Dr Cordula Boecking

German Studies, School of Modern Languages

Lecturer / Assistant Professor

Callan Building
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Biography

Cordula Böcking studied German and English literature and language at the University of Freiburg and the Free University of Berlin before undertaking doctoral studies on the early modern author Jörg Wickram at Trinity College Dublin. Following the award of a PhD in German literature, she worked as an IRCHSS Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Germanic Studies at Trinity, where she investigated medieval appropriations of the Amazon myth. Prior to joining the Department of German at Maynooth, Cordula has held lectureships at the University of St Andrews and the University of Cambridge.

Books

  Year Publication
2007 The Individualization of Fortune in the Sixteenth-Century Novels of Jörg Wickram: The Beginnings of the Modern Narrative in German Literature.
Politis, Cordula (2007) The Individualization of Fortune in the Sixteenth-Century Novels of Jörg Wickram: The Beginnings of the Modern Narrative in German Literature. : Mellen. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2021 '‘ Europe was built on blood. Christian Petzold as a European Filmmaker''
Böcking, Cordula (2021) '‘ Europe was built on blood. Christian Petzold as a European Filmmaker'' In: Gabor Gergely and Susan Hayward (eds). Routledge Companion to European Cinema. Abingdon: Routledge. [Details]
2017 '' Eine Jungfrau war auserkoren’: Geschlecht und Nation in Gustav Ucickys Das Mädchen Johanna (1935)''
Böcking, Cordula (2017) '' Eine Jungfrau war auserkoren’: Geschlecht und Nation in Gustav Ucickys Das Mädchen Johanna (1935)'' In: Alte Helden – Neue Zeiten. Die Formierung europäischer Identitäten im Spiegel der Rezeption des Mittelalters. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann. [Details]
2015 '' mit geflorierten worten? Hugo von Montforts Minnelyrik zwischen Epigonalität und Experiment''
Böcking, Cordula (2015) '' mit geflorierten worten? Hugo von Montforts Minnelyrik zwischen Epigonalität und Experiment'' In: Stil. Mittelalterliche Literatur zwischen Tradition und Innovation (XXII. Anglo-German Colloquium). Berlin: De Gruyter. [Details]
2013 ''»daz wær ouch noch guot wîbes sit, / daz si iht harte wider strit«. Streitbare Frauen in Wirnts Wigalois ''
Böcking, Cordula (2013) ''»daz wær ouch noch guot wîbes sit, / daz si iht harte wider strit«. Streitbare Frauen in Wirnts Wigalois '' In: Aktuelle Tendenzen der Artusforschung. Berlin: De Gruyter. [Details]
2011 ''An Anglo-Norman Fool in Constantinople: Der Pfaffe Amis ''
Böcking-Politis, Cordula (2011) ''An Anglo-Norman Fool in Constantinople: Der Pfaffe Amis '' In: Behaving like Fools: Voices, Gestures and Laughter in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Turnhout: Brepols. [Details]
2010 '' ain iunkfrow rait der kúnsten perkh. Der Minnesklaventopos bei Hugo von Montfort''
Böcking-Politis, Cordula (2010) '' ain iunkfrow rait der kúnsten perkh. Der Minnesklaventopos bei Hugo von Montfort'' In: Aller weishait anevang ist ze brúfen an dem aussgang. Zum 650. Geburtstag Hugos von Montfort. Ostfildern: Thorbecke. [Details]
2008 '' nach der mannesnamen site? Amazons and their Challenge to Normative Masculinity in Herbort von Fritzlar’s liet von Troye ''
Politis, Cordula (2008) '' nach der mannesnamen site? Amazons and their Challenge to Normative Masculinity in Herbort von Fritzlar’s liet von Troye '' In: Masculinities and German Culture. Edinburgh German Yearbook 2. New York: Camden House. [Details]
2007 ''Wisdom vs. Riches: The Discourse on Money in Fortunatus ''
Politis, Cordula (2007) ''Wisdom vs. Riches: The Discourse on Money in Fortunatus '' In: Money and Culture. New York: Peter Lang. [Details]
2007 ''The Encounter between Christendom and Islam in Wolfram’s Willehalm ''
