Tyll Zybura

Read. Think. Write.


Tyll Zybura | 31 Jan 2019 |

I work as a PhD researcher in the project Children and Childhood in Literature: Theory – Narratology – Criticism at Bielefeld University, Germany. I teach writing intensive seminars on literary constructions of childhood, critical theory and narrative theory, film and popular culture, zombie culture and biopolitical representation.

I love teaching and my students even recommended me for the Landeslehrpreis NRW 2019, which makes me so proud. I write more on my teaching practice and on education in general in my Essays on teaching and over at Unconditional-Teaching.com.

You can book me for workshops to share my teaching expertise in writing intensive seminars, effective writing supervision, writing portfolios, student-teacher communication, and more – in German or English.

Current teaching

  • (BA) Reading/Writing Film: The Art of the Screenplay (Winter 2020)

  • (BA) Owning your position: Critical argumentation skills for scholars of culture (Summer 2020)

Mini CV

December 2019
Launch of Unconditional-Teaching.com.
June 2019
Recommendation for the Landeslehrpreis NRW 2019 (state award for excellent teaching in higher education) by the student council British and American Studies, Bielefeld University.
since June 2017
PhD researcher (WMA) in the project Children and Childhood in Literature: Theory – Narratology – Criticism (funded by the German Research Foundation). Bielefeld University.
April 2017 – March 2018
Certificate Research – Writing – Teaching: Teaching (with) Writing (Forschen – Schreiben – Lehren: Schreiben in der Lehre) at Bielefeld University.
MA British and American Studies (Thesis: “Unreliable Narration: An Epistemological Critique of a Narratological Concept”). Bielefeld University.
BA British and American Studies, History, and Education. Bielefeld University.

Before studying for my literary and cultural studies degree at Bielefeld University I have worked professionally as software developer, as web programmer, and as tabletop RPG writer and editor. Before that, in the early 2000s, I studied all kinds of things from religion, philosophy, and mathematics to Greek and Arabic at Ruhr University Bochum.