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Mag. Thomas Martinek, B.A., Bakk.art.

Thomas Martinek studied English and Music at the University of Vienna and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He also holds degrees in guitar pedagogy (classical guitar; jazz and popular music) from Anton Bruckner Private University Linz and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

He has been teaching language skills courses at the English department since 2005 (PPOCS, ILSS, Language in Use, Phonetic Transcription) and joined the CELT team in SS 2010, when he first taught the Introduction to Language Teaching 2. He is currently employed as a senior lecturer at this department and teaches English and Music at the GRG 3 Radetzkystraße.

Thomas Martinek's research interests include pronunciation teaching, postcolonial studies, short story theory, postmodernism and intersections of literature and music. He is working on a Ph.D. thesis on postcolonial Nigerian short stories.

 

Publications

  • “Writing (in) the Migrant Space: Discursive Nervousness in Contemporary Nigerian Short Stories.” Postcolonial Translocations: Cultural Representation and Critical Spatial Thinking. Eds. Munkelt, M., Schmitz, M., Stein, M. & Stroh, S. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2013. 219-232.

     

  • “Soyinka, Wole. Madmen and Specialists.” Kindlers Literatur Lexikon (3rd ed.). Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, 2009.

     

  • “Soyinka, Wole. The Road.” Kindlers Literatur Lexikon (3rd ed.).
    Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, 2009.

     

  • “Pronunciation in the EFL Classroom: Zigzagging between RP and
    English as a Lingua Franca.” VIEW[Z], Vienna English Working
    Papers
    18 No 3 (Special Issue: Conference Proceedings – Bridging
    the Gap Between Theory and Practice in English Language Teaching),
    May 2009. 83-86.

     

  • “The Sympathetic Undertaker and Other Dreams.” Literary
    Encyclopedia
    . Ed. Clark, Robert. www.litencyc.com , 2006.

     

  • “’Biyi Bandele.” Literary Encyclopedia. Ed. Clark, Robert.
    www.litencyc.com , 2005.

     

  • “The Famished Road.” Literary Encyclopedia. Ed. Clark, Robert.
    www.litencyc.com , 2004.

     

 

Papers and Presentations

  • “(Aesthetic) Violence, Narrative Unrest and the Postcolonial Nation:
    Third-generation Nigerian Short Stories.” 13th International
    Conference on the Short Story in English “Unbraiding the Short
    Story”, University of Vienna, July 2014.

     

  • “Writing in Liminal Spaces: Dislocation and Discursive Nervousness in
    Contemporary Nigerian Short Stories.” 2012 International Conference
    on Narrative, Las Vegas, NV, March 2012.

     

  • “Expanding the Creative Space of African Literature: Short Stories
    by Third-generation Nigerian Writers.” NeMLA Convention 2012,
    Rochester, NY, March 2012.

     

  • “Writing (in) the Migrant Space: Discursive Nervousness in
    Postcolonial Nigerian Short Stories.” ASNEL / GNEL Conference
    “Postcolonial Translocations”, Regensburg, May 2009.

     

  • “Pronunciation in the EFL Classroom: Zigzagging between RP and
    English as a Lingua Franca.” CELT Conference "Bridging the Gap
    between Theory and Practice", University of Vienna, February 2009.

CONTACT:

Room: 3G-O1-32 (1st floor) (Senior Lecturers' Room)
T: +43 1 4277-424-19

thomas.martinek@univie.ac.at  

Office hours July - October: by appointment

 

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik /
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