Manuela Kalbermatten

Manuela Kalbermatten, lic. phil.

Academic Associate

Phone: +41 (0)44 634 58 62

Room number: AFL-G-213

manuela.kalbermatten@uzh.ch

Research Interests

  • Children’s and youth literature
  • Adventure literature
  • Fantasy / Fantastic
  • Science Fiction
  • Representation of gender in literature
  • Utopia and dystopia

Education

  • From 2010: PhD project supervised by Prof. Ingrid Tomkowiak at the Department of Popular Culture Studies: Gesellschaft, Geschlecht und Identität in Future Fiction für Jugendliche [Society, gender and identity in future fiction for young adults] More information (German)
  • 2010: Master’s thesis, supervised by PD Dr. Ingrid Tomkowiak: “A great deal in the world to know!” Adventurers in fantasy literature for children and young adults from 1995 to 2007
  • 2003-2010: Studies in German Language and Literature, European Popular Literature and Media and Communication Science at the University of Zurich
  • 1997-2003: Primary teaching seminar Theresianum Ingenbohl SZ

Work Experience

  • From 2016: Academic associate at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, Popular Culture Studies
  • 2010–2016: Teaching and Research Assistant at the Department of Popular Culture Studies
  • 2009–2014: Editor at “Buch & Maus”, the journal of the Schweizerisches Instituts für Kinder- und Jugendmedien, SIKJM [Swiss Institute for Children’s and Youth Media], an Associated Institute of the University of Zurich
  • 2009: Student Assistant to Prof. Dr. Sabine Schneider, German Department, and PD Dr. Ingrid Tomkowiak, Department of Popular Culture Studies
  • 2007: Tutorial for the proseminar “Methoden mediävistischer Literaturwissenschaft [Methods of Medieval Literature]’ at the German Department
  • 2003–2009: Editorial Assistant “Neue Urner Zeitung”, Altdorf (20-100 %)
  • 2001–2003: Internship and freelancer at “Urner Wochenblatt”, Altdorf
  • 2000–2005: Placements and locums in primary and secondary schools

Other Experience and Memberships

  • From 2016: Member of the editorial board of Korrespondenzblatt der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde
  • 2015: Co-organisation of the 40th dgv Congress: Kulturen der Sinne. Zugänge zur Sensualität der sozialen Welt [Cultures of the Senses. Approaches to the sensuality of the social world]
  • 2012 - 2015: Member of the Board of Directors and Student Representative of the Professional Association of Popular Culture Studies
  • Member of the Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde

Publications and teaching experience