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David Kern

Research Assistant

Department of English I
University of Cologne
50923 Cologne

Office: Philosophikum, Room 1.116

Tel: +49 (0) 221 / 470 - 3035


Key Research Areas

  • Indigenous Australian & Canadian Literature
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Post-Colonial Theory
  • Ecocriticism / Environmental Philosophy
  • Cultural Studies
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • "Islamic Fiction"
  • Migration Studies

Recent Publications

  • "River(s) of Resistance - Narratives of Water and Struggles for 'ex-colonialism' in the Work of Tony Birch." Fire, Water and Land in Indigenous Australia, edited by Dany Adone, Melanie Brück and Bentley James, Centre for Australian Studies Publication Series, Forthcoming 2019.

  • “Corporate Interest and the Power of Mines in Indigenous Writing and Film: Alexis Wright's Carpentaria (2006) and Ivan Sen's Goldstone (2016).” with Victoria Herche. Ecocritical Concerns and the Australian Continent, edited by Beate Neumeier and Helen Tiffin. Lanham: Rowman&Littlefield, Ecocritical Theory and Practice-Series, 2019, in print.

  • [With Beate Neumeier] "Remembrance and Memorialisation - Tom Wright's Black Diggers (2015) and the Anzac Myth." Der Erste Weltkrieg in der Dramatik, edited by Christian Klein and Franz-Josef Deiters, Metzler, 2018, pp. 223-236.