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Biography

Marie holds a PhD in German from the University of Cambridge (2014). After appointments at the University of Salzburg, the University of Cambridge and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the History and Theory of Biography in Vienna, she was awarded the prestigious Branco Weiss Fellowship in 2019. She is the author of the monograph Stereotype and Destiny in Arthur Schnitzler’s Prose: Five Psycho-Sociological Readings (Bloomsbury, 2018).

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Cultural & Intellectual History of ‘Distance’ in the 20th & 21st century 
  • Viennese Modernism
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Sociology of Literature
  • Feminist Ethics

Teaching

Marie has taught German language, German & comparative literature and culture from the eighteenth century to the present.

Expertise and public engagement

Selected publications

  • Stereotype and Destiny in Arthur Schnitzler’s Prose: Five Psycho-Sociological Readings (London, New York: Bloomsbury, 2018).
  • with Andreas Gehrlach (eds.): Primary Rejections: On the Politics and Poetics of Refusal, Special Issue German Life & Letters 1, 2021 [forthcoming].
  • ‘Dora and her Sisters: Female Troublemakers and the Cultural Politics of Detachment’, in Primary Rejections: On the Politics of Refusal, ed. by Andreas Gehrlach and Marie Kolkenbrock, Special Issue German Life & Letters 1, 2021 [forthcoming].
  • Saved Face, Defended Place: Arthur Schnitzler and the Codes of Cool Conduct, in Placing Schnitzler, ed. by Judith Beniston and Andrew Webber, Special Issue Austrian Studies 27 (2019), 13-28.
  • Life as Trajectory: Pierre Bourdieu’s Biographical Illusion (1986), in Biography in Theory, ed. by W. Hemecker and E. Saunders (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017), pp. 217-228.