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Mag. Dr. Thomas Martinek, BA BA

Research Interests

  • Postcolonial literature and theory
  • Short story theory
  • Language teaching
  • Teaching literature and culture in EFL settings

 

Teaching

  • Integrated Language and Study Skills
  • Language in Use
  • Practical Phonetics and Oral Communications Skills, American English
  • Phonetic Transcription
  • Proseminar Cultural and Media Studies
  • Introduction to Language Teaching
  • Begleitende Lehrveranstaltung zum Schulpraktikum (Practicum Coaching)
  • Teaching Literature and Culture in the EFL Classroom

 

CV

  • 2010-present: Senior Lecturer (English Language Competence, Department of English, University of Vienna)
  • 2006-present: Teacher of English and Music at secondary level (currently at BG/BRG Baden Biondekgasse)
  • 2005-2010: External lecturer (English Language Competence, Department of English, University of Vienna)
  • 2017: PhD (Dr.phil.) in English Literature, University of Vienna
  • 2010: BA in Guitar Pedagogy (IGP, Jazz and Popular Music), University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
  • 2006: BA in Guitar Pedagogy (IGP, Classical Guitar), Anton Bruckner Private University Linz
  • 2004: Master's degree (Mag.phil.) in English and Music (teacher training)

 

Publications

  • “(Aesthetic) Violence, Narrative Unrest and the Post-colonial Nation: Third-generation Nigerian Short Stories.” Unbraiding the Short Story: Selected Articles from the Conference. Ed. Lee, Maurice A., and Aaron Penn. 2015. 151-61.
  • “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, 2013. 219-232.
  • “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. 

Conference 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 /
Department of English
Universität Wien
Campus d. Universität Wien
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1090 Wien
Austria

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