Sören Schoppmeier

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I received my BA in English and History from Leibniz Universität Hannover in 2011. Afterward, I worked as a foreign language assistant in Bristol (UK), before entering the MA program at American Studies Leipzig in 2012. During my undergraduate studies I spent a semester at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, which was an extremely enriching experience on both an academic as well as a personal level.

I am interested in a variety of issues in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature and popular culture (throw in some history as well). In my research, I especially like to investigate the cultural work performed by all sorts of (mostly fictional) texts. Recently, I have worked on novels by Mark Z. Danielewski and Jack Kerouac, the Star Wars saga, and the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. In my MA thesis, I analyze AMC's acclaimed drama series Breaking Bad in the context of American literary naturalism and Mark Fisher's concept of capitalist realism.