Prof. Dr. Stefanie Schäfer

Universitätsprofessorin/Vertretung
Amerikanistik
Telefon: +49 821 598 - 2480
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Raum: 4063 (D)
Adresse: Universitätsstraße 10, 86159 Augsburg

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Karin Tausend

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E-Mail: sekretariat.amerikanistik@philhist.uni-augsburg.de

 

 

 

Lebenslauf

PD Dr. Stefanie Schäfer, Jena/Augsburg

2020-2022

Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, Universität Wien, Project TACOMO (Transnational Cowgirl Mobilities), starting

 

2020 (04-09)

Visiting Professor/Vertretungsprofessur American Studies, Augsburg University (chair Prof. Katja Sarkwosky)

 

2018-2019

Visiting Professor/Vertretungsprofessur of American Studies (esp. culture) FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, (chair Prof. Heike Paul)

 

2017

Habilitation at FSU Jena, venia legendi: North American Literature and Culture, Yankee Yarns: Storytelling and the Invention of the National Body in 19th-Century American Culture (under contract with Edinburgh UP, publication date: 2021)

 

2012-2013

research fellowship, John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress, Washington DC; funded by a DAAD Postdoc-scholarship

 

2010-2020

assistant professor of American Studies, FSU Jena (chair Prof. Caroline Rosenthal)

 

2007-2010

research assistant English Literature and Culture, Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg (chair  Prof. Vera Nünning)

2006-2009

Dr. phil. (Anglistik/English), Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, Dissertation: Just the Two of Us: Self-Narration and Recognition in the Contemporary American Novel (Trier, WVT, 2011)

 

1999-2005

MA and state teacher’s degree, English and

French Philologies, Trier University and

University of Minnesota

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Marie-Curie Fellowship, EU Horizon 2020: Individual Fellowship, University of Vienna, TACOMO (Transnational Cowgirl Mobilities, 2020-2022)
  • Scholarship for female researchers, FSU Jena Pro Chance A1 (2017-2020)
  • Teaching award/good practice-special mention, FSU Jena, teaching concept „The Canadian West in the Literary and Cultural Imagination“ (2015)
  • Post-doc research scholarship German Academic Exchange Service, (09/2012-03/2013)
  • German Fellowship, John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress, Washington DC, 2012

Forschungsschwerpunkte

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Mobility Studies and Gender
  • Transnational and Comparative North American Studies, Canadian Studies
  • The Yankee in US national culture
  • North American Western myths
  • Critical First Lady Studies
  • Black femininities
  • Storytelling, self-narration, autobiography theory and narrative theory
  • Teaching literature in the university classroom

Publikationen

Monographs/Monographien

  1. Yankee Yarns: Storytelling and the Invention of the National Body in 19th-Century US Culture. Edinburgh UP, Series “Critical Studies in Atlantic Literatures and Cultures”, eds. Colleen Glenney Boggs, Laura Doyle, and Maria Cristina Fumagalli. Forthcoming 2021.  
  2.  ‘Just the Two of Us:’ Self-Narration and Recognition in the Contemporary American Novel. Trier: WVT, 2011.

Editions/Herausgeberschaften

Sektion “Funny Men”. Anglistik 31.2 (2020), Selected Papers from the 2019 Conference of the German Association for the Study of English, forthcoming, ed. with Wieland Schwanebeck).

  1. “Black Womanhood in Popular Culture”. Special Issue Open Cultural Studies 2.1 (2018), ed. with Katharina Gerund.
  2. Fake Identity? The Impostor Narrative in North American Culture. Frankfurt/Main, Berlin, New York: Campus/University of Chicago Press, 2014, ed. with Caroline Rosenthal.
  3. Learning 9/11: Teaching for Key Competences in Literary and Cultural Studies. with Irina Bauder-Begerow, Heidelberg: Winter, 2011.
  4. ‘Hello, I say, It’s Me:’ (Re)Constructions of Subjectivity in Contemporary Literature and Culture. With Jan Kucharzewski und Lutz Schowalter, Trier: WVT, 2009.

Contributions in peer-reviewed journals/Artikel in Zeitschriften (peer reviewed)

Sektion “Funny Men”. Anglistik 31.2 (2020), Selected Papers from the 2019 Conference of the German Association for the Study of English, forthcoming, ed. with Wieland Schwanebeck).

