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Dr. Juliane Braun

Gielen-Leyendecker Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 

Institutional mailing address

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


Office address, phone & email

Genscherallee 3, Room 3.022
Phone: 0228-73-4965
Fax: 0228–73-4965
Email


Research interests

Multilingual and transnational American studies, book history and print culture studies, nature writing and environmental humanities, translation studies, theatre and drama


Current research projects

  • "Translating the Pacific: Imperial Imaginations, Nature Writing, and Early Modern Print Culture" (Second book)
  • "Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies" (International DFG Research Network)


Education

  • 2013, Dr. phil. (summa cum laude), American Literature and Culture, University of Wuerzburg
  • 2006, M.A., American Studies and Romance Studies, University of Mainz
  • 2006, Erstes Staatsexamen, English and French Literature and Linguistics, University of Mainz
  • 2006, Maîtrise, English and American Literature and Linguistics, University of Dijon, France
  • 2001-2006, Undergraduate Studies, English and American Literature and Linguistics, Romance Studies (specialization on French), University of Mainz, Germany; University of Dijon, France; University of Reading, UK; and Breadloaf School of English, Santa Fe, NM


Professional experience

  • 2015-2017, Gielen-Leyendecker Postdoctoral Research Fellow (“Eigene Stelle”), North American Studies Program, University of Bonn
  • 2011-2015, Lecturer (“Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin”) in American Studies, University of Wuerzburg
  • 2008-2011, Doctoral Research Fellow, Graduate School for the Humanities (GSH), University of Wuerzburg
  • 2008, Doctoral Research Fellow, Tulane University, Louisiana State University, American Antiquarian Society, USA
  • 2004-2007, Research Assistant, Department of American Studies, University of Mainz


Awards and prizes

  • Rolf Kentner Dissertation Award for outstanding contributions to the field of American Studies. Awarded by the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) for the dissertation “Petit Paris en Amérique? – French Theatrical Culture in Nineteenth-Century Louisiana.” 2014.
  • BAA Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation in American Studies in the state of Bavaria. Awarded by the Bavarian American Academy (BAA) for the dissertation “Petit Paris en Amérique? – French Theatrical Culture in Nineteenth-Century Louisiana.” 2014.


Fellowships and grants

  • International Research Network “Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies.” German Research Foundation (DFG). Founding Member and Contributor, 2015-2018.
  • PRIME Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2015-2017. (declined)
  • Harvard University Post-Graduate Research Fellowship, Bavarian American Academy (BAA), 2012.
  • Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Graduate School for the Humanities (GSH), University of Wuerzburg, 2008-2011.
  • PROMOS Research Grant, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); for research at the University of Virginia and the Library of Congress, 2010.
  • Transatlantic Fellowship, European Association of American Studies (EAAS); for research at the New Orleans Public Library and the Historic New Orleans Collection, 2009.
  • Tuition Scholarship, University of Wuerzburg; for attendance at the Clinton Institute for American Studies Summer Seminar, University College Dublin, 2009.
  • Ebeling Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society (AAS) and German Association for American Studies (DGfA); for research in the AAS collections, 2008.
  • Dissertation Research Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); for research at Tulane University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Louisiana State University, 2008.
  • Scholarship (“Anglistenprogramm”) German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); University of Reading, UK, 2003-2004.
  • Scholarship Deutsch-Französische Hochschule/ Université franco-allemande (DFH-UFA); Université de Bourgogne, France, 2002-2003.

 

Publications


Monographs and edited volumes

  • Creole Drama: Theatre and Society in Antebellum New Orleans. Book manuscript in progress.
  • America After Nature: Democracy, Culture, Environment. Ed. Catrin Gersdorf and Juliane Braun. Heidelberg: Winter, 2016.
  • “Petit Paris en Amérique? – French Theatrical Culture in Nineteenth-Century Louisiana.” Diss. U of Wuerzburg, 2013. Mannheim: Ketsch, 2013. Microfiche.


