Literary Critic, PhD Student
University of LuxemburgFaculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education Route de Diekirch L-7220 Walferdange Research Unit: IPSE Office: Campus Walferdange, Bât. III, 0.09 E-Mail: nicole.karczmarzyk[at]uni.lu
PhD Student at the Universitty of Luxemburg
Trainee in Public Relations, Cologne.
Assistant Lecturer at University of Bielefeld.
Studies of Literary Studies and History at University of Bielefeld.
Publications and Lectures
Der Fall „tatort“ – Die Entschlüsselung eines Kultkrimis, Marburg: Tectum, 2010
14. August 2011 Lecture: „Aktuelle Diskurse im Tatort“, Sommerschule der Juso-Hochschulgruppen, Springe
The Myth of Empress Elisabeth of Austria and its Actualisations. A structural-functional investigation (working title)
By tracing the process of the evolving myth surrounding the empress Elisabeth of Austria since her death one would very likely find an almost continuous sinusoidal curve as a result. The aim of the thesis is to explore the question which mediating sociopolitical functions the myth fulfils and where its value lies within the national and historical myth systems (the ones of Austria and also Prussia/Germany) by analysing audio-visual media. The different cultural functionalisations of the myth at different times in history are to be elaborated by a diachronical reading. The thesis is trying to fill the gap of the frequently stated absence of female figures within the field of myth research and will point out functions of a contemporary myth and its different appearances. Beyond that those procedures and strategies of media will be addressed that lead a long constituted myth into serving as a collective character or figure which can continously be applicated into new thematical contexts.