Teaching

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.

(William Butler Yeats)

Julia Lajta-Novak has been teaching in the field of English literature and cultural studies for more than 12 years. In April 2015, she received the University of Salzburg’s Excellence in Teaching Award for her introductory literature and culture seminar “Myths of Britishness”. In the summer term of 2016, she was appointed Visiting Professor of English and Anglophone Literatures at the University of Vienna. The courses, seminars and workshops she has taught to date are listed below:

  • “Kate Millett’s Sexual Politics” – 1 session in AR “Introduction to Gender Studies”, Prof. Sylvia Mieszkowski, Univ. of Vienna, summer term 2017
  • “Jackie Kay’s Trumpet and Queer Criticism”, 2 sessions in “Black British Writing” modules (BA and MA), Natasha Bonnelame, Goldsmiths University of London, summer term 2017
  • “Writing Women’s Lives – 2 seminars for MA and PhD students, Goldsmiths University of London, summer term 2017
  • KO (course) Critical Media Analysis: “Lives on Screen. 20th- and 21st-Century Biopics”, Univ. of Vienna, winter term 2016
  • KO (course) Critical Readings in Literature: “The Politics of Genre”, Univ. of Vienna, summer term 2016
  • PS (introductory seminar) Literature: “Victorian Women Writers” (literature & film), Univ. of Vienna, summer term 2016
  • AR (course) Literature: “Sounding the Word”, Univ. of Vienna, summer term 2016
  • AR (course) Literature: “Life-Writing”, Univ. of Vienna, summer term 2016
  • Seminar Cultural Dynamics of Literature: “Biofiction: Real People Imagined” (literature & film), Univ. of Salzburg, winter term 2015/16
  • Workshop for doctoral students: “Manifestations of the Carnivalesque: Understanding Bakhtin,” International Salzburg Easter School, University of Salzburg, 25 Mar 2015
  • PS (introductory seminar) Literature: “Victorian Women Writers” (literature & film), Univ. of Salzburg, summer term 2015
  • PS (introductory seminar) Literature and Culture: “Myths of Britishness”, Univ. of Salzburg, winter term 2014/15
  • UE (course) Literature and Culture in the EFL Classroom: “Acting Books, Reading Films, Talking Theatre”, with Susanne Zhanial, 2h, Univ. of Vienna, summer term 2014
  • VO (lecture course) Cultural Studies: “The Many Faces of Biography” (lecture series, Organisation & lecturing 2 sessions), with Werner Huber, Univ. of Vienna, summer term 2014
  • AR (course) Research Methodology (MA / Literature), with Susanne Zhanial, Univ. of Vienna, winter term 2013/14, summer term 2012
  • AR Literature Course (interactive): “‘I am the Protestant Whore’: Nell Gwyn across the Genres”, Univ. of Vienna, summer term 2013
  • VO (lecture course) STEOP: “Introduction to the Study of Literature”, with Sandra Mayer, Univ. of Vienna, winter term 2012/13, summer term 2012
  • PS (introductory seminar) Literature: “Herstory to Fiction: Reading Women’s Auto/Biography”, Univ. of Vienna, winter term 2012/13
  • VO (lecture course) “Approaching Literatures in English”, with Sandra Mayer, Univ. of Vienna, winter term 2011/12, summer term 2011
  • PS Literature: “Auto/Biography to Fiction: Deconstructing Women’s Life Writing”, Univ. of Vienna, winter term 2011/12
  • PS Literature: “‘Too Black, Too Strong’: The Politics of Black British Literature”, Univ. of Vienna, winter term 2010/11
  • PS Literature: “Reinventing Lives: The Representation of Historical Women Artists in Fictional Biographies”, Univ. of Vienna, summer term 2010
  • Tutorial complementing literary history survey lecture “English Literature 1500-1700”, Univ. of Vienna, winter term 2002/03-summer term 2004, winter term 2005/06-summer term 2007
  • Tutorial complementing literary history survey lecture “English Literature 1700-present”, Univ. of Vienna, winter term 2007/08