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Dr. Carly McLaughlin

Lecturer

 

Am Neuen Palais 10
Haus 19, Zimmer 0.19
14469 Potsdam

 

consulting hours
Wednesdays 11-12
Please email me in advance to make an appointment

Academic Background

My first degree was in Modern Languages (French and German) at the University of Oxford. Since completing my PhD in German Literature at the University of London in 2008, I have taught English literary and cultural studies in Germany and Sweden. In 2013, I joined the department in Potsdam where I have since started my post-doctoral research on children and migration. I am specifically interested in how the politics of childhood influences how child migrants are perceived, especially within the context of ‘illegal’ migration.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • (child) migration, particularly discourses of asylum and the production of ‘illegality’
  • childhood studies
  • cultural studies
  • representations of the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’
  • contemporary Irish literature

Publications and Projects

I am currently involved in two DAAD-funded cooperations with Australian partners, the first being Waste Matters: cultural studies of waste and the city with the University of Sydney, and the second Experimental Histories and Alternative Archives with University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

Editorial Work

Migration, Narration, Identity: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Ed. Peter Leese, Carly McLaughlin, Wladyslaw Witalisz. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2012.

Book Chapters

"'It's all about the children': Child Asylum-Seekers and the Politics of Innocence in Australia." Postcolonial Justice. Ed. Anke Bartels, Lars Eckstein, Nicole Waller, Dirk Wiemann. Leiden: Brill, 2017. 295-315.
"'Images of Ireland that matter now': Colm Tóibín in conversation." Authority and Wisdom in the New Ireland. Ed. Carmen Zamorano Llena and Billy Gray. Bern: Peter Lang, 2016. 73-79.
"Childhood, Migration, and Identity in Chris Cleave’s The Other Hand." Transcultural Identities in Contemporary Literature. Ed. by Irene Gilsenan Nordin, Julie Hansen and Carmen Zamorano Llena. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013. 47-67.
"'There’s no place like home': on Third Culture Kids and Existential Migration."Migration, Narration, Identity: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Ed. Peter Leese, Carly McLaughlin, Wladyslaw Witalisz. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2012. 105-20.

Articles

"Reluctant Affinities: Rainer Maria Rilke and Richard Dehmel." Sprachkunst 37(2006): 203-20.

Reviews

"Josef. P. Mautner: Nichts Endgültiges. Literatur und Religion in der späten Moderne." Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 1 (2011): 161-63.
"‘Ian Cooper: The Near and Distant God. Poetry Idealism and Religious Thought from Hölderlin to Eliot." Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 1 (2011): 166-67.
"Visions of the Industrial Age, 1830-1914. Modernity and the Anxiety of Representation in Europe." Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 1 (2011): 201-3.
"David Ellis: Death and the Author." Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 1 (2010): 202-4.