Ms Stephanie Homer

Contact details

Name:
Ms Stephanie Homer
Qualifications:
BA, MRes
Position:
MPhil/PhD
Institute:
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Phone:
07947179211
Email address:
stephanie.homer@postgrad.sas.ac.uk
Studies:
Student

Research Projects & Supervisions
PhD Topic:

 

Representation and remembrance in Kindertransport literature: the role of different literary genres in the transmission and transformation of the Kindertransport narrative.


My current research explores how the Kindertransport is portrayed across three literary genres: Kinder memoirs, autobiographical fiction, and recent fiction written by authors who have no personal connection to the Kindertransport. By examining how these authors portray the Kindertransport experience, and how they access and engage with the past, I aim to examine in which ways the Kindertransport is being remembered and transmitted onto future generations. My thesis will engage with theories of cultural memory (including postmemory), trauma, and narratology and will engage in debates at the heart of discussions on Holocaust memory: the limits of representability and the 'unspeakability' of trauma.

 

Supervisor:
Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex, Professor Charmian Brinson, Dr Andrea Hammel
Research interests:
Communities, Classes, Races, Cultural memory, Culture, History, Language and Literature (German), Literatures in a modern language

Regions:
Europe, United Kingdom
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