Fakultät für Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften

M.A. Lea Espinoza Garrido







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

Office Hours Winter Term 2023-2024

Online via Zoom. Please register via Moodle or make an appointment via e-mail.

Current Activities:


Edited Volumes, Monographs, and Special Issues

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Reviews and Interviews

Editorial Work


  • Narrative and Discursive (Trans)Formations Beyond the War on Terror (PhD project)
  • U.S. American Literature as a Literature of (Un)Doing Trust
  • Narrating the Climate Crisis: Children’s Literature and/in the Anthropocene

TALKS (Selection)

Contemporary Caribbean Fiction. Symposium “More-than-Human Studies,” Karlstad.

  • 06/2022: Relational Responsibility/Responsible Relationality in a More-than-Human World. Symposium: “Articulations of the Nonhuman Turn in Theory, Literature, and the Arts,” Göttingen.
  • 06/2022: Towards a Postpost-9/11 Mode? Narrative and Discursive (Trans)Formation Beyond the War on Terror. Düsseldorf.
  • 05/2022: Negotiating Social and Environmental Justice in U.S. American Pop Music. Seminar “Environmental Justice,” Potsdam.
  • 05/2022: More-than-Human Representations in Contemporary North American Film and Television. Lecture Series “Critical Futures: The Humanities in a More-than-Human World,” Wuppertal.
  • 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: 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.
  • 11/2021: Roundtable: The Migrants That (Still) Don’t Matter. Lecture Series “Talks with Taste,” Wuppertal.
  • 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 due to illnesss].
  • 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.


TEACHING (Selection)

  • (Trans)Formations in North American Literature and Culture | University of Wuppertal
  • Narrating the Climate Crisis – Empathy, Responsibility, (Dis)Trust | University of Wuppertal
  • Introduction to Literary Studies | University of Wuppertal
  • Zombie Narratives | University of Münster
  • Complex TV | University of Münster
  • Hotspots in Literary/Cultural Studies and Linguistics | University of Münster
  • The African American Literary Tradition | University of Wuppertal
  • Madness in American Fiction | University of Münster
  • Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies II | University of Münster
  • Gender in Horror Movies | University of Münster
  • Communicating Texts and Theories: From Slavery to Black Lives Matter | University of Münster
  • Academic Skills | University of Münster
  • Communicating Texts and Theories: Slavery on Page and Screen | University of Münster
  • Race and Gender in Contemporary American Film and Fiction | University of Münster

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