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PD Dr. Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche

 

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Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie
Nordamerikastudienprogramm
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Regina-Pacis-Weg 5
53113 Bonn


Please note:
While Dr. Schäfer-Wünsche has retired as of October 2017, she is still affiliated with the University of Bonn as 'Privatdozentin' and visiting lecturer.

 

Office phone & email

Phone: 0228-73-9675
Fax: 0228-73-7948
Email


Office hours

By appointment only


Areas of interest

autobiography and its mediations, 20th- and 21st-century North American fiction, practices of inter- and transdisciplinarity, transnational African American studies, popular/visual/sound culture, migration and globalization


Current research projects
Knowledge Ecologies North America, selves and markets


Education

  • 2011 Habilitation, University of Bonn, thesis: "Echoes of the Extreme: North American Autobiography and Globalized Narratives"
  • 1998 Dr. phil. (summa cum laude), University of Düsseldorf, thesis: "'Naming and Claiming': Afrikanisch-amerikanische Ethnonyme für 'Weiße'"
  • 1976 Staatsexamen in English and Social Sciences, University of Bonn


Professional experience (academic)

  • 2012-16 Senior lecturer (Akademische Oberrätin a.Z.), University of Bonn
  • 2011-12 Visiting lecturer, University of Mannheim
  • 2011-12 Coordinator of research grants, North American Studies Program, University of Bonn
  • 2009-10 Visiting lecturer, University of Paderborn
  • 2005-08 Speaker of DFG Research Network "The Future of (European) American Studies"
  • 2007 Visiting Associate Professor, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • 2001-06 Lecturer, North American Studies Program, University of Bonn
  • 1991-2001 Lecturer, Visiting Assistant Professor, Research Assistant, University of Düsseldorf (Departments: English/American Studies, Social Sciences, Art History; Transdisciplinary Project: Virtual International Gender Studies)


Further professional experience

  • 2006-10 Translation and Consulting, virtual museum of modernism nrw
  • 1987-90 Teaching English as a Foreign Language; Translation
  • 1981-86 Teaching German/English as a Foreign Language


Research fellowships / grants / memberships / funding

  • 2005-08 Research Network "The Futures of (European) American Studies" granted by the German Research Association (DFG)
  • 2005 Visiting Scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 1979 Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1977-78 Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1972-73 Exchange Student, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Grants: University of Bonn, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Memberships: Collegium for African American Research (CAAR), German Association for American Studies (GAAS), European Association for American Studies (EAAS), Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (KWG)
 

Publications

Monographs and edited volumes

  • Wenn von Weißen die Rede ist: Zur afroamerikanischen Praxis des Benennens. Kultur und Erkenntnis 29. Tübingen: Francke, 2004.
  • American Studies/Shifting Gears: A Publication of the DFG Research Network “The Futures of (European) American Studies. Ed. Birte Christ, Christian Kloeckner, Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche, and Michael Butter. Forew. Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010.
  • The Body as Interface: Dialogues between the Disciplines. Ed. Sabine Sielke und Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche. Heidelberg: Winter, 2007.
  • The Civil Rights Movement Revisited: Critical Perspectives on the Struggle for Racial Equality in the United States. Ed. Patrick B. Miller, Therese Frey Steffen, and Elisabeth Schüfer-Wünsche. FORECAAST 5. Münster: LIT, 2001.
  • "Echoes of the Extreme: North American Autobiography and Globalized Narratives" (Habilitationsschrift; book manuscript in preparation, Peter Lang)
     

