Neo-Victorian Networks: Epistemologies, Aesthetics and Ethics,
                     University of Amsterdam; 13th–15th June
  • 2012        Disease, Communication and the Ethics of (In)Visibility, Washington University in St. Louis, USA; 6th–7th Feb.
  • 2009        Darwin our Contemporary – Re-Imaginations and Medialisations of Darwin and Cultures of Neo-Darwinian Ideas,
                     University of Siegen; 27th–28th Nov.; with Prof. Eckart Voigts-Virchow
  • 2008        Adaptations – Performing across Media and Genres, 17th CDE Annual Conference, Attendorn; 1st–4th May;
                     with Prof. Eckart Voigts-Virchow

   

Reviewer for (Institutions, Journals, Publishers)

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (since 2018); Journal Adaptation (Oxford University Press) (since 2011); Journal Film-Philosophy (Open Humanities Press) (since 2013); Journal Victoriographies (Edinburgh University Press) (since 2014); Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (Berghahn Journals) (2015); IB Tauris, London; Palgrave Macmillan; Routledge; International Journal of English Studies (University of Murcia) (2018)
 

Outreach: Knowledge Transfer and Extracurricular Activities

  • 29.04.2021       "Die Bilder einer Pandemie. Und was sie mit uns machen." – Lecture for Denkfrühstück [acht vor acht] 
                                (Denkwerk - think & tank; Netzwerk Werbung) (link)
  • 10.06.2020        Die Ikonografie einer Krankheit – Interview for Der Standard (link)
  • 16.05.2020        Was Bilder über das Coronavirus noch erzählen – Interview for ORF Ö1 and ORF ON Science (link
  • 13.05.2020        Sars-CoV-2 & Covid-19 - Was Bilder erzählen +++ In welchen Netzwerken geforscht wird – 
                                Radio commentary, ORF Ö1
  • 11.05.2020        Die Bildsprache des Coronavirus – Medienportal University of Vienna (link
  • 07.05.2020        #CoronaAlltag: Die Macht der Bilder – Guest commentary for "Corona Geschichten aus dem
                                Krisen-Alltag" (APA-Science * Natur & Technik) (link)
  • 2020                   Dangerous Bodies and Healing Spaces – Student Book and Instagram Project,
                                University of Vienna (link)
  • 01.04.2019        Read-Play-Bingewatch Student Podcast Project, University of Hamburg
  • 26.01.2018        Taboo-Breaking FashionStudent Congress, University of Hamburg (link)
  • 01.02.2017         Death and DyingExhibition and Catalogue; with Prof. Dr. G. Mitchell, Ida Roscher and with the
                                 Students of English / Religion, Gipsabguss Sammlung, University of Hamburg
  • 02.07.2016         Remix CulturesJoint Student Conference, University of Hamburg; with Prof. Eckart Voigts,
                                 TU Braunschweig
  • 29.-30.01.2016  The City of the Future Student Congress, University of Hamburg
  • 07.11.2015         Radio interview, "Lady Florence Dixie", Narr. Jutta Duhm-Heitzmann, WDR
  • 2013 - 2014       Jury Member, Daniil Pashkoff Prize for Creative Writing in English by a Non-Native Speaker
  • 10/2013             Theater excursion, London, German Society for Contemporary Drama and Theatre in English;
                                 with Prof. Eckart Voigts
  • 06.01.2012         Radio interview, "Neo-Viktorianer und Steampunk", Narr. Dennis Moebus. ScalaAktuelles aus
                                  der Kultur
    , WDR5
  • 28.01.2011         Victorian Intertexts and SubtextsStudent Conference, University of Siegen; with Dr. Mark Berninger,
                                 University of Mainz
  • 08.-09.01.2010   Master and PhD Colloquium, Haus Nottbeck, Oelde; with Prof. Eckart Voigts, Prof. Christoph
                                  Ribbat, JProf. Miriam Strube, Paderborn University
  • 2007 - 2009         Co-ordination of Siegen Theatre group "Desperate Thespians"; with Prof. Eckart Voigts

  

Membership in Academic Organizations (selection)

  • Member of Working Group History of Medicine/Medical Humanities of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (since 2019); Principal Investigator for the Project "Medicine and the Arts"
  • Environmental Science Research Network (Member of the Advisory Board since 2020)
  • The Association of Adaptation Studies (Elected Trustee since 2019; Co-Editor of Adaptation; 2011–2019; Member of the Editorial Board of Adaptation, since 2019)
  • German Society for Contemporary Drama and Theatre in English (Treasurer 2013–2020)
  • Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL (Affiliate 2008–2013)