Carolin Jesussek, M. Ed.

Promotionsfach: American Studies
Dissertationstitel/Arbeitstitel: Gothic Materialism: Agency and Ecology in Twenty-First-Century Life Writing and Fiction
Mentor*innen an der JGU: Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheiding, Prof. Dr. Mita Banerjee
Thema der Dissertation:
My research focuses on contemporary North American Gothic fiction and life writing of the twenty-first century. I examine how the traditionally exclusionary Gothic mode is appropriated by marginalized groups as a strategy of inclusion by taking a close look at the significance of the material world in the texts. Therefore, I propose a new reading of what I call “Gothic Materialism” to analyze the renegotiation of the boundaries of the liminal spaces that othered groups have been designated to.
Since 10/2019 Interdisciplinary Study Program Q+
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
10/2018 – 04/2021 Master of Education, English and German
Master Thesis: “Escaping the Haunted Estate of Mind: Feminine Space in Women’s Contemporary Gothic Writing”
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
Grade: 1,1
10/2017 – 10/2020 Certificate Study Geography
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
2018 Certificate for Teaching Bilingual Geography
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
10/2014 – 06/2018 Bachelor of Education, English and German
Bachelor Thesis: “Adventuring in the Labyrinth: The Reception of the Song of
the Nibelungs
through the Medium of the Game in the ‘Nibelungenhort’”
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
Grade: 1,8
08/2016 – 05/2017 English Studies
Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland
10/2019 – 01/2021 Course Instructor of Creative Writing and Podcasting Classes
Campus Mainz Kulturkurse, Mainz
03/2019 – 07/2020  Student Assistant Gender Linguistics
Johannes Gutenberg University, FB05 German Institute, under Anne Rosar and Damaris Nübling, Mainz
08/2016 – 05/2017 Teaching Assistant German
Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland
07/2021 – 12/2021  Research Scholarship of the Gutenberg Graduate School of the Humanities and Social Sciences
10/2019 – 10/2020  Scholarship “Deutschlandstipendium”
08/2016 – 05/2017 Full Scholarship for Studies at Washington College
Direct-Exchange-Program, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz