Melanie Küng, M.A.
SNF-Projektmitarbeiterin (Research Fellow)
Melanie Küng studied English, Sociology and Egyptology at the University of Basel and the University of Galway and received her MA degree from the University of Basel in 2009. Her master’s thesis dealt with literary negotiations of cultural identity and nationalism in Ireland in the first decades after it gained independence, and focused on Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds and The Poor Mouth. She worked in journalism and communications before starting her PhD in September 2013.
In her dissertation project, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ina Habermann, she examines British literary representations of the English Channel as Anglo-French in-between space and Anglo-European contact zone. Her research interests include 20th and 21st-century British and Irish literature, the relationship between memory and space, and constructions of national identity.