Annika Maja Schadewaldt

Annika Maja Schadewaldt

Research Fellow

Amerikanische Literaturwissenschaft
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 3502
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 37334


After having received my degrees (BA and MA) in American Studies and Cultural Studies at Leipzig University, I have started my position as a research associate and PhD candidate at American Studies Leipzig in 2020. My teaching and research is located in the fields of American literary and cultural studies with a special focus on post-45 American literature and culture. Additionally, I regularly teach in a practical skills module ("iCAN") in our MA program. Some of my main service roles are study advising and coordinating the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature. Next to these, I am part of the moderator team of Thomasius-Club, a monthly event to foster science communication.

Professional career

  • since 01/2020
    Research associate and PhD candidate


  • 10/2012 - 09/2016
    B.A. Cultural Studies and American Studies (Leipzig University, double major)
  • 10/2016 - 03/2019
    M.A. American Studies (Leipzig University)

My research is mainly located in the field of 20th century American literature with a focus on the post-45 novel, which is also the field in which my dissertation is situated. Next to the the post-45 novel, my research interests are the history and theory of the novel, contemporary literary theory, gender and queer studies as well as Jewish American writing and comedic writing.

  • Lepper, M.; Schadewaldt, A. M.; Durdel, P. (Eds.)
    Literaturtheorie nach 2001
    Berlin: Matthes & Seitz. 2020.
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  • Schadewaldt, A. M.
    Going Slumming in Mexico: Rereading Primitivism in Katherine Anne Porter's Flowering Judas and Other Stories
    Beyond the Margins: A Journal of Graduate Literary Scholarship. 2020. pp. 1–13.
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  • Schadewaldt, A. M.
    “I’m Not a Real Person Yet”: Queering Coming of Age in Frances Ha
    aspeers: emerging voices in american studies . 2019. pp. 97–116.
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  • Schadewaldt, A. M.
    Saul Bellow’s Henderson the Rain King and the Zany Postwar Novel
    COPAS: Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies. 2022. 23 (1). pp. 71–87.
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more publications

  • Andere Stipendien/Forschungspreise: Promotionsstipendium
    Schadewaldt, Annika Maja (Amerikanische Literaturwissenschaft)
    awarded in 2021 by Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.
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My teaching is situated in the fields of 20th and 21st century American literature and culture where I have taught a variety of seminars in the BA program. Additionally, I teach the introduction to literary and cultural studies seminar. In the MA program, I co-teach a practical skills module called iCAN.