Kai Qing Tan

Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Englischsprachige Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Kognition


Building: ehem. Couven Gymnasium (1070)

Room: 204a

Kármánstr. 17/19

52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 96104
Fax: +49 241 80 92656

Office Hours during the Semester Break

by appointement via e-mail

PhD Project

"A Cognitive-Narratological Analysis of Space in Contemporary British Fiction” (working title) Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Jan Alber, RWTH Aachen, and Dr. Nicole Falkenhayner, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

Research Interests

Contemporary British fictionCognitive approaches to literature and cultureUrban Studies and psychogeographySociologyBritish comediesPhilosophy of MindTranslation theory

Academic C.V.

04/2017 – present Research and Teaching Assistant in the Chair of Cognitive Literary Studies, RWTH Aachen

09/2015 – 03/2017 Research Assistant at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies

01/2015 – 03/2015 Research Assistant for the DFG-funded project FA 2153/1‐1 “CCTV beyond Surveillance”, Albert Ludwig University Freiburg

10/2013 – 09/2016 Master in English Literatures and Literary Studies, Albert Ludwig University Freiburg

10/2005 – 09/2006 Exchange programme (Philosophy and English Literature), Albert Ludwig University Freiburg

08/2003 – 07/2007 Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and English Literature), National University of Singapore


“The Plight of the Clone: Discourse and the Containment of Rebellion in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go.” Textual Practices, under review.


seminar: Representations of London in Contemporary British Literature (SoSe 17)


2017 Alumni Award – Commission of the Philology Faculty, Albert Ludwig University Freiburg

For the MA thesis, "(T)Here is the City: Locating the Liminal London in Contemporary British Novels"

2005 DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship Award from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

For the exchange programme (Philosophy and English Literature) at the Albert Ludwig University Freiburg