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Dr. Christine Matzke

Dr. Christine Matzke


English Literature


Academic Degrees

2003Doctorate Workshop Theatre/School of English, University of Leeds
1996

Master's degree: Literatures from Commonwealth Countries, Leeds


Professional Background

2011

Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben, English Literature University of Bayreuth

2003 – 2010

Research Associate, African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2001 – 2003

Research Associate, New English Literatures, Goethe University Frankfurt


Editorial responsibilities

2013Associate Editor, African Theatre (James Currey/Boydell & Brewer)
2004 – 2015Co-editor, Journal for African Literature and Culture (Rodopi/Brill)


English Literature


Selected publications

2019

Matzke, Christine
"Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (2009)" und "Abraham Verghese: Biogramm"
Kindlers Literatur-Lexikon : KLL. 3., völlig neu bearb. Auflage - Online
Stuttgart : J.B. Metzler, 2019

Matzke, Christine
Flânerie of the Mind : Beyene Haile’s Asmara Play as a Dramaturgy of the Street
The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon/New York : Routledge, 2019. - page 268-271 . - (Routledge Theatre and Performance Companions)
doi:10.4324/9780203731055-68 ...

2018

Matzke, Christine
"Helon Habila: Waiting for an Angel (2002)" und "Ama Ata Aidoo: Anowa (1970)"
Kindlers Literatur-Lexikon : KLL. 3., völlig neu bearb. Auflage - Online. Update 3/2018 (Mai)
Stuttgart : J.B. Metzler, 2018

2017

Matzke, Christine
Staging "Islam" : Sefi Atta's Hagel auf Zamfara [The Sentence] at the Theater Krefeld/Mönchengl ...
in Research in African Literatures volume 48 (2017) issue 4. - page 225-242
doi:10.2979/reseafrilite.48.4.15 ...

Matzke, Christine
Whose Side Are You On? Cold War Trajectories in Eritrean Drama Practice, 1970s to Early 1990s
Theatre, Globalization and the Cold War
London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. - page 273-292 . - (Transnational Theatre Histories)
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-48084-8_16 ...

2016

Matzke, Christine
Introducing Blickakte - "Acts of Viewing" : "Do I see what I see, do I know what I know, do I h ...
African Theatre: China, India & the eastern world
Woodbridge, Suffolk : Currey, 2016. - page 31-40 . - (African Theatre; 15)

Matzke, Christine
Surviving (with) Theatre : a History of the ELF and EPLF Cultural Troupes in the Eritrean War o ...
Performing (for) survival : theatre, crisis, extremity
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. - page 17-36
doi:10.1057/9781137454270_2 ...

2015

African Theatre 14: Contemporary Women
publ: Hutchison, Yvette; Matzke, Christine; Plastow, Jane
Woodbridge, Suffolk : Currey, 2015. - XII, 144 page . - (African Theatre; 14)

rev.: Perdigão, Yovanka, In: "Africa at LSE" Blog, 2016
rev.: Riccio,Thomas, In: Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, 87, 3 (2017), S. 649-650
rev.: Nadia Anwar, In: Theatre Research International, 42, 2 (2017), S. 202-204.
rev.: Katie Beswick, In: Studies in Theatre and Performance, 28, 2 (2018), 207-208,
rev.: Maëline Le Lay, In: Etudes Littéraires Africaines, n°43, 2017, p. 224-226

Matzke, Christine
Introducing "The Sentence" by Sefi Atta
African Theatre 14: Contemporary Women
Woodbridge, Suffolk : James Currey, 2015. - page 109-112 . - (African Theatre; 14)

2014

Matzke, Christine
Afrika
Hamlet-Handbuch : Stoffe, Aneignungen, Deutungen
Stuttgart : Metzler, 2014. - page 330-342

Matzke, Christine
"I want to dialogue" : Chief Muraina Oyelami Talking Osogbo and Beyond
Syncretic arenas : essays on postcolonial African drama and theatre for Esiaba Irobi
Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2014. - page 333-346 . - (Cross/Cultures; 177)

2013

Matzke, Christine
Ascari Tales : Preliminary Notes on Gebreyesus Hailu’s the Conscript
Themes in modern african history and culture : Festschrift for Tekeste Negash
Padova : Libreriauniversitaria.it, 2013. - page 357-363

Matzke, Christine
Into the Heart of Whiteness : Performing African Moon in Krefeld: Gabriel Gbadamosi in Conversa ...
African literatures and beyond : a florilegium
Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2013. - page 257-269 . - (Cross/Cultures; 168)

Matzke, Christine
Performing the Nation at the London Globe : Notes on a South Sudanese Cymbeline ; "We will be l ...
African Theatre: Shakespeare in & out of Africa
Woodbridge, Suffolk : Currey, 2013. - page 61-82 . - (African Theatre; 12)

Matzke, Christine
Writing a Life into History, writing Black Mamba Boy : Nadifa Mohamed in Conversation
in Northeast African Studies volume 13 (2013) issue 2. - page 207-224
doi:10.14321/nortafristud.13.2.0207 ...

