Max Kaplan

Student assistant to the Knowledge transfer and Communications Department


  • Since October 2023
    Master in North American Studies with the core disciplines literature and culture at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin
  • October 2018 – September 2023
    Bachelor in General and Comparative Literary Studies and Film Studies at Freie Universität Berlin

Research Interests

  • The experientiality of the child’s perspective in literature
  • Contemporary literature
  • North American literature
  • Literary translation


  • Experiencing the child’s perspectives in contemporary English-language literature: The coalescence of reality and fantasy as an element of experientiality. Berlin: Refubium 2023 (digital publication),


  • »(Über)Blühende Fantasien? Exzessives Fantasieren als poetologisches Mittel der erfahrbaren Kindheitsperspektive«, Studierendenkongress der Komparatistik 2024, Freie Universität Berlin, 24 May 2024