Current Research Projects

Currently, Katrin is working on a post-doc project in the field of anglophone literatures at the University Duisburg-Essen, entitled “Narratives of Flight and Migration in Law and Literature” (working title). This project is situated in the area of law and literature studies and draws on narrative literature as well as on documents of international law. In her project, she focuses on narratives in and of International Law and the narrative power of the 1951 Refugee Convention from a postcolonial point of view. Katrin is also interested in how the ways Indigenous onto-epistemologies (such as understanding Country as story) can teach us practising narrative science in order to create culturally specific deep-time archives. For this, she has teamed up with Dr. Solvejg Nitzke (Comparative Literature, TU Dresden) and A/Prof. Duane W. Hamacher (Cultural Astronomy, U of Melbourne) for the inter- and transdisciplinary project “Stor(y)ing Knowledges for a Deep-Time Future: Practising Narrative Science.” Furthermore, Katrin has worked on the mechanics of legal fictions, which she has explored in a project entitled “Legal Fictions in Victorian Literature: Towards a New Interdisciplinarity.”

One of the main issues for her is a truly interdisciplinary approach to literature, not only in terms of law and literature, but also in her work in the field of transcultural studies and world literatures as well as in the digital humanities, specifically on digital literary cartography, computational genre studies, and literary geo- and ecocriticism.