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Prof. Dr. Gudrun Marci-Boehncke

Curriculum Vitae


  • 1982-1988 Studies of German an History at the Justus-Liebig   University of Giessen
  • 1989-1990 Professorial Lecturer for German Language and Literature at the George-Washington University/D.C.
  • 1994 Ph.D. in German Literature at the Justus Liebig University of Giessen (Fanny Lewald: Jewish, Prussian and Female Writer: Studies covering her Autobiography and Context)
  • 1999 Max-Kade-Professorship at  Colorado College/C.O.
  • 2001-2010 Full Professor of Modern German Literature and Didactics at the University of Education in Ludwigsburg
  • since 2010 Full Professor of Modern German Literature/Educational and Application-Oriented  Studies


Research:  Reading Education, Children's and Youth Media Studies, Children and Youth Literature, Intercultural Literature and Media Studies, Gender and Diversity, Literature and Film


Current Projects:

  • The Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children (EU-Project COST IS1410), MC Member
  • Experts of Reading - Primary and Secondary School  Teachers Training (Part of the National BISS-Project, BMBF)
  • Smarter Stories  -  Reading and Media Education in  Urban Education Networks (the City of Dortmund, Society of Media Education Research)
  • DoProfiL: Dortmund profile for inclusive teachers education.   Part: Tablets in primary school.
  • DEGREE 4.0: Digitale reflexive teachers education 4.0: based on video - barrier-free - personalized  (BMBF 16DHB2130)

Upcoming events:

Participation in digital media is subject to normative requirements in democratic societies, which must be conveyed and acquired in educational processes. Digital systems can influence all stages of the communication process. In communication, recipients often no longer know why they are offered certain dialogues in push mode and when they are in dialogue with people or machines. Against this background, the acquisition of media, communicative and digital literacy represents a fundamental ethical and educational challenge of the present.

Schools and other educational institutions are faced with the task of bringing the significance of algorithms into the focus of media-related reflection. It refers primarily to the production, products, evaluation, selection, distribution and reception of digital media offerings.

In a thematic three-step process of information, participation and reflection, the conference attempts to describe digital communication between humans and machines at the different levels of the media communication field (production, product, distribution, reception), to understand its structure and potential effects from an ethical and educational point of view, and to formulate conclusions for educational discourses in democratic societies.


read more:


Children and Youth Literature within the Digital World: Cultural and Political Preconditions for Literary Education - Keynote IRSCL 2013/Maastricht NL