Dr. Nikolina Hatton

Assistentin am Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Claudia Olk


- Courses in English Literature
- Coordinator for Modules WP 5 and 6 (BA, Anglistik)


Department für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Schellingstraße 3 (RG)
80799 München

Raum: Amalienstraße 83, 302
Telefon: +49(0)89 2180 - 1859

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In her ongoing postdoctoral research, Nikolina Hatton investigates early modern Englishwomen’s use of biblical forms, characters, and narratives in their manuscript poetry. By examining the works of poets such as Anne Southwell, Hester Pulter, and Lucy Hutchinson, she explores the relationship between form, devotional practice, and political expression. Her doctoral research examined the increasing prevalence of material objects in prose texts from the romantic period and those objects’ effects on narrative development and form. She teaches courses on seventeenth- and nineteenth-century literature, on the history of women’s writing, and on manuscript and print culture.

Research Interests:

Women’s writing
Devotional Poetry
Manuscript and Print Culture
Violence in Literature
New Materialism
History of the Novel

Employment History

Since Oct. 2019 Postdoctoral lecturer, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
2019 STAY! Bridging Stipendium for Postdoctoral Researchers, University of Freiburg
2015-2018 PhD Researcher, Research Assistant, University of Freiburg (with PD Dr. Benjamin Kohlmann)
2013-2014 Research Assistant, University of Freiburg (with Prof. Dr. Monika Fludernik)


- The Agency of Objects in English Prose, 1789-1832: Conspicuous Things. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
- Hacks, Quacks & Impostors: Affected and Assumed Identities in Literature. Co-edited with Virginia Mastellari and Sara Hobe, Rombach Verlag, 2019.

- “Hester Pulter’s Psalmic Poems.” Renaissance Studies, 2022. (Preprint).
- “Lists in Thomas De Quincey’s Life Narratives: Evidence and Arbitrary Selection.” A/b: Auto/Biography Studies, 2020, pp. 1–8.
- “A Tale of Two Pianos: Actants, Sociability, and Form in Jane Austen’s Emma.” Open Cultural Studies, vol. 3, no. 1, 2019, pp. 135–47. Crossref,

Select Talks and Papers:

- “Biblical Reversals of Fortune in the Political Poetry of Hester Pulter and Lucy Hutchinson.” 2 Dec. 2022. RSA Virtual 2022.
- “‘My soul, why art thou full of trouble’: Hester Pulter’s Apostrophes to the Soul.” 4 May 2022. REFORC Annual Meeting, Free University, Berlin, Germany.
- “‘Her body is divided from her head’: Offstage Violence in Elizabeth Cary’s The Tragedy of Mariam (1613).” Workshop session with Cord Christian Caspar and Lara Ehrenfried. 25 March 2022. Adapting Violence in/from ‘Classic’ Texts Workshop (online). University of Bern, Switzerland.
- “’Am I a yookffelowe, or slaue’: Anne Southwell’s Poetry and the Limits of Female Agency.” 20 April 2021. RSA Virtual Annual Meeting.
- “‘A bundle of cursed law papers for a pillow’: Recalcitrant Matter and Middle-Class Subject Formation in De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.” 19 February 2019. Dinggeschichten der Neugierde. Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich.
- “‘He scorned to share his fame with his tailor’: Anti-Consumption in Silver Fork Novels and the Anxieties of a Struggling Aristocracy.” 19 May 2017. NAVSA/AVSA Conference, NYU Florence, Italy.
- “‘A happy day for booksellers, music-sellers, and print shops!’: Consumerism and the Sociability of Things in Jane Austen.” 23 March 2017. MatteReality, FRIAS, Freiburg, Germany.
- “Objects as ‘Actants’ in Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821): Nonhuman Resistance to Autobiography.” 1 Sept. 2016. BAVS: Consuming the Victorians, Cardiff University, Wales.