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Name: Anja Hartl Institution: University of Konstanz
Academic Status: University/college academic Main Discipline: Literary Studies
Additional Disciplines: Cultural Studies
Performance Studies
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Research Interests: In my post-doc project, I am investigating shame in the nineteenth-century novel. Conceptualising shame as a central affect of the Victorian Age, I am interested in the interface between individual and collective as well as between writer, text, and reader, in particular the intersections between the shame affect and genre. In my readings of Victorian novels, I challenge conventional understandings of gender relations and social mechanisms as they crystallise in the shame affect and explore the potential of shame as a potent, incalulable affect and politicising intensity that may both stifle and enable individual empowerment.

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