Current Research Projects

  • My most recent research project focussed on experimental writing in twenty-first century German-language cultural production (King’s College London/Humboldt-Universität Berlin, fully funded by the AHRC, with support from the DAAD)
  • Research focus: the work of Dietmar Dath, Yoko Tawada, Georg Klein, Nora Gomringer, posthumanism, monsters.
  • My research was awarded the Women in German Studies Essay Prize 2022.
  • I am also a researcher on the international Non-Religion in a Complex Future project.

Research publications:

  • Märten, Annegret, ‘Voicing vulnerability: mediating violence, victimisation, and female subjectivity in Nora Gomringer’s monster poetry’, German Life and Letters 76, no. 4 (2023).
  • Märten, Annegret, ‘Eco-Vampires: The Undead and the Environment, by Simon Bacon (Book Review)’, Supernatural Studies, Vol. 7, no. 1 (2020).
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  • Märten, Annegret, ‘From the Linguistic Mother to the Saltwater Mother: Poetics of Catastrophe in Tawada Yōko’s Eco-critical Writing’, Tawada Yoko: On Writing and Rewriting, ed. Doug Slaymaker, 2019, Lexington Books.
  • Märten, Annegret, ‘Ecological Angst and Scary Flesh’, Making Monsters: An Anthology of Classical Monsters, eds. Emma Bridges and Djibril al-Ayad Stories, 2018, Publishing/Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Studies.
  • Märten, Annegret, ‘Smart, Alan, and Josephine Smart. 2017. Posthumanism. Anthropological Insights (Book Review)’, Social Anthropology Journal, Vol. 27 (2019).
  • Märten, Annegret, contribution to The Researcher’s Notebook, Still Point, Volume 2 (2017).
  • Märten, Annegret, ‘The Casting Handbook (Book Review)’, The Journal of Media Practice, Vol. 15, No. 3 (2015).
  • Märten, Annegret, ‘Under the Skin (Film Review)’, Monsters and the Monstrous, Interdisciplinary Press, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2014).

Professional Association Memberships and Qualifications:

  • I am a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • WiGs (Women in German Studies)
  • AGS (Association for German Studies)

Engagement in the Academic Community

  • Part of the editorial team of the journal German Life & Letters, Editorial Assistant and Copyeditor
  • Peer-Reviewer for Journals
  • Marking and moderation at Levels 4, 5, 6, 7 and final dissertations, written and oral language exams
  • Supervising MA theses, including practical elements (e.g. writing for games)
  • School Outreach workshops


PhD in German and Cultural Studies (King’s College London/Humboldt University Berlin). I hold a Master’s degree in Media and Cultural Analysis and a BA in Media and Cultural Studies from Düsseldorf University.