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Prof. Dr. Birgit Spengler

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Raum:
O.09.39

Telefon:
(0202) 439 2261

E-Mail:
bspengler@uni-wuppertal.de

Postfach:
Nr. 3 auf Ebene O.07

 

Im WS 2019/20 befinde ich mich im Forschungssemester.

Für Sprechstundentermine während des Forschungssemesters können Sie sich auf Moodle unter der Überschrift "Sprechstunden der Anglistik/Amerikanistik" anmelden.

 

Bei Fragen wenden Sie sich bitte an sekspengler{at}uni-wuppertal.de .

 

 Sekretariat:

 Verantwortliche Mitarbeiterin ist Annette Düring.

• E-Mail: sekspengler{at}uni-wuppertal.de

• Telefon: 0202 439-3858

 • Raum: O.09.34

 • Postfach (auf O.07): Nr. 03

 • Sprechstundenzeiten: Mo. - Do. 9:30 - 11:00 Uhr

 

 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.