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Timo Wegner'I want to be stereotyped, I want to be classified': Early 1980s Hardcore Punk in CaliforniaMayer
MA 2016
Daniel FokkenBetween Dystopian Novel and Bildungsroman: Genre and Social Criticism in The Hunger GamesGroß
BA 2016
Samira-Susann SchwabedissenUtopia or Dystopia. World-Building and Social Systems in Suzanne Collins's The Hunger GamesSoller
BA 2016
Michael BockSpoiler Alert! Narrative Experience and Fandom Netiquette in Contemporary Television CultureGroß
BA 2016
Lisa Marie OldenburgWho-Ville. The Construction and Significance of a Miniature WorldSoller
BA 2016
Nils HenkeWorld-Building in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and FireGroß
BA 2016
Anna-Lena OldehusQueer Spaces: Violence and Gender Norms in Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar WaoMayer
MA 2015
Anna-Kathrin RybandtSteven Spielberg’s The Color Purple: Narrating Slavery in Twentieth-Century CinemaMayer
BA 2015
Paula Müsse"Faster, fatter, bigger, cheaper": The Representation of the American Food Industry in Food Inc.Groß
BA 2015
Julia SchmedesMoral Disengagement in HomelandMayer
MA 2015
Lilly Roll-NaumannTranscending the Borders of the Body: Corporeality in Siri Hustvedt's What I LovedGroß
BA 2015
Andreas Merokis'The first thing we ask is: what do we want people to feel?': Apple and Hip ConsumerismGroß
BA 2015
Anna-Lena EffenbergerChanging Perceptions of Gender Performativity in Suzanne Collins' The Hunger GamesGroß
BA 2015
Christiane Kluge'And the world has somehow shifted': From the Angel in the House to the Modern Heroine in Disney Animation FilmsGroß
BA 2015
Aida JalaneshTransgressive Models of Femininity in Nineteenth Century Vampire FictionMayer
BA 2015
Ralf DrotleffRepresenting American Culture in Grand Theft Auto IVGroß
BA 2015
Daniel BaßeThe Power of Images in the Representation of Race: Spike Lee's BamboozledMayer               
BA 2015
Leon ReymannFrankenstein's Monster; Or the Modern Human. A Critical Analysis of Frankenstein's Philosophical IdeologyMayer
BA 2015
Franziska GrasslConstructions of Race: The Representation and Development of Whiteness in the TV Series Game of ThronesMayer               
BA 2015
Franziska WustGendered Connotations of Place and Space in Selected Short Fiction of Late Nineteenth Century Women WritersMayer               
BA 2015
Carina Bellmann'Almost there': Race and Gender in Disney's The Princess and the FrogMayer               
BA 2015
Anne HildebrandtAtrocious Lusts': Homosexual Desire in 19th Century Vampire FictionMayer              
BA 2015
Meike WenzelThe Invention of Ethnicity: The Pennsylvania DutchMayer              
MA 2015
Annabel FriedrichsGreen for All? The Performance of Class in New York City's Central Park and the High LineGroß
BA 2015
Torben OttoBreaking Bad and Masculinity - An Analysis of a Male-Centered SeriesGroß
BA 2015
Vincent Franklin Sitcommercialization in The Big Bang Theory Mayer                 MA 2015
Svenja Kruse The Rise and Fall of David Levinsky: Americanization in Abraham Cahan's Novel Mayer                 BA 2015
Mareike BorgstedtBetween Myth and Reality: Generational Developments in Nigerian Diasporic Literature Mayer                 BA 2015
Valentina Ukhatkina Becoming Black: Race and Authenticity in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah Mayer                 BA 2014
Andreas Creutzburg The Theory of Memetics: A Peircean Analysis of the Internet MemeMayer                 BA 2014
Nina BrinkmannScreening Wonder Woman: The 1970s TV Series Mayer              BA 2014 
Felka-Franziska Dlubatz Shaping the Presidential Image: The Observational Documentaries Primary and The War Room Mayer              BA 2014
