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Dr. Hannah Pardey
Building: 23.21
Floor/Room: 01.053
+49 211 81-14660

Office Hours

Thursday, 13:00 - 14:00
Please contact me via e-mail to arrange a meeting.

Dr. Hannah Pardey is a post-doctoral researcher. She obtained her doctoral degree at the University of Hanover where she taught before transitioning to HHU in 2023. As of 1 October, she teaches in the Department of Anglophone Literatures / Literary Translation and coordinates the programme of the Centre for Translation Studies. She has published articles and chapters on the intersections of postcolonial cultural studies and middlebrow studies, digital reception studies and the history of emotions. Her monograph Middlebrow 2.0 and the Digital Affect was published with Liverpool University Press in November 2023 and concerns the material conditions of producing, distributing and consuming the new Nigerian novel online. Her next book project is tentatively titled "Multilingual Mariners: Nineteenth-Century Writing and Reading Cultures at Sea".

  • Postcolonial Cultural Studies
  • Anglophone Literatures and Cultures
  • Indian and Nigerian (Diasporic) Fiction
  • Middlebrow Studies
  • History of the Book, Sociology of Literature
  • History of Emotions
  • Digital Humanities, Digital Reception Studies

Monograph

Middlebrow 2.0 and the Digital Affect: Online Reading Communities of the New Nigerian Novel. LUP, 2023.

Edited Collection

Postcolonial Cultural Studies, special issue of Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies, vol. 31, no. 3, 2020 (with Jana Gohrisch and Ellen Grünkemeier).

Articles and Chapters

(10)   “Managing COVID-19 Anger and Anxiety: The Quarantine Train and the Affective Functions of Online Poetry.” The Productivity of the So-Called Negative Emotions in Postcolonial Literatures, edited by Jean François Vernay, Donald R. Wehrs and Isabelle Wentworth, Routledge (proposal accepted, scheduled for 2024). [peer-reviewed]

(9)     “Dramatic Dissent in Wole Soyinka’s Metaphysical Play Death and the King’s Horseman (1975) and Biyi Bandele’s Netflix Adaptation Elesin Oba: The King’s Horseman (2022).” Civic Dissent in Nigeria: Literature, Film, and Media, special issue of Matatu: Journal for African Culture and Society, vol. 54, no. 2, 2023, pp. 173-203. [peer-reviewed]

(8)     “New India, New Realism? Narrating Socio-Economic Change in Aravind Adiga’s Amnesty (2020) and Pankaj Mishra’s Run and Hide (2022).” Contemporary Indian English Literature: Contexts – Authors – Genres – Model Analyses, edited by Cecile Sandten and Oliver von Knebel Doeberitz, Narr Francke Attempto, 2024, pp. 273-298.

(7)     “Investigating Postcolonial Affective Online Communities: A Computational Analysis of Reader Reviews for Contemporary Nigerian Fiction.” Postcolonial Affect, special issue of ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, vol. 54, no. 3-4, 2023, pp. 157-187. [peer-reviewed]

(6)     “Does the Digital Economy Support Literary Diversity?” Literary Field Kaleidoscope, 4 April 2022, literaryfield.org/digital-economy-and-literary-diversity/.

(5)     “Emotional Nationalism in the New Nigerian Novel.” Nationalism and the Postcolonial [ASNEL/GAPS Papers 25], edited by Sandra Dinter and Johanna Marquardt, Brill, 2021, pp. 186-203. [peer-reviewed]

(4)     “Introduction: Postcolonial Cultural Studies.” Postcolonial Cultural Studies, special issue of Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies, vol. 31, no. 3, 2020, pp. 5-15 (with Jana Gohrisch and Ellen Grünkemeier).

