Katja Schulze

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Katja Schulze
Doctoral Fellow (SFB 1285: “Invectivity: Constella­tions and Dynamics of Disparagement”)
Room GWZ 3 3.11 | Phone: 0351 463 43852
Office Hours: by appointment



After finishing my Bachelor of Education, I completed my Master of Arts in American and German Studies in 2017. I studied in Dresden and Nashville, TN. During my studies, I worked for the Chair of English Language, Literature and its Didactics, and the Chair of German Medieval and Renaissance Literature and Culture as a tutor and student assistant. I have been supporting the Chair of School Education / Institutional School Research as part of the certificate “Lehren.Lernen.” I received the Deutschlandstipendium (national scholarship) from 2015 to 2017.

My interest in television studies and seriality emerged in seminars and workshop (e.g. in the Dresden-based television research group weitersehen). My Master's thesis already revolved around audiovisual narratives in popular culture: “‘Jane’s life was now the stuff of telenovelas‘ – Jane the Virgin and the Myth of the Self-Made Man.” Now, my research focus resides on invective strategies in contemporary US situation comedies.

Since 2018, I am also part of the SFB's Vertrauensteam.

Selected Talks, Presentations, Publications

  • “'The Comedy of Super Niceness:' Parks and Recreation,” Summer Course in Narrative Study (SINS 2018), Sønderborg/ Aarhus University, 31.07.2018.
  • “The Poetics and Politics of Invectives in 21st-Century US Television: Sitcom,” Middle German Regional Colloquium, University of Erfurt, 13.04.2018.

Organization of Conferences, Panels, Workshops

  • “Die Kunst der Beleidigung. Ein interaktiver Parcours.” Contribution to “Lange[n] Nacht der Wissenschaft.” TU Dresden, 15.06.2018. With the LNdW-team of SFB 1285.
  • Workshop “Bewegtbildinvektiven. Techniken der Herabsetzung in Film und Fernsehen.” SFB 1285, TU Dresden, 16.-17.05.2018. With subproject M.
  • “Beschimpfen, Beleidigen, Beschämen.” Dresden Municipal Library, 12.04.2018. With the team of SFB 1285.