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Frederike Felcht

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Frederike Felcht

RCC Affiliate

Frederike Felcht is a junior professor of Scandinavian Studies and the managing director of the Institute for Scandinavian Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt. Before taking up this post, Felcht was a literary and cultural scholar at the Institute of Northern Philology at LMU Munich. Her main research area is modern Scandinavian literature. She currently investigates representations of hunger in Scandinavian literature in relation to the history of hunger, focusing on biopolitics, changes in agricultural systems, and the relationship between political and economic concepts of hunger and its literary representation. Before coming to Munich, she taught cultural theory and history at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Scandinavian studies at the University of Greifswald, and international cultural studies and German studies at the University of Mannheim, where she received her PhD in 2011.


Selected Publications

  • “Les politiques de la faim dans Sult (La faim) et Life & Times of Michael K.,” Deshima: Revue d’histoire globale des pays du Nord 5 (2011): 127–49.
  • “Essen verweigern: Hungerstreik und Skandal bei den britischen Suffragetten,” Ariadne: Forum für Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte 62 (2012): 41–49.
  • Grenzüberschreitende Geschichten: H. C. Andersens Texte aus globaler Perspektive, Beiträge zur nordischen Philologie. Basel/Tübingen: A. Francke Verlag, 2013.