Politis, Cordula (2007) ''The Encounter between Christendom and Islam in Wolfram’s Willehalm '' In: Intercultural Spaces: Language, Culture, Identity. New York: Peter Lang. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2010 Sexual-Textual Border-Crossings: Lesbian Identity in German-Language Literature, Film, and Culture
Böcking-Politis, Cordula and Smith-Prei, Carrie (Ed.). (2010) Sexual-Textual Border-Crossings: Lesbian Identity in German-Language Literature, Film, and Culture Konstanz: Hartung-Gorre. [Details]
2008 Weg und Bewegung. Medieval and Modern Encounters. Festschrift in Honour of Gilbert J. Carr and Timothy R. Jackson
Politis, Cordula and Creighton, Nicola (Ed.). (2008) Weg und Bewegung. Medieval and Modern Encounters. Festschrift in Honour of Gilbert J. Carr and Timothy R. Jackson Konstanz: Hartung-Gorre. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2022 'A Europe Beyond Borders? Shifting Borders in Petzold and Seghers’ 'Transit''
Cordula Böcking (2022) 'A Europe Beyond Borders? Shifting Borders in Petzold and Seghers’ 'Transit''. Interfaces, 45 [Details]
2021 ''Schiller Goes Transnational: Julie Paucker and Robert Schuster’s Malalai – Die afghanische Jungfrau von Orléans (2017)''
Böcking, Cordula (2021) ''Schiller Goes Transnational: Julie Paucker and Robert Schuster’s Malalai – Die afghanische Jungfrau von Orléans (2017)''. German Life and Letters, 74 (4):551-570 [DOI] [Details]
2014 ''Beyond Binary Identity Politics? Ethnic, Cultural and Gendered Othering in Feo Aladag's Die Fremde ''
Böcking, Cordula (2014) ''Beyond Binary Identity Politics? Ethnic, Cultural and Gendered Othering in Feo Aladag's Die Fremde ''. Studies in European Cinema, 11.3 :212-222 [full-text] [Details]
2010 ''mannes manheit, wîbes prîs: Challenging Heteronormativity in Rudolf von Ems' Alexander ''
Böcking-Politis, Cordula (2010) ''mannes manheit, wîbes prîs: Challenging Heteronormativity in Rudolf von Ems' Alexander ''. GERMANISTIK IN IRELAND, 5 :13-29 [Details]
2009 ''Das ‚lanndt der frawen’ im Priester Johannes des Ambraser Heldenbuches: Zur Verwendung des Amazonen-Motivs und seiner Bedeutung für das mythologische Selbstverständnis Maximilians I.''
Politis, Cordula (2009) ''Das ‚lanndt der frawen’ im Priester Johannes des Ambraser Heldenbuches: Zur Verwendung des Amazonen-Motivs und seiner Bedeutung für das mythologische Selbstverständnis Maximilians I.''. JAHRBUCH DER OSWALD VON WOLKENSTEIN-GESELLSCHAFT, 17 :47-59 [Details]
2008 ''The Taming of the Amazon: Pentesilie in Ulrich von Türheim's Rennewart ''
Politis, Cordula (2008) ''The Taming of the Amazon: Pentesilie in Ulrich von Türheim's Rennewart ''. Medium Aevum, LXXVII :77-95 [full-text] [Details]
2007 ''Deutsche Prinzessinnen in Skandinavien und skandinavische Prinzessinnen in Deutschland: Kulturgeschichtliche Aspekte dynastischer Verbindungen im Mittelalter''
Politis, Cordula (2007) ''Deutsche Prinzessinnen in Skandinavien und skandinavische Prinzessinnen in Deutschland: Kulturgeschichtliche Aspekte dynastischer Verbindungen im Mittelalter''. JAHRBUCH DER OSWALD VON WOLKENSTEIN-GESELLSCHAFT, 16 :59-74 [Details]
2004 ''The Narratives of Jörg Wickram: An Example of the German Reception of Petrarch's De remediis utriusque fortune ''
Politis, Cordula (2004) ''The Narratives of Jörg Wickram: An Example of the German Reception of Petrarch's De remediis utriusque fortune ''. Fifteenth-Century Studies, 29 :160-173 [full-text] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2021 Identities in Flux. Pasts, Presents, and Futures of Migrant Communities across Europe.
Cordula Böcking (2021) Identities in Flux. Pasts, Presents, and Futures of Migrant Communities across Europe. [Oral Presentation], (Trans)national Identities in Paucker/Schuster’s Afghan Joan of Arc after Friedrich Schiller (2017), University College Dublin , 13-MAY-21 - 15-MAY-21 [Details]
2020 51st Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention.