Nora Opitz Homisexuality in American Politics: Comparing Harvey Milk and Barney Frank Mayer              BA 2014
Elin Scheel Salad Bowls and Melting Pots: Food, Work, and Ethnicity in Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential Mayer              BA 2014
Perihan ZaidiAcculturation in the Captivity Narratives of Mary Jemison and Sarah Wakefield Mayer              BA 2014
Iryna TurevychMedia Presidents: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Barack Obama Mayer              BA 2014
Nico Gräßlin Racism in the National Basketball Association Mayer              BA 2014
Olesya Zapadenska"My actions still have meaning, even if I can't remember them": Exploring the Rhizome in Nolan's Memento Mayer              BA 2014
Angelina Alles "You have another power, you can pray!": Power Relations in Uncle Tom's Cabin Mayer              BA 2014 
Linda Kötteritzsch"We're gonna need to watch that again": Making Sense of Contemporary American Meta- Television Mayer              MA 2014
Laura Johansson Idea Dumps, Myth Pools and Mental Sweatshops: Conceptions of Authorship in Stephen King's Novels Mayer              BA 2014 
Björn Molkenthin Comic Books and Remediation: Adaptations in the Digital Age of Filmmaking Mayer              BA 2014
Annika Gast"Gatsyb turned out alright at the end": Truth and Lie in The Great Gatsby Mayer              BA 2014
Henrieke Bröring The Representation of Deduction in the TV Series Sherlock (BBC) and Elementary (CBS)Mayer               BA 2014
Theresa GlommThe American Road Revisited in Joan Didion's Play It As It Lays Mayer               BA 2014
Svenja FehlhaberSpeed - Modernization - Acceleration: Literary Negotiations of TemporalityMayer              MA 2013
Johanna Lal"I think we should be men first and subject afterward": Thoreaus Konzept der civil disobedience und soziale Bewegungen in den Vereinigten StaatenMayer              MA 2013
Sascha RankeThe Crisis of Masculinity in Christopher Nolan's Batman Cycle Mayer              BA 2013
Birte Hüsemann'Only Brando can save us': Paranoia and Conspiracy Theory in Jonathan Lethem's Chronic CityMayer              MA 2013
Stefan Hautke Transformation in Transition: A Century of Jekyll & Hyde on Film and TVMayer           MA 2013 
Gianna NottbeckJazz in James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" and August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black BottomMayer              BA 2012
Christoph SchoenebergNative Americans in Sherman Alexie's Indian KillerMayer                  BA 2012
Jana DickelThe Big Bang Theory as Quality TVGroß
BA 2012
Alexandra JohrenThe Construction of Gender Identity in the TV Series The X-FilesGroß
BA 2012
Anna RossConstructions of the American Middle Class Woman - Feminism and Consumerism in the 1950s/60sGroß
BA 2012
Nils HasenbanckThe Moral Decline of the SuperheroGroß
BA 2012
Louisa PreulThe Representation of Female Gender Roles in Sex and the CityGroß
BA 2012
Jutta Schulze"Nothing ever ends": Bodies, Boundaries, Violence, and the Grotesque in Nathan Englander's The Ministry of Special Cases and Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar WaoMayer
MA 2012
Laura Gogoll"Mother Hunger": The Representation of Mother-Daughter-Relationships in Toni Morrison's Beloved and A MercyMayer
BA 2012
Sabrina Hölling"De nigger woman is de mule uh de world": The Image of the Mule in African American Literature from the Slave Tale to Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God Mayer
BA 2012
Julia ProchazkaThe Representation of Gender Relations in Owen Wister's The VirginianMayer
BA 2012
Jesper ChristiansenThe Great American West Revisited: The Western Genre and Constructions of History in HBO's Deadwood