Essays

  • (with Sabine Sielke) “Gender.” Bonner Enzyklopädie der Globalität. Ed. Ludger Kühnhardt and Tilman Mayer. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2016.
  • Transl. “Gender.” The Bonn Handbook of Globality. Ed. Ludger Kühnhardt and Tilman Mayer. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2016.
  • Response to Ulfried Reichardt, “American Studies and Globalization.” American Studies Today: New Research Agendas. Ed. Winfried Fluck, Erik Redling, Sabine Sielke, and Hubert Zapf. Heidelber: Winter, 2014. 459-66.
  • (with Nicole Manuo-Schröder) "Gender – Race – Kultur in den U.S.A.: Grenzen und Vernetzungen." Transkulturelle Genderforschung: Ein Studienbuch zum Verhältnis von Kultur und Gechlecht. 2nd ed. Ed. Michiko Mae and Britta Saal. Wiesbaden: VS-Verl., 2014. 101-27 (revised version of 2007 publ.)
  • "Work and Net-Work: Reflections on a Global Metaphor." American Studies/Shifting Gears. Ed. Birte Christ, Christian Kloeckner, Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche und Michael Butter. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010. 201-22.
  • "'Getting It on the Wrong Term?' Popular Culture and Homophobia." Traveling Sounds: Music and Identity in a Transcultural Perspective. Ed. Wilfried Raussert and John Miller Jones. Münster: LIT, 2008. 333-54.
  • (with Sabine Sielke) "The Body as Interface: Dialogues between the Disciplines. Introduction." The Body as Interface: Dialogues between the Disciplines. Ed. Sabine Sielke and Elisabeth Schäfer-Wuensche. Heidelberg: Winter, 2007. 11-30.
  • "Writing the Nation? Amerikanische Autobiographie als Erzählung des Extremen." Building America: Migration der Bilder. Ed. Anke Koeth, Kai Krauskopf, and Andreas Schwarting. Dresden: Thelem, 2007. 109-29.
  • (with Nicole Schröder) Gender – Race – Kultur in den U.S.A.: Grenzen und Vernetzungen. Ed. Michiko Mae und Britta Saal.  Genderforschung: Ein Studienbuch zum Verhältnis von Kultur und Geschlecht. Ed. Michiko Mae und Britta Saal. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2007. 111-41.
  • "Worte von Gewicht? Homophobie und Populaerkultur." Gender Talks: Geschlechterforschung an der Universität Bonn. Transcription 1. Ed. Sabine Sielke and Anke Ortlepp. Frankfurt/M.: Lang, 2006. 155-72.
  • "Borders and Catastrophes: T. C. Boyle's Californian Ecology." Space in America: Theory, History, Culture. Ed. Klaus Benesch and Kerstin Schmidt. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005. 401-17.
  • "On Becoming German: Politics of Membership in Germany." Race and Nation: Ethnic Systems in the Modern World. Ed. Paul Spickard. New York: Routledge, 2005. 195-211.
  • "Far Out: T. C. Boyles West Coast Satire." Die US-amerikanische Gesellschaft im Spiegel ihrer zeitgenoessischen Literatur. Ed. Hans-Peter Burmeister. Loccumer Protokolle 74/03. Rehburg-Loccum/Poeßneck: Bertelsmann, 2004. 69-86.
  • (with Sabine Sielke) "'How German Is It?' Projektionen des Deutschen in der amerikanischen Kultur." Deutschlandbilder im Spiegel anderer Nationen. Ed. Klaus Stierstorfer. Reinbek: Rowohlt, 2003. 155-89.
  • "Traveling Cultures and 9-11: Kulturen in Bewegung." Der 11. September 2001: Fragen, Folgen, Hintergründe. Ed. Sabine Sielke. Frankfurt/M.: Lang, 2002. 203-22.
  • "Masculine Atonement at the Century's End: The Million Man March and Spike Lee's Narrative." Masculinities – Maskulinitäten: Mythos, Realität, Repräsentation, Rollendruck. Ed. Therese Frey Steffen. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2002. 106-25.
  • Rev. of Charles W. Chesnutt, Essays and Speeches, ed. Joseph R. McElrath, Jr, Robert C. Leitz, III, and Jesse S. Crisler. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 49.4 (2001): 410-11.
  • "Suppose James Brown Read Fanon: Contrastive Sounds from the 'Godfather of Soul.'" The Sixties Revisited: History, Culture, Politics. Ed. Jürgen Heideking, Jürg Helbig, and Anke Ortlepp. Heidelberg: Winter, 2001. 149-68.
  • "Legacies: Representation and Resistance at the Turn of the 21st Century." The Civil Rights Movement Revisited: Critical Perspectives on the Struggle for Racial Equality in the United States. Ed. Patrick B. Miller, Therese Frey Steffen, and Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche. FORECAAST 5. Münster: LIT, 2001. 141-45.
  • "Rolling into History: Time and Community in Spike Lee's Get on the Bus." The Civil Rights Movement Revisited: Critical Perspectives on the Struggle for Racial Equality in the United States. Ed. Patrick B. Miller, Therese Frey Steffen, and Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche. FORECAAST 5. Münster: LIT, 2001. 147-64.
  • "Unruly Modes of Survival: Diasporic Stories by Michelle Cliff and Chitra Divakaruni." Wandering Selves: Essays on Migration and Multiculturalism. Ed. Michael Porsche and Christian Berkemeier. Arbeiten zur Amerikanistik 29. Essen: Die Blaue Eule, 2000. 151-70.
  • "Wissenschaft und 'Cross-Dressing': Überlegungen zu John Edgar Widemans The Cattle Killing." FrauenKulturStudien: Weiblichkeitsdiskurse in Literatur, Philosophie und Sprache. Ed. Astrid Boeger and Herwig Friedl. Kultur und Erkenntnis 26. Tuebingen: Francke, 2000. 29-44.
  • "'The Color of Bodies': Zur Farbgebung weiblicher Körper in Bildern der Populärkultur." Sprachformen des Koerpers in Kunst und Wissenschaft. Ed. Gabriele Genge. Kultur und Erkenntnis 25. Tuebingen: Francke, 2000. 191-202.
  • "Harper, Frances E. W.", "Hopkins, Pauline Elizabeth", "Dunbar, Paul Laurence", "Chesnutt, Charles W.", "Fausset, Jessie." Metzler Lexikon amerikanischer Autoren. Ed. Bernd Engler and Kurt Mueller. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2000.
  • "Many Places at Once: Movements in Space and Time in John Edgar Wideman's Philadelphia Fire and The Cattle Killing." Mapping African America: History, Narrative Formation, and the Production of Knowledge. Ed. Maria Diedrich, Carl Pedersen, and Justine Tally. FORECAAST 1. Münster: LIT, 1999. 93-102.
     

 

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