Prof. Dr. Katharina Boehm

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Office: IG 4.154

Tel: 069/798-32348

E-Mail: k.boehm@em.uni-frankfurt.de

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Katharina Boehm is Professor of English Literature. She joined the department in 2021 from the University of Regensburg. Her research centres on British literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a focus on interfaces between literary production and the history of science and media. Particular interests include the relationship between literary expression and practices of knowledge production in other fields (antiquarianism, historiography, natural history, and medicine); the history of the book and cultures of print; literature and the visual arts; literature and ecology.

Visiting Positions

  • Elected Research Associate, Darwin College, University of Cambridge (2016-17, 6 months)
  • Junior Fellowship, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) (2013-14)
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, English Department, Rutgers (2012-13)

Fellowships and Prizes

  • Habilitation Award, Universität Regensburg (2019)
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, Fakultät für Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften, Universität Regensburg (2015)
  • Elected Junior Fellow of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften & Elected Member of the Junges Kolleg (2014)
  • Elected Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe (2014)
  • Elected Member of the International Association of University Professors of English (2014)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, Volkswagen Stiftung (2012-13)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, DAAD (2012-13, declined)
  • PhD Scholarship, Gerda Henkel Foundation (2007-2009)
  • Robert's Grant, King's College London (2009)
  • Student-led Initiative Award, British Arts and Humanities Research Council (2008-2009)
  • Postgraduate Scholarship, School of European Languages and Cultures, University of Kent (2005-2006)
  • Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) (2003-2007)

Professional Service

  • Elected Member of the Executive Board of the International Association of Professors of English (2018-)
  • Elected Chair of the Junges Kolleg, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (2017-19)
  • Referee for Cambridge University Press; Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan, Victorian Review, Nineteenth Century Studies, Victorian Periodicals Review, Textus, Entertext, Gaskell Journal, Victorian Network

Publications

Publications

Monographs

Tangible Pasts: Fiction, Antiquarian Practices, and British Culture, 1700-1830. In preparation.

Charles Dickens and the Sciences of Childhood: Popular Medicine, Child Health and Victorian Culture. Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture Series. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Edited Volumes

Gothic Ecologies in British Culture: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present. = Special issue of the Journal for the Study of British Cultures. 27.2 (2020) [Co-edited with Stephan Karschay]. In print.

Anglistentag 2017 Regensburg. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2018. [ Co-edited with Anne-Julia Zwierlein, Jochen Petzold, and Martin Decker].

Mediating the Materiality of the Past, 1700-1930. = Special Issue of Word & Image 33.3 (2017). [Co-edited with Victoria Mills].

Vetusta Monumenta: Ancient Monuments. Digital edition. 2015-. Digital humanities project in conjunction with Noah Heringman, Crystal B. Lake and Matthew Reeve. vetustamonumenta.org

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging in Nineteenth-Century Culture. New York: Routledge, 2013. [ Co-edited with Anne-Julia Zwierlein and Anna Farkas].

Bodies and Things in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture. Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture Series. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Urban Mobility: New Maps of Victorian London. ‘New Agenda’ Issue of the Journal of Victorian Culture 15.2 (2010). [Co-edited with Josephine McDonagh].

Editorship

Victorian Network. 2008-2015 

Journal Articles

‘Crossover Fiction and the Adolescent Economy of Writing in the Works of Margo Lanagan’, Textual Practice 33.6 (2019), 1005-23.

‘Empiricism, Antiquarian Fieldwork and the (In)Visibilization of the Past in the Early Eighteenth Century’, Mediating the Materiality of the Past, 1700-1930  = Special Issue of Word & Image 33.3 (2017), 257-66.

‘Introduction: Mediating the Materiality of the Past,1700-1930’, Mediating the Materiality of the Past, 1700-1930  = Special Issue of Word & Image 33.3 (2017), 233-39.

‘Popular Antiquities: Romantic Antiquarianism and the Historicization of Merry England’, Journal for the Study of British Cultures, 23.1 (2016). 57-73.

‘The Economics of Intellectual Labor in Thomas Middleton's City Comedies’, SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, 56.2 (2016), 551-72.

‘Historiography and the Material Imagination in the Novels of Sarah Waters’, Studies in the Novel 43.2 (2011), 237-57.

‘Introduction: Urban Mobility’ [with J. McDonagh], Journal of Victorian Culture (‘New Agenda’ Issue Urban Mobility: New Maps of Victorian London) 15.2 (2010), 194-200.

‘Charles Dickens, the Social Mission of Pediatrics, and the Great Ormond Hospital for Sick Children’, Victorian Review 35.1 (2009), 115-35.

