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Dr. Victoria Herche

Research Assistant & Assistant Editor of Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies

Department of English I
University of Cologne
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
50923 Cologne
Germany

Office: Philosophikum, Room 1.106

Tel: +49 (0) 221 / 470 - 2338

E-Mail: victoria.herche@uni-koeln.de

Key Research Areas

  • Migration and Refugee Studies
  • Australian Literature and Film
  • Post-Colonial Theory
  • Ecocriticism
  • Blue, Energy and Atmospheric Humanities
  • Postcolonial Science Fiction
  • Film Theory and History
  • Popular Culture and Psychoanalytic Theory
  • The Works of David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock

Recent Publications

  • The Adolescent Nation: Re-Imagining Youth and Coming of Age in Contemporary Australian Film. Anglistische Forschungen. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2021.
  • “‘Boat people’ in Australian Cinema: The Missing Boat in Khoa Do’s Mother Fish (2009).” Migrant Australia: From Botany Bay to Manus Island, edited by Katrin Althans et al. WVT, 2022, pp. 133-145.
  • “Queering the Dreaming: Representations of the ‘Other’ in the Indigenous Australian Speculative Television Series Cleverman.” Gender Forum: Special Issue on Gender and Sexuality in Australian Speculative Fiction, edited by Bettina Burger, David Kern, and Lucas Mattila, no. 81, 2021, pp. 30-47.
  • ““Listen to your tribal voice”: Embodying Locality in German-Australian Music Encounters. The Case of Peter Maffay and Yothu Yindi.” Australian Studies Journal | Zeitschrift für Australienstudien, vol. 35, 2021, pp. 145-155. DOI: 10.35515/zfa/asj.35/2021.12.
  • “Environmental Violence in Australia: The Effects of Mining and Its Representation in the Indigenous Australian Film Satellite Boy.Narrating Violence in the Postcolonial World, edited by Rebecca Romdhani and Daria Tunca, Routledge, Research in Postcolonial Literatures Series, 2021, 201-213. DOI: 10.4324/9781003110231-11.
  • “Fatal Equilibrium: Air and the End of a Universe in Ted Chiang’s “Exhalation”.” with David Kern. Venti: Air, Experience, and Aesthetics, vol. 2, no. 1, Summer 2021, online access.