AboutMy name is Léna Remy-Kovach. I am a Ph.D. Student in North American Indigenous Literatures at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, in Germany. I study the notions of healing and (re)conciliation in contemporary Horror and Gothic Indigenous novels.
My current projects include the imagery of hunger and cannibalism in contemporary Native horror literature, the commodification of Native American monsters in Horror television series, and the use of traditional Euro-American creatures and tropes in modern Horror by Indigenous writers from Turtle Island.
Doctorate of Philosophy, North American Studies Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany
Doctoral Thesis: Healing and (Re)conciliation in Contemporary Gothic Indigenous Fiction
Master of Arts, Indigenous and Canadian Studies Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Master of Arts, English and North American Studies Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Research Thesis: (The) American Indian(s) in Photography
Bachelor of Arts, Italian Studies Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Bachelor of Arts, English and North American Studies
Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France
“Sara Sue Hoklotubbe’s Sadie Walela Mystery Series.”
Vol.4, No.2, December 2018.
“Birth, Death, Healing: Cycles and Repetitions in Tomson Highway’s Kiss of The Fur Queen.”
University of Bucharest Review
Vol. 7, Iss. 1: Birth, Death, and Rebirth: Regeneration as Text, 2018.
“Exhaustion and Regeneration in Post-Millennial North American Literature and Visual Culture”
U.S. Studies Online, July 4, 2018.
“Insatiable Hunger for Indigenous Flesh, Cultures, and Lands: Colonialism as a Ravenous Monster in ‘Monkey Beach’ and ‘Kiss of the Fur Queen.’”
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
Iss. 3, Haunting, Horrible Hunger: Food for Fright, Spring 2018.
“The Artist and ‘Indian Buff’: Frederick Weygold, Artist and Ethnographer of American Indians.”
Vol.4, No.1, Spring 2018.
“Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience, dir. by Audrey Geyer (Review).”
The Middle West Review
Vol.4, No.2, Spring 2018.
Vol.7, January 2018.
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
Vol.10, No. 1, December 2017.
(Reviewed, edited, and in printing)
“Alexie, Sherman,” “Leslie Marmon Silko: Ceremony,” “James Welch: Fool’s Crow,” “Treuer, David,” and “Zitkála-Šá.”
DeRoche, Linda (ed.)
Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context.
“Something Tells Me This Protest Is Far From Over: The Power Of Indigenous Visual Art In The #NoDAPL Protests”
Kimak, Isabella & Julia Nikiel (eds.)
ExRe(y): Exhaustion and Regeneration in Post-Millennial North American Literature and Visual Culture. .
New Americanists in Poland, Peter Lang.
“The Commodification of The Windigo, a Traditional Algonquian Monster, In The Television Series Supernatural”
Darowski, Joseph J. & John Darowski (eds.)
Monsters with a Thousand Faces: Adaptations of Literary Horrors.
University of Michigan Press.
Remy-Kovach, Léna. “Elisabeth Bouzonviller: Louise Erdrich: métissage et écriture, histoires d’Amérique”
RANAM (Recherches anglaises et nord-américaines.)
Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg
PUBLICATIONS IN PROGRESS
(Abstract/request accepted, in writing)
Remy-Kovach, Léna. “Rosalyn LaPier’s Invisible Reality: Storytellers, Storytakers, and the Supernatural World of the Blackfeet.”
The American Indian Quarterly.
Remy-Kovach, Léna.“Do You Have a Little Native American in Your Story?”
Szanter, Ashley and Jessica K. Richards (eds.)
I’m Already Dead: Essays on The CW’s iZombie and Vertigo’s iZOMBIE.
Upcoming Talks and Conferences
“Sweetest Kulu” by Celina Kalluk
Kids’ Story Time Carl Schurz Haus
, Germany, July 20, 2019