Mag. Dr. Martina Kopf
Kopf, M. (2020). At Home with Nairobi's Working Poor: Reading Meja Mwangi's Urban Novels. In K. Rüther, M. Barker-Ciganikova, D. Waldburger, & C-P. Bodenstein (Eds.), The Politics of Housing in (Post)colonial Africa: Accommodating Workers and Urban Residents (pp. 98-120). de Gruyter Oldenbourg. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110601183-004



Graneß, A., Kopf, M., & Kraus, M. (2019). Feministische Theorie aus Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika. Facultas UTB.


Kopf, M., & Graneß, A. (2019). Postkoloniale Theorie und Kritik: Feminismus und Dekolonisation. In Feministische Theorie aus Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika (pp. 33-73). Facultas UTB.

Kopf, M. (2019). Scattered testimony: Locating the Rwandan genocide in transnational witnessing. In M. Adejunmobi, & C. Coetzee (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of African Literature (pp. 354-368). Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Kopf, M. (2019). Schwarzer Feminismus, Womanismus, Intersektionalität. In Feministische Theorie aus Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika (pp. 75-121). Facultas UTB.


Kopf, M. (2016). More Than a Single Story: Alternative Versions of Giving and Receiving Between Africa and Europe. In F. Gadinger (Ed.), Political Storytelling: From Fact to Fiction (Vol. 12, pp. 52-61). Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research. Global Dialogues, Vol.. 12 https://doi.org/10.14282/2198-0403-GD-12

Kopf, M., Gadinger, F., Mert, A., & Smith, C. (Eds.) (2016). Political Storytelling: From Fact to Fiction. Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research. Global Dialogues, Vol.. 12 https://doi.org/10.14282/2198-0403-GD-12

Kopf, M. (2016). The Imperial Migrant. In M. Böckenförde (Ed.), A multi-disciplinary mosaic: reflections on global cooperation and migration (Vol. 13, pp. 106-108). Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research. Global Dialogues, Vol.. 13 https://doi.org/10.14282/2198-0403-GD-13


Kopf, M., Hödl, G., & Hodge, J. M. (Eds.) (2014). Developing Africa: Concepts and Practices in Twentieth-Century Colonialism. Manchester University Press. Studies in Imperialism

Kopf, M. (2014). Developing Africa in the colonial imagination: European and African narrative writing of the interwar period. In J. M. Hodge, G. Hödl, & M. Kopf (Eds.), Developing Africa: Concepts and Practices in Twentieth-Century Colonialism (pp. 341-366). Manchester University Press. Studies in Imperialism



Kopf, M. (2012). Narratives of a wounded time: Yvonne Vera’s poetics of trauma. In J. K. S. Makokha, O. J. Obiero, & R. West-Pavlov (Eds.), Style in African Literature: Essays on Literary Stylistics and Narrative Styles (pp. 91-110). Rodopi.



Style and representation in Binyavanga Wainaina's Discovering Home

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
21 Feb 2020

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Retelling the story of development

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
13 Feb 2020

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Kenyan writers and the discourse of development

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
6 Feb 2020

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Schwarzer Feminismus, Womanismus, Intersektionalität

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
12 Nov 2019

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Developmentalism from a Kenyan perspective: Binyavanga Wainaina’s One Day I Will Write About This Place

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
26 Oct 2019

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African Literatures and (Post-)Development Thought

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
15 Jul 2019

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From Dialogue to Polylogue: Comparing feminist thought from Africa, Latin America and the Middle East

Martina Kopf (Speaker), Anke Graneß (Speaker)
13 Jun 2019

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Becoming Pan-African: Transnational Thought in Binyavanga Wainaina (2011) One Day I Will Write About This Place

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
17 May 2019

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Scattered Testimony: Kenyan Writers on the Genocide in Rwanda

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
4 Jul 2018

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Stimme und Widerstand: Schwarzes feministisches Denken in den USA

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
24 May 2018

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Encountering Development in Postcolonial Fiction - Introduction

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
17 May 2018

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Concepts of Development in Postcolonial Kenyan Writing

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
1 Feb 2018

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Tracing Social and Economic Change through Urban Novels

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
10 Nov 2017

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Understanding the World through the Memoir

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
14 Jun 201717 Jun 2017

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Writing Entangled Histories of Development

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
25 Feb 2017

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Stories of Gifts Travelling between Africa and Europe

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
7 Nov 2016

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Who is giving, who is taking? Stories of aid floating between Africa and Europe

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
12 Jul 2016

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feminismen diskutieren

Martina Kopf (Invited speaker)
14 Oct 2013

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Entwicklung denken - zwischen postkolonialer Analyse und kolonialer Ideologie.

Martina Kopf (Invited speaker)
13 Mar 2012

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A Panafrican Poetics: The Work of the West African Writer and Artist Werewere Liking.

Martina Kopf (Invited speaker)
2 Nov 2011

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'Indeed our writers have become our truth commission'. Literatur in Zimbabwe.

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
6 Oct 2011

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Belletristische Literatur und Geschichte.

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
8 Jun 2011

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Von Gouverneuren und Pflügen: Entwicklungsdiskurs in europäischer Kolonialliteratur und -presse 1930-1950.

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
13 Apr 2011

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Developing East Africa in the British Colonial Imagination.

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
15 Jan 2011

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Development Discourse in French Colonial Literature.

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
18 Jun 2010

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Writing and reading literatures as form of empathic witnessing - the example of the "Writing in Duty to Memory"-Project.

Martina Kopf (Contributor)
12 Jul 2007

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Literatur und Trauma

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
8 Nov 2006

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Trauma und Literatur: Das Nicht-Erzählbare erzählen - Assia Djebar und Yvonne Vera

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
8 Nov 2006

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Trauma, Narrative and the Art of Witnessing.

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
26 Oct 2006

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Creative writing in the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda: The project "Rwanda - Ecrire par devoir de mémoire"

Martina Kopf (Speaker)
14 Sep 2006

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