Sandra Martina Schwab

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Education and Qualifications

since 2010: postdoctoral project "On Holiday with Mr. Punch: Travel and Transport in Punch, 1841-91"

2009: Ph.D. in English Literature - Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz - title of disseration: "Of Dragons, Knights and Virgin Maidens: Dragonslaying and Gender Roles from Richard Johnson to Modern Popular Fiction" - summa cum laude

2003: Magister Artium in English Literature, German Literature, and Folklore - Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz - 1,0 with distinction

Grants and Scholarships

2011: € 2500: grant to cover the printing costs of the Ph.D. thesis, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

2010: € 500: travel grant (for the RSVP conference at Yale University), Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

2002: Förderungsstipendium (research award / grant for final-year students), Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

2000/1: Erasmus Exchange Scholarship (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Employment History - Teaching Experience

summer 2010: visiting professor at York University, Toronto, Canada

2003-present:  lecturer in British Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

2001-2003:     student assistant in British Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

1999-2000:     student assistant in German Literature: editorial work for the centennary edition of Anna Seghers's Das siebte Kreuz


Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP)

Contemporary Drama in English (CDE)

Scottish Studies in Europe

Committee and Administrative Work

2011 - present: member of the administrative committee of the Fachbereich 05 - Philosophie & Philologie, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

2010: member of the scientific committee of the 2010 conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance (IASPR)

2008 – 2011: member of the administrative committee of the Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz


2011: mentee in the Christine de Pizan mentoring programme at Mainz University

participation in the research project "Sir Walter Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border" (coordinator: Sigrid Rieuwerts) as webdesigner and webmaster

webdesigner and webmaster of (conference website)

since February 2010: English language proficiency tests for the DAAD

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