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Ph.D. and Postdoc projects

Ph.D. projects (current)

  • Sarah Bijani: "The Audacity of Equality: The Debates on Affirmative Action in American Politics and Culture" (abstract)

  • Antonia Deutsch: "Culture, Communication, and Health Care in a Globalized Setting: A Case Study" (advisor: PD Dr. E. Schäfer-Wünsche)

  • Stefanie Esser: "Hol(l)ywood: The Christian Right in American Popular Culture" (abstract)

  • Mareile Hörstrup: "Concepts of Attention in the Contemporary North American Novel" (abstract)

  • Susanne Kleinfeld: "Body_Identity_Utopia: Kritik und Analyse der Idee des Körpers als 'Ort der gelebten Möglichkeit’"

  • Philip Miessner: "Immigration, Security, Sovereignty: The U.S. Immigration-Security Discourse 2001–2013"

  • Katharina Schmitt: "Denkmale: Formen der Erinnerungskultur in den USA und in Deutschland"

  • Fenna Wächter: "Homeownership in the U.S. American Cultural Discourse"

  

Postdoc projects (current)

  • Christian Klöckner: "Credit, Debt, and Nostalgia in American Culture" (abstract)

  • Simone Knewitz: "On Private Property: The Rhetoric of Ownership in the United States, 1848–2012" (abstract)

 

Ph.D. projects (completed)

  • Christian Klöckner: "Exploding Books: Contemporary American Fiction, Maurice Blanchot, and the Writing of Terror(ism)" (2011)
  • Catrin Weimbs: "Utopic Bodies, Dystopic Subjects: Dialogues between Literature and Theory" (2009) (full text)

 

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Katrin Dauenhauer:
"The Shadow of Torture: Debating US Transgressions in Military Interventions, 1899-2009" (2013).

Published under same title
with Peter Lang in 2015.

(click on book cover for decription on publishers's website)

 

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Sarah Schaschek:
"Reloading the Money Shot: Seriality in Pornography" (2012)

Published as Pornography and Seriality: The Culture of Producing Pleasure
with Palgrave Macmillan in 2014

(click on book cover for decription on publishers's website)
 

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Simone Knewitz:
"'A Poet is flesh and blood as well as brain': Amy Lowell, William Carlos Williams, and the Modernist Poetics of the Material Body" (2010)

Published as Modernist Authenticities: The Material Body and the Poetics of Amy Lowell and William Carlos Williams.
with Winter in 2014

(click on book cover for decription on publishers's website)
 

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Ingrid Thaler:
"White Genres, Black Traditions? Reworkings of Time in Black Atlantic Speculative Fictions of Octavia E. Butler, Jewelle Gomez, and Nalo Hopkinson" (2007)

Published as Black Atlantic Speculative Fictions: Octavia E. Butler, Jewelle Gomez, and Nalo Hopkinson
with Routledge in 2010

(click on book cover for decription on publishers's website)

 

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Michael Butter:
"The Epitome of Evil: Hitler in American Fiction 1939–2002" (2007)

Published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2009

(click on book cover for decription on publishers's website)


 

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Peter Schniering:
"Into a 'Hydrogen Future'? The Bush Administration's Climate Strategy and the American Belief in Technology" (2007)

Published as U.S. Climate Policy and Technology: The Bush Administration and American Conceptions of Environmental Challenges with Nomos in 2008

(klick on book cover for description on publisher's website)

  

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Katrin Amian:
"Rethinking Postmodernism(s): Charles Sanders Peirce and the Pragmatist Negotiations of Thomas Pynchon, Toni Morrison, and Jonathan Safran Foer" (2007)

Published with Rodopi in 2008

(klick on book cover for description on publisher's website)


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Uta Gosmann:
"The Poetics of Memory: Sylvia Plath, Susan Howe and Ellen Hinsey" (2005)

Published as Poetic Memory: The Forgotten Self in Plath, Howe, Hinsey, and Glück with Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in 2011

(klick on book cover for description on publisher's website)

 


Postdoc projects (completed)

  • Dr. Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche: "Echoes of the Extreme: Writing the Self in North America" (2011)

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Dr. Axel Stähler:
"Zion's Fiction: Postkoloniale Fiktionen jüdischer Identität" (2007)

Published as Literarische Konstruktionen jüdischer Postkolonialität: Das britische Palästinamandat in der anglophonen jüdischen Literatur with Universitätsverlag Winter in 2009

(klick on book cover for description on publisher's website)

 

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