Kai Qing Tan


wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Englischsprachige Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Kognition


Raum: 005

Eilfschornsteinstr. 16

52062 Aachen


Telefon: +49 241 80 96104
Fax: +49 241 80 92656

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PhD Project

"A Cognitive-Narratological Analysis of Space in Contemporary British Fiction” (working title) Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Jan Alber, RWTH Aachen, and Dr. Nicole Falkenhayner, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

Research Interests

  • Contemporary British Fiction
  • Cognitive approaches to Literature and Culture
  • Urban Studies and Psychogeography
  • Urban Sociology
  • British Comedies
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Translation Theory

Academic C.V.

04/2017 – present Research and Teaching Assistant in the Chair of Cognitive Literary Studies, RWTH Aachen

09/2015 – 03/2017 Research Assistant at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies

01/2015 – 03/2015 Research Assistant for the DFG-funded project FA 2153/1‐1 “CCTV beyond Surveillance”, Albert Ludwig University Freiburg

10/2013 – 09/2016 Master in English Literatures and Literary Studies, Albert Ludwig University Freiburg

10/2005 – 09/2006 Exchange programme (Philosophy and English Literature), Albert Ludwig University Freiburg

08/2003 – 07/2007 Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and English Literature), National University of Singapore


seminar: Representations of London in Contemporary British Literature (SoSe 17)

seminar: The Big House in Anglo-Irish Novels (WS 17/18)


2016 Alumni Award – Commission of the Philology Faculty, Albert Ludwig University Freiburg

For the MA thesis, "(T)Here is the City: Locating the Liminal London in Contemporary British Novels"

2005 DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship Award from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

For the exchange programme (Philosophy and English Literature) at the Albert Ludwig University Freiburg