Graduate student dissertations and theses

PhD dissertations
Author Title Year Supervisor
Kampen Robinson, Christine Contesting the Centre: Low German-speaking Mennonite Identity, Language, and Literary Constructions 2017 Grit Liebscher
Roth, Daniela Migration and Adolescence: The (Im-)Possibility of Transnational Agency in Alina Bronsky's Scherbenpark (2008), Steven Uhly's Adams Fuge (2011) and Martin Horváth's Mohr im Hemd oder wie ich auszog, die Welt zu retten (2012) 2017 Michael Boehringer and Justus Fetscher (Mannheim)
Scholz, Kyle

Online Digital Game-Based Language Learning Environments: Opportunities for Second Language Development

2016 Mathias Schulze
Weimer-Stuckmann, Gerlinde

Teachers' Subjective Perspectives on Foreign Language Vocabulary Learning and Teaching

2015 Barbara Schmenk
Cattell, Allison

Disability Drama: Semiotic Bodies and Diegetic Subjectivities in post-WWI German Expressionist Drama

2014 Michael Boehringer

Kleinhals, Belinda

Mit Texttieren jenseits der Grenze des Schweigens sprechen. Sprachkrise, Machtdiskurse, und eine Poetologie des Offenen in der deutschsprachigen Nachkriegsliteratur am Beispiel Wolfdietrich Schnurres, Guenter Eichs und Ilse Aichingers

2013 Alice Kuzniar

Leger, Myriam

Neoliberal Governmentality in the Red-Green Era: Tracing Facets of the Entrepreneurial Self in Three Contemporary German Novels 2012 Barbara Schmenk
Melnykevych, Viktoriya The Stage History of Goethe's Faust I in Imperial Russia: Performance and Archival Record
2012 David G. John
Mueller, Mareike Learners' Identity Negotiations and Beliefs about Pronunciation in Study Abroad Contexts
2011 Barbara Schmenk
Penner, Nikolai The High German of Russian Mennonites in Ontario 2010 Mathias Schulze
Reichert, Tetyana An Analysis of Peer Activities to Inform Foreign Language Learning: Word Searches, Voice, and the Use of Non-Target Languages 2010 Grit Liebscher
Wood, Peter QuickAssist Extensive Reading for Learners of German Using CALL Technologies 2010 Mathias Schulze
Lin, Ching-yi Learning German Vocabulary: An Investigation into Learners' Use of Vocabulary Learning Strategies 2008 Barbara Schmenk
Michaeli, Rudolf W Continuities and transformations in scholarly writing, 1919 to 1963: Landschaft, Stamm and Wesen in selected works by Josef Nadler, Walter Muschg, and Benno von Wiese 2005  
MA theses
Author Title Year Supervisor
Swyers, Erica Investigating Learner Beliefs Using the Lego Serious Play Method 2017 Barbara Schmenk
Sullivan, Alexander I ought-to learn a language, but it's not ideal: Motivation in learners of German 2017 Barbara Schmenk
Baumann, Julia Keeping It Simple. Short Stories Written by the Young Generation in post-war Germany 2017 Justus Fetscher (Mannheim)
Buhl, Anne Arthur Schnitzler's Traumnovelle - Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. Das Geheimnis der Ehe 2017 Justus Fetscher (Mannheim)
Hallwachs, Judith Approaches to "Interculturality", "Transculturality" and "Culture Reflexivity" in Self-Help Literature 2017 Beate Henn-Memmesheimer (Mannheim)
Krieger, Janina Television in Literature 2017 Christa Karpenstein-Eßbach (Mannheim)
Morick, Louisa Communicative Practices of Resistance in Psychotherapy Interactions: Patients resistance to Solution-Oriented Questions 2017 Thomas Spranz-Fogasy (Mannheim)
Stremlau, Philipp Communicative Practices of Resistance in in Psychotherapy Interactions: Patients' resistance through reactive Ich-weiß-nicht constructions 2017 Thomas Spranz-Fogasy (Mannheim)
Schaefer, Sonja "Biste etwa einer von den roten Gebhardts?" Identities between Family and Society in Klaus Kordon's Trilogie der Wendepunkte 2017 Ulrich Kittstein (Mannheim)
Katzer, Caterina German-Canadian Identitiy Negotiation. A Comparative Study About "Selbsterfindung" in Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye (1988) and Felicitas Hoppe's Hoppe (2012) 2016 Thomas Wortmann (Mannheim)
Weiß, Melanie Repairs of Time References in Psychodiagnostic Talks 2016 Thomas Spranz-Fogasy (Mannheim)
Barnett, Richard Recent German Memorials to Jewish Victims of World War II 2016 James Skidmore
Lindinger, Wes Language Shift Processes in the German-speaking Community of Waterloo Region 2016 Mathias Schulze
Matthews-Roper, Misty Responding to Ethical Dilemmas in the Anthropocene: Sven Boettcher's Prophezeiung 2016 James Skidmore
Lapalme, Jeffrey "Dieses Unterlases ist zu einem Kreiswichs geworden." An SFL-based investigation of the Anti-language of r/kreiswichs 2016 Mathias Schulze
Unkelbach, Katharina The Construction of Cultural Alterity in the German Crime Series Tatort 2016 Justus Fetscher (Mannheim)
Schmidt, Lisa Marie Narrative Seach for the Golden Spikes. Analyzing the Anthropocene in Theory and Fiction 2016 Justus Fetscher (Mannheim)
Marsh, Sara The 'Immersive Experience' of Language Learning: Student Perceptions, Experiences, and Transitions between Online and On-Campus Learning Environments 2016 Mathias Schulze
Antoniazzi, Taylor