  1.  “Knots and Knowledges: The Canadian West, Settler Colonial Intimacies, and Aritha Van Herk’s Calgary Stampede” Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien ZKS 70 (2020): 163-178.
  2.  “’The Importance of Being the First’: Bürgerrechte und black womanhood im Film Hidden Figures—Unerkannte Heldinnen (2016).“ Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch 153 (2018): 44-48. (with Charlott Falkenhagen).
  3.  “Phenomenal Woman: Michelle Obama’s Embodied Rhetoric and the Cultural Work of Fashion Biographies.” Amerikastudien /American Studies 60.2/3 (2015): 235-254.
  4. “The Calgary Stampede through a Cultural Studies Perspective: A Teaching Project.” In: Cultural Studies, Critical Methodologies 16.1 (2016): 48-57. Special issue The Calgary Stampede, Ed. Brian Rusted (with Caroline Rosenthal)
  5. “Plantation Spaces and the Black Body: Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained as Maroon Narrative.” Black Studies Papers 1.1 (2014): 167-187.
  6. “‘Recognition Is a Form of Agreement:’ The Workings of Self-Narration in The Catcher in the Rye and Invisible Man.” American Studies/Amerikastudien 57.4 (2012): 603-636. Special issue, ed. Winfried Fluck.
  7. Re-published in: Harold Bloom (ed.), The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger. Modern Critical Interpretations. New York: Chelsea House, 2017. (ebook)

Articles in collections/Artikel in Sammelbänden

  1. “Washington Irving.” De Gruyter Handbook the American Short Story. Ed. Erik Redling and Oliver Scheiding. Berlin: De Gruyter 2020. (in preparation) 
  2. “Revisioning and Rewriting American History in Geraldine Brook’s March (2005), James McBride’s The Good Lord Bird (2013), and E.L. Doctorow’s The March: A Novel (2006).” The American Novel in the 21st Century: Cultural Contexts –Literary Developments–Critical Analysis. Ed. Michael Basseler und Ansgar Nünning, Trier: WVT 2019. (with Felix Haase)
  3. “Portrait: Die Calgary Stampede.” Länderbericht Kanada. Ed. Ursula Lehmkuhl. Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 2018.
  4. “Marooning James Bond: Cleopatra Jones, Blaxploitation and the Imperial Mystique.” Anglistentag 2017: Proceedings. Ed. Katharina Böhm, Jochen Petzold und Anne-Julia Zwierlein. Trier: WVT, 2018. 221-232.
  5.  “John Neal and the Problem of American Romanticism.” Reading the Canon. Literary History in the 21st Century. Ed. Philipp Löffler. Heidelberg, Winter, 2017. 309-326.
  6. “(Un)Settling North America: The Yankee in the Writings of John Neal and Thomas Chandler Haliburton.” Traveling Traditions: 19th-Century Cultural Concepts and Transatlantic Intellectual Networks. Ed. Erik Redling. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016. 231-246.
  7. “Introduction.” In Fake Identity? The Impostor Narrative in North American Culture. Ed. Caroline Rosenthal und Stefanie Schäfer. Frankfurt/Main, Berlin, New York: Campus, 2014. 11-23. (with Caroline Rosenthal)
  8. “’Forever friends:’ Der stage yankee als Reflexionsfigur für das junge Amerika.” Empathie, Sympathie und Narration: Strategien der Rezeptionslenkung in Prosa, Drama und Film. Ed. Caroline Lusin. Heidelberg: Winter, 2015. 105-120.
  9. “Paul Haggis: Crash.” Teaching Contemporary Literature and Culture 3. Ed. Dirk Vanderbeke et al. Trier: WVT, 2013. 179-198.
  10.  “Personal Epics? A Reflection on Genre and the Making of Heroes” Elle s’étend, l’épopée. Relecture et ouverture du corpus épique / The Epic Expands. Rereading and Widening the Epic Corpus. Ed. Vincent Dussol. Brussels, Peter Lang, 2012. 323-342.
  11. “Towards a National Drama: James K. Paulding’s The Lion of the West.” Transnational American Studies. Ed. Udo Hebel. Heidelberg: Winter, 2012. 183-205.
  12. “Das Leben im Kopf: Überlegungen zu einer rezeptionsorientierten Narratologie der Biographik.” Literatur als Lebensgeschichte. Biographisches Erzählen von der Moderne bis zur Gegenwart. Ed. Peter Braun und Bernd Stiegler. Bielefeld: transcript, 2012. 269-287.
  13. “‘I Was a Loose End:’ Narrative Self-fashioning and Ethical Encounters in Con-temporary American Fiction.” Ethik – Anerkennung – Gerechtigkeit. Philosophische, literarische und gesellschaftliche Perspektiven. Ed. Alexandra Böhm, Antje Kley und Mark Schönleben. München: Fink, 2011. 201-216.
  14. “Introduction.” Learning 9/11. Teaching for Key Competences in Literary and Cultural Studies. Ed. Irina Bauder-Begerow und Stefanie Schäfer. Heidelberg: Winter. 2011. 7-25. (with Irina Bauder-Begerow)
  15. “Birth By Narrative: Narrative Self-making in Autobiographical Fiction.” The Aesthetics and Politics of Cultural Worldmaking. Ed. Ansgar Nünning, Vera Nünning und Birgit Neumann. Trier: WVT, 2010. 105-117.
  16. “Introduction: (Re)Constructions of Subjectivity in Contemporary Literature and Culture.” ‘Hello, I say, It’s Me:’ (Re)Constructions of Subjectivity in Contemporary Literature and Culture. Ed. Jan Kucharzewski, Stefanie Schäfer und Lutz Schowalter. Trier: WVT, 2009. 1-12. (with Jan Kucharzewski und Lutz Schowalter)
  17. “‘Looking Back, You Do Not Find What You Left Behind:’ Postcolonial Subjectivity and the Role of Memory in White Teeth and The Inheritance of Loss.” ‘Hello, I say, It’s Me:’ (Re)Constructions of Subjectivity in Contemporary Literature and Culture. Ed. Jan Kucharzewski, Stefanie Schäfer und Lutz Schowalter. Trier: WVT, 2009. 112-132.
  18. “Geraldine Brooks: March.” Hot Off the Press: Zweiundzwanzig amerikanische Romane aus dem neuen Jahrhundert: Ein Lesebuch zur zeitgenössischen US-Kultur. Ed. Dietmar Schloss und Heiko Jakubzik. Trier: WVT, 2009. 60-69.
  19. “Lern- und Memorierungstechniken.” Schlüsselkompetenzen. Qualifikationen für Studium und Beruf. Ed. Vera Nünning. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2008. 140-149.

