Clara Genevieve Henssen

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Hertford College, Oxford

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University Studies

2012-2013 University of Oxford, United Kingdom

M. St. Modern and Medieval Language (English and German)

2010-2011 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Bachelor of Arts (German Literature and History)

2009-2010 University of Cambridge (ERASMUS), United Kingdom

2007-2009 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Internships

2013 Two weeks of teaching at the Grammar School Luisen Gymnasium, Düsseldorf, Germany

2012 One month of journalism at the theatre magazine Theater der Zeit, Berlin, Germany

2012 Three months of editing at the publishing house Suhrkamp Theater & Medien, Berlin, Germany

2011-2012 Five months of editing at the literary agency Literaturagentur Lesen & Hören, Berlin, Germany

2011 Two weeks of hat making at the millinery maliné- Das Potsdamer Hutatelier, Potsdam, Germany

2009 Two weeks assistant director of Bernd Jeschek, Salzburg, Austria

2008 Six weeks of journalism at the local newspaper Rheinische Post, Düsseldorf, Germany

2005 Two weeks at the secretary office of the opera-house Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, Germany

2003 One week at the Newborn-Department of the hospital Gerresheimer Krankenhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany

Cultural Activities

since 2008 Publication of articles in various media (Rheinische Post, theaterderzeit.de, Oxford German Network)

2013 Winner of the Oxford German Network Translation Competition and publication of the English translation of Felicitas Hoppe’s short story Der Balkon

2010 Publication of the poem “Der Photograph” in Ausgewählte Werke XIII, the 13th anthology of the Bibliothek deutschsprachiger Gedichte

2008-2009 Founding and leading of the student theatre company „Insol(v)enz“, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany

Languages

German, fluent (native language)

French, fluent (native language)

English, fluent

Italian, advanced knowledge (UNIcert II / B2)

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