(3)     “Middlebrow Postcolonialisms: Studying Readers in the Digital Age.” Postcolonial Cultural Studies, special issue of Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies, vol. 31, no. 3, 2020, pp. 67-88. [peer-reviewed]

(2)     “Middlebrow 2.0: The Digital Affect and the New Nigerian Novel.” Imperial Middlebrow, edited by Christoph Ehland and Jana Gohrisch, Brill, 2020, pp. 218-239. [peer-reviewed]

(1)     “Migration als Geschäft: Neue nigerianische AutorInnen im internationalen Literatur-markt.” Migration: Perspektiven der Forschung, special issue of Unimagazin Leibniz Universität, vol. 3/4, 2019, pp. 36-38.

Lexikon Entries

A. Adebayo: Stay With Me; S. Atta: Everything Good Will Come; D. Evans: 26a; A. Ibrahim: Season of Crimson Blossoms; E. John: Born on a Tuesday; C. Obioma: The Fishermen; H. Oyeyemi: The Icarus Girl; T. Selasi: Ghana Must Go. Kindlers Literatur Lexikon Online, 2018-2022.

Reviews

(3)     Verena Jain-Warden and Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp, editors. Representing Poverty in the Anglophone Postcolonial World. Bonn UP, 2021. In: Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies, vol. 33, no. 3, 2022, pp. 152-154.

(2)     Susanne Gehrmann. Autobiographik in Afrika – Literaturgeschichte und Genrevielfalt. WVT, 2021. In: Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, vol. 59, no. 2, 2022, pp. 77-78.

(1)     Andrew James Johnston and Kai Wiegandt, editors. The Return of the Historical Novel? Thinking About Fiction and History After Historiographic Metafiction. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2017. In: Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies, vol. 29, no. 2, 2018, pp. 164-166.

(16) "Reading 2.0: The Postcolonial and/on Social Media"

Invited Guest Lecture, University of Bonn, June 2024 [upcoming]

(15) "Writing Across Languages: Narrative and Multilingualism"

Invited Guest Lecture, University of Innsbruck, May 2024 [upcoming]

(14)    "Distant Reading as Translational Method"

CTS Research Exchange, April 2024

(13)    "Emotion Management in Matthew Lewis's 'The Isle of Devils' (1834)"

DACH Online Workshop, "Victorian Affects", December 2023

(12)    “Emotional Middle-Class Self-Fashioning on BookTube”

Anglistentag 2023, Section “Social Reading and Reading Communities in Diachronic Perspectives,” University of Siegen, September 2023

(11)   “Narrative Trends in Post-Millennial Indian English Fiction”

Invited Guest Lecture, University of Stuttgart, July 2023

(10)   “Affective Algorithms: Studying Reader Responses with AntConc”

BritCult Workshop on “The Place of the Digital in Cultural Studies,” University of Innsbruck, May 2023

(9)     “Generic and Ideological Structures in Matthew Lewis’s Journal of a West India Proprietor (1834), or, What Literary Studies Can Contribute to Global Labour History”

Invited Guest Lecture, Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University Berlin, January 2023

(8)     “The Digital Milieu of Literary Transmission: A Postcolonial Case Study”

Invited Guest Lecture, Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University Berlin, June 2022

(7)     “A Poetics of Digital Agency: Adichie, Braithwaite, Nwaubani”

GAPS Annual Conference, Goethe University Frankfurt, May 2022

(6)     “Middlebrow Postcolonialisms and the Spectre of Capital”

Georg August University Göttingen, January 2020

(5)     “Middlebrow 2.0: The Digital Affect and the New Nigerian Novel”

Invited Guest Lecture, Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University Berlin, June 2019

(4)     “Emotional Nationalism in the New Nigerian Novel”

GAPS Annual Conference, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, May 2018

(3)     “Postcolonial Middlebrow: The New Nigerian Novel”

GAPS Annual Conference, University of Bonn, May 2017

(2)     “Postcolonial Middlebrow?”

Arbeitskreis Cultural Studies, Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University Berlin, January 2017

(1)     “Marketing the New Nigerian Novel”

Symposium “Critical Materialities,” Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, January 2017

  • Arbeitskreis Cultural Studies
  • Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (2017-2021, since 05/2023: advisory board member)
  • German Association for the Study of British Cultures
  • German Association for the Study of English
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