Dr Simone Klapper

PhD

 
researcher
 

Biography

Simone Klapper has been a DAAD-lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Galway since 2016 where she also completed her PhD in 2014. She is a graduate of the University of Siegen and the ZfsL Bonn (Centre for teaching training Bonn, 2. Staatsexamen). Before coming back to Galway in 2016, she taught German Literature, Language and Philosophy in Bonn. Her research is primarily in the area of 20th century German literature, Psychoanalysis, gender studies and Post-War German Literature and Posthumanism. Currently she is investigating parasitic logics in literature and film.  



Research Interests

Modern German Literature (especially Schnitzler, Bachmann, Handke, Th. Mann, Zweig), Literature and Suicide, Gender Studies, Literature and the Parasite, Posthumanism, Yiddish Literature

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Making Suicide Unreadable: On Ingeborg Bachmann’s “Das Buch Franza”'
Klapper, S. (2013) 'Making Suicide Unreadable: On Ingeborg Bachmann’s “Das Buch Franza”'. Germanistik In Ireland, 3 :93-105 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Writing the Self and Writing the Other: Memory, Trauma and Suicide in Peter Handke’s Wunschloses Unglück (A Sorrow Beyond Dreams)'
Klapper, S. (2017) 'Writing the Self and Writing the Other: Memory, Trauma and Suicide in Peter Handke’s Wunschloses Unglück (A Sorrow Beyond Dreams)' In: Gender, Nation, Text: Exploring Constructs of Identity. Zürich: Lit Verlag. [Details]
(2012) 'The Aesthetics of Fear in Ingeborg Bachmann's Novel Fragment Das Buch Franza'
Klapper, S. (2012) 'The Aesthetics of Fear in Ingeborg Bachmann's Novel Fragment Das Buch Franza' In: Fearful Symmetries. Oxford: Interdisciplinary-Press. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2018) The Binghamton University German Studies Colloquium 2018 BUGSC IX: News from Nature / Nachrichten aus der Natur,
Simone Klapper (2018) Innovative Invasions: Parasitic Logic in 'Upstream Color', 'Jordskott' and 'The Girl with all the Gifts'. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Binghamton University German Studies Colloquium 2018 BUGSC IX: News from Nature / Nachrichten aus der Natur, Binghamton University SUNY, Binghamton, NY , 20-APR-18 - 21-APR-18. [Details]
(2018) School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Research Day,
Simone Klapper (2018) Transgressing Boundaries: Parasites and Posthumanism in Shane Carruth's ‘Upstream Colour’. [Conference Paper], School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Research Day, National University of Ireland, Galway , 30-MAY-18 - 30-MAY-18. [Details]
(2013) Identities in Flux: Conflict, Construction, the Self and the Other,
Simone Klapper (2013) Writing the Self and Writing the Other: Memory, Trauma and Suicide in Handke’s Wunschloses Unglück [A sorrow beyond dreams]. [Conference Paper], Identities in Flux: Conflict, Construction, the Self and the Other, Trinity College Dublin , 30-MAY-13 - 31-MAY-13. [Details]
(2012) ECHO Seminar Series,
Simone Klapper (2012) ‘Challenging the Notion of the Uniform Subject: Suicide as an Act of Female Self-Authorship in the Fiction of Schnitzler & Zweig’. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ECHO Seminar Series, Moore Institute NUIG , 20-MAR-12 - 20-MAR-12. [Details]
(2011) 5th Global Conference, Interdisciplinary Net: Fear, Horror Terror,
Simone Klapper (2011) The Aesthetics of Fear in Ingeborg Bachmann’s Novel Fragment “Das Buch Franza”. [Conference Paper], 5th Global Conference, Interdisciplinary Net: Fear, Horror Terror, Oxford, Mansfield College , 06-SEP-11 - 08-SEP-11. [Details]
(2011) International Postgraduate German Studies Conference Cork,
Simone Klapper (2011) The Depiction of Suicide and Speechlessness in Ingeborg Bachmann's Das Buch Franza. [Conference Paper], International Postgraduate German Studies Conference Cork, University College Cork , 09-MAY-11 - 09-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011) PhD Research Day – Postgraduate Conference School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures NUIG,
Simone Klapper (2011) Postgraduate Conference, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures NUIG. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], PhD Research Day – Postgraduate Conference School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures NUIG, National University of Ireland, Galway , 02-DEC-11 - 02-DEC-11. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2009 NUI Galway Research Grant NUI Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Modernist Studies Ireland Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Teaching & Learning Committee Member, Plagiarism Advisor (German) /

Teaching Interests

German Language, Level A1-C2
Modern German Literature
Modern German History
German for Commerce