Englische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft


    Publikationen / publications

    Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

    “Of Suitcases and Gunny Sacks: The Poetics of Travel in M. G. Vassanji and Shailja Patel”. Kairos: A Journal of Critical Symposium. Special Issue: Postcolonial Narrations. Eds. Silvia Anastasijevic, Hanna Teichler, and Magdalena Pfalzgraf. Submitted/Under Review.

    “Material and Affective Unfoldings in Shailja Patel's Migritude”. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. Special Issue: Visualizing Violence. Eds. Hella Cohen and Sreyoshi Sarkar. Submitted/Under Review.

    “Ocean Imageries in Warsan Shire's Afro-Diasporic Poetry”. Journal of the African Literature Association. Special Issue: The Environments of African Literature. Ed. Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi. 2019. 13(1): 80–95. DOI: 10.1080/21674736.2019.1594910

    “Love, Limb-Loosener: Encounters in Chimamanda Adichie's Americanah”. Journal of Popular Romance Studies. Vol. 6. Special Issue: Critical Love Studies. Eds. Amy Burge and Michael Gratzke. 2017. 1–16. http://jprstudies.org/2017/04/love-limb-loosener-encounters-in-chimamanda-adichies-americanahby-jennifer-leetsch/


    Book Chapters

    “Translocations of Desire: Urban Topographies of Love in Chimamanda Adichie's Americanah”. Emotional Geographies: Gender, Affect, and Urban Space in Post-1945 Translocal Literary and Visual Culture. Eds. Ágnes Györke and Imola Bülgözdi. Submitted/Under Review.

    “Opening Homes, Opening Worlds: African European Spatial Interventions in Helen Oyeyemi's Fiction”. Locating African European Studies: Interventions-Intersections-Conversations. Eds. Felipe Espinoza Garrido, Caroline Koegler, Deborah Nyangulu, and Mark Stein. New York: Routledge. Forthcoming 2019.

    “Pop & Porno: Gegen-Körper, Gegen-Blicke”. Kulturen der Pornografie: Annäherungen an ein Massenphänomen. Eds. Daniel Schulze and Andrea Stiebritz. WVT: Trier. 2016. 135-146.


    Encyclopaedia Entries

    Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi”. Leetsch J., entry in The Literary Encyclopaedia. Black British Writing 1945-Contemporary. Ed. Jenni Ramone. 14 May 2019. https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=16701


    Other Publications

    “Zappelräume: Über Sara Ahmed”. MHM. Magazin der Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften München. Vol. 13. Intimität und Distanz. Eds. Nicole Scherl et.al. MHM-Redaktion V.I.S.D.P.: Munich. With illustrations by Veruschka Glatzeder. 2015. 58-61.

    “Eros, In-Between: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah”. [kon] Paper. Magazin für Literatur & Kultur. Vol. 1. Eds. Lucas Dörre and Pia Lobodzinski. LMU Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft: Munich. Selbstverlag. 2015. Link: https://kon-paper.com/ausgaben/kon-paper-no-1-sex/.

    “Oceanic Refugee Imaginaries in Warsan Shire's Poetry.” GAPS (Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien). Postcolonial Oceans: Contradictions and Heterogeneities in the Epistemes of Salt Water. Bremen (Germany), 2019.

    "Travelling Text. Shailja Patel’s Migritude". Postcolonial Narrations: Moving Centers & Traveling Cultures. Goethe-University Frankfurt (Germany), 2018.

    "Helen Oyeyemi: Queer (Be)longings Elsewhere". On Whose Terms? Ten Years on... (In Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts). Goldsmiths, University of London (UK), 2018.

    "'She was splintered wood and sea water': Transoceanic Geocorpographies in Warsan Shire’s Poetry". International Workshop: "Africa in the Making of Modernity: Reconsidering the Black Atlantic" (Organizer: Dr. Sarah Fekadu-Uthoff). Centre for Advanced Studies, LMU Munich (Germany), 2017.

    "'Her body is a flooding home': Transnational Trajectories in Warsan Shire". ALA (African Literature Association) Annual Conference. Africa and the World: Literature, Politics, and Global Geographies. Yale University, New Haven (US), 2017.

    "Dream Cities: Affective Spatiality in Zadie Smith's North London Writings". 16th Triennial EACLALS (European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) Conference. Performing the Urban: Embodiments, Inventories, Rhythms. Oviedo (Spain), 2017.

    "Global Masculinities in the Postcolonial Metropolis: The Construction of Intimacy in Hanif Kureishi and Zadie Smith". ICAS: Metamorphoses of the Political (Workshop “Relating Gender”) New Delhi (India), 2016.

    "Dis/Placed: Virtual Diasporas". Diasporas - 8th Global Meeting, Mansfield College, Oxford (UK), 2016.

    "Strolling through the City: Postcolonial Identities on Youtube". GAPS (Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien): The Postcolonial and the Material. Augsburg (Germany), 2016.

    "Love, Between the Lines: Diasporic Wiggle Spaces in Helen Oyeyemi". Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe V, Münster (Germany), 2015.

    "Pop und Porno: Wider den weißen männlichen Blick - Von Beyoncé bis Viktoria Modesta". Ringvorlesung: Kulturen der Pornographie, Würzburg (Germany), 2015.

    "The Wiggle Space of Love: Roots and Routes in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah". Igbo Womanhood, Womanbeing and Personhood, Centre for African Studies, SOAS, University of London (UK), 2015.

    Assistant Organiser, to Prof. Dr. Isabel Karremann (University of Würzburg) and Prof. Saugata Bhaduri (JNU, New Delhi): International Summer School "Africa in a Globalized World". Funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the UGC (University Grants Commission) within the IGP (Indo-German Partnerships in Higher Education) initiative. University of Würzburg, 2018.

    Co-Organiser, with Julien Bobineau, Julius Goldmann, and Gabriella Lambrecht (University of Würzburg): International and Interdisciplinary Summer School "The Self and the Other: Afro-Diasporic Literatures" ("Eigenheit und Fremdheit: Literaturen der afrikanischen Diaspora im Spannungsfeld von Migration, Identität und kolonialen Stereotypen"). Funded by the DRV (Deutscher Romanistenverband) and Universitätsbund Würzburg e.V. University of Würzburg, 2017. Link

    Assistant Organiser, to Prof. Dr. Isabel Karremann (University of Würzburg) and Prof. Saugata Bhaduri (JNU, New Delhi): International Winter School "Literature in a Globalized World". Funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the UGC (University Grants Commission) within the IGP (Indo-German Partnerships in Higher Education) initiative. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (India), 2017.