Dr Sarah Pogoda

Lecturer in German Studies

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Originally from the Bergische Land (Nordrhein-Westfalen), I studied German literature, history and communication at the Freie Universität Berlin. As part of my undergraduate programme I went on an Erasmus exchange to the University of Vienna. After my Magister Artium I completed a doctorate in German literature. Having worked as a tutor for GfL (German as a Foreign Language) in the private sector in Berlin, I went to the University of Sheffield as DAAD-Lektorin in 2012. In autumn 2016 I came to Bangor University.

Teaching

At the Freie Universität Berlin and the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin I offered several modules on Political Studies and German Literature of the 20th century. As a DAAD-Lektor at the University of Sheffield (2012-2016) I taught modules on contemporary German culture and media, post-wall German art, film and performance, as well as modules on contemporary German literature. Alongside this research led teaching, I have been teaching German language at all levels (ab initio to near native competence) since 2011. At Bangor University I continue teaching German language at all levels, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in my field of research expertise, this includes e.g. the modules "Culture in Context" (LXE 1600); "Divided Germany" (LXG 2013), "Performing Germany" (LXG 3036), "German Avant-Garde" (LXM 4037) and "Critical Theory" (LXM 4001).

In my teaching, I prefer to integrate artistic practices, such as Happenings and Creative Writing exercises. I do not only understand this kind of pracice based learning as best practice in teaching, but first and foremost, I want to show my students that the revolution starts with ourselves and inside ourselves. It is this revolution of the self which I consider as the key experience of life, and of university life in particular. I was nominated for the Special Recognition Award.

Research

My current research project considers the idea of the moving image in Christoph Schlingensief's work and how it is transformed by working with genres other than film, such as theatre productions, radio plays and action art. In this regard I am also particularly interested in the political potential of art and how contemporary artist interfere in the public sphere. Here, I am exploring the transformative strategies of Avant-garde art. Concerning these questions I organised the international conference “Christoph Schlingensief and the Avant-Garde” at the ZIF Bielefeld in February 2017.

Furthermore, I am keen to explore methods of research as art and how research and academia may reinvent public engagement via artistic research. In this context I started the experimental project “Bellotograph”.

Further research interests lie in the interrelations of literature and architecture and, more generally, in the history, culture, politics and literature of post-1945 Germany, including the former GDR. In my doctoral thesis I look at metaphors of building and dwelling in post-war and contemporary German literature and culture. In addition I am interested in contemporary German literature in general.

 

  1. 2019
  2. Klassengesellschaft reloaded

    Sarah Pogoda (Speaker)
    10 Sep 201911 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  3. Cracking the established Order

    Sarah Pogoda (Speaker)
    26 Jun 201927 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  4. Treat Art with Dada

    Sarah Pogoda (Contributor)
    8 Jun 2019

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

  5. Institutional Critique in Contemporary Theatre and Performance

    Sarah Pogoda (Speaker)
    2 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  6. Sich einrichten. Zur Poetik und Semiotik des Wohnens seit 1850

    Sarah Pogoda (Speaker)
    11 Apr 201913 Apr 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  7. In conversation with ...

    Sarah Pogoda (Contributor)
    31 Jan 2019

    Activity: Other

  8. Moving Stories von Gwynedd and Anglesey

    Sarah Pogoda (Advisor)
    28 Jan 201930 Jun 2019

    Activity: Other

  9. The Transformative Power of Performance

    Sarah Pogoda (Speaker)
    24 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

  10. 2018
  11. Public Engagement as Social Structure - Research as Art in Public Engagement

    Sarah Pogoda (Speaker)
    25 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  12. Alexander Kluge Lighthouses into Futurity

    Sarah Pogoda (Contributor)
    29 Aug 201812 Sep 2018

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

  13. Recording video interview with Alexander Kluge

    Sarah Pogoda (Contributor)
    21 Jul 2018

    Activity: Other

  14. Arbeit am Bild Christoph Schlingensief und die Tradition

    Sarah Pogoda (Speaker)
    18 May 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  15. May 68 Film Weekend

    Sarah Pogoda (Contributor)
    6 May 2018

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

  16. Die Wunde Woyzeck. Müller lesen!

    Sarah Pogoda (Speaker)
    20 Jan 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

  17. XIV. Kongress der Internationalen Vereinigung für Germanistik (IVG)

    Sarah Pogoda (Speaker)
    1 Jan 20182 Aug 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  18. 2017
  19. Communicating the complexities of climate change

    Sarah Pogoda (Contributor)
    1 Dec 201731 Aug 2018

    Activity: Other

  20. WiGS - Women in German Studies (External organisation)

    Sarah Pogoda (Member)
    1 Jun 2017 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

  21. Welsh Crucible

    Sarah Pogoda (Participant)
    25 May 201714 Jul 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  22. Christoph Schlingensief and the Avant-Garde

    Sarah Pogoda (Speaker)
    26 Apr 2017

    Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

  23. Christoph Schlingensief und die Avantgarde (Event)

    Sarah Pogoda (Editorial board member)
    1 Feb 201731 Dec 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  24. Fink Verlag (Publisher)

    Sarah Pogoda (Editorial board member)
    21 Jan 201730 Sep 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  25. 2016
  26. Christoph Schlingensiefs Politik der Autonomie

    Sarah Pogoda (Speaker)
    5 May 2016

    Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

  27. Christoph Schlingensief und die Avantgarde

    Sarah Pogoda (Organiser)
    1 Feb 20164 Feb 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  28. 2015
  29. The Bellotograph Project

    Sarah Pogoda (Contributor)
    8 May 201512 May 2015

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition