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Literature, History, Heritage

About

Dr Rita Singer is an experienced researcher and project officer with a particular interest in historical fiction, ideas of space and place in fictional and non-fictional writing in Wales, heritage tourism, maritime history and cultural geography.

Since 2013, she has worked for the following projects:

Academic Interests

  • Welsh writing in English
  • Romantic Studies
  • Victorian Studies
  • Visual Culture
  • History
  • (Digital) Heritage
  • Museums
  • Film Studies

Exhibitions

  • U-Boat Project 1914-18. Travelling Exhibition. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. 22 venues across Wales. 2017-18.
  • EuroVisions. Travelling Exhibition. European Travellers to Wales, 1750-2010. Bangor University, CAWCS, Swansea University. 3 venues across Wales. 2015-16.

Conferences

Education

2021

  • BSL Level 1 Certificate, Dysgu Bro Ceredigion, Aberystwyth

2014

  • Summer School ‘Culture & Technology’ – The European Summer School in Digital Humanities, 2014, Universität Leipzig

2013

  • Module for Teaching in Higher Education ‘Aktivierende Methoden in der Lehre’, Universität Leipzig
  • PhD (summa cum laude), Institut für Anglistik, Universität Leipzig, Thesis: ‘Re-inventing the Gwerin: Anglo-Welsh Identities in Fiction and Non-Fiction, 1847-1914’
    Supervisors: Prof Dr Joachim Schwend (Universität Leipzig) and Prof Tony Brown (Bangor University, Wales)
    Funded by: Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

2008

  • Magistra Artium (GPA: 1.2), Universität Leipzig Master thesis: ‘Harry Potter and the Psychomachia’ (GPA: 1.0)
    1st Major: British studies at Institut für Anglistik
    2nd Major: German as a Foreign Language at the Herder-Institut

2006

  • ERASMUS semester at University of Wales, Bangor
    School of English; School of Modern Languages

Languages

German, English, Welsh, BSL (Level 1)

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