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Maria Römer, M.A.

Graduate Student

Maria Römer, M.A.


  • Ph.D. Candidate

Contact information

Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 209
69115 Heidelberg


About Maria Römer

Maria currently is completing her thesis on Metafiction and Masculinities in Abe Kazushige's 90s Fiction within the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies. 

She joined the Cluster in 2014 as a research assistant for the project MC 3.1 Economies of the Sacred. In 2013/14 Maria was a visiting scholar at Cornell University after receiving a doctoral fellowship from Free University Berlin's Cluster Languages of Emotion 2010-2012.

She is the co-founder of Asian Hot Shots Berlin: Festival for Film and Video Art, which she directed 2007-2010. 

Conference Organisation

Speaker series organizer; conference co-organizer. Human Frames. Ten Psychological States. Film- and Lecture Festival: a collaboration of FU Berlin's Languages of Emotion, Werkstatt der Kulturen and Lowave Paris, June 13th–17th 2012. 

Conference co-organizer. Speaking Feeling. Emotions at the Edge of Language. Interdisciplinary Conference for Postgraduates, Free University Berlin, Cluster Languages of Emotion, October 13th–15th 2011.


Entangled Literatures. MA-seminar. Heidelberg University, Cluster Asia and Europe in a Global Context, spring 2016. Co-conducted with Faryaneh Fadaeiresketi, Jan Scholz and Max Stille.

Introduction to East Asian Studies. TA. Heidelberg University, Centre for East Asian Studies, fall 2014/15.

Selected publications

"トランスカルチュラルなテクスト:阿部和重の初期作品における「エクリチュール」をめぐって." In: 国文学研究資料館, ed. 第41回国際日本文学研究集会会議録, 東京: 国文学研究資料館 2018, pp. 27-38.

"Transcultural Writers and Novels in the Age of Global Mobility by Arianna Dagnino", in: Oxford Comparative Criticism & Translation Review, 17.11.2017.

"Precarious Attraction: Abe Kazushige's Individual Projection Post-Aum." In: Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt and Roman Rosenbaum, eds. Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture, London: Routledge 2015, pp. 86-101.

           Review: Anna-Frederike Kramm, on H-Soz-Kult, 4/2017

Gefühle Sprechen: Emotionen an den Anfängen und Grenzen der Sprache. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2014. Selected conference papers and newly commissioned ones. Co-edited with Viktoria Räuchle.