 Book Chapters

‘Asiatick Researches: Eastern Religions, the Missionary Movement, and the Heritage of Enlightenment Orientalism in the Early Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Indian Novel.’ Placing Religion in the Enlightenment. Ed. Daniel Fulda, Laura Stevens, und Sabine Volk-Birke. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.

‘Crafting the Past: Antiquarianism and the Eighteenth Century Novel.’ Edinburgh Companion to the Eighteenth-Century Novel. Ed. Mary Newbould and Jakub Lipski. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Forthcoming 2022.

 ‘“The happiest vehicles of antiquarian knowledge”: The Visual Arts and Romantic Antiquarianism.’ Edinburgh Companion to Romanticisim and the Arts. Ed. Maureen McCue and Sophie Thomas. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021. In print.

‘Antiquarian Pygmalions: The Female Body, Ancient Statuary and the Idea of Imaginative Transport in the Eighteenth Century’. Sculpture, Sexuality and History, Encounters in Literature, Culture and the Arts from the Eighteenth Century to the Present. Ed. Jana Funke and Jennifer Grove. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 35-56.

‘"I am everyone": Kollektiv und Ich-Narrative in Salman Rushdies Midnight's Children und The Moor's Last Sigh.Vom unrettbaren zum wiedergefundenen Ich: Identitätsnarrative im 20. Jahrhundert. Ed. Heribert Tommek und Christian Steltz. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2016. 233-53.

‘Enlightenment Fictions and Objects: The Bluestockings and the Matter of History.’ Anglistentag 2014 Proceedings. Ed. Rainer Emig and Jana Gohrisch. Heidelberg: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2015. 203-12.

‘Gender and Medical Realism in the Poetry of Donald Hall.’ Gender and Disease in Literary and Medical Cultures. Ed. Anne-Julia Zwierlein and Iris Heid. Heidelberg: Winter, 2014. 193-212.

‘Transatlanticism and the Old Indian: Old Age and Cross-Racial Mentorship in Narratives of National Belonging.’ Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging in Nineteenth-Century Culture. Ed. Katharina Boehm, Anna Farkas and Anne-Julia Zwierlein. New York: Routledge, 2013. 95-114.

‘Introduction’ [with Anna Farkas and Anne-Julia Zwierlein]. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging in Nineteenth-Century Culture. Ed. Katharina Boehm, Anna Farkas and Anne-Julia Zwierlein. New York: Routledge, 2013. 1-17.

‘Armut, Affekt und Sozialkritik in Dickens’ Christmas Carol und der Viktorianischen Presse.’ ‚Klassiker‘ der Internationalen Jugendliteratur: Kulturelle und epochenspezifische Diskurse aus der Sicht der Fachdisziplinen. Ed. Anita Schilcher and Claudia Pechner. Baltmannsweiler: Schneider-Verlag Hohengehren, 2013. 139-56.

‘Bodies and Things in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture: Introduction’. Bodies and Things in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture. Ed. Katharina Boehm. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, 1-16.

‘Malthusianism and Anatomical Science in Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist’, Anglistentag 2007 Proceedings. Ed. Klaus Stierstorfer. Heidelberg: Winter, 2008, 425-34.

Shorter Contributions

‘Plate II.XIII Clitheroe Castle.’ Vetusta Monumenta: Ancient Monuments. Ed. Noah Heringman, Katharina Boehm, Crystal Lake und Matthew Reeve. 2020. Online: https://scalar.missouri.edu/vm/vol2plate13-clithero-castle

‘Plate II.XI Sandal Castle.’ Vetusta Monumenta: Ancient Monuments. Ed. Noah Heringman, Katharina Boehm, Crystal Lake und Matthew Reeve. 2020. Online:  https://scalar.missouri.edu/vm/vol2plate11-sandal-castle

‘Plate XLVI Tickhill Castle.’ Vetusta Monumenta: Ancient Monuments. Ed. Noah Heringman, Katharina Boehm, Crystal Lake und Matthew Reeve. 2019. Online: https://scalar.missouri.edu/vm/vol1plate46-tickhill-castle

‘Plate XLIV Knaresborough Castle.’ Vetusta Monumenta: Ancient Monuments. Ed. Noah Heringman, Katharina Boehm, Crystal Lake und Matthew Reeve. 2019. Online: https://scalar.missouri.edu/vm/vol1plate44-knaresborough-castle