Essays

  • “Democracy after Nature: National Legacies, Global Futures.” America After Nature: Democracy, Culture, Environment. Ed. Catrin Gersdorf and Juliane Braun. Heidelberg: Winter, 2016. 13-26. (with Catrin Gersdorf)
  • “The Drama of History in Francophone New Orleans.” Early American Literature 50.3 (2015): 763-95.
  • “Imagining Freedom in the Black Theatres of Francophone New Orleans.” Special Feature, Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA), Annual Report 2013/14 (2014): 168-82.
  • “On the Verge of Fame: The Free People of Color and the French Theatre in Antebellum New Orleans.” Liminale Anthropologien. Ed. Jochen Achilles, Roland Borgards, and Brigitte Burrichter. Wuerzburg: Koenigshausen & Neumann, 2012. 161-81.


Reviews

  • Rev. of New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1649-1849 by Elizabeth Maddock Dillon and Performing the Temple of Liberty: Slavery, Theater, and Popular Culture in London and Philadelphia, 1760-1850 by Jenna M. Gibbs. William and Mary Quarterly 72.3 (2015): 513-16.
  • Rev. of Performing the Temple of Liberty: Slavery, Theater, and Popular Culture in London and Philadelphia, 1760-1850 by Jenna M. Gibbs. Amerikastudien/American Studies.


Conference presentations

  • “Revolutionary Botany: Translating the Breadfruit Tree.” The Society of Early Americanists Tenth Biennial Conference (SEA), Tulsa, USA, 2017.
  • “Imperial Circuits of Scientific Knowledge: Pacific Exploration, Atlantic Slavery, and the Transplantation of the Breadfruit Tree.” European Early American Studies Association (EEASA), Paris, France, 2016.
  • “From Pacific Exploration to Atlantic Slavery: The Role of Translation in Imperial Botany.” American Studies Association Annual Conference (ASA), Denver, USA, 2016.
  • “Victor Séjour and the Performance of Transnational Abolitionism.” The Politics and Polemics of Gender in Early American Theatre. Paris Lodron University, Salzburg, Austria, 2016.
  • “Translating the Pacific: Atlantic Print Cultures and the Creation of a Transoceanic American Empire.” Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas: The Fourth Early Americanist Summit. Society of Early Americanists (SEA) and The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (OIEAHC), College Park, MD and Washington D.C., 2016.
  • “Unbounded: The Great Hunt, Natural Law, and the Creation of a Transoceanic American Empire.” German Association for American Studies Annual Meeting (GAAS), Osnabrück, Germany, 2016.
  • “Languages of Freedom: Victor Séjour and Circum-Atlantic Abolitionism.” American Studies Association Annual Conference (ASA), Los Angeles, CA, 2014.
  • “Contested Commonalities: Louisiana’s Francophone Population and the Hemispheric Confederacy.” Contribution to a seminar entitled “The Hemispheric South and the (Un)Common Ground of Comparability,” organized by Kirsten Silva Gruesz and Anna Brickhouse. C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Chapel Hill, NC, 2014.
  • “Victor Séjour’s Circum-Atlantic Perspective on American Slavery.” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Chapel Hill, NC, 2014.
  • “Louisiana’s Francophone Literature and the Pan-Latin Confederacy.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention (MLA), Chicago, IL, 2014.
  • “Adaptations and ‘indigenous scent’: Circum-Atlantic Theatrical Traditions in New Orleans.” American Studies Association Annual Conference (ASA), San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2012.
  • “‘The Misfortune to Speak French’: Francophone America in the New Orleans Playhouse.” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Providence, RI, 2012.
  • “‘Is My Blood Black?’- New Orleans’s Free Black Theatres and the Performance of Hemispheric Identity.” German Association for American Studies Annual Meeting (GAAS), Regensburg, Germany, 2011.
  • “Intimidated by Their Elegance: The Free People of Color and the French Theatre in Antebellum New Orleans.” American Studies Association Annual Conference (ASA), San Antonio, TX, 2010.
  • “‘O ma noble patrie’- The Drama of History in Francophone Louisiana.” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), New Orleans, LA, 2010.
  • “The Multilingual Challenge: Theater and the Antebellum Audience in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans.” Clinton Institute for American Studies, Dublin, Ireland, 2009.


Teaching

  • Certificate for Online Teaching, University of Bonn, in progress.
  • Certificate for Teaching at the University Level, Awarded by the Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Wuerzburg, 2010.


Teaching interests

  • Online Teaching
  • Multilingual American Literature, Early American Literature, Theatre and Drama, Southern Literature


Memberships

  • Modern Language Association
  • American Studies Association
  • C19: Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
  • German Association for American Studies
     

 

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