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Kim Robe

Kim Robe, M.A.

  • Teaching and Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Barbara Straumann
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Kim Robe is currently a PhD candidate in English and American Literary Studies at the University of Zurich.

PhD Project

  • Violent Sensibilities: Western Masculinity and the (Re)enactment of Rage, Trauma, and Misogyny in the long 20th Century (working title).
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Barbara Straumann | Prof. Dr. Michael Frank

Among her research interests are gender studies, psychoanalysis, and film studies. She holds a BA in English and German Literature and Linguistics as well as an MA in English Literature.

MA Thesis

  • “Surface, Surface, Surface" - Unmasking the Male Narcissist in Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho and Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club.
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Bronfen

BA Theses

  • This Is Some Serious Gourmet Shit“ - An Analysis of Tarantinian Power Structures with Regard to Food.
    Supervisor: Dr. Stella Castelli
  • „Bin ich ein Mensch?“ - Eine Analyse des Prozesses ‘Tier-Werden’ nach Deleuze und Guattari bei Büchner.
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Philipp Theisohn

In FS23, she was employed as a teaching and research assistant to Prof. Straumann. As of HS23, she will be employed as an interim teaching and research assistant at Prof. Bronfen's chair.




FS23: Textual Analysis
HS23: Textual Analysis