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Anjuli Trautmann

About me

Anjuli Trautmann is a Ph.D. student at the International Graduation Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) and the International Ph.D. Programme “Literary and Cultural Studies” (IPP) at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. She was awarded a full scholarship at the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung. Her thesis is concerned with Irish-American and Irish emigration memoirs, with a special interest in liminality, senses of belonging, and self-perception. Earlier she focused on intermedial representation of Irish folklore and pursued a career in teaching. Anjuli Trautmann’s fields of interest encompass American cultural studies, Irish American studies, the concepts of home and belonging, and literary studies with a focal point on life writing.


Dissertation working title: - A Critical Analysis of Irish-American Self-Representations in the Twenty-First Century

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jan Alber  

ORCiD: 0009-0000-0041-7875

Research Interests

  • Irish-American Studies
  • Migration Studies

  • Narratology
  • Life-Writing 

  • Critical Analysis

  • Belonging & Self-Perception


External Scholarship:


Master Thesis: A Critical Investigation of the Contrasts Between Traditional Irish Stories and their Americanized Film and Television Adaptations, 2021, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen