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Kim Robe

Kim Robe, M.A.

  • Assistant American Literature & Culture
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Kim Robe is currently a PhD candidate in English and American Literary Studies at the University of Zurich. She has been working as a teaching and research assistant for the English Department since HS23. In FS23, she was employed as an interim teaching and research assistant to Prof. Dr. Barbara Straumann. 


PhD Project

  • Violent Sensibilities. Masculinities in American Novels and Films of the 1990s.
    Supervisor Committee: 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




  • English Literature: Textual Analysis | Seminar Group 1
  • Literary and Cultural Analysis: Intermediality | Beyond the Page: Unveiling the Metafictional Landscape
  • Advanced Research Internship: Character Networks and Literary Analysis
  • English Literature: Textual Analysis | Seminar Group 1
  • English Literature: Textual Analysis | Seminar Group 6