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Annalina Benner

Research Assistant, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Nünning 



Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Institut für Anglistik / English Department
Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10 B 304
35394 Giessen

Phone: +49 (0) 641 / 99 30 09 5





Information for Students
Please reach out via e-mail to schedule an online or in-person office hour during the lecture-free period.
B.A. and teacher training (Lehramt) students interested in thesis supervision or examination for the Erste Staatsprüfung are asked to request an office hour via e-mail to go over the bureaucratic work together.

Psychologische Beratungsstelle: The PBS team is available to students as a point of contact for all issues that are troubling them in the context of their studies or also in their private lives.


Research Interests

Musico-Literary Intermediality

African American Literature and Culture

Graphic Memoirs

Life Writing



European PhDnet Literary and Cultural Studies

International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA)

International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)

International PhD Programme Literary and Cultural Studies (IPP)

International Society for Intermedial Studies (ISIS)


Academic CV

since 09/2022

Editorial Team Member

On_Culture: The Open Journal for the Study of Culture

since 04/2022

Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Nünning

Department of English, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

10/2019 - 04/2020

Teaching Assistant

World Languages Department, Eastern Michigan University (USA)

09/2019 – 12/2019

B.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Study Abroad Semester without Degree)

Eastern Michigan University (USA)

10/2017 - 04/2023

Erste Staatsprüfung für das Lehramt an Hauptschulen und Realschulen (English and History)

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie

10/2016 – 12/2021

Erste Staatsprüfung für das Lehramt an Gymnasien (English and Philosophy)

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie


Papers and Talks (ORCiD: 0000-0001-7171-915X)

07/2023: "'Own Your UnconsciousTM' - Literary Lessons on the Abandonment of Privacy and the Future of Autonomy." FUTURE/FUTURES. The Lisbon Consortium, 03 - 08 July 2023.


06/2023: "'When I Wake Up I have Music in My Head' – Repetition and Variation in John Darnielle's Master of Reality (2008)." Repetition/Variation in Literature and MusicInternational Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA), 28 June - 01 July 2023.


12/2022: "Editorial: Codes: Power and Subversion." In: On_Culture: The Open Journal for the Study of Culture 14 (2022).


05/2022: "You're Not Hardcore Unless You Live Hardcore [Review of: Winkler, Robert A.: Generation Reagan Youth: Representing and Resisting White Neoliberal Forms of Life in the U.S. Hardcore Punk Scene (1979-1999). Trier: WVT, 2021.]." In: KULT_online 65 (2022).


12/2021: "Akademikerinnen in Oxbridge im 20. Jahrhundert – Femmes universitaires à Oxford et Cambridge au XXe siècle." Genre, Milieux, Savoirs et Écrits Académiques. Université de Strasbourg, 09 - 10 December 2021.




Summer 2023

A Tramp Abroad - Exploring National Literature, Humor, and Tragedy in Mark Twain's Work.

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. 

Winter 2022/23

Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies.

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. 
Summer 2022

All Men are Created Equal – Narrating Racial (In)Equality Through Contemporary African American Music, Literature, and TV Series.

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen.