Intention & Intervention

Intention & Intervention

Authorial strategies against exclusionary discourses


Public Writing

Leila Essa an Amadeo Richardson

in anders bleiben: Briefe der Hoffnung in verhärteten Zeiten, ed. by Selma Wels, pp. 133-145 (Hamburg: Rowohlt, 2023)

And of course: the blog!

Academic Publications

Seen as friendly, seen as frightening? A conversation on visibilities, kinship, and finding the right words with Mithu Sanyal

in Re-writing Identities in Contemporary German Literature: Radical Diversity and Literary Intervention, ed. by Selma Rezgui, Laura Sturtz and Tara Talwar Windsor (chapter forthcoming in open access with Camden House)

Academic Presentations

Writing on the Political Impact of Writing: Collective and Individual Strategies in anders bleiben

at the Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland (AGS) conference, Trinity College Dublin, 29-31 August 2023

Dis/Connections in Decolonial Discourse: Reading Mithu Sanyal with Priyamvada Gopal and the Decolonizing Media Collective

at Dis/Connections: Vernetzung und Digitalität in der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (DAAD Postgraduate Summer School), University of Durham, 25-27 July 2023

Beyond a Literature of Belonging: Migratory Internationalisms in Yara Rodrigues Fowler’s there are more things

at the Migration & Societal Change conference, Utrecht University, 22-23 June 2023

Von Deutsche Menschen (1936) zu anders bleiben (2023)

at Jenseits der Deiche. Konflikte der Abgrenzung, Gesellschaft für interkulturelle Germanistik conference at Utrecht University, 14-17 June 2023

“Readers of the world, unite!” Internationalist Imaginaries in Yara Rodrigues Fowler’s there are more things

at Studying Activism. Activism in Research and Reading, University of Turku, 5 June 2023

Audio-visual Publications

Visibility Matters: A Conversation on the German Publishing Scene

video material developed for university teaching in collaboration with Ben Schofield, University of Bristol (2023)

Das Kritikable Queertett mit Dr. Maha El Hissy, Dr. Leila Essa und Alexandra Antwi-Boasiako

literary criticism programme, filmed at Kampnagel and funded by the Goethe Institute Hamburg (2022)

Critics: Maha El Hissy & Leila Essa, Host: Alexandra Antwi-Boasiako, Curation: Pajam Masoumi & Alina Buchberger, Production: Christine Focken, Sign language interpretation: Hans Eberhardt, Editing: Juha Hansen, Subtitles: Sarah Plochl

The above shows output from my time on Intention & Intervention. You can find a full list of my publications here.