English Teaching Methodology


Dr. Claudia Deetjen

Englische Fachdidaktik


  • inter-/transcultural and global learning through teaching literature and popular culture
  • environmental education
  • media and film literacy

  • DGFA (dt. Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien)
  • DGFF (dt. Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung)

Forthcoming publications

"'Imagine that You See the Wretched Strangers‘ - Teaching William Shakespeare in the Context of the Refugee Crisis.“ Contemporary Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare. Ed. Maria Eisenmann. Peter Lang. (forthcoming). 

“Teaching Speculative Fiction about the Refugee Crisis: Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West.” Putting the Imaginative on the Map. Teaching Science Fiction and Fantasy in the EFL Classroom.  Ed. Christian Ludwig and Elizabeth Shipley. (forthcoming)

“Global Learning and Environmental Education: Dystopian Narratives about Environmental Catastrophe in the EFL Classroom.“‘Transformative Literary
Pedagogy: New Perspectives on Sustainability and the Teaching of
English. ’
Ed. Roman Bartosch“ (forthcoming) 

“Global and Transcultural Learning through Narratives of the US/Mexico Border.“ Teaching Migration and Diversity in the EFL Classroom. Ed. Frank Erik Pointner and Dennis Weißenfels. WVT (forthcoming)

“Teaching Young Adult Refugee Narratives about Flight from Africa.“ CISLE Proceedings. Ed. Wolfgang Zach and Igor Maver. (forthcoming)



Nature’s Nation Revisited. Native American and Native Hawai’ian Literature, Environment and Empire. Heidelberg: Winter, 2016.



”Native Nationalisms and African-Native American Experiences: Zelda Lockhart’s Cold Running Creek (2007).” Transnational American Studies.  Udo Hebel (ed.). Heidelberg: Winter, 2012. 269–283.

“Teaching Gender Competence through Marjane Satrapi’s Graphic Novel Persepolis.“ Queer Beats: Gender and Literature in the EFL Classroom. Eisenmann, Maria/Ludwig, Christian (eds.). Frankfurt: Lang, 2018.

“Growing up Displaced: Refugee Experiences in Anglophone Young Adult Literature”. Special Issue “Refugee Literature.” Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht. Sladja Blazan und Nigel Hatton (eds.) forthcoming.

“Teaching Joe Sacco’s “The Unwanted“: Fostering Multiple Literacies through Comics Journalism about the Refugee Crisis.“ Focus on Teaching Multimodality and Multiliteracy. Ed. Maria Eisenmann and Michael Meyer. Anglistik. International Journal of English Studies: 29.1 (2018): 103-115.

“Teaching William Shakespeare’s The Tempest through Graphic Novels.“ Anglistentag 2017 Regensburg Proceedings. Ed. Anne Zwierlein, Jochen Petzold, Katharina Boehm und Martin Decker. Trier: WVT Verlag, 2018. 325–337.


Teaching material

“Meinungen äußern und begründen.“ D.Eins. Deutschbuch für die 5. Klasse. Westermann Verlag, 2016.

“Meinungen äußern und begründen“ D.Eins. Deutschbuch für die 6. Klasse. Westermann Verlag, 2017.

“Umgang mit Jugendbüchern.“ D.Eins. Deutschbuch für die 7. Klasse. Westermann Verlag, 2018.

“Umgang mit Jugendbüchern.“ D.Eins. Deutschbuch für die 8. Klasse. Westermann Verlag (forthcoming).



Interviews von David P. Boder mit Holocaust Überlebenden, Digitale Datenbank: “Voices of the Holocaust.” Hrsg. ‘Illinois Institute of Technology.’

David P. Boder. Die Toten habe ich nicht befragt. Hrsg. Julia Faisst, Alan Rosen, Werner Sollors. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2012


Since 2016               Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragte) at Westfälische-Wilhelms-University, Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg

Since 2015               Full-time teacher (Studienrätin) of English and German in Haltern am See

                                   Postdoctoral project in TEFL, Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg

2013-2015                In-school teacher training course (Referendariat), Franziskus Gymnasium Vossenack

2013                          Dr. phil. (PhD) in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, University of Bayreuth

2009/2010                Research assistant at the Kluge Centre (Library of Congress, Washington D.C.) and at George Washington University

2008-2013                 Lecturer in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, University of Bayreuth

2007/2008                 Lecturer in American Studies, University of Bamberg

2006/2007                 Teaching assistant, The College of William and Mary (Virginia)

2001                            Foreign language assistant, Greater London

1999-2006                  Studies in German, English and Politics at Westfälische-Wilhelms-University, Münster