Anderson, Natasha

Natasha Anderson is a Doctoral Research Fellow examining the Victorian visceral novel reader in a project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. She earned her M.A. in American Studies at the University of Mainz and attained her B.A. in English and History at the University of Stuttgart. She spent a year abroad on scholarship at Marymount University in Virginia, U.S.A., and represented the University of Mainz at the Institute for World Literature 2019 at Harvard University.

She presented at international conferences in Germany, Greece, and Ireland as well as virtually in Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Most recently, she co-organized two virtual international workshops: (1) “Connecting the Dots”: Conceptualising “Trace” in the Nexus of Novels and Readers’ Sensory Imaginings in 2020 (https://visceral-novel-reader-trace.fb05.uni-mainz.de/) and (2) Moved by Movement in Novels: Phenomenological Approaches in 2021 (https://visceral-novel-reader.fb05.uni-mainz.de/conferences/moved-by-movement-in-novels-phenomenological-approaches/). She published an article on “Strolling the Streets to Discover the Cities: Cosmopolitan Collage in the Independent Magazine Flaneur” in the online Journal of European Periodical Studies and wrote several reviews for the online European Journal of American Studies.

Natasha Anderson ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Department of English and Linguistics mit dem DFG-geförderten Projekt „The Visceral Novel Reader“ an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. Sie erhielt ihren M.A. in American Studies an der Universität Mainz und ihren B.A. in Anglistik und Geschichte an der Universität Stuttgart. Sie absolvierte ein Auslandsstudienjahr mit einem Stipendium der Marymount University in Virginia, U.S.A., und repräsentierte die Universität Mainz am Institute for World Literature 2019 an der Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Sie hielt Vorträge auf internationalen Konferenzen in Deutschland, Griechenland und Irland sowie virtuell in Spanien, Schweden, im Vereinigten Königreich und in den USA. Sie organisierte zwei virtuelle Workshops: (1) “Connecting the Dots”: Conceptualising “Trace” in the Nexus of Novels and Readers’ Sensory Imaginings im Jahre 2020 (https://visceral-novel-reader-trace.fb05.uni-mainz.de/) und (2) Moved by Movement in Novels: Phenomenological Approaches im Jahre 2021 (https://visceral-novel-reader.fb05.uni-mainz.de/conferences/moved-by-movement-in-novels-phenomenological-approaches/). Sie veröffentlichte den Artikel “Strolling the Streets to Discover the Cities: Cosmopolitan Collage in the Independent Magazine Flaneur” im Journal of European Periodical Studies und schrieb Rezensionen für das European Journal of American Studies.

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Title of Master’s Thesis: “Nineteenth-Century German Migrant Letters and Periodical Articles: A Transnational Analysis”

Title of Bachelor’s Thesis: “Mother and Child as Outsiders in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and The Scarlet Letter

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