Book reviews/ Rezensionen

  1. Helene Vosters, Unbecoming Nationalism. From Commemoration to Redress in Canada (2019). Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien ZKS (in preparation).
  2. Smith, Michelle J., Kristine Moruzi, and Clare Bradford. From Colonial to Modern. Transnational Girlhood in Canadian Australian, and New Zealand Children’s Literature, 1840-1940 (2018). Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien ZKS 70 (2020): 258-260.
  3. Kurz Katja. Narrating Contested Lives. The Aesthetics of Life Writing in Human Rights Campaigns (2015). In: American Studies / Amerikastudien 62.4 (2017).
  4. Straub, Julia (Ed.). Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studies (2016). In: Zeitschrift für Kanadastudien ZKS 37 (2017): 128-130.
  5. Zacharasiewicz, Waldemar (Ed.). Riding/Writing Across Borders in North American Travelogues and Fiction. In: Zeitschrift für Kanadastudien ZKS 35 (2015): 163-165.
  6. Kloeckner, Christian, Simone Knewitz and Sabine Sielke (Eds.). Beyond 9/11. Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Twenty-First Century U.S. American Culture. In: Anglia 132.4 (2014): 856–859.
  7. Engler, Bernd und Guenther Leypoldt (Ed.). American Cultural Icons. The Production of Representative Lives. In: American Studies / Amerikastudien 58.1 (2013): 167-168.
  8.  Bieger, Laura, Annika Reich und Susanne Rohr (Ed.) Mode. Ein kulturwissenschaftlicher Grundriss. In: ZAA Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 61.2 (2013): 202-204.
  9. Hornung, Alfred (Ed.). Auto/Biography and Mediation. In: Amerikastudien/American Studies 57.3 (2012): 512-513.
  10. Waldow, Stefanie (Ed.). Ethik im Gespräch. Autorinnen und Autoren über das Verhältnis von Literatur und Ethik heute. In: Anglistik 23.2 (2012): 207-209.

Encyclopedia entries/ Lexikonbeiträge

“Geraldine Brooks.“ Blackwell Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction, 1980-2020, ed. Patrick O’Donnell, Stephen Burn, und Lesley Larkin, 2021 (accepted for publication).

Kindlers Neues Literaturlexikon, Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. 3., rev.ed., Stuttgart [et al.]: Metzler, 2009, online update:

  1. Werkartikel: Edugyan, Esi. Washington Black; Biogramm: Esi Edugyan, 2020.
  2. Werkartikel: Solnit, Rebecca. Men Explain Things to Me. (Essays); Biogramm: Rebecca Solnit, 2018.
  3. Werkartikel: Kunkel, Benjamin. Indecision. (Roman), 2011.
  4. Werkartikel: Brooks, Geraldine. March. (Roman), 2011.
  5. Werkartikel: Sittenfeld, Curtis. Prep. (Roman), 2011.
  6. Werkartikel. Moore, George Augustus. Esther Waters. (Roman), 2009.
  7. Werkartikel: Bainbridge, Beryl. Every Man For Himself. (Roman), 2009.
  8. Werkartikel: Gray, Simon, Otherwise Engaged. (Drama), 2009.
  9. Werkartikel: Lawrence, D. H.. „Das essayistische Werk.“, 2009.
  10. Werkartikel: Naipaul, V. S . „Die Reiseberichte.“, 2009.
  11. Werkartikel: Pratchett, Terry. „Das erzählerische Werk/Die Scheibenwelt-Romane“, 2009.
  12. Werkartikel: Wiebe, Rudy. The Scorched-Wood People. (Roman), 2

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