Joy Hancock

Joy Hancock, University of Tennessee

Joy Hancock is a fifth-year doctoral student in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee.  Before entering her current program, Joy received a Modern Language Combination B.A. at the University of Central Florida (2002-2006). She also completed an M.A. in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee (2008-2010). Her research focuses on ice metaphors in early 20th century German speculative texts, including Expressionist literature and science fiction novels of the 1920s. Joy’s current dissertation project, Blood and Snow: Conservative Nationalism and Ice Spaces in Weimar Germany’s Science Fiction, examines the role of literary ice worlds in so-called “technical utopian novels” published between 1918 and 1933. In addition to her research, Joy is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in German and has traveled all over the world.

Research projects/ interests

  • Antarctic and Arctic Metaphors in German fiction
  • Polar metaphors in Science Fiction

For publications visit: http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_gradthes/703/ or get in touch.

Keywords: German Literature, Fiction, Science Fiction, Metaphor, Arctic