Kristian Svane

Kristian Svane

MA Exchange Program Student in Germanic Languages and Literatures
Max Kade Scholar
Hamburg of University, B. A. (2018–2021)
University of Cologne (2015–2018)
research interests:
  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Intercultural Literary Studies
  • Narrative and Narratology
  • Intertextuality
  • Autofiction and Autosociobiography
  • Assemblage
  • Music in Literature
  • Media Culture
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    Kristian studied Media Culture and Digital Humanities at the University of Cologne before receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Teaching History and German at the University of Hamburg.

    Currently he is pursuing a master's degree in Germanic Literatures at the University of Hamburg. Kristian's research interests are mainly focussed on narrative texts, including autofiction, modernist novels, and shorter prose. In his work he explores the possibilities of applying structuralist, post-structuralist, translational, and intertextual literary and cultural theory on 20th and 21st century writing. In his bachelor's thesis "Reise in die Familiengeschichte(n). Autofiktionales Erinnern in „Herkunft“ von Saša Stanišić und „Vielleicht Esther“ von Katja Petrowskaja" he explores the figuration of the extratextual in contemporary family stories. Currently he is looking into comparative literature, deconstructivist theory, and the emergence of the autosociobiographical.