Jasmin Wrobel did her Bachelor and her Master training in Romance and comparative literature at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. From 2013 to 2019 she was a research assistant at the Latin American Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin, where she worked on her PhD project on Haroldo de Campo’s “Galáxias” and the poetics of stumbling, Poetik des Stolperns. The study was published by de Gruyter in 2020. Since 2019 she holds a position as Research-Track Postdoc and academic coordinator at the cluster of excellence 2020, entitled "Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective".
Jasmin Wrobel is highly productive, she did both research and teaching in Spain, Brazil, Chile and Israel and published on experimental poetry, border literature and Latin American comics. I would like to recommend one English text which is strongly connected to the topic of our lecture series, which was published in 2017 about The Protagonization of Afro-Brazilians in the Work of Graphic Novelist Marcelo d’Salete“, published in Vinicius Carvalho’s and Nicola Gavioli’s book Literature and Ethics in Contemporary Brazil. Another text still on Brazilian comics but this one written in German is in print and has aroused my curiosity, as it analyses comic-adaptions of Jorge Amado’s Jubiabá and Milton Hatoum’s Dois irmãos and is entitled “Intermediale Transpositionen literarischer malandragem”.
Next to the aforementioned research interests, Jasmin also works on Literary and Cultural Contacts Between the Americas (the so called Border Literature), on Baroque and Neo-Baroque Literature in Spain, Portugal and Latin America and on Literary Representations of Memory Discourses. Her current research project has to do with The 'Discovery', 'Conquest' and 'Takeover' of the Panel as Venue of Feminist Discourses. Women (Characters) in the Spanish and Latin American Comic Production. Her talk combines both the interest in Afro-Latin American Literatures and feminist Graphic Narratives, as it deals with the visibility, representation and protagonism of afro-brazilian women in graphic narratives.