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Leonie John

Postdoctoral Researcher | Research Assistant |
Academic Project Manager "Australian Studies" Digital Master Programme

English Department I (Englisches Seminar I)
50923 Köln

Office: Philosophikum, 2.209
Tel: +49 (0) 221 / 470 - 4186
E-Mail: l.john(at)uni-koeln.de


Leonie John is currently on maternity leave.


Key Research Areas

  • Nuclear Narrations
  • Māori and Pacific Literatures
  • Mobility Studies (Literary Im/Mobilities)
  • Memory and Museum Studies
  • Short Fiction
  • Postcolonial Theory and Literatures

Upcoming/Recent Conference Presentations and Guest Lectures

  • 05/2024: "Historicity and Futurity in Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner’s Eco-Poetry" (Conference Presentation, GAPS 2024: Post/Colonial Environments; University of Zurich)
  • 10/2023: "Nuclear Im/Mobilities: Stories of Maralinga" (Conference presentation, Australian Mobilities: 18th Biennial Conference of the Gesellschaft für Australienstudien; Essen)
  • 05/2023: "A 'cluster of mongrel islands' Infrastructures of Connection and Disconnection in Coco Solid's How to Loiter in a Turf War" (Conference presentation, GAPS 2023: Postcolonial Infrastructures; University of Konstanz)
  • 05/2022: "'[H]ow dare it be his people'? Family, Agency, Terrorism and Victimhood in Kamila Shamsie's Home Fire" (Conference presentation, GAPS 2022: Contested Solidarities: Agency and Victimhood in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures; Goethe University Frankfurt)
  • 01/2022: "Pacific memories and entanglements in Māori literature" (Invited guest lecture as part of the course "Memories of Diversity - Diversity of Memories" by Prof.' Dr.' Astrid M. Fellner and Dr.' Magdalena Pfalzgraf (Saarland University - online)
  • 11/2021: "'You are nothing from nowhere': The dynamics of remembering and forgetting in Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing" (Conference presentation, Memory (Studies) in Africa: State of the Field; MSA Africa Chapter Annual Conference 2021; Pretoria/Frankfurt - online)
  • 09/2021: "'This beautiful ocean was once a nightmare to me': Hani Abdile’s ambiguous relationship with the sea" (Conference presentation, Australian Seascapes: 17th Biennial Conference of the Gesellschaft für Australienstudien; Trier - online)