Portrait and Research Interests
Martin Mühlheim's research interests include narrative and narratology, intertextuality and genre, and the concepts of collective memory and identity. He is particularly interested in how gender, ethnicity, and class intersect in literary texts, i.e. in the question how politics and ideology relate to (and are shaped in) fictional texts. Further interests include the theory of adaptation, the concept of irony, and metafiction.
Since he started working in the English Department in the fall of 2004, Martin Mühlheim has taught courses on narrative fiction and on drama. In addition, he has participated actively in several intra-departmental task groups involved in implementing the English Department's new bachelor and masters curricula. He was also a member of the organizing committee of Legacies, a conference held at the English Department on September 28, 2007, and the Peer Mentoring Group "Genius for Hire," which organized a serious of prestigious guest lectures in 2010 and 2011.
Martin Mühlheim is currently working on a thesis on the concept of home in works of fiction published after 1850, which he aims to complete by the spring of 2013.