2012

Matzke, Christine
"Alemayo Kahsay [with Memher Asres Tessema, Tedros Hagos and Yakem Tesfai]" and "Alemseged Tesf ...
Dictionary of African biography. Band 1. Abach - Brand
New York : Oxford Univ. Press, 2012. - page 160-162

Oed, Anja; Matzke, Christine
Introduction
Life is a thriller : investigating African crime fiction ; selected papers
Köln : Köppe, 2012. - page 9-15 . - (Mainzer Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung; 30)

Life is a Thriller : investigating African crime fiction ; selected papers
publ: Oed, Anja; Matzke, Christine
Köln : Köppe, 2012. - 246 page . - (Mainzer Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung; 30)

rev.: Barringer, Terry, In: African Research & Documentation, 123, 2013, S. 59-60
rev.: Glover, Dan, In: Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, N.S., 4, 1, 2016, S. 145-150

Matzke, Christine
Michael Adonai
Dictionary of African biography. Band 4. Maal - Odhia
New York : Oxford Univ. Press, 2012. - page 208-210

Matzke, Christine
Of Guns, Ghosts, and Gangsters : a preliminary checklist of African and African-Diasporic crime ...
Life is a thriller : investigating African crime fiction ; selected papers from the 9th International Janheinz Jahn Symposium, Mainz, 2008
Cologne : Rüdiger Köppe, 2012. - page 203-212 . - (Mainzer Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung; 30)

Matzke, Christine
"Stark Raving Sane" or Playing Kupenga Kwa Hamlet (The Madness of Hamlet) : Tonderai Munyevu in ...
Kuvaka Ukama – Building Bridges : a tribute to Flora Veit-Wild
Heidelberg : kalliope paperbacks, 2012. - page 361-372

2011

Matzke, Christine
"Travellers of the Street" : Flãnerie in Beyene Haile's Heart-to-Heart Talk
in New Theatre Quarterly volume 27 (2011) issue 2. - page 176-188
doi:10.1017/S0266464X11000303 ...

2010

Matzke, Christine
Girls with Guts : Writing a South African Thriller: Angela Makholwa in Conversation
Engaging with Literature of Commitment. Vol. 1. Africa in the World
Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2010. - page 111-118 . - (Cross/Cultures; 148)

Matzke, Christine
Looking for "Eritrea’s Past Property" (1947) : Archives and Memories in Eritrean Theatre Histor ...
African Theatre: Histories 1850-1950
Woodbridge, Suffolk : Currey, 2010. - page 1-22 . - (African Theatre; 9)

2009

African Theatre 8: Diasporas
publ: Matzke, Christine; Okagbue, Osita
Woodbridge : Currey, 2009. - XX, 170 page . - (African Theatre; 8)

rev.: Sörgel, Sabine: In: African Performance Review, 4, 1, 2010, S. 62-64
rev.: Brown-Velez, Jessica: In: Theatre Journal, 63, 4 ("Rethinking Intercultural Performance"), 2011, S. 659-660

Matzke, Christine; Okagbue, Osita
Introduction
African Theatre: Diasporas
Woodbridge, Suffolk : Currey, 2009 (African Theatre; 8)

Matzke, Christine
"Performing 'Africa'" in Germany : Members of abok Theatre Company in Conversation
Transcultural modernities : narrating Africa in Europe
Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2009. - page 391-404 . - (Matatu; 36)

Matzke, Christine
"Wole Soyinka, A Dance of the Forests (1963)", "Wole Soyinka, The Beatification of Area Boy (19 ...
Kindlers Literaturlexikon. 3., völlig neu bearb. Aufl.
Stuttgart : J.B. Metzler, 2009

2008

Matzke, Christine
The Asmara Theatre Association, 1961 – 1974 : Mahber Teyatr Asmera
African Theatre: Companies
Woodbridge, Suffolk : Currey, 2008. - page 62-81 . - (African Theatre; 7)

Matzke, Christine
"Life in the Camp of the Enemy" : Alemseged Tesfai’s Theatre of War
War in African Literature Today
Woodbridge, Suffolk : Currey, 2008. - page 15-32 . - (African Literature Today; 26)

