Fakultät für Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften

Frau M.A. Lea Espinoza Garrido




No. 03, Level O.07 / Postfach Nr. 03, Ebene O.07


Office Hours Summer Term 2022

Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. and by appointment.

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News and Activities:



Edited Volumes, Monographs, and Special Issues

Journal Articles and Book Chapters


Reviews and Interviews


Forthcoming Publications (Selection)

  • Lea Espinoza Garrido. “Migrant Lives in a State of Exception (Part II): Sovereignty, Mobility and Agency in a Globalized World.” Migrant States of Exception II, special issue of Parallax, vol. 27, no. 3, forthcoming 2022 (with Yehuda Sharim et al.). [in print]

  • Lea Espinoza Garrido. “Documentary Filmmaking and the Representation of Migrant Lives: An Interview with Yehuda Sharim.” Migrant States of Exception II, special issue of Parallax, vol. 27, no. 3, forthcoming 2022 (with Sylvia Mieszkowski, Birgit Spengler, and Julia Wewior). [in print]

  • Lea Espinoza Garrido. “Berlin als transnationales Archiv: Stadt, Raum, und Erinnerung in Babylon Berlin.“ Babylon Berlin und die filmische (Re-)Modellierung der 1920-er Jahre, edited by Andreas Blöhdorn and Stephan Brössel. Rombach, forthcoming 2023 (with Felipe Espinoza Garrido). [accepted]

  • Lea Espinoza Garrido. “Transformations of the National – Rammstein’s “Deutschland” as a Provocation of German History.” Transformational POP. Transitions, Breaks, and Crises in Popular Music (Studies) (~Vibes – The IASPM D-A-CH Series 2), edited by Beate Flath, Christoph Jacke and Manuel Troike, forthcoming 2022 (with Jan Herbst et al.). [accepted]

Editorial Work

  • Digital Methods in Literary Studies, Jan Horstman and Frank Fischer (eds.), special issue # 6, Textpraxis: Digital Journal for Philology, vol. 18 (2.2020).

  • Textpraxis: Digital Journal for Philology, vol. 18 (2.2020).

  • Hybridity and Techniques of the Fantastic, Tobias Lambrecht and Ralph Müller (eds.), special issue # 4 of Textpraxis: Digital Journal for Philology (1.2020).

  • Textpraxis: Digital Journal for Philology vol. 17 (2.2019).

  • Textpraxis: Digital Journal for Philology vol. 16 (1.2019).

  • Autor und Werk. Wechselwirkungen und Perspektiven, Svetlana Efimova (ed.), special issue # 3 of Textpraxis: Digital Journal for Philology (2.2018).

  • Textpraxis: Digital Journal for Philology vol. 15 (1.2018).

  • Textpraxis: Digital Journal for Philology vol. 14 (3.2017).


TALKS (Selection)

  • 04/2022: Desert Power, Desert Thinking – New Epistemologies of the Wasteland in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune (2021). European Association of American Studies (EAAS), Madrid

  • 03/2022: Posthuman Anxieties in Contemporary American Pop Culture: Re-Visiting Altered Carbon’s Gothic Mode(s). Workshop “More-than-Human Studies”, Göttingen/Wuppertal/Karlstad

  • 02/2022: Opening Remarks: Migration, Agency, Community, and Kinship. Symposium “Agency, Community, Kinship – Representations of Migration Beyond Victimhood”, Wuppertal (with Carolin Gebauer and Julia Wewior)

  • 02/2022: Affect, (Non)Belonging, and Crisis: American Literature as a Literature of (Dis)Trust?. Workshop “Trust, Crisis, Catastrophe”, Wuppertal

  • 12/2021: Agency, Voice, and Silence in the Anthropocene – Navigating the Challenges of Posthumanism, Postcolonialism, and the Climate Crisis in Contemporary Life Writing. Symposium “Silence – Catastrophe – Crisis,” Münster

  • 05/2021: Disruptions of/in Queer Life Writing – Fragmentation, Materiality, and the Body in Laura Jane Grace’s Work. Workshop, “Narrated Lives, Remembered Selves,” Regensburg

  • 03/2020: Race and Gender in Rammstein’s “Deutschland”. Workshop “The Sound of Germany II – Rammstein’s “Deutschland”, Münster

  • 11/2019: Porous Borders, Porous Bodies – Negotiating Citizenship, Gender and States of Exception in Laila Halaby’s Once in a Promised Land. Symposium “Migrant States of Exception”, Wuppertal

  • 09/2019: Deconstructing the American Risk Society –Unreliable Narration and Knowledge Production in Showtime’s Homeland. Conference “Current Trajectories in Narrative Research”, Wuppertal

  • 07/2019: The Gothic Imagination in 21st Century Sci-Fi TV. Seminar “The American Gothic”, Augsburg

  • 06/2019: Posthuman Dystopian Fictions. Narrative Research Group, Center for Narrative Research, Wuppertal

  • 06/2019: Transmediality, Commodification, and Diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Lecture “North American Popular Cultures”, Wuppertal

  • 06/2019: Meditations on Authorship: Narrative Opacity in Sherley Anne Williams’ Neo-Slave Narrative. Annual Meeting Society for the Study of Narrative, Pamplona [cancelled]

  • 03/2019: US American Pop Music and the Legacy of Slavery, Conference “The Sound of Germany – Wie politisch ist der Pop?”, Münster

  • 11/2018: (Post)Memory, Trauma, and the City in Contemporary Zombie Narratives. Hotspots Lecture Series, Münster

  • 06/2018: Beyond the War on Terror: Marvel’s Postpost-9/11 Television. Poster presentation, Graduate School “Practices of Literature”, Münster

  • 03/2018: Feminist Challenges to Post-9/11 Nationalism in Dan Trachtenberg’s 10 Cloverfield Lane. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), Indianapolis

  • 11/2017: Spatial Negotiations of Race, Gender, and Disability in Contemporary U.S. Television. Postgraduate Forum (PGF) of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS/DGfA), Berlin

  • 10/2017: Black Spaces in the War on Terror – Marvel’s Luke Cage as Postpost-9/11 Television. Conference “Reading American TV Series”, Saarbrucken

  • 09/2017: Marvel’s New (Anti-)Heroes – Challenging the White Male Able-Bodied Superhero Norm. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Würzburg


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