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Dr. Birgit Capelle


Institutional mailing address

Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie 
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Regina-Pacis-Weg 5



Office phone & email

Phone: 0228-73-1879
Fax: 0228-73-7948

Office hours

Mondays, 1-2 pm
Room 3.023, Genscherallee 3


Current research projects

“Spiritual Crises in Autobiographical Texts: A Study of Global Parallels and Convergences in 17th through 20th Century Life Writings from America, Europe, and Asia” (working title)




TIME in American and East Asian Thinking: A Comparative Study of Temporality in American Transcendentalism, Pragmatism, and (Zen) Buddhist Thought. American Studies - A Monograph Series 193. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2011.


A Transcultural Consideration of ‘Place’: Thoreau’s Walden Pond and Kitarō Nishida’s ‘basho’.” American Lives. Ed. Alfred Hornung. American Studies – A Monograph Series 234. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2013. 467-478.

“Asian Aspects of Temporal Experience in Transcendentalist Life Writing.” Ecology and Life Writing. Eds. Alfred Hornung and Zhao Baisheng. American Studies – A Monograph Series203. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2012. 99-108.