‘Plate XLII Pontefract Castle.’ Vetusta Monumenta: Ancient Monuments. Ed. Noah Heringman, Katharina Boehm, Crystal Lake und Matthew Reeve. 2019. Online: https://scalar.missouri.edu/vm/vol1plate42-pontefract-castle

‘Plate XLI Lancaster Castle.’ Vetusta Monumenta: Ancient Monuments. Ed. Noah Heringman, Katharina Boehm, Crystal Lake und Matthew Reeve. 2016. Online: https://scalar.missouri.edu/vm/vol1plate41-lancaster-castle

‘Plate VII Eleanor Cross.’ Vetusta Monumenta Digital Edition. Ed. Noah Heringman, Katharina Boehm, Crystal Lake und Matthew Reeve. 2015. Online: https://scalar.missouri.edu/vm/vol1plate7-waltham-cross

‘Plates XLIX Tutbury Castle.’ Vetusta Monumenta Digital Edition. Ed. Noah Heringman, Katharina Boehm, Crystal Lake und Matthew Reeve. 2015. Online: https://scalar.missouri.edu/vm/vol1plate39-tutbury-castle

‘Plate XL Melbourne Castle.’ Vetusta Monumenta: Ancient Monuments. Ed. Noah Heringman, Katharina Boehm, Crystal Lake und Matthew Reeve. 2015. Online: https://scalar.missouri.edu/vm/vol1plate40-melbourne-castle

 ‘The Cultural Politics of Ageing in the Nineteenth Century: Interdisciplinary Perspectives’, Conference Report, Zeitschrift für Germanistik 22 (2012), 412-14.

‘Historical Fiction’, ‘Epistolary Novel’, ‘Orientalism’, ‘Sublime.’ Companion to Literary Romanticism. Ed. Andrew Maunder. New York: Facts on File, 2010.

‘Conversation: Curiosity and Talking in the Nineteenth-Century’, Conference Report, History Workshop Journal 65 (2008), 274-76.



Reviews

Review of Lynn Festa’s Fiction Without Humanity: Person, Animal, Thing in Early Enlightenment Literature and Culture, The Review of English Studies 71.302 (2020), 996-998.

Review of Monika Pietzrak-Franger’s Syphilis in Victorian Literature and Culture: Medicine, Knowledge and the Spectacle of Victorian Invisibility’, Journal for the Study of British Cultures 26.2 (2019), 226-229.

Review of Simon Goldhill’s The Buried Life of Things: How Objects Made History in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Notes and Queries 63.2 (2016), 319-320.

Review of Paul Young’s Globalization and the Great Exhibition, ZAA – A Quarterly of Language 160; Literature and Culture 58.4 (2010), 399-400.

Review of Monica Flegel’s Conceptualizing Cruelty to Children in Nineteenth-Century England: Literature, Representation, and the NSPPC, Dickens Quarterly 27.3 (2010), 236-38.

Conferences

Conferences

Organisation of Conferences, Workshops and Sessions

01/2020     Session, "Theorizing Antiquarian Practice: Material Culture, Visual Epistemologies, and the Production of Historical Knowledge", BSECS, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford.
09/2019     Conference:‘Anthropocene (Post)Humanities’, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, München.
07/2019     Session ‘Knowledge in Transit: Romantic Print Networks and the Circulation of Knowledge’, 15th International Congress on the Enlightenment, Edinburgh.
02/2019     Symposium, Study Day and Round Table: ‘Objects of Wonder: The Global Lives of Things in the Long Nineteenth Century’, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, München.
09/2017     Conference, co-organised with Anne-Julia Zwierlein, Jochen Petzold, and Martin Decker: ‘Anglistentag 2017’, Universität Regensburg.
02/2016     Conference: ‘Present Pasts: Historical Consciousness and the Experience of Modernity’, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, München.
07/2014     Conference: ‘Mediating History’s Materiality, 1700-1900’, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
09/2013     Conference: ‘Traveling Objects: Eighteenth-Century Culture and the Matter of History’, Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University (funding: VolkswagenStiftung)
01/2013     Session ‘Material Culture and Phenomenologies of Time, 1760-1815’, 128th MLA Annual Convention, Boston.
11/2011     Conference, co-organised with Anne-Julia Zwierlein (Universität Regensburg): ‘The Cultural Politics of Aging in the Nineteenth Century’, Universität Regensburg.
05/2008     Conference, co-organised with Jo McDonagh (King’s College London): ‘Street Life: Victorian Culture at the Crossroads’, English Department, King’s College London
09/2008     Conference, co-organised with Rosemary Tate: ‘Bodies and Things in Victorian Literature and the Matter of Culture’, English Department, University of Oxford.