Doris Hardt

    Doris Hardt is a PhD candidate at Goethe University in Frankfurt. She studied American, English and German Studies at Goethe University and at NUIG in Ireland. She graduated with a M.A. thesis on the African American trickster figure. Her PhD thesis focuses on transculturality and globalization in Anglophone African crime fiction. She works as a teacher for German as a foreign language and phonetics.  
since 02/2014     PhD candidate at Goethe University, Frankfurt  
2006-2012     Student of American, English and German Studies at Goethe University in Frankfurt  
2009-2010     Erasmus student at NUIG (National University of Ireland, Galway)  
Nov. 2012     Magistra Artium (Thesis: The African American ‘trickster’ figure in Harris’ Uncle Remus tales)  
Dissertation project
(preliminary title)
    “Transculturality and globalization in anglophone African crime fiction”
(Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Frank Schulze-Engler)
Research interests     Crime Fiction; Anglophone Literatures; Transcultural Studies  
  • GNEL/ASNEL – Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English
  • LITPROM - Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Literatur aus Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika e.V.
  • Postgraduate Forum "Postcolonial Narrations"
  • Royal African Society
  • EACLALS - European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies

Contact: doris.hardt.ffm(at)