Cordula Böcking (2020) 51st Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. [Oral Presentation], Life in Transit: Transnationalisms in Anna Seghers and Christian Petzold, Boston University , 05-MAR-20 - 08-MAR-20 [Details]
2019 Configuring ‘World Theatre’: Gaining Global Perspectives on Transnational and Intercultural Drama and Performance.
Cordula Böcking (2019) Configuring ‘World Theatre’: Gaining Global Perspectives on Transnational and Intercultural Drama and Performance. [Oral Presentation], An Afghan Maid of Orleans? Jeanne d’Arc goes Transnational, University of Edinburgh , 20-JUN-19 - 21-JUN-19 [Details]
2019 Adaptation and Modernisms: Establishing and Dismantling Borders in Adaptation Practice and Theory, Association of Adaptation Studies Annual Conference 2019.
Cordula Böcking (2019) Adaptation and Modernisms: Establishing and Dismantling Borders in Adaptation Practice and Theory, Association of Adaptation Studies Annual Conference 2019. [Oral Presentation], ‘I can’t build walls/Define limits, cut territories’: Julie Paucker’s Afghan Joan of Arc after Friedrich Schiller (2017), , Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic , 19-SEP-19 - 20-SEP-19 [Details]
2019 International Medieval Congress 2019.
Cordula Böcking (2019) International Medieval Congress 2019. [Oral Presentation], Nibelungenlied for a New Generation? Clashes of Culture in Feridun Zaimoglu and Günter Senkel’s Siegfrieds Erben (2018), University of Leeds , 01-JUL-19 - 04-JUL-19 [Details]
2018 Space, Place and Adaptation, Literature/Film Association Annual Conference.
Cordula Böcking (2018) Space, Place and Adaptation, Literature/Film Association Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Diasporic Spaces in Recent Turkish-German and Turkish-Austrian Migrant Film, New Orleans, USA , 29-NOV-18 - 01-DEC-18 [Details]
2017 Family Sagas in World Literatures and Audio-Visual Cultures: Reimagining Nations Across the Globe.
Cordula Böcking (2017) Family Sagas in World Literatures and Audio-Visual Cultures: Reimagining Nations Across the Globe. [Oral Presentation], Absent Parents, Absent Children: Displacement and the (Im)Possibility of Closure in Weißensee, University of Leeds , 28-JUN-17 - 29-JUN-17 [Details]
2016 25. Deutscher Germanistentag.
Cordula Böcking (2016) 25. Deutscher Germanistentag. [Oral Presentation], ‘was ich durch kürtze willen underlaß zů schreiben’ – Ökonomisches Erzählen bei Jörg Wickram, University of Bayreuth, Germany , 25-SEP-16 - 28-SEP-16 [Details]
2015 78th Meeting of the Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland.
Cordula Böcking (2015) 78th Meeting of the Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 'Es geschah vor 500 Jahren in Orleans’: Adapting the Middle Ages in Gustav Ucicky’s Das Mädchen Johanna (1935), University of Limerick , 02-SEP-15 - 04-SEP-15 [Details]
2015 Motherhood & Culture.
Cordula Böcking (2015) Motherhood & Culture. [Oral Presentation], Migrant Mothers in Recent Turkish-German and Turkish-Austrian Film: Charting Intergenerational Difference in Feo Aladag’s Die Fremde and Umut Dag’s Kuma, Maynooth University , 15-JUN-15 - 17-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 Alte Helden – Neue Zeiten.
Cordula Böcking (2015) Alte Helden – Neue Zeiten. [Oral Presentation], ‘Eine Jungfrau war auserkoren’: Geschlecht und Nation in Gustav Ucickys Das Mädchen Johanna (1935), University of Bamberg, Germany , 09-APR-15 - 11-APR-15 [Details]
2014 The First World War in European Children’s Literature.
Cordula Böcking (2014) The First World War in European Children’s Literature. [Oral Presentation], Intergenerational Memory in English and German Young Adult Literature, Trinity College Dublin , 27-JUN-14 - 27-JUN-14 [Details]
2013 European Cinema Research Forum Annual Conference.
Cordula Böcking (2013) European Cinema Research Forum Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Beyond Binary Identity Politics? Ethnic, Cultural and Gendered Othering in Feo Aladag’s Die Fremde, University of Edinburgh , 01-JUL-13 - 02-JUL-13 [Details]
2011 Migration and Diaspora. Royal Irish Academy Modern Languages Symposium.
Cordula Böcking (2011) Migration and Diaspora. Royal Irish Academy Modern Languages Symposium. [Oral Presentation], Keeping it in the Family? Examining Stereotypes of Turkish-German Experience in Feo Aladag’s Die Fremde, Dublin Institute of Technology , 02-DEC-11 - 03-DEC-11 [Details]
