Victoria Herche


Universität zu Köln

Englisches Seminar I 


50923 Köln

Philosophikum, First Floor, Room 116


+49 (0) 221 / 470 30 35



Office Hours

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Research Interests

  • Australian Literature and Film
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Post-Colonial Theory
  • Ecocriticism
  • Film Theory and History
  • Popular Culture and Psychoanalytic Theory



  • Narrating Postcolonial Australia (B-Seminar, SS 12)
  • The Works of David Lynch: Exploring Film Theory (B-Seminar, WS 12/13)
  • Coming of Age Stories (B-Seminar, SS 13)
  • In the Wake of First Contact: Australian Postcolonial Narrative (B-Seminar, WS 13/14)
  • Hitchcock's Place in Film Theory (B-Seminar, SS 14)
  • Australian Cultural Studies (co-teaching, eLearning seminar, University of Potsdam, SS 14;
  • Youth and Identity - Introduction to Postcolonial Studies (B-Seminar, WS 14/15: taught as Blockseminar in Jan/Feb 2015)
  • Formative Landscapes – the Shaping of Australian Culture (B-Seminar, SS 15)
  • Lost Highways – Road Movies and their cultural contexts (B-Seminar, SS 15)
  • Film Theory in Practice: The Works of David Lynch (B-Seminar, WS 15/16)
  • Surfers, Soldiers, Bushrangers: Concepts of Masculinity in Australian Narrative (Proseminar SP/B-Seminar, SS 16)
  • Psychoanalytic Film Theory (Proseminar SP/B-Seminar, SS 16)
  • Australian Studies: Nature and Environment (co-teaching, Prof. Dr. Beate Neumeier, SS 16)
  • Narratives of the Desert (Proseminar SP/B-Seminar, WS 16/17)
  • Concepts of Youth and Identity in a Postcolonial Context (Proseminar MP/Übung, SS 17)
  • Techno-Somatics: Human-Machine-Hybrids in Literature and Film (Proseminar SP/B-Seminar, SS 17)
  • Film Theory in Practice: Reading the Classics (Proseminar SP/B-Seminar, WS 17/18)




  • [with Boris Braun and Beate Neumeier]. Nature and Environment in Australia, WVT, 2017. Forthcoming.

Journal Articles / Articles in Edited Books:

  • “Environmentalism and the Representation of Mining in Indigenous Writing and Film.” with Beate Neumeier and David Kern. Ecocritical Concerns and the Australian Continent, edited by Beate Neumeier and Helen Tiffin. Lanham: Rowman&Littlefield, Ecocritical Theory and Practice-Series, 2017. Forthcoming.

  • "Reassessing Aboriginal SelfDetermination in Rolf De Heer’s Charlie’s Country (2014).” ... and there’ll be NO dancing: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Governmental Policy Impacting Indigenous Australia since 2007, edited by Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp and Elisabeth Bähr. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2017, pp. 228-242.

  • “‘Rights of Passage’: Exploring the Liminal Position of Indigenous Australian Youth in Warwick Thornton’s Samson and Delilah (2009) and Ivan Sen’s Toomelah (2011).” Postcolonial Justice. Reassessing the Fair Go, edited by Gigi Adair and Anja Schwarz. Trier: WVT, 2016, pp. 151-162.

  • "'The Sapphires' (2012) and 'One Night the Moon' (2001): Song, History and Australian Aboriginality." gender forum - An Online Platform for Gender and Women's Studies, edited by Beate Neumeier, e-journal, 46 (2013).