Fakultät für Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften

Frau Prof. Dr. Birgit Spengler

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AKTUELLES:
TALKS WITH TASTE, 11.05.22, 12-14 Uhr 

Dr. Zaia Alexander: Talk to the Animals: Translation in a More-than-Human World

LESUNG, 11.05.22, 18 Uhr 
Autorin Zaia Alexander liest aus ihrem Roman Erdbebenwetter

Symposium Migrant States of Exception:
https://migrantstatesofexception.wordpress.com/
 

  • Current Research Projects
    States of Exception in U.S. Literature and other Cultural Media
    Time-Space Arrangements and the More-Than-Human Turn
     
  • Research Interests
    U.S. Literature and Culture, especially from the 19th Century to the Present
    American Women's Writing & Gender Studies
    Visual Culture and Photography
    Ethics and Aesthetics
    Plant Studies, the "More-Than-Human" Turn, and Environmental Humanities
    American West(s)
    Popular Culture
    Intertextuality and Intermediality
    Ethnicity
  • Selected Publications
    a) Monographs
    Literary Spinoffs: Rewriting the Classics – Re-Imagining the Community. Frankfurt a. M.: Campus, 2015. Reihe North American Studies.
    Vision, Gender, and Power in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Writing, 1860-1900. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2008.

    b) Edited Works
    An Eclectic Bestiary: Encounters in a More-Than-Human World. Eds. Birgit Spengler and Babette Tischleder. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2019.
    Appropriating Visions. Amerikastudien 54.1 (2009). Special Issue

    c) Journal Articles and Book Chapters (Selection)
    "Arboreal Encounters in Richard Powers's The Overstory." An Eclectic Bestiary: Encounters in a More-Than-Human World. Hgg. Birgit Spengler und Babette Tischleder. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2019. 67-91.
    "Elizabeth Stoddard's The Morgesons." The Nineteenth-Century American Novel. Hg. Christine Gerhardt. De Gruyter Series Handbooks of English and American Studies: Text and Theory (Hgg. der Reihe: Martin Middeke, Gabriele Rippl, Hubert Zapf). Berlin und Boston: De Gruyter, 2018. 358-377.
    "States of Exception and Arab American Women's Poetry After 9/11: Liminality and Community in Suheir Hammad's 'first writing since' and D. H. Melhem's 'September 11, 2001, World Trade Center, Aftermath.'" Liminality, Hybridity, & American Women's Literature: Thresholds in Women's Writing. Hgg. Kristin J. Jacobson et al. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 227-246.
    "Intertextual Realms: Towards a Chronotopic Model of Intertextuality." Sonderheft zum Thema Transfictions: Minor Characters. Altre Modernità/Other Modernities 18 (2017): 1-16.
    "The Body-That-Is-Not-One: Exception and Belonging on the U.S.-Mexican Border in The Bridge." Arizona Quarterly 72.4 (2016): 105-136.
    "A Tale Told Thrice: Hawthorne, Doctorow, and the Intertextual Imagination." Nathaniel Hawthorne Review 41.2 (2015): 48-82.
    "Art as Engagement: Violence, Trauma, and the Role of the Reader in Edwidge Danticat's The Dew Breaker." Sonderheft zum Thema The Body. Contemporary Women's Writing 8.2 (2014): 189-205. (Erstveröffentlichung: 1.11.2013; doi: 10.1093/cww/vpt020)
    http://cww.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/vpt020?ijkey=DVwqgpk92lsZw8Y&keytype=ref
    "American Jane Eyres: Transatlantic Dialogues in Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing." Transatlantic Women: Essays on 19th-Century American Women Writers in Great Britain, Ireland, and Europe. Hgg. Beth L. Lueck, Brigitte Bailey und Lucinda Damon-Bach. Durham: University of New Hampshire Press, 2012. 417-453.

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