Dr. des. Marius Henderson

Marius Henderson studied English and American Studies as well as Gender Studies at the University of Hamburg and Johns Hopkins University. After earning an MA in English and American Studies, he was a doctoral student as well as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Hamburg. In October 2018 he submitted his dissertation, with the title “Writing during the Disasters: Modes of Rendering Suffering in Contemporary Experimental American Poetry,” and defended it in May 2019 (summa cum laude). Since October 2018 he has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Among his research interests are: affect and trauma theory, public feeling, Black diasporic theory, gender and queer studies, poetry, experimental literature, and artistic research. As a member of the research network, he will investigate a project titled “Abstraction and Abjection: Formations of Feeling & Knowing in Modernisms and their Repercussions.”