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Dr. habil. Heidi Lucja Liedke

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Department of English and American Literature and Culture

Otto-Behaghel-Straße 10 B

35394 Gießen

Room: B 314

Phone: +49 641 - 99 30093

E-Mail: Heidi.Liedke

Dr. habil. Heidi Lucja Liedke



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Office hours: Montag und Dienstag 18-19 Uhr (nur nach vorheriger Anmeldung, auch per Zoom möglich)

About Dr. habil. Heidi Lucja Liedke

Dr. habil. Heidi Lucja Liedke is Interim Professor for English Literature and Culture (representing Prof. Dr. Ansgar Nünning’s chair) at JLU Gießen in the winter term 2022-23. Since April 2017, she has been assistant professor for English literature at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau. From April 2018 to March 2020, Heidi was a Humboldt Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film at Queen Mary, University of London. Heidi Liedke obtained her venia legendi for British Literary and Cultural Studies in December 2021 at the University of Koblenz-Landau with a second monograph that will be published as Livecasting in Twenty-First-Century British Theatre: NT Live and the Aesthetics of Spectacle, Materiality and Engagement by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama in 2023. In 2016, she obtained her PhD in English Philology from the University of Freiburg with a dissertation published as The Experience of Idling in Victorian Travel Texts, 1850-1901 by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018. The dissertation was awarded the Prize for the Best Dissertation by the German Association for the Study of English (Deutscher Anglistenverband) in 2018. Heidi Liedke studied English and American Studies, Psychology (B.A. 2011) and English Literatures and Literary Theory (M.A. 2013) at the University of Freiburg and Yale University. From January 2023 on, Heidi will be the general editor of Studies in Travel Writing, together with Dr. Sandra Vlasta.

Research Interests

Victorian Studies
Travel Writing
Literary Urban Studies
Contemporary British Theatre and Performance
Viral Theatre (see also Post-Covid-Art Conference)
Narratives of Hope
The Literary Essay


Teaching Interests

Contemporary LGBTQ* Writing
British Theatre and Performance
Literary Theory
British Children’s Literature and Young Adult Fiction