Matzke, Christine
Unity Dow : the Screaming of the Innocent (2002)
Novels. Band 1
Trier : WVT, 2008. - page 157-171 . - (Teaching Contemporary Literature and Culture; 2,1)

2007

Matzke, Christine
Gender Drama : Cross-Dressing and Role Reversals in the Eritrean Performing Arts
Theatre, performance and new media in Africa
Bayreuth : Breitinger, 2007. - page 51-68 . - (Bayreuth African Studies Series; 82)

Matzke, Christine
Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions : Food for Thought in Zimbabwean Writing
A history of postcolonial literature in 12 ½ books
Trier : WVT, 2007. - page 33-50

2006

Matzke, Christine
"A good woman in a good country" or The Essence is in the Pumpkin : Alexander McCall Smith’s Mm ...
in Wasafiri volume 21 (2006) issue 1. - page 64-71
doi:10.1080/02690050500475922 ...

Of Minstrelsy and Masks : the Legacy of Ezenwa-Ohaeto in Nigerian Writing
publ: Matzke, Christine; Raji-Oyelade, Aderemi; Davis, Geoffrey V.
Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2006. - XII, 370 page . - (Matatu; 33)

rev.: Ogede, Ode S., In: Research in African Literatures, 39, 2, 2008, S. 161-163
rev.: Nwahunanya, Chinyere, In: Journal of the African Literature Association, 1, 2, 2007, S. 209-212

Postcolonial Postmortems : Crime Fiction from a Transcultural Perspective
publ: Matzke, Christine; Mühleisen, Susanne
Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2006. - 337 page . - (Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft; 102)

rev.: Chambers, Claire, In: Moving Worlds, 7, 1, 2007, S. 118-119
rev.: D'Haen, Theo, In: Commonwealth : Essays and Studies, 31, 1, 2008, S. 121-122
rev.: McNulty, Eugene, In: Wasafiri, 23, 4, 2008, S. 93-94. DOI: 10.1080/02690050802408324

Matzke, Christine; Mühleisen, Susanne
Postcolonial Postmortems : Issues and Perspectives
Postcolonial postmortems : crime fiction from a transcultural perspective
Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2006. - page 1-16 . - (Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft; 102)

Matzke, Christine; Plastow, Jane
Sewit Children’s Theatre in Eritrea
African Theatre: Youth
Oxford : James Currey, 2006. - page 138-150 . - (African Theatre; 6)

2005

Gibbs, James; Matzke, Christine
"accents yet unknown" : Examples of Shakespeare from Ghana, Malawi and Eritrea
Shakespeare’s Legacy : the appropriation of the plays in post-colonial drama
Trier : WVT, 2005. - page 15-36 . - (Reflections; 14)

2004

Matzke, Christine
Shakespeare and Surgery in the Eritrean Liberation Struggle : Performance Culture in Orota
in Journal of Eritrean Studies volume 3 (2004) issue 1. - page 26-40

2003

Matzke, Christine
En-gendering theatre in Eritrea : the roles and representations of women in the performing arts
University of Leeds, White Rose eThesis Online, 2003
http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/796/
(dissertation, , )

2002

Matzke, Christine
Comrades in Arts and Arms : Stories of Wars and Watercolours from Eritrea
African cultures, visual arts, and the museum : sights, sites of creativity and conflict
Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2002. - page 21-54 . - (Matatu; 25-26)

Matzke, Christine
Of Suwa Houses and Singing Contests : Early Urban Women Performers in Asmara, Eritrea
African Theatre: Women
Oxford : Currey, 2002. - page 29-46 . - (African Theatre; 3)

2001

Matzke, Christine
Musical Passages : Colonial and Post-Colonial Readings of West African Music
in Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik volume 49 (2001) issue 3. - page 244-255

1999

Matzke, Christine
Trying to Find the Stepping-Stones: Writing Tigre and Bilen Dancing in Eritrea : an Impressioni ...
in South African Theatre Journal volume 13 (1999) issue 1. - page 73-101
doi:10.1080/10137548.1999.9687687 ...

1998

Matzke, Christine
"Njau, Rebeka" and "Ogot, Grace Emily Akinyi"
Metzler Autorinnen Lexikon
Stuttgart : J.B. Metzler, 1998. - page 389-390

Matzke, Christine
"Surto De Les Ombres Que S’Estenen I Cremen" : Introducció general sobre la literatura contempo ...
in Studia africana volume 9 (1998) . - page 42-59


English Literature


Dr. Christine Matzke

University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

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