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Denise Henschel


Tel: +44 (0)24 765 73159
Email: d [dot] henschel [at] warwick [dot] ac [dot] uk

H2.15, Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL


Denise Henschel studied German Literature and Language at Free University Berlin, as well as European Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge, obtaining her postgraduate degree (MA Modern German Literature) from Free University Berlin. Her Master's thesis, co-supervised by both institutions, focused on performative writing as a subversive act in the work of the contemporary author Olga Grjasnowa. She worked as a student research assistant with Prof. Dr. Anne Fleig (FU Berlin) and previously taught at Cardiff University.

Denise was appointed to The University of Warwick by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 2017. The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers.

Administrative roles (2018/19)

  • Coordinator Language Year 2 (GE201)
  • DAAD scholarship applications


“Performative Writing as a Subversive Act: Hybrid Identities in Olga Grjasnowa’s Texts.” 7th Euroacademia International Conference, Identities and Identification. Politicized Uses of Collective Identities, 14-15 June 2018, Lucca, Italy.

er nicht als er oder Her Not All Her? Fragen nach weiblicher Auto(r)fiktionalität.“ Symposium Jelinek autofiktional – Sprechen, Schreiben, Zitieren, 26-27 June 2015, Free University Berlin.

“The Concept of ‘Auto(r)fiktionlität’ in Olga Grjasnowa’s Der Russe ist einer, der Birken liebt.” German Graduate Seminar, 19 Januar 2015, University of Cambridge.

“Auf den Spuren Robert Walsers: Eine poetologische Auseinandersetzung mit der Position des
Dichters in er nicht als er (zu, mit Robert Walser).“ Conference Faites ce que vous voulez! Faire,
défaire, contrefaire l’autorité. Regards croisés sur Elfriede Jelinek”, 25-19 March 2014, Lyon/St.


Master of Arts (Free University Berlin)

Bachelor of Arts (Free University Berlin)

Office hours 2018/2019

Tuesday, 11-12noon
or by email appointment.


Undergraduate modules