Writing the Self: An Examination of Self-Narration and Identity Construction in Alina Bronsky's Scherbenpark and Julya Rabinowich's Spaltkopf

2016 Michael Boehringer
Eberz, Isabelle =und wenn_s nun mal heißt dass die männer mehr leistung BRINgen?: An interactional to the functions of the modal particle "nun mal" approach 2016 Emma Betz
Huehner, Lisa how Gabriotto writes a letter to his loved one Philomena - the narratological function of letters in Jörg Wickram's "Gabriotto und Reinhart" 2016 Katharina Philipowski (Mannheim)
Matthews-Roper, Misty Responding to Ethical Dilemmas in the Anthropocene: Sven Böttcher's Prophezeiung 2016 James Skidmore
Werthmueller, Sara Kometensplitter einer Biographie und die vielstimmige Beweglichkeit der Kunst. Autofiktionales Erzählen in Felicitas Hoppes Hoppe? 2015 Justus Fetscher (Mannheim)
Mueller, Maike Zwischen Vater und Mann. Die Krise von Familie und Männerrolle in Breaking Bad 2015 Christoph Weiß (Mannheim)
Bendig, Ina Diversity Management: The Programmatic Treatment of Cultural Diversity. A Linguistic Analysis 2015 Beate Henn-Memmesheimer (Mannheim)
Schirm, Samuel Also meine freundin sie kommt aus schwaben: Use of the German participle 'also' in a study abroad context 2015 Emma Betz
Andrews, Derek Assisted Dying in Swiss Literature: Power and Agency in Max Frisch's Jürg Reinhart and Lukas Bärfuss' Alices Reise in die Schweiz 2015 Michael Boehringer
Sedlmaier, Tobias "Denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun..." - Opfermythos und Sündenbockritual in Hermann Brochs Die Verzauberung 2014 Michael Boehringer
Templin, Stefanie Postadolescent Novels in Contemporary German and Canadian Literature: Defining Features and Character Development of In Plüschgewittern's and The Flying Troutmans' Protagonists 2014 Justus Fetscher (Mannheim)
Roitsch, Julia Globality and Locality in the Discourse of Advertising: the Use and Function of Language Variation in TV Commercials 2014 Beate Henn-Memmesheimer (Mannheim)
Linneweber, Judith Analysing "aber" as a Disagreement Marker in written and spoken German by combining two different Approaches: Corpus Linguistics & Conversation Analysis 2014 Ludwig Eichinger (Mannheim)
Leuner, Katharina Multilingualism Management at Work: Language Policies, Practices, and Perceptions in German Multinational Corporations. A Case Study 2014 Beate Henn-Memmesheimer (Mannheim)
Hoffmann, Pia Between Discipline and Tenderness - The Father Figures in Theodor Storm's Novellas 2014 Justus Fetscher (Mannheim)
Burkert, Anna Die Bedeutung von High Context Cultures vs. Low Context Cultures im interkulturellen Training 2014 Beate Henn-Memmesheimer (Mannheim)
Geyer, Anne Identity Constructions of People with Disability in German Film. An Analysis of the sensory Disabilities Deafness and Blindness in Jenseits der Stille and Erbsen auf Halb Sechs 2014 Jochen Hörisch (Mannheim)
Oestreich, Hannah The Knowledge of German Phrases in a Multilingual Context: An Empirical Study among German-Speaking Canadians 2014 Stefan Engelberg (Mannheim)
Johne, Alexandra Endlich frei? Die Darstellung des Endes der DDR in Thomas Brussigs Helden wie wir und Wie es leuchtet 2014 Jochen Hörisch (Mannheim)
Redler, Jennifer Unrechtsstaat or "Normal" State? Authenticity and the Portrayal of the German Democratic Republic on Film 2014 James M. Skidmore
Hagman, Tanya How to Communicate Global Warming? Tracking Narrative Streams in Ilija Trojanow's EisTau 2014 Alice Kuzniar
Cooper, Stephanie Analyzing narrated language use: What does it mean to be a German speaker? 2014 Grit Liebscher
Borodina, Svetlana Ethnic Identity of Russian Germans in Interaction: Attitudes towards Food Habits 2013 Beate Henn-Memmesheimer (Mannheim)
Knapp, Nicole Humour as a vehicle of cultural memory in Leander Haußmann's Sonnenallee and Wolfgang Becker's Good Bye Lenin! 2013 Justus Fetscher (Mannheim)
Riethmueller, Antje Sind wir nicht alle ein bisschen Dora? Eine Untersuchung der Funktion psychischer Krankheiten anhand der Raumkonstruktion in Irena Vrkljans Buch über Dora 2013 Jochen Hörisch (Mannheim)
Aylward, Stephen Poshlost’ in Nabokov’s Dar through the Prism of Lotman’s Literary Semiotics 2011 Sarah Turner
Hasenzahl, Kerstin Spannung zwischen Realität und Fiktion: Die Rolle des Autors in Cornelia Funkes Roman Tintenherz 2011 Michael Boehringer
Klein, Markus Sebastian "Dies ist deutsche Literatur, nur ohne Komma und Punkt" - Entwicklung, Methodologie und Analyse von Deutschrap 2011 Paul Malone
Roth, Daniela Hildegard Erzählen über Genozid in der neusten deutschsprachigen Afrikaliteratur am Beispiel von Lukas Bärfuss' "Hundert Tage" und Rainer Wocheles "Der General und der Clown" 2011 Michael Boehringer
Weinheimer, Johannes Was ist link(s) und recht(s)? Eine Untersuchung der moralischen Gesetzmäßigkeiten in Goethes Die Wahlverwandtschaften 2011 David G. John