M. A. Madeleine Becker

wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in der Kulturwissenschaft

Room 8031

August-Bebel-Straße 28


Tel.: +49 (0)381 498-2596

Fax: +49 (0)381 498-2594

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

since 2021
Research assistant for Cultural Studies at University of Rostock

since January 2018
Scholarshipholder of the Landesgraduiertenförderung Sachsen-Anhalt

Lecturer at the department of English Literary and Cultural Studies at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg

since 2017
PhD student at the department of English Literary and Cultural Studies at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg

November 2017
Winner of the faculty award 2016/17: Best Graduates
Master’s degree English Literary and Cultural Studies, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
Bachelor’s study course English Literature, Bath Spa University, Great Britain
Bachelor’s degree English Literary and Cultural Studies and European History, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg

Research Projects and Interests

Research Projects and Interests

I am currently working on a dissertation project which explores how documentaries shape the ways in which we understand the nonhuman world and human’s position in it in the context of the current human-made environmental crisis. Therefore, I am particularly interested in environmental studies, human-animal studies, media and film studies, and posthuman ecology.

Other research interests include postcolonialism, studies in science fiction, I am increasingly interested in gender studies, feminism, and the cultural construction of motherhood.

Publications and Conference Presentations

Publications and Conference Presentations


“Lonely Futures? From the Last Man to Posthuman Collectivity.” Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power 7 (2020): 51-72.


Rev. of The Act of Documenting: Documentary Film in the 21st Century, by Brian Winston, Gail Vanstone, and Wang Chi, and New Nonfiction Film: Art, Poetry, and Documentary Theory, by Dara Waldron. MEDIENwissenschaft 4 (2019): 421-24.

Rev. of Biopunk Dystopias: Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction, by Lars Schmeink. MEDIENwissenschaft 2-3 (2018): 208-10.


„Empathetic Encounter or Naive Encounter? Timothy Treadwell in Werner Herzog’s Drama Documentary Grizzly Man.” Gastvortrag. Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, 9. Januar 2020.

„Vorstellung des Dissertationsprojektes Screened Encounters: The Nature Documentary in the Anthropocene.” Postgraduierten Forum der BritCult. Universität Hildesheim, 21. November 2019.

„Environmental Hollywood: Ecocritical Perspectives on Film.” campusdateLIVE. Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, 2. Juni 2018.

“Posterpräsentation Documenting the Anthropocene: The Nature Documentary in the 21st Century.” Forschungsmesse der Fakultät für Humanwissenschaft. Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, 23. Mai 2018.



Summersemester 2021

Woman in Visual Culture (University of Rostock)

Wintersemester 2020/21

Post-Human, Post-Capital, Post-Apocalypse: The World in Atwoods MaddAddam Trilogy (OVGU Magdeburg)

Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten im Cultural Engineering (OVGU Magdeburg)

Summersemester 2020

Ecocritical Perspectives on Monsters and Monstrosity (OVGU Magdeburg)

Student Conference Imagining the Monster and the City in Contemporary Fantasy and Horror (OVGU Magdeburg)

Wintersemester 2019/20

The Human, Non-Human, and Posthuman (OVGU Magdeburg)

Einführung in das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten (OVGU Magdeburg)

Wintersemester 2018/19

Why Look at Animals? Exploring Magdeburg Zoo (OVGU Magdeburg)

Summersemester 2018

Eco-Desaster Narratives: Fiction in the Anthropocene (OVGU Magdeburg)

Wintersemester 2016/17

Tutorium "Introduction to Cultural Studies" (OVGU Magdeburg)