2011 Stil. Mittelalterliche Literatur zwischen Konvention und Innovation. XXII. Anglo-German Colloquium.
Cordula Böcking (2011) Stil. Mittelalterliche Literatur zwischen Konvention und Innovation. XXII. Anglo-German Colloquium. [Oral Presentation], 'mit geflorierten worten'? Hugo von Montforts Minnelyrik zwischen Epigonalität und Experiment, University of Düsseldorf, Germany , 07-SEP-11 - 11-SEP-11 [Details]
2011 XXIII. Triennial Congress of the International Arthurian Society.
Cordula Böcking (2011) XXIII. Triennial Congress of the International Arthurian Society. [Oral Presentation], Das Waldweib Ruel und die Amazone Marine: ‘Unhöfische‘ Konstruktionen von Weiblichkeit im Wigalois Wirnts von Gravenberc, University of Bristol , 25-JUL-11 - 30-JUL-11 [Details]
2010 Barlaam und Josaphat in der Literatur des Mittelalters.
Cordula Böcking (2010) Barlaam und Josaphat in der Literatur des Mittelalters. [Oral Presentation], Die Parabel von der Todestrompete in Trinity Cod. 432: Zur Verbreitung eines Motivs in der mittelenglischen Bearbeitung der Barlaam und Josaphat-Legende, University of Vienna, Austria , 15-APR-10 - 18-APR-10 [Details]
2009 International Medieval Congress 2009.
Cordula Böcking (2009) International Medieval Congress 2009. [Oral Presentation], Conquering the Unknown: The Bridal-Quest Motif in the Willehalm-Trilogy, University of Leeds , 13-JUL-09 - 16-JUL-09 [Details]
2009 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies.
Cordula Böcking (2009) 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies. [Oral Presentation], Christianizing the Heathen? The Bridal-Quest Motif in Arabel and Rennewart, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo , 06-MAY-09 - 10-MAY-09 [Details]
2008 International Medieval Congress 2008.
Cordula Böcking (2008) International Medieval Congress 2008. [Oral Presentation], Natur und ihre Bedeutung in mittelhochdeutschen Schilderungen des Amazonenlandes, University of Leeds , 07-JUL-08 - 10-JUL-08 [Details]
2008 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies.
Cordula Böcking (2008) 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies. [Oral Presentation], 'nach der mannesnamen site'? Amazons and their Challenge to Normative Masculinity in Herbort von Fritzlar’s liet von Troye, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo , 07-MAY-08 - 11-MAY-08 [Details]
2007 Symposium zum 650. Geburtstag Hugos von Montfort.
Cordula Böcking (2007) Symposium zum 650. Geburtstag Hugos von Montfort. [Oral Presentation], 'ain iunkfrow rait der kúnsten perkh': Der Minnesklaventopos bei Hugo von Montfort, University of Innsbruck, Austria , 20-SEP-07 - 22-SEP-07 [Details]
2007 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies.
Cordula Böcking (2007) 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies. [Oral Presentation], Gender Models and their Subversion: The Amazon Myth in Middle High German Literature, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo , 10-MAY-07 - 13-MAY-07 [Details]
2007 Kaiser Maximilian I. und die Hofkultur seiner Zeit. Symposium der Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft.
Cordula Böcking (2007) Kaiser Maximilian I. und die Hofkultur seiner Zeit. Symposium der Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft. [Oral Presentation], Das ‚lanndt der frawen’ im Priester Johannes des Ambraser Heldenbuches: Zur Verwendung des Amazonen-Motivs und seiner Bedeutung für das mythologische Selbstverständnis Maximilians I, Bressanone, Italy , 26-SEP-07 - 30-SEP-07 [Details]
2007 Lesbian Lives XIV: Lesbian Existence and the Lesbian Continuum.
Cordula Böcking (2007) Lesbian Lives XIV: Lesbian Existence and the Lesbian Continuum. [Oral Presentation], Challenging Conventional Male-Female Dichotomy? The Amazon Myth in Medieval German Literature, University College Dublin , 14-JUN-07 - 16-JUN-07 [Details]
2007 International Medieval Congress 2007.
Cordula Böcking (2007) International Medieval Congress 2007. [Oral Presentation], The Relationship between Impaired Beauty and Female Warriorship: Representations of the Amazon Myth in Medieval German Literature, University of Leeds , 09-JUL-07 - 12-JUL-07 [Details]
2006 International Medieval Congress 2006.
Cordula Böcking (2006) International Medieval Congress 2006. [Oral Presentation], An Anglo-Norman Fool in Constantinople: Der Pfaffe Amis, University of Leeds , 10-JUL-06 - 13-JUL-06 [Details]
2005 Deutsch-skandinavische Literatur- und Kulturbeziehungen im Mittelalter. Symposium der Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft.
