PhD Candidate & Tutor, University of Oxford

Franziska is a researcher in English Literature and the History of Science at Brasenose College, Oxford, where she has recently completed a doctoral thesis on Dreams and Visions in Victorian Psychology and Fantastic Literature. She is also a trained communication & media scientist, currently working on a new project on children’s literature, psychology and environmentalism.

Besides her academic work, she is active as broadcaster, curator and translator, having recently appeared on BBC Radio 4's "In Our Time" programme, international television and print media. She co-curated the Royal Entomological Society-funded exhibition "Insects through the Looking Glass" at Oxford's Story Museum, and acted as consultant for Compton Verney's "Magical Mechanical Museum" exhibition alongside Simon Schaffer.

Franziska teaches Victorian, Fantastic and Children’s Literature, and has in the past worked as journalist and translator, most recently for MARVEL Comics.

Experience

  • –present
    Doctoral Candidate & Teaching Assistant in Literature and Science, University of Oxford
  • 2013–present
    Graduate Tutor, University of Oxford
  • 2016–2016
    Tutor, Emory University
  • 2014–2015
    Tutor, ASE Bath
  • 2008–2011
    Tutor, TU Dresden

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Sheffield, MA Nineteenth Century Studies
  • 2011 
    Universität Leipzig, BA English & Communication and Media Science

Publications

  • 2016
    ‘The stupidest tea-party in all my life’: Lewis Carroll and Victorian Psychiatric Practice, Journal of Victorian Culture
  • 2015
    A Scientific Guide to Seeing Fairies, REMEDIA - the history of medicine in dialogue with its present
  • 2014
    “Back to the Future: The Time Traveller’s Traumatic Jet Lag in A Christmas Carol. , Dickens on the Move – Between Cultures and Continents