Christinna Hobbs

First name: 
Christinna
Family name: 
Hobbs
Country: 
United Kingdom
Institution: 
Liverpool John Moores University
Department: 
Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History
Title: 
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Short description: 
I am a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Ph.D candidate at the Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University. I graduated with a degree in English and German Literature from the University of Warwick and completed my MA in Literature at the University of Warwick in 2012. My current research focuses on texts from the Danish North Atlantic colonies (Iceland, Greenland and Faroe Islands), and engages in current debates within postcolonial, comparative and world literature. By comparing how texts represent, register and challenge colonialism, my work will bring marginal writers into a global discussion about imperialism, to better establish the connections between Nordic literature, postcolonial theories of resistance and independence, and theories of world literature.
Languages: 
Danish, German, English, Norwegian, Swedish
Teaching areas: 
World-literature, postcolonial literature, 20th Century fiction, Nordic literature and culture, the European novel
Research areas: 
My research interests include world literature and the relationship between literature and critical social theory, postcolonial literature and cultures, postcolonial theory and theories of modernism and globalisation. I am particularly interested in ‘peripheral’ colonial experiences and twentieth century European fiction, including novels from the UK, northern Europe and post-war German literature.
Conferences: 
October 2015 ‘With blue eyes, pink cheeks and honourable intentions’ (Peter Høeg, Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow): The representation of Greenland in Contemporary Danish and Greenlandic Writing’, Interpreting Communities: Minority Writing in European Literary Fields, Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) March 2015 ‘Comparing Independence in Literature of the Danish North Sea Empire: A Study in World Literature’, Northern Postcolonial Network Inaugural Event, Liverpool John Moores University
Publications: 
‘Review: Gohrisch, J. and Grunkemeier, E., Postcolonial Studies across the Disciplines and Shaw, J., et al., Storytelling: Critical & Creative Approaches’, Journal of Postcolonial Writing (2014): 1-2, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17449855.2014.980645. ‘Review: Om, D., and Kich, M., Theory in the Global Age: Interdisciplinary Essays and David Huddart, Involuntary Associations: Postcolonial Studies and World Englishes’, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, (2015): 1-2,http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17449855.2015.1027036.