Cordula Böcking (2005) Deutsch-skandinavische Literatur- und Kulturbeziehungen im Mittelalter. Symposium der Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft. [Oral Presentation], Deutsche Prinzessinnen in Skandinavien und skandinavische Prinzessinnen in Deutschland: Kulturgeschichtliche Aspekte dynastischer Verbindungen im Mittelalter, Bressanone, Italy , 29-SEP-05 - 02-OCT-05 [Details]
2005 XIII Annual Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature, Film and the Visual Arts.
Cordula Böcking (2005) XIII Annual Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature, Film and the Visual Arts. [Oral Presentation], Wisdom vs. Riches: The Discourse on Money in Fortunatus, University College Cork , 06-MAY-05 - 08-MAY-05 [Details]
2005 International Medieval Congress 2005.
Cordula Böcking (2005) International Medieval Congress 2005. [Oral Presentation], Images of Childhood and Youth in Wolfram’s Parzival, University of Leeds , 11-JUL-05 - 14-JUL-05 [Details]
2004 International Medieval Congress 2004.
Cordula Böcking (2004) International Medieval Congress 2004. [Oral Presentation], Male-Female Relations as the Basis for Intercultural Understanding in Wolfram’s Willehalm, University of Leeds , 12-JUL-04 - 15-JUL-04 [Details]
2003 30th Annual Research Symposium, Royal Irish Academy.
Cordula Böcking (2003) 30th Annual Research Symposium, Royal Irish Academy. [Oral Presentation], Intercultural Conflict in Wolfram’s Willehalm, Dublin City University , 07-NOV-03 - 08-NOV-03 [Details]
2002 37th International Congress on Medieval Studies.
Cordula Böcking (2002) 37th International Congress on Medieval Studies. [Oral Presentation], The Narratives of Jörg Wickram: An Example of the German Reception of Petrarch’s De remediis utriusque fortunae, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo , 02-MAY-02 - 05-MAY-02 [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2011 'Hughes, Timothy Jolyon. Wolfram von Eschenbachs Criticism of Minnedienst in his Narrative Works. Lanham: University Press of America, 2009'.
Böcking-Politis, Cordula (2011) 'Hughes, Timothy Jolyon. Wolfram von Eschenbachs Criticism of Minnedienst in his Narrative Works. Lanham: University Press of America, 2009'. Book Review [full-text] [Details]
2010 ' cristallîn wort. Hartmann-Studien, ed. Waltraud Fritsch-Rössler, Wien, Berlin, Münster: LIT. Bd. 1 (2007), Rahmenthema: Das Ambraser Heldenbuch'.
Böcking-Politis, Cordula (2010) ' cristallîn wort. Hartmann-Studien, ed. Waltraud Fritsch-Rössler, Wien, Berlin, Münster: LIT. Bd. 1 (2007), Rahmenthema: Das Ambraser Heldenbuch'. Book Review [Details]
2009 'Urban, Melanie: Kulturkontakt im Zeichen der Minne. Die Arabel Ulrichs von dem Türlin, Mikrokosmos 77, 2007'.
Politis, Cordula (2009) 'Urban, Melanie: Kulturkontakt im Zeichen der Minne. Die Arabel Ulrichs von dem Türlin, Mikrokosmos 77, 2007'. Book Review [Details]

Translation

  Year Publication
2010 Richard Kirwan, “Akademische Repräsentationspraktiken und der Umgang mit dem Öffentlichkeitsbild der Institution”.
Cordula Böcking (2010) Richard Kirwan, “Akademische Repräsentationspraktiken und der Umgang mit dem Öffentlichkeitsbild der Institution”. Wiesbaden: Translation [Details]
2010 David Little, “Portfolios und informelle Leistungsdiagnosen”.
Cordula Böcking (2010) David Little, “Portfolios und informelle Leistungsdiagnosen”. New York: Translation [Details]
2004 Caitríona Leahy, “Die Be-Gründung des Netzwerks. Bachmann erkundet den Heideggerschen Grund”.
Cordula Böcking (2004) Caitríona Leahy, “Die Be-Gründung des Netzwerks. Bachmann erkundet den Heideggerschen Grund”. Cologne: Translation [Details]