Mayer
BA 2012

Maren LagershausenA Hotbed of Newness: The Great Gatsby and the Representation of Things in Modern AmericaMayer
BA 2012
Malte MühleShould I Stay Or Should I Go? Morality, Society, and Inner Conflicts in Jack Kerouac's On The Road and Beat GenerationMayer
BA 2012
Max SembillFashion, Sex, and Violence: Social Distinction in Bret Easton Ellis' American PsychoMayer
BA 2012
Fabian HientzComplex Family Relationships in Maus: A Survivor's Tale and Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on EarthGroß                  BA 2012
Christine HeinsJackie or Marilyn? The Construction of Female Roles in Mad MenGroß                  BA 2012
Amelie ThiemannWaif among forces: Consumption and New Womanhood in Theodore Dreiser's Sister CarrieMayer
BA 2012
Verena AhlbrechtFrom a Child's Perspective: Social Critique in To Kill a MockingbirdMayer
BA 2012
Tobias SchwuleraConcepts of Dislocation and Orientation in Selected Works of Ernest HemingwayMayer
MA 2012
Thomas HabedankPersona of the Player: Videogames Teaching CultureDenson
BA 2012
Felix BrinkerGrand Schemes & Hidden Plots: The Aesthetics of Conspiracy in Contemporary American Serial TelevisionMayer
MA 2012
Jennifer GotterDexter Light & Dark. A Genre-Specific Analysis of Showtime's Killer SeriesMayer
BA 2012
Mandy SchwarzeThe Awkward Moment When You Catch Fire Rather Than Sparkle in the Sunlight. The Deconstruction of the Vampire Myth from Dracula to TwilightGroß
BA 2012
Marina LittsThe Carnivalesque and the Grotesque in Bret Easton Ellis' GlamoramaMayer
BA 2012
Anh-Vu PhanJapanese Horror, American Style: An Examination of Hollywood Remakes of Japanese Horror Films in the 21st CenturyMayer
MA 2012
Julius BeineckeBret Easton Elllis' Lunar Park and the Tradition of Literary HorrorMayer
BA 2011
Sarah GlawonSister Carrie: A Self-Made Woman at the End of the 19th Century?Mayer
BA 2011
Anne-Berit Holz"She worked hard to remember as close to nothing as was safe." 'Rememory' as the Enslaving Force in Times of Freedom in Toni Morrison's BelovedKünnemann
BA 2011
Maren Röver Transcendentalism in Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance"Mayer
BA 2011
Anna-Katharina GiesertSeduction in the 21st Century: Literature and TVMayer
BA 2011
Julia SchmedesThe Catcher in the Rye: Teenage Angst and Non-Conformity in Post-War and Early Beat AmericaMayer
BA 2011
Dennis Garcia-Tastan"I steal from every single movie ever made": Quentin Tarantino's Pulp FictionMayer
BA 2011
Therke SchmanteckThe Representation of African Americans in Hip Hop Video ClipsMayer
BA 2011
Anna SchneegansMichael Moore's Bowling for Columbine as Documentary FilmMayer
BA 2011
Jeannette KsousThe Hazardous Business of "Passing" in Nella Larsen's Quicksand and PassingKünnemann
BA 2011
Jaqueline KellnerWhen Will Her Life Begin?: The Construction of Love and Femininity in Disney Animation FilmsGroß
BA 2011
Christine AlthammerNathaniel Hawthorne's Rebellious Ladies: The Depiction of Femininity in The Scarlet Letter and The Blithedale RomanceMayer
BA 2011
Frederike SchuurAcceleration, Efficiency, Alienation. Representations of Urban Modernity in John Dos Passos' Manhattan TransferMayer
MA 2011
Anne-Lena OldehusDjuna Barnes' Nightwood: A Space for the Third SexMayer
BA 2011
Ilka BraschInstrument-Mediation and the Melodramatic Experience in Stella Dallas and Letter from an Unknown WomanMayer
MA 2011
Sebastian SpohnBetween Deity and Human Being: Deconstruction of the SuperheroGroß
LG 2011
Nora Marie ZmyslonyFascination With the Exterior and Interior: Reading Domestic Space in Edith Wharton's The House of MirthMayer
BA 2011
Jennifer Sarnoch"On parade in a show place": Work, Leisure, and Performance in Sister CarrieMayer
BA 2011 
Andreas Höschele"It's Not Product Placement, I Just Like It." - Postmodern Advertising In 30 RockGroß
MA 2011
Sören Schoppmeier"I still get nightmares." Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves as a Horror NovelMayer
BA 2011
Anne ElsenReconciling the Exotic with America: Two Asian American Autobiographies of the 1950sMayer
MA 2010
Elisabeth BergmannContrasting America and Europe in Henry James' Daisy Miller and The EuropeansMayer
BA 2010
Hans-Christian RohlfChester Himes' Cotton Comes to Harlem as Hard-Boiled Detective NovelMayer
BA 2010
Victoria NguyenThe Reconstruction of American History in Toni Morrison's BelovedMayer
BA 2010
Marlene MüllerCrossing Borders: Transcultural Captives and Indian Policy in 18th and 19th Century AmericaMayer
MA 2010
Christian SchröderPhotography and Fashion: Women in the Mirror of VogueMayer
MA 2010
Sascha WaltherDeLillo's Falling Man and the Aftermath of 9/11Twelbeck
BA 2010
Kristin DewaldSocial Criticism Disguised as Animated Entertainment: How the Animated TV Series The Simpsons Presents Environmental ProblemsTwelbeck
BA 2010
Eike HülsenFood and Identity in David Wong Louie's The Barbarians Are Coming and Ruth L. Ozeki's My Year of MeatsMayer
BA 2010
Lena Wilking"The New You": Reinventing the Self. Women and the Makeover ShowGroß
M. Ed. 2010
Heiko VredenIdeals of Independent Personhood: A Comparative Analysis of Selected Works by Emerson and ThoreauMayer
BA 2010
Lena SoltendieckDocumenting Creationism. Flock of Dodos and Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. A Modern Take on the Raging Battle Between Creationism and Evolution in the United StatesTwelbeck
BA 2010
Teresa LonnemannCultural Meanings Behind Literary Surfaces in Oprahs Book Club and the Literary Quartet Twelbeck
BA 2010
Tristan ZerdickLive Deliberately! A Reader-Response Critique of Thoreau’s Walden as Self-HelpMayer
BA 2010
Svenja FehlhaberThe Urban Dystopia in the 20th Century: Paul Auster's  In the Country of Last ThingsMayer
BA 2010

Janna Wanagas

No stories. No past. Ghostly Stories in Maxine Hong Kingston's China Men

Mayer
MA 2010

Florian Rempel

Collective Memory and Healing in Selected Works of Toni Morrison

Mayer
LG 2010

Inga Lena Collas Joo

Narrating the Metropolis. The Art of Narration in John Dos Passos' Manhattan Transfer

Mayer
LG 2010

Tristan Zerdick

Live Deliberately! A Reader-Response Critique of Thoreau's Walden as Self-Help

Mayer
BA 2010

Nicole WehrDesexed by War: Men, Morality, and Meaning-Making in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also RisesMayer
BA 2010
Felix BrinkerSearching for Earth, finding America: Political Allegory and Representations of American National Identity in Battlestar GalacticaGroß
BA 2010